Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Claim Of Responsibility For Pensacola Attack Includes Call To Carry Out Cyberattacks On Banks, Video Distributed On Rocket.Chat, Hosted On Amazon Drive, Dropbox, and Other Platforms

February 5, 2020

On February 3, 2020, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a new video titled "Satisfy the Breasts of a Believing People Blessing and Declaration of Responsibility for the Attack on the U.S. Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida." The video features a message read by the organization's leader, Qassem Al-Rimi, claiming responsibility for the December 6, 2019, attack on the U.S. Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, in which three U.S. Navy sailors were killed.

In the video, Al-Rimi urges Muslims living in the U.S. and in the West to emulate the actions of Al-Qaeda-inspired terrorists and carry out attacks, especially in the U.S. He proposes targets such as the U.S. president and former presidents, senior U.S. politicians and military officials, corporate executives and businessmen, and suggests perpetrating cyberattacks against American banks.

The video was distributed online by AQAP on Al-Qaeda's platform on Rocket.Chat, where it provides numerous links to web hosting sites such as Amazon Drive, Dropbox, and others.

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