Information gleaned from the data captured after Osama bin Laden's killing reveals high-level orders to attack Iraq's oil infrastructure.

Iraqi oil sector focal target of al-Qaida

Iraqi oil sector focal target of al-Qaida
U.S. forces, on patrol in the Beiji refinery in 2010, will withdraw from the base at the refinery sometime this summer. (AYMAN OGHANA/Iraq Oil Report)

After Osama bin Laden was killed, U.S. officials began poring over data that confirmed what is already common knowledge here in Iraq: al-Qaida's senior leadership is directing its cells to keep targeting the country's oil sector, according to the top U.S. military spokesperson in Iraq."We learned in the past couple of months that there are still current instructions out there, strategic-level guidance, if you will, from al-Qaida senior leadership to conduct these attacks," Maj. Gen. Jeffrey ...

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