Middle East News
Armed groups set on fire 20 oil trucks (Extra)
Sep 18, 2007, 14:54 GMT
Baghdad - Armed groups believed to belong to al-Qaeda terrorist network in Iraq Tuesday set 20 oil trucks ablaze on the Fallujah-Samarra road, independent Voices of Iraq news (VOI) agency reported, citing a police source.
The gunmen also seized a number of drivers, while others managed to escape and reported the incident, the source added.
Most of the truck drivers, according to the source, are from Anbar and Salahaddin provinces who transport crude oil from Bayji refinery, 180 kilometres south of Baghdad. Then they export it to Jordan and Syria through Anbar province.
The Fallujah-Samarra road is 100 kilometres south of Baghdad, linking it with Anbar and Salahaddin provinces.© 2007 dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur