Iraq Pipeline Blast: Root Causes

At least 27 die as US occupation fails to ensure supply of sufficient flashlights;

“The looters seized the security vacuum yesterday as the police protecting the pipeline withdrew from their posts,” said Dr. Hussain al-Janabi, director of the Diwaniya hospital. He said he was told that the explosion took place when one of the looters “lit up his lighter to see if his jerry can was full or not.”

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