September 25, 2022
Law enforcement officials arrested a U.S. airman stateside in connection to a bombing that occurred at a U.S. military base in Syria.

Law enforcement officials arrested a U.S. airman stateside in connection to a bombing that occurred at a U.S. military base in Syria.

The suspect has not been named and charges have not been brought forward, but the suspect was arrested June 16, an Air Force spokesperson told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday.

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“As part of an ongoing investigation, on June 16, an Airman was taken into custody stateside in conjunction with the attack in Green Village, Syria. After reviewing the information in the investigation, the Airman’s commander made the decision to place him in pretrial confinement,” spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said in a statement about the arrest, which was reported by CNN.

At least four service members received screenings for traumatic brain injuries following the April 7 attack, which took place in the middle of the night.

The Army Criminal Investigation Division and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations are leading the investigation.

“We won’t release the individual’s name unless charges are preferred. It is too early in the process for a charge sheet,” she added. “It will be available if charges are preferred.”

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The blast struck at least two support buildings and is believed to have stemmed from the “deliberate placement of explosive charges by an unidentified individual(s) at an ammunition holding area and shower facility,” coalition task force officials said, per CBS News.

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