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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 10: Candles and banners reading 'I'm Charlie' in french are placed for the victims of the Paris 'Charlie Hebdo' attack on January 10, 2015 in front of consulate general of France in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by Betul Yuruk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
People place candles on January 10, 2015 during a demonstration at the end of Shabbat called by the Jewish Student's Union of France (UEJF) at the Porte de Vincennes in eastern Paris in homage to the four victims of the January 9 nearby hostage-taking drama at a kosher supermarket that ended with a police assault and the killing of the hostage-taker. Hundreds of thousands of people staged rallies across France on January 10 following three days of terror and twin siege dramas that claimed 17 victims, including 12 at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
Police stand by as a hearse carrying the coffin of Mustapha Ourrad, the proofreader of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, arrives at Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris on January 16, 2015. Twelve people, including Ourrad, cartoonists Charb, Wolinski, Cabu and Tignous and deputy chief editor Bernard Maris, were killed on January 7 when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo . AFP PHOTO / JACQUES DEMARTHON (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)
French cartoonist Renald Luzier, aka Luz (C), arrives at Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris on January 16, 2015 for the funeral ceremony of Mustapha Ourrad, the proofreader of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Twelve people, including Ourrad, cartoonists Charb, Wolinski, Cabu and Tignous and deputy chief editor Bernard Maris, were killed on January 7 when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo . AFP PHOTO / JACQUES DEMARTHON (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)
French cartoonist Willem (3rd L) leaves the Pere Lachaise cemetery, before the funeral ceremony of Charlie Hebdo's French cartoonist Honore and proofreader Mustapha Ourrad, on January 16, 2015 in Paris. Twelve people were killed, including cartoonists Charb, Wolinski, Cabu and Tignous and deputy chief editor Bernard Maris when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo on January 7. AFP PHOTO / JACQUES DEMARTHON (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)
Policemen search at the entrance of the Pere Lachaise cemetery, before the funeral ceremony of Charlie Hebdo's French cartoonist Honore and proofreader Mustapha Ourrad, on January 16, 2015 in Paris. Twelve people were killed, including cartoonists Charb, Wolinski, Cabu and Tignous and deputy chief editor Bernard Maris when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo on January 7. AFP PHOTO / JACQUES DEMARTHON (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 15: Mourners attend the funeral service of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Georges Wolinski at the Montparnasse Cemetary on January 15, 2015 in Paris, France. Cartoonist Georges Wolinski was killed in last week's terrorist attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Mehmet Kaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Yemeni security member stand guard outside a court during the postponement of a sentencing hearing for suspected Al-Qaeda militants in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on January 13 , 2015. The court specialising in terrorism cases sentenced seven defendants to between two and four years of imprisonment on charges of being affiliated with Al-Qaeda, acquitting an eighth. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
French Prime minister Manuel Valls delivers a speech during a special session of the national assembly to pay tribute to the 17 victims killed in Islamist attacks last week at the French National Assembly in Paris on January 13, 2015. Prime Minister Manuel Valls told members of parliament that France was at 'war with terrorism, jihadism and radicalism', in the wake of the country's bloodiest attacks in half a century. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
French Prime minister Manuel Valls (C) embraces French Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve during a special session of the national assembly to pay tribute to the 17 victims killed in Islamist attacks last week at the French National Assembly in Paris on January 13, 2015. Prime Minister Manuel Valls told members of parliament that France was at 'war with terrorism, jihadism and radicalism', in the wake of the country's bloodiest attacks in half a century. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
French Prime minister Manuel Valls embraces French Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve during a special session of the national assembly to pay tribute to the 17 victims killed in Islamist attacks last week at the French National Assembly in Paris on January 13, 2015. Prime Minister Manuel Valls told members of parliament that France was at 'war with terrorism, jihadism and radicalism', in the wake of the country's bloodiest attacks in half a century. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 10: People light the candles to commemorate the victims of Charlie Hebdo and kosher supermarket in front of HyperCacher supermarket at Porte de Vincennes, in Paris, France, on January 10, 2015. (Photo by Geoffroy Van der Hasselt/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 10: A fresco reading 'Je suis Charlie' painted by artists Andre, Lek & Sowat, Cokney, Alxone, Legz, Arnaud Liard, MBS, Hoctez, Hugo Vitrani, Jean Charles de Castelbajac and Felipe Oliveira Baptista is seen at the Palais de Tokyo on January 10, 2015 in Paris, France. Four hostages and three suspects were killed when police ended two separate sieges at a kosher supermarket and a printing company on an industrial estate, following Wednesday's deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. A fourth suspect, Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, escaped and is wanted in connection with the murder of a policewoman. (Photo by Richard Bord/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 10: A woman holds up a placard reading 'Je suis Yohan et je suis mort parceque je suis Juif' (I am Yohan and I'm dead because I'am Jewish) at the site of the attack on a kosher market on January 10, 2015 in Paris, France. Four hostages and three suspects were killed when police ended two separate sieges at a kosher supermarket and a printing company on an industrial estate, following Wednesday's deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. A fourth suspect, Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, escaped and is wanted in connection with the murder of a policewoman. (Photo by Richard Bord/Getty Images)
Supporters hold signs reading 'Je suis Charlie' (I am Charlie) as they observe a minute of silence in tribute to the victims of three days of terror and twin siege dramas that claimed 17 victims, including the victims of the first attack by armed gunmen on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, before the French Top 14 rugby union match ASM Clermont vs CAB Brive at the Michelin stadium in Clermont-Ferrand, central France, on January 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY ZOCCOLAN (Photo credit should read THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the GIGN (National Gendarmerie Intervention Group) sit in a helicopter flying over Dammartin-en-Goele where a hostage-taking was underway after police hunting the Islamist brothers who killed 12 people earlier this week exchanged fire with two men during a car chase, on January 9, 2015. Friday's drama unfolded almost 48 hours into a massive manhunt launched after the brothers burst into the office of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and gunned down staff members and two policemen, saying they were taking revenge for the magazine's publication of cartoons offensive to many Muslims. The number of people seized was not immediately confirmed. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
French police and gendarmes patrol in Dammartin-en-Goele where shots were fired and at least one hostage was taken in the same area police were hunting for two brothers accused of slaughtering 12 people in an Islamist assault, on January 9, 2015. The hostage drama was underway at a business in Dammartin-en-Goele, to the north-east of Paris, and came 48 hours into a massive manhunt for the Islamist gunmen who attacked the Charlie Hebdo offices on January 7. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 9: Police officers block a road near an industrial area where the suspects in the shooting attack at the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo headquarters are reportedly holding a hostage, in Dammartin-en-Goele, some 40 kilometres north-east of Paris, France, 09 January 2015. (Photo by Geoffroy Van der Hasselt/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 9: Police officers block a road near an industrial area where the suspects in the shooting attack at the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo headquarters are reportedly holding a hostage, in Dammartin-en-Goele, some 40 kilometres north-east of Paris, France, 09 January 2015. (Photo by Geoffroy Van der Hasselt/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 9: Police officers block a road near an industrial area where the suspects in the shooting attack at the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo headquarters are reportedly holding a hostage, in Dammartin-en-Goele, some 40 kilometres north-east of Paris, France, 09 January 2015. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
French police release wanted poster for remaining 2 #CharlieHebdo suspects http://t.co/9LtrJ9hK2A http://t.co/4KAXiBBU3w
JUST IN: French police: Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi wanted in Paris terror attack: http://t.co/0WbSnKIrgE http://t.co/wjmMg9LveB
#BreakingNews: V @jpney :"We got you" ID #CharlieHebdo terrorists;Said KOUACHI,Sheirf Kouachi &Hamid Mourad #France http://t.co/Sx4D1Btykw
WH releases photo of Obama talking to @fhollande. @Elysee releases photo of conversation after #CharlieHebdo attack. http://t.co/4kXjBudfwl
#BreakingNews: Photo of Cherif Kouachi, the second terrorist accused of the attack against #CharlieHebdo via @jpney http://t.co/W2W7LHgmxk
Police released this warrant naming the suspected terror trio.
A truck tows the car used by armed gunmen who stormed the Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people, on January 7, 2015 in Paris. A source close to the investigation said two men 'armed with a Kalashnikov and a rocket-launcher' stormed the building in central Paris and 'fire was exchanged with security forces'. The source said a gunman had hijacked a car and knocked over a pedestrian while attempting to speed away. AFP PHOTO/DOMINIQUE FAGET (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
France's former President and leader of the right-wing UMP party Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech in Paris on January 7, 2015, as the capital was placed under the highest alert status after heavily armed gunmen shouting Islamist slogans stormed French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and shot dead at least 12 people in the deadliest attack in France in four decades. Police launched a massive manhunt for the masked attackers who reportedly hijacked a car and sped off, running over a pedestrian and shooting at officers. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C) listens to former director of the satirical political Charlie Hebdo Philippe Val (3rdL) outside of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving 12 dead. Heavily armed gunmen shouting Islamist slogans stormed a Paris satirical newspaper office on January 7 and shot dead at least 12 people in the deadliest attack in France in four decades. Police launched a massive manhunt for the masked attackers who reportedly hijacked a car and sped off, running over a pedestrian and shooting at officers. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: Media gather at the scene after gunmen have attacked french satirical weekly 'Charlie Hebdo' at 10, Rue Nicolas Appert on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed including two police officers. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
A victim is evacuated on a stretcher on January 7, 2015 after armed gunmen stormed the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, leaving at least 11 people dead. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighters carry an injured man on a stretcher in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving at least one dead according to a police source and 'six seriously injured' police officers according to City Hall. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DUPEYRAT (Photo credit should read Philippe Dupeyrat/AFP/Getty Images)
Three gunmen carried out the attack in Paris. Here two of them http://t.co/8jNCu78Yqd
Map locating the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo #AFP http://t.co/nJYCABZqAG
How the terrorists win: @Telegraph is now blurring the cover Mohammed cartoon of #CharlieHebdo in its reporting http://t.co/DffGzIrQZI
Une minute de silence en ce moment au @le_Parisien en solidarité avec les victimes de @Charlie_Hebdo_ http://t.co/mY1d72AamT
Can't sleep tonight, thoughts with my French cartooning colleagues, their families and loved ones #CharlieHebdo http://t.co/LqIMRCHPgK
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: A general view of the scene at Charlie Hebdo offices after a deadly attack on the french satirical magazine on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed including two police officers. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira (C) walks with Paris' prosecutor Francois Molins outside of the headquarters of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving twekve dead. At least 12 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on January 7. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: Poice officrs gather at Charlie Hebdo offices after a deadly attack on the french satirical magazine on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed including two police officers. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira reacts outside of the headquarters of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving twekve dead. At least 12 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on January 7. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07 : Police officers take security measures as health workers gather near the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen attacked the offices leaving twelve dead, including two police officers. (Photo by Geoffroy Van der Hasselt S/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07 : Police officers take security measures near the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen attacked the offices leaving twelve dead, including two police officers. (Photo by Geoffroy Van der Hasselt S/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07 : Police officers take security measures near the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen attacked the offices leaving twelve dead, including two police officers. (Photo by Geoffroy Van der Hasselt S/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
French police officers and forensic experts examine the car used by armed gunmen who stormed the Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people, on January 7, 2015 in Paris. A source close to the investigation said two men 'armed with a Kalashnikov and a rocket-launcher' stormed the building in central Paris and 'fire was exchanged with security forces'. The source said a gunman had hijacked a car and knocked over a pedestrian while attempting to speed away. AFP PHOTO/DOMINIQUE FAGET (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighters and police officers gather in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving eleven dead, including two police officers, according to sources close to the investigation. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
ALERTE INFO - Cabu, Wolinski, Charb, Tignous sont morts, selon l'avocat de #CharlieHebdo http://t.co/V12m5QDkGA http://t.co/WC0G7YEMC8
The car used by armed gunmen who stormed the Paris offices of satirical newspaper #CharlieHebdo Photo D. Faget #AFP http://t.co/i7tKpzijq0
Les tireurs de #ChalieHebdo face à une voiture de police. Ils ont fait feu, les policiers ont répliqué puis reculé http://t.co/Ld1sxkRLvW
Police officers gather near the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving eleven dead, including two police officers, according to sources close to the investigation. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DUPEYRAT (Photo credit should read Philippe Dupeyrat/AFP/Getty Images)
11 dead in shooting at French satirical newspaper in Paris http://t.co/aLnz6IYmUS Gun free zones do NOT work #2A http://t.co/Dczb44upVL
Firefighters and rescue services gather near the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving eleven dead, including two police officers, according to sources close to the investigation. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DUPEYRAT (Photo credit should read Philippe Dupeyrat/AFP/Getty Images)
Aucun acte barbare ne saura jamais éteindre la liberté de la presse. Nous sommes un pays unis qui saura réagir et faire bloc.
A victim is evacuated on a stretcher on January 7, 2015 after armed gunmen stormed the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, leaving at least 11 people dead. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighters carry an injured man on a stretcher in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving at least 10 people dead. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS SHOOTING: Hollande to hold emergency govt meeting, heads to the scene - pres office http://t.co/Q27XnP3AS3 http://t.co/JWziWCMdTr
Quartier bouclé par la police. Déclaration attendue de Hollande. #ChalieHebdo @LePoint http://t.co/t85yNGjuqZ
#BREAKING 11 Dead including some journalists after masked gunmen storm newspaper in France. Live pics nxt @News4Today http://t.co/lwTXVqCoKK
Police forces gather in street outside the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving at least 10 people dead according to prosecutors. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
France: 10 feared dead as gunshots fired at French satirical weekly #CharlieHebdo http://t.co/zUw5rfnfFO http://t.co/ZVyF1UtRNV
Here's more on the #CharlieHebdo shooting in Paris http://t.co/zOC9CFPR0T http://t.co/theZZhvjXm
VIDEO from the scene of fatal shooting in Paris http://t.co/sL3aG464Lt #CharlieHebdo http://t.co/FLC3mR5C2S
A photo taken on January 7, 2015 shows a bullet's impact on the window of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving at least 11 people dead. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
France's interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve (C, L) and Paris' Mayor Anne Hidalgo (C, R) arrive at the headquarters of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving at least 11 people dead. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
A photo taken on January 7, 2015 shows a bullet's impact on the window of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving at least 10 people dead. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighters and police officers gather in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving eleven dead, including two police officers, according to sources close to the investigation. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighters and police officers gather near the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving eleven dead, including two police officers, according to sources close to the investigation. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DUPEYRAT (Photo credit should read Philippe Dupeyrat/AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighters and police officers gather in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving eleven dead, including two police officers, according to sources close to the investigation. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
French president François Hollande leaves the Palais de l'Elysee to go to the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving at least 10 people dead. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)
French president François Hollande leaves the Palais de l'Elysee to go to the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving at least 10 people dead. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)
France's interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve (C, L) and Paris' Mayor Anne Hidalgo (C, R) arrive at the headquarters of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving at least 11 people dead. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
French president François Hollande leaves the Palais de l'Elysee to go to the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving at least 10 people dead. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)
French President Francois Hollande (2ndL) talks to the press next to Paris' Mayor Anne Hidalgo (C) upon his arrival at the headquarters of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving eleven dead, including two police officers, according to sources close to the investigation. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07 : The Imam of the eastern suburb of Drancy, Hassen Chalghoumi speaks to media as police officers take security measures near the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen attacked the offices leaving twelve dead, including two police officers. (Photo by Geoffroy Van der Hasselt /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: A general view of the scene after gunmen have attacked french satirical weekly 'Charlie Hebdo' at 10, Rue Nicolas Appert on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed including two police officers. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 07: Candles and a cartoon lies on the ground while people gather at a vigil in front of the French Embassy following the terrorist attack in Paris on January 7, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Twelve people were killed including two police officers as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 07: A man holds a candle while other people gather at a vigil in front of the French Embassy following the terrorist attack in Paris on January 7, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Twelve people were killed including two police officers as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 07: People gather at a vigil in front of the French Embassy following the terrorist attack in Paris on January 7, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Twelve people were killed including two police officers as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 07: A woman holds a candle while other people gather at a vigil in front of the French Embassy following the terrorist attack in Paris on January 7, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Twelve people were killed including two police officers as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 07: A man holds a pencil while other people gather at a vigil in front of the French Embassy following the terrorist attack in Paris on January 7, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Twelve people were killed including two police officers as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
A woman takes part in a gathering on the Old Harbor in Marseille on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 07: Women hold a placard reading 'Je Suis Charli' (I am Charlie) as a French flag flies on the wind during a gathering of people showing their support for the victims of the terrorist attack at French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in front of the Embassy of France on January 7, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the magazine offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
A woman holds a placard reading 'We are all Charlie' during a gathering on the Old Harbor in Marseille on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
People hold a vigil at the Old Harbor in Marseille on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, in the French capital. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
The frontpage of last issue of French satyrical newspaper Charlie Hebdo is seen during a gathering in support of the victims of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, in front of French Embassy in Madrid, on January 7, 2015. Gunmen killed 12 people in an attack today in the offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in the most deadly attack in France since the 1954-1962 Algerian war. AFP PHOTO/ GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)
People stand around candles set near placards reading 'I am Charlie' during a gathering at the Place de la Republique (Republic square) in Paris, on January 7, 2015, to show solidarity for the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Candles are displayed during a gathering in Lyon, central eastern France, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy.AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)
A man holds a placard reading 'I am Charlie' on the Old Harbor in Marseille, southern France, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
A man lights candles near placards reading 'I am Charlie' during a gathering in Paris, on January 7, 2015, to show solidarity for the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Womans hold a banner that reads in French, 'I am Charlie' during a vigil at the Old Harbor in Marseille on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier in the day. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman lights a candle during a gathering in Lyon, central eastern France, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy.AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman lights a candle during a gathering in Lyon, central eastern France, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy.AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman holds a paper reading 'Freedom of expression ' during a gathering at the Place de la Republique (Republic square) in Paris, on January 7, 2015, to show solidarity for the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman holds up an issue of Frenc satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo during a gathering at the Place de la Republique (Republic square) in Paris, on January 7, 2015, to show solidarity for the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
People and lit candles forming the words 'Charlie Hebdo' are reflected in large mirror panels on the Old Port of Marseille, southern France, on January 7, 2015, during a gathering following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed men shouting 'Allahu Akbar' stormed the Paris headquarters of a satirical weekly on January 7, killing 12 people in cold blood in the worst attack in France in decades. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Candles, and a sign that reads in French, 'weep' are placed on the ground as people hold a candle lit vigil at the Old Harbour in Marseille, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman holds a banner that reads in French, 'I am Charlie' at the Old Harbor in Marseille on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman holds an issue of Frenc satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo during a gathering at the Place de la Republique (Republic square) in Paris, on January 7, 2015, to show solidarity for the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
A man holds up a placard bearing the picture of late cartoonist Cabu and reading 'Cabu to the pantheon' during a gathering at the Place de la Republique (Republic square) in Paris, on January 7, 2015, to show solidarity for the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people, including 4 cartoonists on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 07: People hold placards reading 'Je Suis Charli' (I am Charlie) as another one holds a front page of 'Charlie Hebdo' newspaper during a gathering of people showing their support for the victims of the terrorist attack at French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in front of the Embassy of France on January 7, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the magazine offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Candles, a rose and a sign that reads in French, 'I am Charlie' are placed on the ground as people hold a candle lit vigil at the Old Harbour in Marseille, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
People hold A placard 'We are all Charlie' during a gathering at the Place de la Republique (Republic square) in Paris, on January 7, 2015, to show their solidarity for the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 07: A woman holds a placard reading 'Je Suis Charli' (I am Charlie) during a gathering of people showing their support for the victims of the terrorist attack at French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in front of the Embassy of France on January 7, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the magazine offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 07: People hold placards reading 'Je Suis Charli' (I am Charlie) during a gathering of people showing their support for the victims of the terrorist attack at French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in front of the Embassy of France on January 7, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the magazine offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 07: A woman holds a placard reading 'Je Suis Charli' (I am Charlie) during a gathering of people showing their support for the victims of the terrorist attack at French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in front of the Embassy of France on January 7, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the magazine offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Women stick a poster bearing the last cartoon of late cartoonist Charb on a bus station in Paris, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed men shouting 'Allahu Akbar' stormed the Paris headquarters of a satirical weekly on Wednesday, killing 12 people in cold blood in the worst attack in France in decades. Victims included four prominent cartoonists, including the chief editor, Charb, who had been holding a morning meeting when the assailants armed with Kalashnikovs burst in and opened fire, officials said. AFP PHOTO /ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
People hold up signs that read in French, ' I am Charlie' as they rally to pay tribute in Marseille, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier in the day. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
People hold up a sign that read in French, ' Neither Terrorism or Racism' as they rally to pay tribute in Marseille, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier in the day. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: A young person holds a poster saying 'Racism is stupid !!!' as crowds gather at 'Place de la Republique' for a vigil following the terrorist attack earlier today on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 07: A woman reacts as another woman holds a placard reading 'Reporters without borders, for freedom of press' during a gathering of people showing their support for the victims of the terrorist attack at French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in front of the Embassy of France on January 7, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the magazine offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: A person holds a pen, symbol of liberty of press, as crowds gather at 'Place de la Republique' during a vigil following the terrorist attack earlier today on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: People hold a poster saying 'The liberty of press is priceless. Any fundamentalism won't pass' as crowds gather at 'Place de la Republique' for a vigil following the terrorist attack earlier today on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: A man holds a sign saying 'We are Charlie' as crowds gather at 'Place de la Republique' for a vigil following the terrorist attack earlier today on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: A sign saying 'Je suis Charlie' as crowds gather at 'Place de la Republique' for a vigil following the terrorist attack earlier today on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: People hold a candles as crowds gather at 'Place de la Republique' for a vigil following the terrorist attack earlier today on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
People hold up signs that read in French, ' I am Charlie' and 'Their Islam is not ours' (C) as they rally to pay tribute in Marseille, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier in the day. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
People light candles in solidarity with the victims of the terror attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier today, outside the French embassy in Stockholm, January 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY / CLAUDIO BRESCIANI ** SWEDEN OUT ** (Photo credit should read Claudio Bresciani/AFP/Getty Images)
A man holds a poster reading 'I am Charlie' in solidarity with the victims of the terror attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier today, outside the French embassy in Stockholm, January 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY / CLAUDIO BRESCIANI ** SWEDEN OUT ** (Photo credit should read Claudio Bresciani/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: Crowds gather at 'Place de la Republique' during a vigil following the terrorist attack earlier today on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
People gather to light candles under large mirror panels on the Old Port of Marseille, southern France, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed men shouting 'Allahu Akbar' stormed the Paris headquarters of a satirical weekly on January 7, killing 12 people in cold blood in the worst attack in France in decades. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: Crowds gather at 'Place de la Republique' for a vigil following the terrorist attack earlier today on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: A man holds up his phone displaying the words 'Je suis Charlie' as crowds gather at 'Place de la Republique' for a vigil following the terrorist attack earlier today on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
People gather to light candles under large mirror panels on the Old Port of Marseille, southern France, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed men shouting 'Allahu Akbar' stormed the Paris headquarters of a satirical weekly on January 7, killing 12 people in cold blood in the worst attack in France in decades. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: Parisians hold a poster saying 'Students, Journalists, United' as crowds gather at 'Place de la Republique' in solidarity with murdered 'Charlie Hebdo' journalists on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunmen have attacked french satirical weekly 'Charlie Hebdo' at 10, Rue Nicolas Appert on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed including two police officers. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: A woman holds a candle and a pen, symbol of liberty of press, as crowds gather at 'Place de la Republique' for a vigil following the terrorist attack earlier today on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
People hold placards reading, 'I am Charlie' in Clermont-Ferrand, on January 7, 2015, during a rally in support of the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN (Photo credit should read THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: Signs saying 'Je suis Charlie' are held up as crowds gather at 'Place de la Republique' for a vigil following the terrorist attack earlier today on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: People hold signs saying 'Je suis Charlie' as crowds gather at 'Place de la Republique' for a vigil following the terrorist attack earlier today on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 07: A man holds up his tablet displaying the words 'Je suis Charlie' as crowds gather at 'Place de la Republique' for a vigil following the terrorist attack earlier today on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
People holds pens in the air and show messages on mobile phones at a gathering in Trafalgar Square in central London to show their respect for the twelve people killed in Paris today in a terrorist attack at the headquarters of satirical publication 'Charlie Hebdo' on January 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
People gather in Trafalgar Square in central London to show their respect for the twelve people killed in Paris today in a terrorist attack at the headquarters of satirical publication 'Charlie Hebdo' on January 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
People hold posters as they gather in Trafalgar Square in central London to show their respect for the twelve people killed in Paris today in a terrorist attack at the headquarters of satirical publication 'Charlie Hebdo' on January 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 07: People hold pencils up during a gathering of people showing their support for the victims of the terrorist attack at French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in front of the Consulate of France on January 7, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the magazine offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 07: People light candles on a Charlie Hebdo Magazine during a gathering of people showing their support for the victims of the terrorist attack at French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in front of the Consulate of France on January 7, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the magazine offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 07: A woman holds a banner with a pencil painted during a gathering of people showing their support for the victims of the terrorist attack at French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in front of the Consulate of France on January 7, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the magazine offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 07: People hold pencils up during a gathering of people showing their support for the victims of the terrorist attack at French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in front of the Consulate of France on January 7, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Twelve people were killed, including two police officers, as two gunmen opened fire at the magazine offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Pens are held in the air as people gather in Trafalgar Square in central London to show their respect for the twelve people killed in Paris today in a terrorist attack at the headquarters of satirical publication 'Charlie Hebdo' on January 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman holds a placard reading, 'I am Charlie' in Clermont-Ferrand, on January 7, 2015, during a rally in support of the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN (Photo credit should read THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman holds a placard reading, 'We are all Charlie' in Clermont-Ferrand, on January 7, 2015, during a rally in support of the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN (Photo credit should read THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 7: People gather to protest gun attack on satirical magazine 'Charlie Hebdo' in Paris, in front of French Embassy building in Berlin, Germany, on January 7, 2015. (Photo by Cuneyt Karadag/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 7: French Ambassador Philippe Etienne (R) and Thomas Oppermann (C), German politician with the Social Democratic Party (SPD), light candles as people gather to protest gun attack on satirical magazine 'Charlie Hebdo' in Paris, in front of French Embassy building in Berlin, Germany, on January 7, 2015. (Photo by Cuneyt Karadag/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A woman holds a placard reading, 'I am Charlie' in Clermont-Ferrand, on January 7, 2015, during a rally in support of the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN (Photo credit should read THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A person holds a placard reading, 'I am Charlie' in Clermont-Ferrand, on January 7, 2015, during a rally in support of the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN (Photo credit should read THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: A man holds a poster reading 'Je suis Charlie' (I am Charlie) during a vigil in Trafalgar Square for victims of the terrorist attack in Paris on January 7, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. Twelve people were killed including two police officers as two gunmen opened fire at the offices of the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
People hold posters as they gather in Trafalgar Square in central London to show their respect for the twelve people killed in Paris today in a terrorist attack at the headquarters of satirical publication 'Charlie Hebdo' on January 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
A person holds a placard reading, 'I am Charlie' in Clermont-Ferrand, on January 7, 2015, during a rally in support of the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN (Photo credit should read THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A young woman holds a poster as people gather in Trafalgar Square in central London to show their respect for the twelve people killed in Paris today in a terrorist attack at the headquarters of satirical publication 'Charlie Hebdo' on January 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
People hold posters as people gather in Trafalgar Square in central London to show their respect for the twelve people killed in Paris today in a terrorist attack at the headquarters of satirical publication 'Charlie Hebdo' on January 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
A person holds a placard reading, 'I am Charlie' as others raise pens in Clermont-Ferrand, on January 7, 2015, during a rally in support of the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO THIERRY ZOCCOLAN (Photo credit should read THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/Getty Images)
People hold placards reading in French 'I am Charlie' during a gathering in front of the prefecture in Lille, northern France, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed men shouting 'Allahu Akbar' stormed the Paris headquarters of a satirical weekly on January 7, killing 12 people in cold blood in the worst attack in France in decades. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)
A person holds placards reading 'Charlie, Defend me .. against the extremes, against the FN (French far-right political party Front National), against bullshit, for liberty' (C) ; 'Love is stronger than hate' and 'I am Charlie', during a gathering at the Place de la Republique (Republic square) in Paris, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
Women hold placards reading 'I am Charlie' (L) and 'Together against barbarism' during a gathering in Toulouse on January 7, 2015, in solidarity for the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO / ERIC CABANIS (Photo credit should read ERIC CABANIS/AFP/Getty Images)
People hold placards reading 'I am Charlie' during a gathering in support of the victims of the terrorist attack on French satyrical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in front of French Embassy in Madrid, on January 7, 2015. Gunmen killed 12 people in an attack today in the offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in the most deadly attack in France since the 1954-1962 Algerian war. AFP PHOTO/ GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)
people holds placards reading 'I am Charlie' during a gathering in Toulouse on January 7, 2015, in solidarity for the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO / ERIC CABANIS (Photo credit should read ERIC CABANIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A man holds a drawing during a gathering at the Place de la Republique (Republic square) in Paris, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG ***ALTERNATIVE CROP*** (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
people gather in Toulouse on January 7, 2015, to show their solidarity for the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO / ERIC CABANIS (Photo credit should read ERIC CABANIS/AFP/Getty Images)
People hold placards with the front pages of several editions of Charlie Hebdo magazine during a gathering on January 7, 2015 in Lille, northern France, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed men shouting 'Allahu Akbar' stormed the Paris headquarters of a satirical weekly on January 7, killing 12 people in cold blood in the worst attack in France in decades. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)
people hold placards reading 'I am Charlie' during a gathering in Toulouse on January 7, 2015, in support for the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed gunmen massacred 12 people on Wednesday after bursting into the Paris offices of a satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims with controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. AFP PHOTO / ERIC CABANIS (Photo credit should read ERIC CABANIS/AFP/Getty Images)
People light candles forming the name Charlie during a gathering in Strasbourg, eastern France, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Heavily armed men shouting 'Allahu Akbar' stormed the Paris headquarters of a satirical weekly on January 7, killing 12 people in cold blood in the worst attack in France in decades. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK HERTZOG (Photo credit should read PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images)
A WOman lays a candle during a gathering at the Place de la Republique (Republic square) in Paris, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
A man holds a candle and placard that reads in French, 'I am Charlie' during a gathering in Strasbourg, eastern France, on January 7, 2015, following an attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. France's Muslim leadership sharply condemned the shooting at the Paris satirical weekly that left at least 12 people dead as a 'barbaric' attack and an assault on press freedom and democracy. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK HERTZOG (Photo credit should read PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images)
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CAIRO (AP) -- Yemen's al-Qaida branch on Wednesday confirmed it carried out last week's deadly assault on a French satirical newspaper to avenge cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, as it called for unity among jihadi ranks and vowed more attacks on the West.

In an 11-minute video posted on the group's Twitter account, Nasr al-Ansi, a top commander of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, said the attack on the office of the Charlie Hebdo weekly -in which two gunmen massacred 12 people - was in "revenge for the prophet."

He warned of more "tragedies and terror" in the future, saying "you will look for peace and stability but you will not find it because of the deeds of those carrying out martyrdom operations and heroes of lone jihad."

Al-Ansi said AQAP "chose the target, laid out the plan and financed the operation." He said the radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in September 2011, had arranged the attack.

If confirmed, that would mean the Paris attack was years in the making. But Al-Ansi produced no evidence to support his claims, leaving lingering questions over the exact relationship between the attackers and the militant group's leadership in Yemen.

Al-Qaeda and the Paris Attacks, Explained

U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence AQAP coordinated the attack or knew about it in advance. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss classified matters publicly.

An AQAP member told The Associated Press Friday that the group was responsible, but the video contained the first official claim.

The statement emerged as Charlie Hebdo defiantly released a new issue with a caricature of the prophet on the cover, with copies selling out before dawn across Paris.

The assault on the magazine was the first successful operation by AQAP outside of Yemen, and came after a number of failed attacks on the U.S., which views the Yemeni affiliate as al-Qaida's most dangerous franchise.

Al-Ansi said orders came from al-Qaida's top leader Ayman al-Zawahri, Osama bin Laden's successor. The attack on the weekly was the beginning of three days of terror in France that saw 17 people killed before three Islamic extremists were gunned down by security forces.

Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, who carried out the attack on the paper, were "heroes," al-Ansi said.

"Congratulations to you, the nation of Islam, for this revenge that has soothed our pain," he said.

He made no claim to a subsequent attack on a kosher grocery store by a friend of the Kouachis, Amedy Coulibaly, who killed a French policewoman on Thursday and four hostages on Friday.

Coulibaly appeared in a video message two days after his death pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, a fierce rival to al-Qaida, and saying he had worked with the Kouachis.

The Coulibaly video raised questions over possible cooperation between the rival groups, which are competing for resources, recruits and leadership of the worldwide jihadi movement, and which in Syria are battling over turf.

Al-Ansi called the timing of the two attacks a "coincidence." But he also praised Coulibaly and appealed for unity among jihadi ranks, saying the attack marked a "new turning point in the history of confrontation" with the West.

"Al Qaeda seeks to unify the jihad and will work with other groups," said Katherine Zimmerman, a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. "Coulibaly's support for ISIS did not appear to affect AQAP's calculations in praising his role."

However, she added that AQAP's rejection of the Islamic State's self-styled caliphate would likely preclude cooperation at higher levels.

By taking responsibility for the deadliest attack in France in more than half a century, al-Qaida's Yemeni branch is positioning itself as the group's most influential offshoot.

In Yemen, the group is battling against the government as well as Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, who have seized the capital and other parts of the country as part of a prolonged power struggle with the U.S.-backed president. As the Houthis have moved into predominantly Sunni areas they have driven many into the arms of the jihadis.

The group has also benefited from a popular backlash against years of U.S. drone strikes, which have targeted AQAP leaders and safe houses but also killed civilians.

In Wednesday's video, al-Ansi accused France of belonging to the "party of Satan," saying it "shared all of America's crimes."

Formed in 2009 as a merger between the terror group's Yemeni and Saudi branches, AQAP has been blamed for a string of unsuccessful bomb plots against American targets.

These include a foiled plan to down a Detroit-bound airliner in 2009 using a new type of explosive hidden in the bomber's underwear, and another attempt a year later to send bombs hidden in toner cartridges aboard cargo planes bound to the U.S. from the Gulf.

At least one of the two brothers involved in the Paris attack traveled to Yemen in 2011 and either received training from or fought alongside the group, authorities say. A U.S. intelligence assessment described to the AP said 34-year-old Said Kouachi was trained in preparation to return home and carry out an attack.

Al-Qaida has in the past threatened the Charlie Hebdo staff and other cartoonists who depict Islam's prophet, which is considered sacrilege by most Muslims. Editor Stephane Charbonnier, one of those killed last Wednesday, was on a hit list published in a 2013 edition of Inspire, AQAP's English-language publication.

Al-Ansi mocked Sunday's anti-terror march in Paris, attended by one million people and more than 40 world leaders, indicating the video was made in the last two days.

"Look carefully at their gathering. They are the same who fought us in Afghanistan, Caucasus, Gaza, the Levant, Iraq, Somalia and Yemen," al-Ansi said.

The video played footage from the march alongside images of the Sept. 11 attacks. It also featured footage of 2012 demonstrations against a short online film that mocked the prophet, sparking worldwide protests.

Those protests were linked to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed.

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Associated Press writer Ken Dilanian in Washington contributed to this report.

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