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      Archive: 6/5/2011

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        6/5/2011, Sivan 3, 5771

      Bomb Hits Iraq Oil Site

      An attack Sunday on one of the major oil storage sites in southern Iraq halted pumping, and firefighters were working to put out the blaze. Officials said that the Zubair oilfield was hit either by a rocket or a bomb. There was no word on who orchestrated the attack, or why.

      Iraq's oil output has picked up significantly in recent months, and currently stands at about 2.7 million barrels per day.