Al-Qaeda in Yemen threatens France with new attacks
Washington: A top official from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) threatened France with fresh attacks following those at the Charlie Hebdo magazine and at a Jewish supermarket, SITE monitoring group has said.
“If you refuse but to wage war, then wait for the glad tiding,” Harith al-Nadhari was quoted saying in a video yesterday.
He stopped short of claiming responsibility for the three days of Islamist bloodshed in France that left 17 people dead.
But one of the suspects in the Charlie Hebdo attack studied in Yemen, where he attended Al-Qaeda training camps, Yemeni security sources and a classmate have said.
French elite forces stormed two hostage sites yesterday, killing the brothers behind the Charlie Hebdo massacre and an accomplice in a fiery end that also claimed the lives of four hostages at the city center supermarket.