Yemen Top Al-Qaeda Leader Claims Charlie Hebdo Attack

January 14, 2015 2:22 PM

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(Corrects which brother’s wife exchanged phone calls with Hayat Boumeddiene in 11th paragraph.)

The top leader of al-Qaeda in Yemen said his group planned and orchestrated the deadly attack on the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, a claim initially made by at least one of the gunmen later shot dead by police.

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