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US military suspends flight training of Saudi pilots

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After the deadly shots of a Saudi Arabian soldier at a US military base, the US Navy is training flight training for some 300 Saudi soldiers in Florida. Affected are the naval bases Pensacola, Whiting Field and Mayport, said a marine spokeswoman yesterday.

It is expected that the theory lessons for the Saudi soldiers will be continued this week. How long the flight training is suspended, the speaker left open.

A 21-year-old member of the Saudi Air Force, who was training at the Pensacola base, opened fire there on Friday. The shooter killed three people and injured others before he was shot dead by emergency personnel. US investigators treat the incident as a terrorist attack. Saudi Arabia is an ally of the United States.