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    Civilians caught in Niger Delta conflict - 26 May 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    A Nigerian navy patrol has intercepted an attempted attack on an offshore oil facility in the Niger Delta. It is the latest in an ongoing battle which is said to have nearly halved the country's vital oil production. On Monday, rebel fighters successfully put a major oil storage facility out of action. But in addition to the economic cost, Amnesty International says hundreds of civilians are being killed in the violence. Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports.