Monday, May 14, 2012

Al-Qaeda attacks gas pipeline in Yemen's Shabwa

By Fatik al-Rodaini
Sana'a, May 14, 2012- Ansar al-Sharia, an Islamic group linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula attacked on Monday a gas pipeline in the Yemeni city of Shabwa.
The group assaulted the gas pipeline in Yemen's southeastern province of Shabwa on Sunday night, which transfers LNG from central Mareb province to an export facility at Balhaf on the Gulf of Aden.
The fresh attack is the fourth against oil and gas facilities in the restive province of Shabwa within two months.
Two days ago, a gas exporting pipeline was attacked by a saboteur in Yemen's eastern province of Mareb.
Security sources in Mareb said that a saboteur blew up a gas pipeline in al-Dmashiqa district of al-Wadi city.
Al-Qaeda militants blew up a gas exporting pipeline for the second times during the last month in Yemen's southeast province of Shabwa.
The sources reported that the pipeline transferring liquefied natural gas from Yemen's Mareb province to Belhaf terminal was bombed in al-Akla district of Shabwa province, stopping the country's export of gas.

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