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U.S. suspends flight training for Saudi students

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/11/19, 12:45 pm

The Pentagon on Tuesday halted operational training for Saudi Arabian students in the United States and ordered a review of vetting procedures. The suspension applies only to flying sessions, while classroom activities will continue. The decision grounded more than 300 Saudi military aviation students following last week’s shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.

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FBI: ‘An act of terrorism’

International | The uncomfortable parallels of the Pensacola shooting with 9/11
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/09/19, 12:48 pm

SAUDI ARABIA: The FBI is now working with the presumption that the Friday shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola that killed three Americans and wounded eight others “was an act of terrorism.”

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FBI identifies Pensacola shooter and victims

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/09/19, 12:00 pm

The Saudi lieutenant who opened fire at a naval base in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday resented how a U.S. military instructor treated him, showed videos of mass shootings at a recent dinner party, and made anti-America posts on social media, according to news reports. Second Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, 21, had a “deep-seated hatred of the United States,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Sunday. U.S. Naval Academy graduate Joshua Kaleb Watson, Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham, and Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters were killed in the shooting, and several others were injured.

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