After cracking iPhone, FBI discovers Pensacola military base shooter had ties to terrorist group al-Qaida.

  • The announcement was made at a news conference by Attorney General William Barr.
  • Saudi Air Force officer, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, killed three US sailors at a military base in Florida last year.
  • The shooter tried to destroy two phones before he was killed by law enforcement.
  • Apple refused to help law enforcement open the shooter’s phones.
  • FBI technicians successfully broke into both phones and found evidence that the shooter had been radicalized in Saudi Arabia years before he arrived in the US.
  • “We know that he was sharing plans and tactics with them. We know that he was coordinating with them and providing an opportunity for them to take credit for the attack.”