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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] I have been "liberated" from telephone service for 7 months! I am "liberated" now from electricity for more than 40 hours. According to Brookings institute figures Baghdad was getting (pre war) 2500 Mega Watts and in September 1229 Mega Watts (less than 50%). I have heard more than 20 explosions in Baghdad in the last hour or so. CNN and othe media are not reporting this (bad news) yet!. Maybe I will finaly be "liberated" from life soon! Best Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar Baghdad, occupied Iraq http://news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,7893677%255E1702,00.html Much of Baghdad without power November 17, 2003 WIDE areas of the Iraqi capital were without power today, but the head of the city's main power plant ruled out sabotage as a cause for the outage. Power went off around midnight local time and was still off some 10 hours later. The US compound and some major buildings were lit by generators. The head of the al-Doura power plant, the city's largest, said that power supplies from the north to Baghdad were disrupted after heavy rains in the country and Baghdad plants became overloaded due to the shortage. Jinan Matti said that power workers in Baghdad were working to restore electrical supplies. A US military spokesman said the coalition press centre was operating on generator power. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk