It may be that Jan. 7, 2015, should be remembered as the day Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) struck not only Paris but also Yemen in a coordinated attack.
AQAP and threats to French interests
Al-Qaeda wants to attack the distant enemy wherever they may be, while ISIS is focusing on state-building.Dr. Theodore Karasik
Al-Qaeda affiliates are hitting France and their representatives and will likely expand strikes across the continent and beyond.Dr. Theodore Karasik
The Paris attacks are the first AQAP attack outside of Yemen since the 2009 Christmas Day bombing attempt when a Nigerian AQAP recruit attempted to detonate a bomb aboard a commercial airline flying to Detroit.Dr. Theodore Karasik