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FBI Releases Partial Transcripts of Conversations with Orlando Shooter

HeadlineJun 21, 2016

The FBI has released partial transcripts of conversations between the Orlando shooter and authorities during the attack. The transcripts show Omar Mateen pledging allegiance to ISIS and calling for the United States to stop bombing Iraq and Syria. The FBI initially redacted the name of ISIS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, saying it “did not want to provide the killer or terrorist organizations with a publicity platform for hateful propaganda.” But it added the names to the transcript after a public outcry.

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