South Florida Soldier Identified Among Victims of Suicide Bomber in Syria: DOD

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  • Officials confirmed the identities of three people that were killed, including Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Farmer of Boynton Beach

A South Florida soldier has been identified as one of those killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria earlier this week.

The Department of Defense confirmed the identities of three people that were killed, including Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Farmer. The 37-year-old Farmer was a Boynton Beach resident who had been assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group based out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Farmer joined the Army in 2005 and served overseas during six tours of duty, including twice during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He leaves behind a wife and four children.

DOD officials also confirmed a Navy cryptologic technician and a civilian contractor were killed in Wednesday’s attack.

At least 16 people in total were killed in the explosion, which came just one month after President Trump announced U.S. forces would begin to be pulled out of the country and that ISIS had been defeated.

The terror group claimed responsibility for the attack but has not produced evidence to support that claim, according to NBC News.

The attack was the deadliest since U.S. forces entered the country in 2015.

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