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COLOMBIA - The Pipeline War, November 2002

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Correspondent Saira Shah travels to the latest battleground in Colombia's prolonged civil war: a fight over a U.S.-owned oil pipeline. FRONTLINE/World reports how the oil has fueled warfare among leftist rebels, rightwing paramilitaries and the Colombian army -- with civilians caught in the middle.
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