Iran Troops “Seize Iraq Oil Well“

Iranian troops have entered southern Iraqi territory and taken control of an oil well, reports say.

An Iraqi official played down the incident, saying the area was abandoned and right on a disputed border section.

Iranian soldiers crossed the border and raised an Iranian flag over the Fakkah oil field, a US military spokesman told the AFP news agency.

Iraq’s Deputy Interior Minister confirmed the Iranians stayed in Iraq and were in control of the well.

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