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FBI redacts ISIS from transcript of Orlando shooter's 911 call
by Julian Hattem
The FBI redacted the name of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other extremists from a partial transcript of conversations with the gunman in the June 12 deadly massacre in Orlando, in a move that quickly drew a rebuke from critics of the Obama administration.
The gunman, Omar Mateen, proclaimed allegiance with ISIS during 911 calls in the midst of the shooting and also expressed solidarity with the Boston Marathon bombers and an American suicide bomber in Syria.
But those remarks were redacted from a partial transcript released on Monday morning.
Instead, the transcript notes that Mateen identified himself "as an Islamic solider" and repeatedly spoke in Arabic and gave reference to God.
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