Missouri man among 4 Americans killed in Syria bomb attack

Pentagon identifies victim as civilian

A Missouri man is among the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Syria this week.

The Pentagon has identified three of the four Americans. They include Scott A. Wirtz, a civilian from St. Louis.

Also killed, were Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida, who was based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, 35, of Pine Plains, New York, and based at Fort Meade, Maryland.

The Pentagon hasn’t identified the fourth casualty, a civilian contractor.

Officials say the four were killed in the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Wednesday.

The attack also wounded three U.S. troops and was the deadliest assault on U.S. troops in Syria since American forces went into the country in 2015.

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