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CBS News 18 May 2020

Barr says Saudi shooter in Florida attack had "significant ties" to al Qaeda


Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray revealed new evidence gleaned from the iPhones of a Saudi gunman who opened fire at a naval air station in Pensacola, Florida, in December, killing three U.S. service members. Barr said the evidence shows 21-year-old Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani had "significant ties" to al Qaeda's offshoot in Yemen. Watch their remarks.

Attorney General Bill Barr says that while "Apple would not help us unlock the phones" belonging to Pensacola naval base gunman Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, "the relentless efforts and ingenuity of F.B.I. technicians" helped the Justice Department in establishing Alshamrani's "significant" ties to al Qaeda.
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