US Attorney General announced that deadly gunfire at Florida naval base, killing three sailors, is a terrorist operation • 21 more Saudi troops have been deported
US Naval Base at Pensacola // Photo: Reuters
The murderous shooting incident a month ago, during which a Western Saudi military pilot killed three American sailors at a military base in Florida, was defined as a "terrorist act."
William Barr, US Attorney General, released the decision a day after it was revealed that US authorities had deported 21 Saudi soldiers staying on the same base. American on social networks.
Killer, Mohammed Al Conservative // Photo: AFP
Prosecutor General noted that the killer, Mohammed al-Shamrani (21), acted jihadist motives. Before the shooting, he and his friends organized a party where they watched video of shooting incidents, and Al Conservative tweeted criticism of the US for its support of Israel. However, the prosecutor noted, his deported colleagues were apparently unaware of the killer's intentions.
Evacuation of wounded during the shooting incident // Photo: IP
In the fatal incident, which occurred on December 6, 2019, three people were killed in gunfire at a military base in Pensacola, Florida's largest U.S. naval base. The county’s sheriff’s deputies shot dead a killer, a Saudi aviation student.
An Escambia County Sheriff's Office received an alert about an armed man shooting at every base in Pensacola. The sheriff's deputies, who arrived within minutes, got into a shootout with the gunman who was eventually shot dead.
At a news conference after the incident, Sheriff Morgan said: "When I walked into the crime scene, I felt like on a film set." He said his two deputies confronted the shooter were injured: one was shot in the arm and the other in his knee, but both are set in a light state. Eight other people were injured in the incident and were evacuated to Baptist Hospital.
The Naval base at Pensacola, which is near the Florida border with Alabama, is a major U.S. Navy training site, as well as the parent base of the Air Force Demonstration Squadron, the "Blue Angels." The base serves more than 16,000 military personnel and 7,400 civilians.