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Friday 4 December 2015

Brother of San Bernardino gunman is a decorated Navy veteran

Syed Raheel Farook  is the brother of Syed Rizwan Farook, the gunman who with his wife killed 14 people and injured 17 others. Syed Raheel Farook is a veteran of the United States Navy with several “awards and decorations,” a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. He enlisted in August 2003 and left the service in August 2007.

Navy records show he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
Syed Raheel Farook was an information system technician, third class, serving on the USS Enterprise; in the Surface Warfare Officer School Unit, in Great Lakes, Illinois; and at the Recruit Training Command, in Great Lakes, Illinois.

He was an enlisted surface warfare specialist and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, records show.
His brother, Syed Rizwan Farook, and sister-in-law were killed Wednesday in a shoot-out with police after the mass shooting in San Bernardino.

On Wednesday morning, Syed Rizwan  Farook, 28, and his wife Tashfeen Malik, 27, stormed the christmas party organized by his company and killed 14 people and injured a further 21.
The couple were killed hours later in a dramatic police shoot-out in suburban San Bernardino, California.
During the standoff with police hours after the morning's massacre, the husband and wife unleashed a barrage of bullets on officer, who returned fire, hitting the couple's rental Ford Expedition SUV with 380 rounds. 
Syed Raheel Farook has condemned what his brother did and sent his sincere sympathy to the victims.

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