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Sabotage Derails Iraqi Oil & Water Supply

HeadlineAug 18, 2003

Saboteurs blew up the main oil pipeline from Iraq to Turkey Saturday halting oil exports in northern Iraq just three days after they began. And in Baghdad, over 300,000 homes have been left without water after the city’s water main was bombed.

Mortars were also fired at a large prison outside of Baghdad where the U.S. is holding 1,000 Iraqis. Six inmates died in the attack and 60 more were wounded. The Los Angeles Times reports the mortar attack was meant to hit the U.S. soldiers guarding the jail.

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