On Monday, several reported that an investigation into an April bombing that injured scores of US soldiers at a post in Syria is now considered an insider attack.
According to the Associated Press, investigators believe that one or more servicemen placed a device in a camp at the Green Village base in Syria, which triggered the April 7 explosion.
“At this stage, these are only allegations. All suspects are presumed innocent until/unless convicted by a court. 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. No further information will be released at this time,” the military said, according to CNN.
According to the Associated Press, a potential suspect is currently in the United States as the Army Criminal Investigations Division and Air Force Office of Special Investigations continue to investigate the case. No motivation was mentioned.
Following the incident, which occurred in the middle of the night, at least four service members were screened for head trauma. According to CNN, security footage showed a “quickly moving figure”, although it was unclear if it was a single individual.
The blast was reportedly caused by “the deliberate placement of explosive charges by one or more unidentified individuals in an ammunition storage area and shower facility,” according to reports, Joint Task Force officials said and of Operation Inherent Resolve, according to CBS News.
The United States has approximately 900 personnel in Syria, where it helps train and advise the Syrian Democratic Forces.