5,152. 6/12/2003

“On 12 June, 2003, the main pipeline carrying Iraqi crude from the northern oil fields to Ceyhan in Turkey was attacked, launching the ‘pipeline war.’ This war was a constant struggle between saboteurs trying to shut down Iraq’s oil exports and repair crews, and a variety of installation protection forces trying to stop them from doing so.”

 – Ali A. Allawi, The Occupation of Iraq, Page 175

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