One of the two brothers suspected of attacking the offices of Charlie Hebdo traveled to Yemen, where he likely received training in a camp run by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Said Kouachi is believed to have traveled Yemen in 2011, according to multiple press outlets.
Citing a “senior American official” who spoke with the media, The New York Times reports that Said trained for “a few months” on small arms. CNN adds that it “is also possible Said was trained in bomb making, a common jihadist training in Yemen.”
Video footage of the attack made it clear early on that the attackers had received training. [See LWJ report, Terrorists who attacked French magazine displayed professional training.]
Said and his younger brother, Cherif Kouachi, are the two principal suspects named by French officials.[…]