Yemen foils al Qaeda plot to seize oil and gas facilities
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 20:47
Sanaa: Yemeni security forces have foiled a plot by al Qaeda to take over oil and gas export facilities and a provincial capital in the eastern part of the country, a government official said on Wednesday.

Rajeh Badi, press advisor to Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa, said the plot involved using dozens of al Qaeda militants dressed in Yemeni army uniforms to storm the facilities on the night of the 27th of Ramadan, which was on Sunday, and hold them.


First Published: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 17:13

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