Al Qaeda in Yemen claims Charlie Hebdo attack

In a video posted Wednesday on YouTube, Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, of the Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda (AQAP), claimed the attack on the satirical French magazine and killing of 12 people. The operation was ordered, planned and financed by the group’s leadership, he said, “in revenge for insulting the Prophet Mohammad.” He depicted the Kouachi brothers as “heroes” of the “Battle of Paris,” and threatened more attacks in France. The statement referred only Charlie Hebdo, without mentioning the attack on the Jewish supermarket in which four Jews were killed.

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