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    Al-Qaeda Threatens Attacks on French Oil Giant Facilities in Yemen

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    The al-Qaeda terrorist network in Yemen announced terrorist attacks on facilities of French oil giant Total in Yemen.

    MOSCOW, December 21 (Sputnik) — 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, Anadolu news agency reported.

    The al-Qaeda militants cautioned Muslims working for Total in Yemen to stay away from the buildings in a Twitter message, as reported by the news agency.

    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.

    The militants explained that they attacked the facility since it was being used to launch drone strikes on al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen.

    The Yemeni al-Qaeda is a part of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) formed in 2009. The group is responsible for launching attacks in the country’s South and East.

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