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What does AQ stand for?

AQ stands for Al-Qaida (terrorist group)

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Samples in periodicals archive:

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.
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.
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.