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Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha

Syria bomber was Florida-born, raised in middle-class family

The man believed to be the first American suicide bomber in Syria was born in Florida and loved to play basketball. He was an average student who grew up in a well-kept middle-class neighbourhood about 90 minutes south of Orlando. The family of Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, 22, on Saturday declined to comment or to open their door as a small group of reporters gathered outside their home in a gated community in Sebastian, on Florida's east coast. Neighbour Mark Hill, 46, said he knew little about the family across the street,…