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Dozens of US oil workers preparing to leave Iraq after air strike: sources

2020-01-03

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SULAIMANI — Dozens of US citizens working for foreign oil companies in the Iraqi oil city of Basra were preparing to leave the country on Friday (January 3), company sources told Reuters.

The US embassy in Baghdad urged all citizens to depart Iraq immediately, hours after the US killed Iranian Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in an air strike.

The evacuation will not affect operations, production or exports, Iraqi oil officials said.

(NRT Digital Media/Reuters)