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ISIS claims responsibility for largest mass shooting in American history

Suspected gay nightclub mass shooter Omar Mateen, left, killed over 50 people after pledging allegiance to ISIS.
Suspected gay nightclub mass shooter Omar Mateen, left, killed over 50 people after pledging allegiance to ISIS.

(IraqiNews.com) On Sunday, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack on a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, resulting in the deaths of over 50 revelers according to the ISIS-affiliated news agency, ‘Amaaq.’

The news agency ‘Amaaq’ was quoted by Reuters as saying: “An armed attack on a nightclub for homosexuals in the US city of Orlando, Florida, which left more than 100 dead and wounded, was carried out by [ISIS] fighters.”

US President Barack Obama described the worst shooting incident in the history of the United States as a “terrorist act.”

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said the gunman killed 50 people and another 53 were wounded at Pulse Orlando, a gay club just south of downtown.

“Tonight our community witnessed a horrific crime… that will have a lasting effect on our community,” a solemn Dyer said. “We will not be defined by a hateful shooter. We will be defined by how we love each other.”



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