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Saboteurs Attack Iraq Electrical Grid

HeadlineJun 11, 2004

The New York Times is reporting that Iraq’s electrical grid is in shambles after being attacked by saboteurs. Power has been cut to more than 100 power lines that form the backbone of Iraq’s electrical system. Nearly 1,200 electrical towers have been toppled. Informal surveys have shown that residents in Baghdad have electricity for between 6 and 12 hours a day. A day when the power is off for 2/3 of the day is typical.

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