A pilot suspected of internal attack on U.S. base in Syria leaves 4 Americans injured

An Air Force pilot has been implicated in the April 7 attack on a U.S. base in Syria that injured four U.S. personnel.

The JTF-Inherent Resolved officials initially said the explosion that rocked the village of Green in eastern Syria was the result of indirect fire — whether rockets or mortars.

They later concluded that it was due to charges left over from the ammunition storage area and the base’s shower facilities.

U.S. officials now say the attack may have been carried out by insiders.

A pilot now assigned to a base in the United States was arrested on June 16 as part of an ongoing investigation by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Army Criminal Investigation Division.

“After reviewing the information in the investigation, the pilot’s commander has decided to place him in pretrial detention,” Air Force officials said in a statement.

Air Force officials declined to provide further information about the pilot, including his name, before the charges were filed.



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