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Sabotage Rising in Iraq – Reconstruction Official

Sabotage against Iraq’s oil and electric power grids is increasing, an official of the U.S.-led reconstruction effort there said on Monday and he appealed to Iraqi citizens to turn in saboteurs. “I’m certainly not expecting the ordinary Iraqi housewife or worker to go out there and fight off a saboteur,” Andrew Bearpark told Pentagon reporters in a teleconference from Baghdad. But “ordinary people can certainly pass on information,” he added, noting that rewards had been offered for such reports as part of an effort to bring security to troubled Iraq, where U.S. and British troops are being killed in violent attacks. Bearpark, who is British and serves as director of regional services in a reconstruction and stabilization effort headed by U.S. administrator Paul Bremer, said that while sabotage was increasing he sensed that most Iraqis were against it. Full Story

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