Ohio State Attack Was Terrorism Carried Out By a “Soldier” of the Islamic State

AFP

© Getty/AFP | Police investigate the scene where an individual used a car to crash into a group of students outside of Watts Hall on the Ohio State University campus on November 28, 2016

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A “soldier” of the Islamic State group carried out the car and knife attack on an Ohio campus that left 11 people wounded, a jihadist-linked news agency said Tuesday.

“The executor of the attack in the American state of Ohio is a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried out the operation in response to calls to target citizens of international coalition countries,” the Amaq agency quoted an insider source as saying, according to a translation by the SITE monitoring group.

Identified as a Somali student at Ohio State University named Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the assailant was shot dead by police moments after the attack on Monday.

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Amaq News Agency is a news outlet that, according to The New York Times and experts, functions much like an official part of the ISIL media apparatus – though ISIL does not acknowledge it as such.[1]

Amaq’s statements are typically released to the mainstream media by the SITE Intelligence Group in Washington, which sometimes translates them into English.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaq_News_Agency

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One Response to “Ohio State Attack Was Terrorism Carried Out By a “Soldier” of the Islamic State”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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