OREANDA-NEWSMissile attacks were inflicted on the site where the headquarters of several major global oil companies are located, including the American ExxonMobil, near the Iraqi city of Basra in the south of the country. This is with reference to the local police reports Reuters. As a result of the incident, according to the agency interlocutors, at least two Iraqi workers were injured. Portals Al Ain and Al Weeam with reference to the Iraqi police and officials write that a grenade has fallen in this territory.

The rockets, said Reuters interlocutors, broke into the territory of the business and residential center Burjesia, which is located west of Basra (Burjesia Business and Residential Center, BBRC). According to Reuters sources in the oil industry, there are companies such as Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Italian Eni SpA. Shells, the agency continues, were also included in the residential area. A Reuters source at the local security services noted that Exxon is preparing to immediately evacuate about 20 of its employees who aren't locals.

Responsibility for the attack until no one took. The American media, citing unnamed Iraqi officials, said that the incident had no effect on oil production and raw materials exports. According to the police, the agency notes that the shell that hit the quarter of foreign companies in Iraq was the short-range missile Katyusha. Local law enforcement officials told him that he landed 100 meters from the part of the quarter that Exxon uses.

In recent months, Washington has stepped up sanctions pressure on Iran and announced plans to send additional forces to the region because of tensions with Tehran. Iranian authorities in particular accuse the US of attacking tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week. Tehran denies involvement in these attacks.