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Rockets land near Halliburton oil site in Iraq's Basra

Christian Fernsby |
Rockets landed near a site managed by U.S. oil company Halliburton and state-run companies in Iraq’s southern city of Basra early on Monday, without causing damage or casualties, oil and police sources said.

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Police said that three Katyusha rockets landed near the sites at the Burjesia residential and operations headquarters west of Basra at around 3am local time.

Officials from the state-run Basra Oil Company (BOC), that operates oil production in the south, said the attack did not impact production and export operations.

A rocket launcher and some unused rockets were found in a nearby farmland area, local police said.

Almost all foreign staff have left the country due to the global coronavirus pandemic and so the accommodation was largely empty.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the rocket attack and police said they deployed additional forces to carry out search operation in the area.

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