U.S. attorney General William Barfot: Reuters / Tom Brenner
Shooting at the air base of the naval forces (Navy) of the United States at Pensacola, Florida, arranged a second Lieutenant in the air force of Saudi Arabia Muhammad al-Shamrani called a terrorist attack. This was stated by U.S. attorney General William Barr, Reuters reports.
“This was a terrorist act. Judging by the evidence, the shooter was guided by the ideology of Jihad,” he said. Barr also noted that on 11 September 2019 shooter published the message, which said: “the countdown has begun.”
The shooter visited the memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 in new York, and posted anti-Israel, jihadist and anti-American posts on social networks. The attorney General noted that the involvement of other Saudi soldiers not proven.
Reuters also notes that the United States planned to pay students in military from Saudi Arabia. While American authorities have not confirmed this information.
On December 6 at the US air base in Pensacola the shooting started, it gave al-Shamrani. In the result, three people were killed — 23-year-old graduate of the naval Academy, the U.S. Joshua Watson, 19-year-old student Mohammed Haithem and sailor-cadet Cameron Walters, who was 21 years old. Base in Pensacola, which is near the border of Florida and Alabama, is a major training ground for the U.S. Navy.
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