Refinery Corruption Seen Funding Terrorism




 
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Refinery Corruption Seen Funding Terrorism
 
January 15th, 2007  
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Topic: Refinery Corruption Seen Funding Terrorism


Refinery Corruption Seen Funding Terrorism
Washington Times
January 15, 2007
Pg. 15


BAGHDAD -- Iraqi militants are taking most of the $1.5 billion a year that is stolen from Iraq's main oil refinery through smuggling and corruption, the government told parliament yesterday.
Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih said crime was behind a crisis in the oil industry, which is struggling to meet Iraq's own fuel needs despite having the world's third-biggest reserves.
"We are losing $1.5 billion at Baiji refinery alone, and most of this money is channeled to terrorists, who are using it to target us and target our nation," Mr. Salih said.
 


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