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January 14, 2015 10:17 am

Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Charlie Hebdo Attack, Mocks Paris Solidarity Rally

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Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, a leader of the Yemeni branch of al Qaeda (AQAP) speaks on behalf of Al Qaida and says the militant group claims responsibility for the attack on the French satirical newspaper Charie Hebdo. Photo: Screenshot.

Reuters – Al Qaeda in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, saying it was ordered by the Islamist militant group’s leadership for insulting the Prophet Mohammad, according to a video posted on YouTube.

Gunmen killed a total of 17 people in three days of violence that began when they opened fire at Charlie Hebdo last week in revenge for publication of satirical images of the Prophet.

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