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An American man, believed to be fighting alongside Islamist militants in Syria, has been killed, the White House has confirmed, BBC reports.
He was killed in a battle with another insurgent group, the Free Syrian Army.
The US government believes a small number of Americans have travelled to Syria to fight for extremist groups.
McCain converted from Christianity to Islam several years ago, according to his uncle.
White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden confirmed the death. The FBI is said to be investigating, Sky News reports.