Ahmad Abousamra

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Ahmad Abousamra (Arabic: أحمد أبو سمرة‎, 'ʾAḥmad Abū Samrah'; 19 September 1981 - January 2017), known also as Abu Sulayman ash-Shami and Abu Maysarah ash-Shami, was a Syrian-American militant Islamist and ideologue who served as the chief editor of the The Islamic State's Dabiq magazine. In 2013, he was placed on the US Federal Bureau of Investigation's 'most wanted list' and made the subject of a $50,000 reward because of his connections to a Massachusetts terrorism investigation centering on his alleged close associate Tarek Mehanna, who was arrested in 2009 and convicted of terrorism-related charges in a Boston court in late 2011. He was featured on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list for allegedly attempting to obtain military training in his trips to Yemen and Pakistan for the purpose of killing American soldiers overseas. Islamic State confirmed that Abousmara was killed in an airstrike in 2017.