Soldier In Serious Condition Following Syria Bombing That Killed 4 Others

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A soldier remains in serious condition after being injured in the deadly ISIS bombing that killed two other U.S. service members, a DoD civilian, and a defense contractor in Syria last week, Stars and Stripes reports.

  • Capt. Jonathan Turnbull, 32, is receiving treatment in Germany at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained from a suicide bomber in the Syrian city of Manbij on Jan. 17
  • Turnbull's aunt, Suzanne Hollister, said last week that they were told he "shouldn't have made it," and that "God has protected him so far," according to Stars and Stripes.
  • Turnbull's cousin, Erin Turnbull, said on the GoFundMe page that has since been taken down, that surgeons in Iraq "removed shrapnel and placed a shunt in Turnbull's head to relieve pressure on the brain," per Star sand Stripes, and that it's unclear if he regained vision he lost in his eye.
  • While ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing, a Pentagon investigation into the attack is still ongoing.

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Capt. Jonathan Turnbull. (U.S. Army)
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