Air strike kills the Yemen Al-Qaeda official behind Charlie Hebdo attack


Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has reported the death of a senior figure, his eldest son and other fighters in a U.S. air strike, the SITE Intelligence Group has said.

The monitoring group SITE said on Thursday that according to an online video it had obtained, senior Al-Qaeda official Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi had been killed in Yemen, along with several others in the port city of Mukalla last month.

U.S. sources told Reuters that Washington believed Ansi was the AQAP commander of northern Yemen and that no civilians had been killed in the strike.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz declined to comment on Ansi’s reported death.

“I’ll review what we said previously, which is we continue to actively monitor terrorist threats emanating from Yemen. We have capabilities postured in the area to address them,” Schultz told reporters aboard Air Force One.

Ansi, believed to have been close to late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, had appeared in several of the group’s videos.

In a message on January 14, Ansi claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, saying the massacre in which two masked gunmen killed 12 people, was in “vengeance for the prophet.”

A week later he called for lone-wolf attacks in Western countries like America, Britain, Canada and France, as such operations were “better and more harmful.”

Ansi had also called for Yemen’s Sunnis to confront the Houthi rebels, who have taken over large parts of the country since September.

AQAP, considered by Washington as the most dangerous affiliate of Al-Qaeda, has exploited instability in impoverished Yemen since a 2011 uprising forced President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.

The group often strikes at Yemeni military infrastructure and civilians, especially targeting Yemen’s Shia minority.

Al Jazeera



60 responses to “Air strike kills the Yemen Al-Qaeda official behind Charlie Hebdo attack”

  1. Hannibal Avatar

    One way ticket to hell…

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      I don’t think it was the Saudis who killed him, they have been bombing the Houthis and sparing Al Qaeda…

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        Says ‘US Air Strike’ ….

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          OK.. again; i don’t think it was the Saudis who killed him, they have been bombing the Houthis and sparing Al Qaeda”..

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Whatever … Saudis are in north, Yanks in Ocean south, general idiots in between. It works.
            But here’s one you’ll enjoy .. really … 😉

            “I sense that the British people” (like most) “are becoming weary of the incessant bleating about anti-semitism, the way it is continually used to silence debate, ……”

          2. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            So fed up..Everybody has Human Rights, what’s crying antisemitism when Israel Justice minister advocated Palestinian genocide. The wailing Wall, the Iron Wall, cages, racism..gone too far how can one make sense..

          3. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            O vice, spare yourself the effort i never read your “links”…:))

          4. your problem

          5. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Looks like your problem O Barabie

          6. Lol everyone that doesn’t agree with your braying is O Barabie. You delusional taqqiya whore

          7. Hend Abyad Avatar
            Hend Abyad

            It’s because Israel Rigth Wing Supremacist Zionist and Wahhabi Salafi like yOu defend and sponsor ISIS.

          8. Prove it you taqqiya whore

          9. 5thDrawer Avatar

            There is no ‘sense’ when the insenitive are ‘in charge’.
            At some point, we lay back a little and let the world go by … and hope it doesn’t knock on our doors anytime soon.
            Ignore the insensitive ‘VS’ down there … he’s always going to be Versus.

          10. You are schizophasia friend. Your comments are very difficult to understand. Please use simple language

          11. 5thDrawer Avatar

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            Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
            Sonnez les matines, sonnez les matines
            Ding dang dong, ding dang dong.

          12. are you scoff?

          13. 5thDrawer Avatar

            That’s ‘Scotch’.

          14. please don’t scoff

          15. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad


          16. you were told to ignore

          17. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad


            4 hours ago

            bray away you taqqiya whore


            View in discussion

          18. doron Avatar

            What about yarmok and the defacto pali genocide?
            No sense indeed

          19. Hind and 5thDrawer are selective to truth, to facts

          20. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Yes, we prefer the facts, M’am. Just give us the facts. Simple facts.
            Does anyone have an accurate body-count? Is it even possible to find one?

          21. please do not spread links to infected websites

          22. 爱你已久 怎敢相忘 为何总是爱到分离才相聚

          23. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            That’s my Gmail adress code on Coogle, ‘O’ vs .. thank you for the information

          24. 5thDrawer Avatar

            One of the Better Movies … Not watched by Youth.

          25. Hend Abyad Avatar
            Hend Abyad

            I discovered it because of the song..

          26. here is accurate body-count for You

          27. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Oh Man !! A Translator !! Finally ???

          28. prefered facts

          29. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Your ‘preferred fact’ is to be able to say, every day in every way, ‘I’m Alright, Jack’.

          30. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Says the ritian ‘O’

          31. don’t be evil please

          32. 5thDrawer Avatar

            As the Lady said Fred, it’s all Run Amok.
            Those who weren’t watching, will soon be in shock.
            And it’s ok, enough, to wake without my smock.
            But to go out, I sure need to find another sock.

          33. doron Avatar

            The lady should admit she does not care for palis .
            Playing the mother teresa role does not fit her

          34. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            What’s TIP?

          35. Hend Abyad Avatar
            Hend Abyad

            I always knew your Phoenician business was monkey business to influence work for Netanyahu.

            Expand 1h

            The Israel Project @israelproject

            JPost: Israel and Ontario extend joint R&D program

          36. 5thDrawer Avatar

            At least this was 50/50 … instead of a total sell-off like the 407, or what the Fiberals want to do now with electricity, since they did such an insane thing to cost the taxpayers over a billion on making NONE. (maybe Fiberals are secret Lebanese -)
            And, since these idiots spout the words, as long as they realize the ‘talent’ is already here, and don’t drag more in from somewhere else, then fine, do R&D in Ontario. Maybe some of the recent immigrants (like cookie and folks in the mosque up the street) can get a job sweeping floors in ‘a facility’. East-Indians tied up the Airport Baggage handling.
            Trvth. ;-)))

          37. 5thDrawer Avatar

            ‘The Inyourface People’. 😉

          38. Hend Abyad Avatar
            Hend Abyad

            So that’s why Cookie is moving to Ontario ..hhh…

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      And To add to the day’s ‘Laugh-Fest’ – A couple more ‘Sexy Stories’ …. ;-)))

      Where ‘fondling’ is considered ‘having sex’ …

      And the South African Semen Chasers. 🙂

      1. Infidel Avatar

        lolololol good links 5th too funny !

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Welcome, my friend, welcome. 🙂

          1. Infidel Avatar

            Did you ever figure out if they failed to arouse him due to what they looked like? or was he from San Fransico =D

          2. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Hohohohohohoho …. ;-)) Understand.
            Seems they milked him anyway … ‘Fear Factor’ ?? :-))))

          3. Homophobic slag

    2. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      Geo Loco como esta?

      1. Geo Loco Avatar
        Geo Loco

        Haciendo muy Bien ami hermana 🙂

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    And the Taliban looking for more medals … or more virgins … tries to claim this accident.

  3. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
    Maborlz Ez-Hari

    Really handsome fella this Nasser bin alien, is that a snake skin turbin sitting on his void?

    1. Geo Loco Avatar
      Geo Loco

      Mabster how you been brother? its Geo temporarily on parole with access to a computer, glad to see you and wish you and yours buckets of blessings in the land down under!

  4. Hal Berta Avatar
    Hal Berta

    It’s also important to keep in mind that John Bolton, Bill Kristol, Sean Hannity, and John McCain have zero credibility on Middle East foreign policy issues.

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