Saturday, January 15, 2005

nostalgic for Basrah

"The last few days have witnessed an upsurge in violence, a fact which is not in the least surprising. Suicide attacks have been carried out on a daily basis, mostly in Mosul and Baghdad, and political assassinations are alarmingly rampant in many parts of the country.

The power grid broke down several times these last two weeks resulting in country-wide blackouts sometimes lasting 2 or 3 days. At one point, oil exports were crippled from both Kirkuk and Basrah oil fields. Meanwhile, the shortage of local oil products has exacerbated and lines at gas stations are longer than ever."
Healing Iraq


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