Terrorism & Security Al Qaeda plot revealed? Yemen says it stopped massive militant operation

 Yemeni officials say Al Qaeda operatives were targeting oil pipelines and port cities, with an eye on the country's export infrastructure.

Hani Mohammed/AP

Yemeni officials say the government has foiled a massive plot to attack the country's oil and export infrastructure, plans that may have been the subject of last week's Al Qaeda communications that triggered a broad US closure of its diplomatic missions around the world.

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