Up in smoke!
22 Jun 2004 18:44 GMT
Are they getting any oil out of Iraq? Not if the resistance has any say. Peace. Joe
Saboteurs blast oil pipeline in Iraq
The Associated Press
BAGHDAD, Iraq (June 22, 9:03 am PDT) - Saboteurs blasted a key oil pipeline transporting crude oil from the northern town of Beji to one of the countries largest oil refineries - another in a series of attacks targeting Iraq's infrastructure, authorities said Tuesday
Large plumes of thick black smoke rose above the pipeline burning near the town of al-Mashahidah, 20 miles north of Baghdad. The explosion ripped through the pipeline late on Monday, said Salah Ali Hamid, an oil security guard.
The blast cut off supplies to the Dora refinery, which produces gasoline, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas for the domestic market.
The attack comes was one of a series of attacks on infrastructure targets ahead of the June 30 handover of power. Insurgents are attacking such sites in hopes of undermining funds for the interim government.