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Al-Qaeda Warns of Possible Attacks on French Oil Giant Facilities in Yemen

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YemeN lNG Plant

By NY Staff

The al-Qaeda terrorist network in Yemen warned on Sunday that buildings in the country belonging to French energy giant Total are “legitimate targets” for the militants’ operations.

The al-Qaeda militants cautioned Muslims working for Total in Yemen to stay away from the buildings in a Twitter message. The terrorist group also claimed responsibility for two failed rocket attacks on a gas liquefaction plant co-operated by Total on the Gulf of Aden on Thursday. According to officials, the rockets failed to cause any casualties or damage to property.

last week the Yemen LNG  has confirmed array shells that target the company export terminal. The company issued a press release on Thursday 18th of December, 2014, says at around 19:00, 2 blasts sounded, offshore and onshore outside the Balhaf Plant, coming from 2 rocket-launched explosive devices. There were no casualties or damage. The Balhaf Plant remains in operation. Security measures have been reinforced in order to ensure vigilant surveillance of the plant and vicinity. In addition, Yemen LNG is working with the Yemeni Authorities to take further measures around Balhaf in order to ensure maximum security of people and assets on site.

By early Feb,the Yemen LNG company confirms of a blast sounded offshore the Balhaf plant, coming from a rocket launching explosive devices. The company sent a press release to the media outlet in Yemen admitting to the fact of the blast causing no casualties or damage and confirming the ongoing operations of the Balhaf offshore terminal. “Security measures have been reinforced in order to ensure vigilant surveillance of the plant and vicinity.

On December 10th, 2013, Yemen LNG confirmed that a rocket-launched an explosive device that landed on the ground inside the Balhaf Plant at the extremity of the process area. There were no injuries and only slight property damage. Production and shipping operations continue. Government has implemented additional measures around Balhaf to ensure maximum security of people and assets at Balhaf. On December 6th, the company evacuated hundreds of workers from its Balhaf terminal on the Gulf of Aden, after a mortar round hit the site.