Wednesday, July 09, 2003


Certainly a headline you don't see everyday.
"It's true that we're suffering from a lack of water and electricity cuts, but that will sort itself out," says Mohammed Yussef, a 21-year-old Shiite in central Baghdad.

Sitting behind the wheel of an old car that he has transformed into a taxi to earn a living, Mohammed had been waiting in line for more than three hours at a filling station.

With the country's fuel pipelines and refineries suffering sabotage attacks and looting after the fall of the regime, just getting hold of fuel has become an arduous task, despite Iraq possessing the world's second largest oil reserves.

But Mohammed remains patient.

"The Americans did well to get rid of Saddam. Little by little life is getting back to normal," he says.

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