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Saboteurs Attack Oil Pipeline in Iraq

Saboteurs blew up an oil pipeline Monday, shutting down Iraqi oil exports from the north, and set fire to a storage and pumping station in northern Iraq, offficials said. The pipeline, which connects the Kirkuk oil field with the Turkish port of Ceyhan, was hit Monday morning in the Safra area, 37 miles southwest of Kirkuk, said an official in the Northern Oil Company under condition of anonymity. Oil exports to Turkey, the outlet for Iraq’s northern fields, was halted due to the blast, he said. It will take at least a week to repair the damage, he said. Full Story

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