China Petroleum Company withdraws 20 employees from the oil field in Iraq

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — A source in Basra Oil Police in southern Iraq said on Wednesday that the Chinese National Petroleum Company had withdrawn its employees from West Qurna 1 field, in Basra Governorate (south), due to the security tension.

The source added, to Anatolia, who requested anonymity, that “the company withdrew 20 employees from the oil field, against the backdrop of the security escalation between the United States and Iran and fears of foreign oil companies being subjected to retaliatory attacks.”

The source added that “the oil operations in the field are continuing without being affected by the withdrawal of the employees.”

And at dawn on Wednesday, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards announced the targeting of two American bases in Iraq, with dozens of ballistic missiles, in response to the killing of Qassem Soleimani, with a US raid in Baghdad, last Friday.

Earlier Wednesday, US President Donald Trump said, at a conference, that no Americans were hurt in the attack, “and we did not incur any casualties, all of our soldiers are safe and our two military bases have suffered only minor damage.”

And deploy about 5 thousand American soldiers in military bases throughout Iraq, as part of the international coalition to fight the terrorist organization “ISIS”.


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