Donald Trump to speak with families of four Americans killed in Syria

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Saturday he is traveling to a Dover, Delaware, military base to meet with relatives of four U.S. service members killed in an attack in Syria.

“Will be leaving for Dover to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!” Trump tweeted.

He did not provide further details.

The Department of Defense identified three of the Americans killed in the Wednesday attack by a suicide bomber: Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida; Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon M. Kent, 35, of upstate New York; and civilian Scott A. Wirtz of St. Louis, Missouri.

The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, which came less than a month after Trump declared victory over ISIS and announced a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria.


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