Yemeni tribesmen blow up second oil pipeline

Yemeni tribesmen blew up an oil pipeline in eastern Marib province on Thursday, Yemeni media reported on Friday.

According to officials, the attack was carried out by members of the Al-Shabwan tribe who detonated explosives attached to the pipeline which runs through their land from the Safar oil field.

Thursday’s attack was the second in this week. The same tribe attacked the pipeline, petrol stations, power lines and government buildings on Tuesday to avenge the death of Sheikh Jaber Ali al-Shabwani.

Shabwani and four his bodyguards were killed in an air strike on an Al-Qaeda member late on Monday.

Meanwhile, Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has released a video announcing Othman Ahmed al-Ghamdi, a Saudi Arabian man as a senior member of the group.

Al-Ghamdi has spent four years in US military Guantanamo prison after he was captured in Afghanistan. The videotape also confirms the deaths of three leaders of the group killed in December and January during Yemeni air raids.