Four Americans Killed In Syria

January 18, 2019 by  

Four Americans Killed In Syria, The four were killed, and three other Americans were wounded, when a suicide bomber on foot detonated an explosive vest at a restaurant in the northern Syrian city of Manbij as they were having lunch after a meeting with local military officials.

Four Americans Killed In Syria

It was the largest loss of life in the Pentagon’s war against Islamic State militants in Syria and a sign of the potent threat that the group still poses as the Trump administration begins to withdraw U.S. forces from the country.

The Pentagon said the Americans were supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. It said the suicide bombing in Manbij “is under investigation.”

Farmer was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), at Fort Campbell, Ky., the Pentagon statement said. Kent was assigned to Cryptologic Warfare Activity 66, based at Fort Meade, Md. And Wirtz was an operations support specialist with the Defense Intelligence Agency.

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