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Rocket Attacks in Iraq - Thread
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This week we have seen 3-4 rocket attacks in Iraq (17th-23rd June 2019). 

Just a few days ago on Wednesday 19/06/2019 three rockets landed in an oil field in Basra, near a US oil company.

A few hours after that, a rocket hit a major site for US oil companies in Basra, wounding 3 people, and prompting the oil firms to evacuate employees from the Basra site:

"Three people have been injured after a rocket hit an Iraqi compound housing several international oil companies, including the US multinational ExxonMobil, officials have said.

A short-range Katyusha rocket struck the Burjesia residential and operations headquarters west of Basra in the early hours of Wednesday, according to the Iraqi military. The wounded are all Iraqi nationals.

The incident follows two separate attacks in as many days on bases that house US military personnel in Iraq and a series of attacks on oil infrastructure and tankers in the Middle East, which have raised tensions between the US and Iran.

ExxonMobil staff, previously ordered to leave after the departure of US diplomats, had begun to return to Basra when the rocket attack occurred. The company immediately began evacuating 21 foreign nationals to Dubai, a security source told Reuters."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/j...-companies

"Police said the rocket was a short-range Katyusha missile that landed 100 meters from the part of the site used as a residence and operations center by Exxon."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/rocke...q-n1019181


News of further rocket attacks will be added in this thread. 
  


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