Detonations at two wells early Wednesday are the latest example of inadequate security across northern Iraq.
Field is not under threat. Decision by Gazprom Neft protects 100-plus daily tanker trucks exporting the crude.
The coalition's decision to remove the Iraqi Air Force from air tasking orders highlights ongoing failures to address the dysfunction and corruption that have crippled a multi-billion-dollar fleet of fighter jets.
An attack near the Swara Tika and Atrush oil fields comes a week after a pipeline explosion blamed on the PKK, and as Turkey pressures leaders in Erbil and Baghdad to confront the guerrilla group.