PARIS -- Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen formally claimed responsibility Wednesday for the deadly assault a week ago at a French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, that killed 12 people, saying that the target was chosen by al-Qaida leadership and referring to attackers as "two heroes of Islam.
What does AQ stand for?
AQ stands for Al-Qaida (terrorist group)
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We have 12 other meanings of AQ in our Acronym Attic
- Achievement Quotient
- Acoustic Quantification
- Acquisitions Directorate (USAF)
- Action Quake (gaming team)
- Advanced Queuing (trademark of Oracle)
- Adventure Quest (online game)
- Ahn'qiraj (gaming instance, World of Warcraft)
- Air Quality
- Aircraft Quality (steel)
Samples in periodicals archive:
SANA (CyHAN)- An American hostage kidnapped by al-Qaida in Yemen was freed on Saturday during a military operation in which ten al-Qaida fighters were also killed, Yemen's Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Chennai -- Ayman al-Zawahiri's threat to form al-Qaida in India has unnerved intelligence agencies in the country forcing them to look for possible links between some of the homegrown extremist outfits and al-Qaida, Indian media reported on Saturday.
He was among the few trusted Al-Qaida leaders who received advance notification that terrorists would strike the US on September 11, 2001.
16 (Xinhua-ANI): The Yemeni government forces managed Tuesday to abort a terrorist operation by al-Qaida militants in the southern port city of Aden, the Defense Ministry reported.
SANAA -- Al-Qaida gunmen shot dead a Yemeni intelligence officer in the southern province of al-Bayda, Yemen's defence ministry said.
The official said the al-Qaida member was killed in a drone strike early Monday local time, The Associated Press reported, adding al-Libi was promoted to the second-highest position in al-Qaida when Ayman al-Zawahri became the group leader shortly after Osama bin Laden was killed in May 2011.
Since 9/11, Western governments have told us that the Taliban and al-Qaida are the most evil terrorists in the world.