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Some Saudi service members in US facing expulsion after NAS Pensacola shooting probe: reports


more than a dozen Saudi service members
undergoing training at US military facilities are expected to be expelled
from the US following an investigation into last month’s deadly shooting at
Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida according to reports none of the Saudis
targeted for expulsion is accused of aiding the Saudi second lieutenant whom
authorities say killed three US sailors and injured eight other people in the
December 6th rampage CNN reported but some of them were found
to have ties to extremist groups and others are accused of possessing child
pornography the report said Navy pilots demand more be armed on
bases in letter to lawmakers and military brass the Justice Department is
also expected to conclude that the Pensacola attack was an act of terrorism
CNN reported the FBI has been investigating the case as possible
terrorism since discovering writings by the gunman who was killed by repenting
sheriff’s deputies The Washington Post reported following the attack about a
dozen Saudi trainees were confined to their quarters in Pensacola as the FBI
investigated the shooting as a possible terror attack in the Pentagon launched a
review of some 850 Saudis undergoing training throughout the US the report
said in the wake of the Pensacola tragedy the Department of Defense
restricted to classroom training programs foreign military students from
Saudi Arabia while we conducted a review and enhancement of our foreign students
vetting procedures that training pause is still in place while we implement new
screening and security measures Pentagon spokesman lieutenant call Robert Carver
told Fox News CNN said its report was based on conversations with multiple
sources officials from the FBI and Justice Department would not comment CNN
said u.s. Navy officials referred questions to the Defense Department
which had not responded to the network the gunman identified as muhammad saeed
al sham ronnie was believed to have acted alone he is said to have become
angered when an instructor at Pensacola referred to him as pornstache comparing
his mustache to that of a stereotype of an actor in pornography films the New
York Times reported Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant mohammed saeed
al sham rani airmen accused of killing three people at a US
Navy base in Pensacola Florida is seen in an undated military identification
card photo released by the FBI Dec 7 2013 when a pair of iPhones owned by the
gunmen investigators are hoping that data stored on the phone may help them
learn more about a possible motive behind the killings Apple has previously
resisted efforts by government authorities to access phone customer’s
data citing a company commitment to its customers privacy but Apple told Fox
News it is cooperating in the Pensacola investigation the main gate at Naval Air
Station Pensacola is seen March 16 2016 in Pensacola Florida u.s. Navy
Patrick Nichols we have the greatest respect for law enforcement and have
always worked cooperatively to help in their investigations the Apple statement
said when the FBI requested information from us relating to this case a month
ago we gave them all of the data in our possession and we will continue to
support them with the data we have available

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