Not surprised. Sure glad Obama keeps sending Gitmo terrorists back to Yemen. Looks like they need 3 or 4 terrorists spots re-filled.
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula directed the attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris “as revenge for the honor” of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, a member of the group told The Associated Press on Friday.
At least one of the two brothers involved in the attack travelled to Yemen in 2011 and either received training from or fought alongside the group, according to U.S. and Yemeni officials. A U.S. intelligence assessment described to the AP shows that Said Kouachi was trained in preparation to return home and carry out an attack.
If confirmed, the attack would be the first time al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen has successfully carried out an operation in the West after at least two earlier attempts.
Soon after, the branch’s senior cleric Sheikh Harith al-Nadhari issued a recording on the group’s Twitter feed commenting on the “blessed raid on Paris.” He denounced the “filthy” French and called them “the heads of infidelity who insult the prophets.” He praised the “hero mujahedeen” who he said “taught them a lesson and the limits of freedom of speech.”
Al-Nadhari stopped short of directly claiming responsibility for the attack, but added, “How can we not fight those who hurt our prophet, slandered our religion and fought the faithful.”
Police killed three terror suspects today in twin terror attacks in the suburbs of Paris that left four hostages dead and a nation on edge.
Some hostages were seen fleeing the site of one standoff, a Paris kosher market, and officials later said that four hostages were killed there.
And at a concurrent standoff at a printing company in the town of Dammartin-en-Goele, 20 miles northeast of Paris, police killed the Charlie Hebdo attack suspects as the brothers — one of them previously wounded — came out of the building with guns blazing, French officials said.
After the siege was over, police found automatic weapons, Molotov cocktails and a rocket propelled grenade, primed and ready to launch, the Paris prosecutor said.
The dramatic developments came after sustained gunfire and small explosions erupted at both hostage situations in France, two days after a massacre at the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
In the meantime…
Another feather in the cap of "Smart Power" RT @AP US issues worldwide travel alert after recent attacks in France, Australia, Canada.
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) January 9, 2015