Beyond the Headlines: July 4-10

  • More oil infrastructure attacks
  • Baghdad moves on power plant deals
  • Dhi Qar leaders decry U.S. forces
  • Violence spikes in Anbar
Beyond the Headlines: July 4-10
An employee of Iranian power development firm Sunir walks past the Sadr City power station during its inauguration day in Baghdad's Sadr city April 24, 2011. The power plant will begin using natural gas when the pipeline from Iran is completed later this year. (KAREEM RAHEEM/Reuters)

Oil infrastructure attackedMOSUL — Saboteurs targeted an oil pipeline in northern Iraq Saturday, taking it offline as the country’s oil sector continues to suffer from increasing violence.The pipeline is a minor link from the Batma oil field, pumping 700 barrels per day (bpd), to a gas separation station in Ayn Zala, 45 kilometers northwest of Mosul. The facility processes 10,000 bpd of oil from a variety of fields.The pipeline will be offline for two days, according to a North O...

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