US troops took control of 408 oil wells around the town of Kirkuk in Northern Iraq, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas reported on Saturday.
According to its information, the 173rd US division blocked all the roads leading to Iraq's oldest oil field Baba Charchur.
All oil wells are in a working condition, notes the newspaper.
Forty percent of all oil exported by Iraq was produced in Kirkuk.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge