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06 Apr 2020 | 04:38 AM UTC

Iraq: Emerging reports of rocket attack on oil field in Basra April 6

Media reports rocket attack on Zubeir oil field in Basra April 6; no reports of casualties

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Event

According to emerging reports on Monday, April 6, multiple rockets have been fired on the Zubeir oil field in Basra. Material damage has been reported, although no fatalities were immediately reported, and no group has taken responsibility for the incident. Details are emerging.

The Zubeir oil field is operated by multiple foreign and state-owned firms.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the area over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Basra are advised to closely monitor the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.