Protesters also cut roads leading to a major oil field in the southern province of Basra. Demonstrators used the same tactics to cut access to roads leading to the airport in the holy city of Najaf. In Basra, the blocked roads prevented oil workers from accessing Zubair oil field, which produces over 400,000 barrels per day and is operated by Italian oil giant ENI. The oil field accounts normally for 8% of Iraq’s average daily crude production. Talks focused on defeating Islamic State group militants that are still operating in the country, and training Iraqi security forces, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office.
Source: Egypt Independent November 19, 2019 08:15 UTC