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Pentagon identifies Americans killed in Syria suicide bomb attack

An image grab taken from a video showed US forces at the scene of the suicide attack. AFP/Getty Images

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has identified three of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Syria this week.

They are Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Fla., who was based at Fort Campbell, Ky.; Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, 35, from upstate New York and based at Fort Meade, Md.; and a civilian, Scott A. Wirtz, from St. Louis.

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The Pentagon hasn’t identified the fourth casualty, a civilian. The four were killed in the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Wednesday. The attack, which also wounded three US troops, was the deadliest assault on US troops in Syria since American forces went into the country in 2015.