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Corruption Thwarts Electricity Service in Iraq

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Corruption Thwarts Electricity Service in Iraq

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Corruption Thwarts Electricity Service in Iraq

Corruption Thwarts Electricity Service in Iraq

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In many areas of Baghdad, electricity is only available for a couple of hours a day.

Iraqi officials usually blame the electricity shortages on disruptions in fuel oil supplies or sabotage at power plants. Now, officials are confirming that corruption and intimidation are sometimes factors in who gets electricity in Iraq's capital.