As investigators continue to delve into the life of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, the evidence is beginning to suggest the killings may have more in common with a traditional mass shooting than an ISIS-inspired terrorist attack.
There are new details emerging from Orlando, Fla., where a lone gunman opened fire on a popular gay nightclub early Sunday morning. Omar Mateen killed more than four dozen people, making the attack the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. FBI Director John Comey says the shooter was radicalized but his connection to ISIS is tenuous.
Opening statements began in what is billed as America's largest ISIS recruitment trial. The government says it will offer testimony and secret recordings of the defendants planning to go to Syria and join ISIS. Defense attorneys say their clients were not part of any conspiracy and are being wrongly portrayed as terrorists.
Belgian police appear to have arrested two of Europe's most wanted men. One, a Belgian-Moroccan believed to play a role in both the Paris and Brussels attacks, and a second man who authorities had been trying to locate days before the Paris attacks happened. The arrests come just a day after Paris authorities released a surveillance video of a man who had been with the bombers in the Brussels airport — he came to be known as the man in the hat.
Turks and Moroccans immigrated to Belgium around the same time in the 1970s. And yet, when it comes radicalization, the two groups couldn't be more different. Scores of Moroccans have left for Syria, and there is not one recorded Turk who has followed the same path.
More than two dozen people were killed and more than 230 injured in terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility and police are searching for people who helped facilitate the attacks, including a driver who dropped them at the airport and a man who accompanied them inside. Both were caught on security cameras.
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