Website: Deadly shooting of US marine in Kuwait claimed by Al Qaeda
A shooting attack in Kuwait, which killed a US marine and injured another was purportedly claimed by al-Qaeda on Friday.
The statement, published by an Islamist web-site, also claimed the US has covered up "huge losses" in the October 8th attack during marine training on Failaka island, some 20 kilometers east of Kuwait City. "We hail this courageous and successful operation ... that caused huge losses to the Americans," said the Arabic-language statement signed by the "political office" of the terror group carried by www.jehad.net, cited by AFP.
The statement, whose authenticity could not be immediately verified, continues on to accuse Washington of "covering up the huge losses of marines, and saying the bloody operation killed one and wounded another."
Furthermore, the statement claims that "to cover up the degree of their losses, the Americans did not allow Kuwaiti police to investigate the incident." It claims the US forces "prevented, for four hours leading Kuwaiti officials and the interior and defense ministries to land on Falaika island, to have enough time to evacuate the bodies by helicopter to US aircraft carriers in the Gulf." (Albawaba.com)
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