Naval base attack 'was an act of terrorism': Barr

Attorney General William Barr said the attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola that killed three sailors and wounded eight others was “an act of terrorism.”
1:48 | 01/13/20

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On December 62 lieutenant Mohammed Sayeed Al some. How some Ronnie. A member of the royal Saudi air force entered a building on grounds of the Pensacola naval. Air station and killed three US sailors. And severely wounded eight other Americans. He was killed during the attack. This was an act of terrorism. The evidence shows that the shooter was motivated by jihadist ideology. During the course of the investigation. We learned that the shooter. Posted a message on September elevenths of this year stating the countdown has forgotten. During as the Thanksgiving weekend he then visited the 9/11 memorial in New York City. He also posted other anti American anti Israeli and to Heidi messages on social media. Including two hours before his attack. Early reports indicated that the shooter arrived at the site accompanied by other Saudi cadets. Who took video during the attack. These reports turned out not to be accurate. The shooter arrived by himself. The other Saudi cadets happened to be in the area and after the attack began. They took some videos of the resulting commotion around the building. They fully cooperated in the investigation. As to all other Saudi cadets who were interviewed by the FBI. At the base and in other bases around the country. After Al sham Ronnie entered the building. And case the facility. He proceeded to walk around shooting down his unarmed victims in cold blood.

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