Officials identify Americans killed in Syria terror attack

The US Defense Department has identified three of the four Americans – including a 35-year-old from upstate New York – killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Syria.

Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon M. Kent, 35, of upstate New York; Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida; and civilian operations support specialist Scott A. Wirtz of St. Louis, Missouri, were killed Wednesday in Manbij, officials said.

The name of the fourth person killed, a civilian contractor, has not yet been released by the department.

All three died “as a result of wounds sustained from a suicide improvised explosive device,” according to a statement from the Pentagon.

The bombing, for which ISIS claimed responsibility, came less than a month after President Trump declared the terror group defeated and ordered all 2,000 US troops in the country to be withdrawn.

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