Beyond the Headlines: April 1, 2012

  • SOC workers demand profits
  • Maliki fires Missan police chief
  • Missan starts gas pipeline
  • Anbar marks summit with protests
Beyond the Headlines: April 1, 2012
Residents of Falluja celebrate the Arab League summit and protest the central Iraqi government, which it blames for a lack of services and increased sectarian tension in the country. (JAMAL NAJI/Iraq Oil Report)

SOC workers demand profitsBASRA – Dozens of employees of Iraq's state-run South Oil Company (SOC) staged a protest on March 27 to demand a piece of the company's profits.Protesters claimed that, under an agreement finalized on March 18 with SOC leaders, they are due 385 billion Iraqi dinars ($320 million)."Associates deserve these profits, but they are losing them to corrupt operations within the company," said a protest organizer who identified himself as Abu Adel.SOC spokesm...

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