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http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=2417663 No Sign of Fire at South Iraqi Oilfields-Witnesses Thu March 20, 2003 01:15 PM ET KUWAIT (Reuters) - There are no signs of fire at Iraqi oilfields near the border with Kuwait that Washington said may have been set on fire by Iraq, Reuters eyewitnesses said on Thursday. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said there are indications Iraq may have set three to four oil wells in the south of the country. But a Reuters correspondent, stationed about 60 km southwest of the Iraqi port city of Basra, said: "Looking through a long-range night vision lens, there is no evidence of fires at the Iraqi oilfields bordering Kuwait that we can see, or at least 50 kilometers beyond that." "If you look in the direction of the Rumaila oilfield (in Iraq) there is nothing on the horizon and no indication of fire," a second Reuters correspondent at the same location said. The correspondents also said they had heard large explosions coming from the direction of Basra, but said there was still no evidence of oilfield fires following the sounds of the blasts. (Reporting by Michael Georgy and Rosalind Russell) __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Platinum - Watch CBS' NCAA March Madness, live on your desktop! http://platinum.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk