Rockets hit multiple Basra oil sites

Katyusha rocket attacks hit facilities housing international oil companies, including Exxon, which had recently ordered foreign staff to return to Basra.
Rockets hit multiple Basra oil sites
The exterior and interior view of the aftermath of a Katyusha rocket that hit an Iraqi Drilling Company housing facility in Basra on June 19, 2019. (ALI AL-AQILY/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - Katyusha rockets struck two oil sites in Basra on Wednesday, raising fears that tensions between the U.S. and Iran could destabilize Iraq's oil sector.

While nobody has claimed responsibility for the attacks, they come as both Washington and Tehran continue to escalate their bellicose rhetoric -- and during a week in which mortars or rockets have struck four other sites throughout Iraq where U.S. military personnel are based.

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