Iraq has dropped bombs hitting 2,500 oil fields that cover a vast area.
According to the IRNA agency, the bombing near Sharjeh resulted in the explosion of an oil refinery near Kirkuk.
Some oil-bearing wells were mined with antitank mines.
The Iraqi Army units are ditching around near Baghdad and Kirkuk round the clock to resist the US Army.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18