Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Yemen Claims Qaeda Plot Blocked

Yemen's government has claimed that is has halted an al Qaeda plan right as the country is in international spotlight. Coming off of yesterday's drone strike that killed at least four al Qaeda, Yemen has stopped a plot to seize a sea terminal and capture or kill its foreign workers.
The plan would have involved many Qaeda operatives wearing Yemeni Army uniforms to seize the port and then attack, kill or kidnap foreigners working there, the officials said. It was not clear if the disruption of the purported plan was linked to a spate of recent American drone strikes.
Yemen has played this up to be quite a bit larger:
The BBC earlier quoted a Yemeni government spokesman as saying the foiled plots were more extensive, involving plans to blow up oil pipelines and take over two ports in the south, threatening Yemen’s oil exports.

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