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Militia Set Fire to Iraq Oil Well in New Tactic

Shi’ite militia have set fire to an oil well in southern Iraq, Baghdad said Monday, adopting a new tactic in the uprising against U.S. forces and the new Iraqi government. “The well in a field near the city of Amara was targeted on Sunday,” an Iraqi government spokesman said. While the attack on one of thousands of oil wells in Iraq’s southern fields will have negligible impact for production, it underlines the threat to Iraq’s oil infrastructure from the Mehdi Army, followers of anti-U.S. cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. Full Story

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