According to Amaq News, a Syrian news agency with close ties to the Islamic State, the group has taken credit for the attack in Orlando, Florida.

“The armed attack that targeted a gay night club in the city of Orlando in the American state of Florida which left over 100 people dead or injured was carried out by an Islamic State fighter,” Amaq claims.

Omar Mateen, a US citizen of Afghan heritage who was killed by police when they stormed the night club, is said to have called 911 and pledged allegiance to the terrorist group.

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