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The Terror Tapes! Orlando Killer Rants In Arabic On 911 Calls — His Threats Exposed

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Jun. 20 2016, Published 3:24 p.m. ET

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Orlando killer Omar Mateen ranted in Arabic and called himself an Islamic soldier in terrifying new 911 calls released by the FBI, has learned.

The FBI has just released transcripts of the chilling calls Mateen made to the authorities while gunning down nearly 100 people at a gay nightclub, Pulse, last week.

Mateen, 29, first called 911 at 2:35 a.m. last Sunday.

After an operator answered, the killer immediately launched into a rant in Arabic: "In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficial … Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God in Arabic. I let you know, I'm in Orlando and I did the shootings."

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"My name is I pledge of allegiance to omitted," he bragged. After asking for his name again, Mateen threatened, "I pledge allegiance to omitted may God protect him in Arabic, on behalf of omitted."

The FBI did not reveal whether the omitted sections provided evidence of Mateen's reported links to ISIS.

Not long after hanging up on the 911 operator, Mateen had three conversations with the Orlando Police Department's Crisis Negotiation Team.

"In these calls, the shooter, who identified himself as an Islamic soldier, told the crisis negotiator that he was the person who pledged his allegiance to omitted, and told the negotiator to tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq and that is why he was 'out here right now,'" the transcript says.

The shooter also threatened to blow up a vehicle in the vicinity during his calls with negotiators.

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"When the crisis negotiator asked the shooter what he had done, the shooter stated, 'No, you already know what I did.' The shooter continued, stating, 'There is some vehicle outside that has some bombs, just to let you know. You people are gonna get it, and I'm gonna ignite it if they try to do anything stupid.' Later in the call with the crisis negotiator, the shooter stated that he had a vest, and further described it as the kind they 'used in France.' The shooter later stated, 'In the next few days, you're going to see more of this type of action going on.'

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The shooter hung up and multiple attempts to get in touch with him were unsuccessful."

At 4:21 a.m. Orlando police pulled an air conditioning unit out of a dressing room window for hostages to escape.

"As victims were being rescued, they told OPD the shooter said he was going to put four vests with bombs on victims within 15 minutes," the disturbing transcript reads.

Just after 5 a.m., OPD SWAT and OCSO Hazardous Device Team began to "reach wall with explosive charge and armored vehicle to make entry."

At 5:14 a.m., Orlando police radioed news of gunfire. A minute later, Mateen was reported "down."

As previously reported, Mateen killed 49 and injured 53 during the rampage.



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