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Gary R. Bunt

Pensacola attack

Collected links on the Pensacola attack:

Soufan Center, IntelBrief: Saudi Air Force Officer Murders Three U.S. Navy Sailors in Pensacola "In the lead up to the attack, a Twitter account with the handle @M7MD_SHAMRABI, believed to belong to Alshamrani, criticized the United States and Israel and praised al-Qaeda’s founder, Osama bin Laden. Alshamrani also accused the United States of crimes against Muslims and shared content associated with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s longtime propagandist, the now deceased Anwar al-Awlaki. The attacker’s social media account echoed some of al-Qaeda’s key themes, including anger over the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia and American support for Israel. "
Fox 13, Sailor from St. Petersburg, 19, among victims in Pensacola Navy base shooting "St. Petersburg native Mohammed Haitham was one of the three victims killed in Friday's shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, the US Navy confirmed."

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