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US forces control 600 oil wells in southern Iraq

The US-led forces waging war in Iraq now control 600 oil wells in the south of the country, Pentagon spokeswoman Victoria Clarke said.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2003 00:31 IST

The US-led forces waging war in Iraq now control 600 oil wells in the south of the country, Pentagon spokeswoman Victoria Clarke said on Saturday.

The US-led forces have pushed 320 kilometres (200 miles) into Iraqi territory and were near Baghdad, she told a press conference.

First Published: Mar 30, 2003 00:31 IST