Pensacola Attacker Hosted Party to Watch Videos of Mass Shootings

Воскресенье, 08 Дек, 2019

In July 2015, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez carried attacked two military installations in Tennessee that killed four Marines and a sailor.

The gunman - Saudi national Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani who was a trainee at the site - killed three people in a classroom before being shot dead.

"Praying for the victims & their families & we commend the first responders for their swift action in taking down the shooter & getting those on base to safety".

The U.S. military has tracked the disappearance of scores of Afghan service members who came to the United States for training and then deserted, U.S. military officials have said.

The three defense officials, who were not authorized to speak on the record about the investigation, said the suspected shooter was on the base for training but said they could provide no additional information.

Local officials and the Navy would not immediately describe the Pensacola shootings as a terrorist act, but Florida Sen.

Naval Air Station Pensacola is seen in an aerial view in Pensacola, Florida on August 14, 2012.

US law enforcement is reportedly looking into whether the shooting was related to terrorism.

A national security expert from the Heritage Foundation warned against making an immediate link to terrorism. Air strikes and other combat operations carried out by Saudi-led coalition forces with U.S. support have caused the deaths of some 80,000 people.

White House press secretary Judd Deere said President Donald Trump "has been briefed on the shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station. and is monitoring the situation".

King Salman expressed "his sorrow and grief" over the shooting, the Saudi embassy in Washington, DC, said in a statement after a phone call between the two leaders.

DeSantis told a news conference that "the government of Saudi Arabia needs to make things better for these victims".

The delegation came under a Navy program that offers training to USA allies, known as the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity.

The shooting, however, shined a spotlight on what has been a sometimes rocky relationship with the kingdom.

The kingdom is still trying to recover from the killing past year of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Saudi intelligence officials and a forensic doctor killed and dismembered Khashoggi on October 2, 2018, as his fiancée waited outside the diplomatic mission.

The shooting has already prompted questions about the vetting of foreign military personnel sent to the USA for training.

IAF chief, R.K.S. Bhadauria was present at an air force base in Pearl Harbor at the time of the incident, which was not near the naval base where the shooting took place.

Base commander Capt. Timothy Kinsella said those on the base demonstrated "some real heroism today".

Sources told Fox News that the scene of the shooting - the classroom, where students usually spend three months at the beginning of the program - indicated that the shooter was a student who was "early" in his training. "Those details were invaluable", he wrote on his Facebook page.

Military personnel from around the globe visit the base for flight training. "He died serving his country", Benjamin Watson said.