ERBIL - Militant groups launching attacks on U.S. positions around Iraq are within rocket range of several exploration blocks that the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is developing with international oil companies.
Multiple rockets that landed near the Erbil airport complex last Wednesday were fired from an area of eastern Ninewa province that used to be part of the KRG's Hamdaniya exploration block, which is 10 miles from the Banan field production site, operated by Canada's* Oryx Petroleum, and 15 miles from the Bashiqa block, under development by Norway's DNO and U.S. supermajor ExxonMobil.
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