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CRT Editorial
January 13, 2015

The Yemeni Connection

by
Robin Simcox

Originally published in The Wall Street Journal

Two major terrorist atrocities were committed on Wednesday. Events in Paris received more coverage, but the other attack, in Yemen, also deserves scrutiny. The two incidents are more closely linked than they might first appear.

Early that morning, two men driving a minibus full of explosives pulled upalongside the police academy in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a and got out.  The bus exploded.  At least 38 people were killed.  The attack had the hallmarks of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula or AQAP the Yemeni group that…

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Robin Simcox

About Robin Simcox

Robin Simcox is a Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, where he specialises in al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda inspired terrorism. He is the co-author of both editions of 'Islamist Terrorism: The British Connections' and several other reports broadly focussed on national security, terrorism and al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda affiliated movements across the world. Simcox has written for the likes of the Wall Street Journal, New Republic, Guardian, Weekly Standard, Spectator, Huffington Post and Daily Telegraph and regularly appears across a broad variety of media outlets, including the BBC, Fox News, Sky News, Channel 4 and al-Jazeera. He has spoken on a variety of platforms, including the British Parliament, US Special Operations Command and the European Parliament.

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