Department of Defense identifies 3 Americans killed in Syria bombing
By Barbara Starr and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN
Updated 1316 GMT (2116 HKT) January 18, 2019
(CNN)The Department of Defense has identified three of the four Americans killed in Syria on Wednesday.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida; Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon M. Kent, 35, of upstate New York; and DOD civilian Scott A. Wirtz of St. Louis, Missouri were killed Wednesday in the explosion in Manbij, Syria, according to the Department of Defense.All three died "as a result of wounds sustained from a suicide improvised explosive device," according to the military.
The fourth American killed in Syria was a contractor supporting the Defense Department, according to a Pentagon spokesman. The Pentagon will not release his name since he was not military.
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