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In the Light of the Paris Attacks – Here's All You Need to Know About al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

According to eyewitnesses and French sources that cannot be confirmed, at least one of the terrorists who attacked Charlie Hebdo and killed at least 12 people so far was trained by the Yemeni branch of al-Qaeda. Also, the attackers were shouting during the massacre that “tell the media that it is al-Qaeda in Yemen”. Therefore it is very likely that AQAP at least inspired the attack and maybe even ordered it, albeit the latter cannot be substantiated as of now. However, in the light of these recent events, here is all one needs to know about AQAP:

The full article and data on the group can be found HERE!