Staff evacuated as rocket strikes near foreign oil firms in Iraq

Iraqi security officers stay guard at the entry of Zubair oilfield after a rocket struck the site of residential and operations headquarters of several oil companies, at Burjesia area in Basra, Iraq June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday, including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.-Iran tensions in the region. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack near Iraq’s southern city of Basra, the fourth […]

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