Oil Ministry, MPs condemn rocket attack on oil sites in Basra

Investigators say rocket attack on Iraqi and foreign oil sites was likely part of a broader conflict between paramilitaries and U.S. in Iraq.
Security forces investigate the site from which rockets were launched at an oil logistics hub in Basra on April 6, 2020. (Photo credit: anonymous)

BASRA - An early morning barrage of rockets hit administrative areas of an oil hub in Basra on Monday, including at least one that impacted Halliburton's facilities at a logistics camp called Iraq Energy City.

Multiple security officials in Basra and Baghdad said the rockets were fired from nearby farmland, most likely by Iran-aligned armed groups hostile to the U.S. presence in Iraq. Halliburtion is an American oil services firm.

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