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Officials: Iranian Troops Leave Disputed Oil Well | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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BAGHDAD, (AP) – Officials say Iraqi oil workers are back at a disputed oil well in southern Iraq that was seized by Iranian forces earlier this week.

Two Iraqi government officials and a worker at the site say Iraqi army troops escorted the workers Sunday morning to well No. 4, about 50 meters from the Iranian border.

A senior Oil Ministry official in Baghdad also confirmed that Iranian troops left the well.

All four spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the issue publicly.

About 11 Iraqi oil employees returned to the well. Troops raised the Iraqi flag on the oil well where the Iranian flag had flown earlier.