Monitoring group: Islamic State claims Orlando attacker as member

An Islamic State media outlet says the perpetrator of the Orlando nightclub attack was a member of the extremist organization, according to a monitoring group.

The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist output on social media, republished a newsflash in the name of Islamic State's Aamaq news agency saying the gunman was "an Islamic State fighter."

Last update: Tue, 28/06/2016 - 17:25
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