Tuesday, January 14, 2020

US A-G: Shooting at Florida air base was act of terrorism


US Attorney General William Barr said on Monday that the shooting at a Naval air base in Pensacola, Florida, last month was an act of terrorism motivated by "jihadist ideology".
Three US sailors were killed when 21-year-old Mohammed Alshamrani, a member of the Royal Saudi Air Force who was training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, entered a building on base and "proceeded to walk around shooting down his unarmed victims in cold blood," Barr said at a press conference, according to CNN.
Alshamrani, who was killed by law enforcement during the attack, had a history of airing his anti-American, anti-Israel and jihadi messages views on social media, including in a post on September 11 stating that "the countdown has begun," and another post made two hours before the attack, Barr said.

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