al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
Terrorist organization described by the National Counterterrorism Center as "a Sunni extremist group based in Yemen that has orchestrated numerous high-profile terrorist attacks."
Also known as:
The group is believed to have been behind the so-called shoe bomber's attempt to blow up a jet as it flew into Detroit in December 2009. It claimed responsibility for the January 2015 attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
People related to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula:
Ibrahim al-Asiri - bomb maker
Other current al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula relationships:
Al-Qaeda - offshoot
Inspire magazine - produces
Terrorism - terrorist group
al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula past relationships:
2003 Riyadh compound bombings - claimed responsibility for
2009 attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 - planned by
2012 suicide bombing in Yemen - responsible for
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab - reportedly supplied with explosives
Abdallah Hassan al-Asiri (deceased) - operative
Anwar al-Awlaki (deceased) - key leader
Abdul Aziz al-Muqrin (deceased) - leader
Nayif Al-Qahtani (deceased) - liaison between Al-Qaeda cells in Yemen and Saudi Arabia
Qasim al-Rimi (deceased) - senior military commander
Ibrahim al-Rubaysh (deceased) - senior leader
Said Ali al-Shihri (deceased) - deputy leader
Nasir al-Wahishi (deceased) - emir
Stephane Charbonnier (deceased) - placed on wanted list
Khaled Ali Hajj (deceased) - leader
Cherif Kouachi (deceased) - claimed affiliation with
Said Kouachi (deceased) - claimed affiliation with
Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame - brokered weapons deal with
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Muckety news stories featuring al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
Nineteen U.S. embassies in the Middle East remain closed this week because of concerns about a terrorist threat.
August 5, 2013