Claiming responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attacks: “As for the blessed Battle of Paris, we...claim responsibility for this operation as vengeance for the Messenger of God. [The] one who chose the target, laid the plan and financed the operation is the leadership of the organization [sic].”Sami Aboudi, “Al Qaeda claims French attack, derides Paris rally,” Reuters, January 14, 2014, <a http:="" www.reuters.com="" article="" 2015="" 01="" 14="" us-france-shooting-aqap-iduskbn0kn0vo20150114"="">http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/14/us-france-shooting-aqap-idUSKBN0KN0VO20150114.
Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, AQAP ideologue, January 14, 2015
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
On January 27, 2020, Turkish security forces arrested five People’s Protection Units (YPG) members who were allegedly plotting terrorist attacks in Tal Abyad, northern Syria. During the raid, forces recovered weapons, digital materials, and documents relating to the terror group.
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