A section of pipeline lies near a pool of spilled crude oil near Khifa, Iraq. Constant repairs are required on pipelines in the area because they are regularly damaged by thieves and saboteurs between the towns of Kirkuk adn Bayji. (Scott Canon/Kansas City Star/MCT)
A section of pipeline lies near a pool of spilled crude oil near Khifa, Iraq. Constant repairs are required on pipelines in the area because they are regularly damaged by thieves and saboteurs between the towns of Kirkuk adn Bayji. (Scott Canon/Kansas City Star/MCT) MCT
A section of pipeline lies near a pool of spilled crude oil near Khifa, Iraq. Constant repairs are required on pipelines in the area because they are regularly damaged by thieves and saboteurs between the towns of Kirkuk adn Bayji. (Scott Canon/Kansas City Star/MCT) MCT

Unguarded Iraqi pipelines easy targets for thieves, insurgents

June 28, 2007 6:05 PM

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