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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:17 AM
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Iraqi oil pipeline badly damaged (will take two weeks to repair)
Iraqi oil pipeline badly damaged


Tuesday 25 May 2004

An oil pipeline that carries crude from the northern Kirkuk oilfields to Turkey has been bombed and majorily damaged.


A security official of Iraq's Northern Oil Company, Juma Ahmad, confirmed on Monday that an explosive device badly damaged the pipe at around 15:00 GMT.

He said the attack was carried out on a section between the Kirkuk oilfields to the Dibis pumping installations, 50kms further north. Pumping had to be stopped in order to battle the fire.

Issam Muhammad, another security official for Northern Oil, said Monday's fire had been put out but the damage would take 12 days to repair.

The inability of US occupation forces to provide security in Iraq has prompted retired Marine General Anthony Zinni to criticize White House policies.

The former chief of Central Command told CBS' "60 Minutes" it was time to change course in Iraq.

Taking responsiblity

"The course is headed over Niagara Falls. I think it's time to change course a little bit or at least hold somebody responsible for putting you on this course. Because it's been a failure," he said on Sunday....>>

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/B1F7BCD7-69D9-4A...


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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:35 AM
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1. Seen this before
Its the sabotage of the month club on this baby.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:42 AM
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2. Durn
One would think they're trying to protect their property and revenue or something.
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jmcgowanjm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:08 AM
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3. the media incitement policy that al-Jazeera pursues against the US
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