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Saudi military students resume US flight training

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testify before the House Armed Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill February 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. The military leaders were testifying about the proposed FY2021 defense budget. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Posted at 4:46 AM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 04:51:58-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military students from Saudi Arabia are resuming flight training at U.S. bases, nearly three months after a Saudi trainee shot and killed three U.S. Navy sailors at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.

The U.S. Navy says flight training for the Saudi students resumed Tuesday. The training for about 850 Saudis at multiple U.S. bases was suspended Dec. 10, four days after the deadly shooting.

Operational training such as flying and other non-classroom instruction was allowed to restart once additional safety restrictions were put in place.