Alleged pipeline bombers arrested

Oil Police parade alleged perpetrators of numerous bombings of recent Basra oil pipelines as threats continue to oil and national security.
Alleged pipeline bombers arrested
Six suspects in the Dec. 13, 2011, bombing of the pipelines outside the Rumaila oil field, in front of a cache of weapons. (ALI ABU IRAQ/Iraq Oil Report)

Iraq's beleaguered security forces are touting a victory in one of the most crucial aspects of securing the country -- the arrest of what Oil Police officials call "a gang" that has been successfully targeting vital oil export pipelines in Basra, where the world's largest international oil companies are developing the country's sole source of income."We seized the possession of these perpetrators, guns, mortars and medium and light weapons and explosive devices, grenades, rocket launcher and...

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