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Al-Qaeda in Yemen (AQAP) has claimed the Naval Base attack in Florida that was carried out last year in December by Saudi gunman Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani that killed 3 and injured 8. The claim was made by AQAP commander Qasim Rimi in a video release.

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FJ Feb 3
Replying to @Natsecjeff
The 18-minute video did not provide evidence of training the shooter, but did indicate that Alshamrani and AQAP were in communication. The video claimed that Alshamrani had been planning for years to attack a U.S. base, and had been training and “selecting” targets.
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FJ Feb 3
Replying to @Natsecjeff
The AQAP video also provides a will written by Alshamrani to his family in September 2019, three months prior to attack. He said he wanted to attack the U.S., citing religious reasons. However, he made no mention of al-Qaeda.
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FJ Feb 3
Replying to @Natsecjeff
Qasim Rimi is the same AQAP leader whose killing was confirmed by US earlier last month. The video released by AQAP was clearly recorded before his killing.
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FJ Feb 3
Replying to @Natsecjeff
The video included audio from top AQAP leader Qassim al-Rimi claiming “full responsibility” for the attack by Alshamrani, calling him “the hero, the courageous knight.”
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FJ Feb 3
Replying to @Natsecjeff
Interestingly, AQAP video did not state “May Allah Protect Him” in regard to Qassim Rimi, as its releases usually do, indicating that he may be dead as confirmed by US.
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FJ Feb 5
Replying to @Natsecjeff
UPDATE: Somalia-based al-Shabaab has released a statement congratulating AQAP for the attack on Naval AB in Pensacola, Florida, which was carried out by Saudi gunman Mohammad al-Shamrani last year.
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FJ Feb 5
Replying to @Natsecjeff
My last year's thread on the Pensacola Naval AB attack:
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