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Orlando Shooter Reportedly Traveled To Saudi Arabia Twice For A Religious Pilgrimage

Natasha Bertrand, Business Insider

The Orlando nightclub gunman made two trips to Saudi Arabia between 2011 and 2012 for the Muslim religious pilgrimage known as Umrah, NBC reported Monday.

A US official told CNN's Jim Sciutto that the gunman also traveled to the United Arab Emirates around that time.

"Orlando shooter traveled to Saudi Arabia and UAE in 2011-12, US official tells me," Sciutto tweeted. " Saudi Arabia interior ministry adds that he went for the Umrah, the lesser religious pilgrimage that can take place any time of year."

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