US service member ‘a potential suspect’ in attack that injured 4 soldiers in Syria


The military has identified a US service member as a “potential suspect” in an April 7 attack in Syria that injured other US soldiers, an official said Monday.

The Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) are conducting a joint investigation into the incident. (The probe was first reported by CNN.)

Four US service members were assessed for minor injuries and possible traumatic brain injury after what the military initially reported were two indirect fires hitting the Green Village base in Syria.

An Army CID official confirmed in a statement that the service member was under investigation, adding that the individual is currently back in the United States.

The Pentagon building stands in Washington, August 29, 2020.

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The official stressed that “at this stage, these are only allegations” and that any suspect was presumed innocent.

“The investigation is ongoing, which may or may not develop enough evidence to identify one or more perpetrators and have enough evidence to warrant a conviction in court,” the official said.

ABC News

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