Al-Qaeda In Yemen Urges International Jihad – American Military News

Al-Qaeda In Yemen Urges International Jihad

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the group most closely tied to those who committed the terrorist attacks in Paris are getting more vocal in recent days.

They have taken to social media and other outlets urging global Jihad.

Is this just more talk or are attacks imminent?

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CAIRO (AP) — A member of al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen says the group directed the attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris “as revenge for the honor” of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

The member on Friday provided to The Associated Press a statement in English saying “the leadership of AQAP directed the operations and they have chosen their target carefully.”

He says the attack was in line with warnings from the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden to the West about “the consequences of the persistence in the blasphemy against Muslim sanctities”

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