Sarqala oil field staff face attacks, intimidation

Workers at the Kurdistan oil project, operated by Russia's Gazprom Neft, have been targeted with land mines twice in the past week.
Sarqala oil field staff face attacks, intimidation
GazpromNeft's Sarqala-1 well production site near Hasira village on June 8, 2016. (ARAZ MOHAMMED/Iraq Oil Report)

HASIRA - Oil workers at the Sarqala field operated by Russia’s Gazprom Neft have been targeted with explosives twice in the past week - the latest incidents in a campaign of intimidation against the project over the last two months.

On Tuesday, security forces found a live land mine on a dirt access road immediately next to worker camp sites near Hasira, a small village in the Garmian area of Diyala province administered by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

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