US Troops Take Control of 408 Oil Wells Around Kirkuk

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.