Beyond the Headlines: July 11-17

  • Smugglers caught tapping Missan pipeline
  • Maliki to visit China
  • U.S. transitions in Kirkuk
Beyond the Headlines: July 11-17
Iraqi emergency responders mourn the loss of colleagues killed by deadly bombings in Kirkuk on May 19, 2011. Violence continues to plague the oil-rich area, as four men were shot and killed in the al-Shuhada Wa’l Mafqudeen neighborhood, in the south of the city, on July 9. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

Smugglers caught tapping Missan pipelineAMARA — Police arrested a gang of smugglers after they breached a pipeline between the Halfaya oil field and the Missan refinery.A Missan police official said on July 12 that the suspects had not yet stolen any oil when they were caught, but they had allegedly damaged a section of pipeline that runs along the bank of the Tigris River near the grain mill south of Amara city.Two days after the sabotage, Iraq Oil Report observed that oil had see...

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