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Al Qaeda In Yemen Behind Charlie Hebdo Attacks - Leader Hails Killers As 'Heroes Of Islam'
January 14, 2015
Leader of Al Qaeda's Yemen group confirms that they ordered the attack on Charlie Hebdo offices as revenge for 'insulting Mohammed'
Al Qaeda chief Nasr al-Ansi described Paris gunmen as 'heroes of Islam'
He said massacre at Charlie Hebdo was in 'vengeance for the prophet'
Al-Ansi said France belongs to 'party of Satan' and warned of more 'terror'
Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi killed eight members of Charlie Hebdo
The pair also shot dead two policemen during their horrifying rampage
A top leader of Yemen's Al Qaeda branch has claimed responsibility for last week's attack on a Paris newspaper when two masked gunmen killed 12 people, including much of the weekly's editorial staff and two police officers.
Nasr al-Ansi, a commander of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP as the branch is known, appeared in an 11-minute internet video, saying that the massacre at Charlie Hebdo was in 'vengeance for the prophet'.
The paper had published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, which is considered an insult in Islam.
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