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LeahMira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:45 PM
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Three boats explode at Iraqi oil terminal
The blasts on Saturday evening,appear to becoordinated human bomb attacks, Captain Hisham H Halawi said.There was no immediate word on casualties or damage from the blasts, he added.

It was the first known maritime attack on Iraqi oil facilities since the March 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. Resistance fighters have been attacking pipelines in the north and south of Iraq, at times disrupting theexport of oil.

The first blast came when an occupation warship patrolling the Gulf sighted a small boat near an oil platform, Halawi said. The warship sent a team to the boat, but when they boarded it, the boat exploded, he said.

The other boats exploded alongside two oil tankers near the Abbott oil facility south of Iraq's main port, Umm Qasr, he said.

The oil attacks came three days after near simultaneous car bombings in the southern Iraqi city of Basra - 50 km from Umm Qasr - that killed 74 people.

http://english.aljazeera.net/english/Templates/GeneralA...
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:47 PM
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1. NPR saying it had to be al-qaida...
:eyes:
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:24 PM
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3. Gee....
how creative.
You know, after the information posted in a different thread in
which it was stated that Hamas had been "infiltrated by Mossad"...
I have to be VERY suspicious of WHO actually is doing all these
attacks.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:41 PM
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4. kalian, you are not the only one who is...
suspicious.
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:44 PM
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5. Glad to know that I'm not alone.
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 05:44 PM by kalian
:toast:
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:50 PM
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2. I cannot get into this link..anyone else having trouble???
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:49 PM
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6. I am guessing it is a problem with volume...
My links to al-j are timing out. I am guessing all of the death and destruction in Iraq today may be a factor... :(
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