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Sabotage in Iraq

Name
Sabotage in Iraq
Accident date
14/09/2004
Location
Iraq
Accident area
250 km north of Baghdad
Spill area
Inland waters
Cause of spill
Attack
Nature of pollutant
Crude oil
Ship / structure type
Pipeline

On 14 September 2004, saboteurs attacked a location where several pipelines met to cross the Tigris River near the city of Beiji, 250 km north of Baghdad. The burning crude oil escaping from the fractured pipelines ran downhill into the river. It took 3 days to control the fire. The attack occurred just as technicians had finished repairing two valves damaged by a previous explosion.

In 2004, there were 123 sabotages in Iraq.

Last update: 05/06/2014