FBI says al-Qaeda Responsible for December Shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station
Evidence obtained by the FBI showed the shooting was a “culmination of years of planning and preparation” by al-Qaeda.
The shooter coordinated with al-Qaeda operatives while training at the base, “taking advantage of the information he acquired here, to assess how many people he could try to kill”. This included making “pocket-cam videos” of classroom buildings.
The FBI conducted “over 500” interviews in their investigation, but says their major findings were a result of accessing information from the killer’s nearly destroyed iPhones, although clarifying they received “effectively no help from Apple”.