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pic shows:  Nasr al-Ansi, a commander of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP<br />
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A top leader of Yemen's Al Qaeda branch has claimed responsibility for last week's attack on a Paris newspaper when two masked gunmen killed 12 people, including much of the weekly's editorial staff and two police officers.<br />
Nasr al-Ansi, a commander of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP as the branch is known, appeared in an 11-minute internet video, saying that the massacre at Charlie Hebdo was in 'vengeance for the prophet'.<br />
The paper had published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, which is considered an insult in Islam.<br />
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