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02-23-2013, 04:02 PM
Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:48

http://www.shafaaq.com/en/images/2013/3/iraq-oil-fire-pipeline_13122011.jpgShafaq News / A security source in Nineveh Operations Command said on Saturday, that al- Qaeda and other militant groups "control " the transfer of strategic oil pipeline between Salahuddin and Nineveh at night; and extract oil amid of the government "shortage".
The source, who asked not to be named told "Shafaq News", that "al -Qaeda militants and other gangs controls the strategic oil pipeline at night that links between Salahuddin and Nineveh line (Baiji - Hamam Alil) to transport oil derivatives and conduct organized theft," indicating, that " this is taking place in front of the government inability to prevent those groups."
He added that "the organized smuggling of petroleum products are being carried out in uninhabited area that lack for military units through holes in the petroleum products pipeline."
The source said that "the pipeline was blown up twice in one week, when the concerned authorities in the Ministry of Oil stopped pumping the oil to prevent smuggling, prompting these parties to blow it up."

The Oil Ministry had announced on Thursday that the petroleum products pipeline that links between Salahuddin and Nineveh line (Baiji – Hamam Alil) was subjected to an act of sabotage led to stop pumping as a result of the breakout of a fire.
The Iraqi authorities say that al- Qaeda began a process of self-financing after external funding has been stopped from them by "extortion”, armed "robbery" and smuggling of oil derivatives.