Al Qaeda Claims It Directed Florida Naval Base Shooting

2 February 2020 : Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility about the December shooting at a US naval base in Florida that killed three sailors, according to SITE.

The center, which monitors extremist media, said in a statement that “in an audiotape of its leader, Qasim Al-Rimi, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for the attack at the Pensacola Naval Base in December 2019”.

The December 6 shooting in a row at the Naval Air Force Base “Pensacola” in Florida killed three sailors and wounded eight people, including two police officers, who were attacked by the attacker before being killed by the police.

The FBI announced that the shooter was named Muhammad al-Shamrani, 21, a lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force and trained in the navy in the field of aviation.

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