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Aisa Bou Yabes, head of the Kuwait Oil Company firefighting team dispatched to southern Iraq to extinguish oil well fires in Rumaila oilfield. Seven or eight of the oil wells were set on fire by retreating Iraqi troops when the US and UK invasion began. The Rumaila field is one of Iraq's biggest oil fields with five billion barrels in reserve. Rumaila is also spelled Rumeilah.

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Aisa Bou Yabes, head of the Kuwait Oil Company firefighting team dispatched to southern Iraq to extinguish oil well fires in Rumaila oilfield. Seven or eight of the oil wells were set on fire by retreating Iraqi troops when the US and UK invasion began. The Rumaila field is one of Iraq's biggest oil fields with five billion barrels in reserve. Rumaila is also spelled Rumeilah.