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Iraqi Oil Target of Sabotage, Smuggling

Iraqis can't get their hands on fuel despite the nation's abundant oil supplies, and the situation continues to drive frustration and even recent rioting. U.S. and British officials say production facilities have been crippled by sabotage. They're also battling a smuggling operation that has sent oil to neighboring Kuwait. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.