By: Editor In Chief
Fri 20 February,2015

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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MEHDI LEBOUACHERA (FILES) A picture taken on February 3, 2009 shows an engineer walking past the chimneys at the Barjisiya oil field in Zubair One, southwest of the southern Iraqi city of Basra, 550 kms from Baghdad. Iraq will unveil which foreign firms have won contracts to develop its oil and gas fields, nearly four decades after Saddam Hussein nationalised the country's energy infrastructure. The deals, likely to be on June 29 and 30, will provide the government with much-needed revenue as it struggles to rebuild the country after three wars and 20 years of debilitating economic sanctions. AFP PHOTO/ESSAM AL-SUDANI (Photo credit should read ESSAM -AL-SUDANI/AFP/Getty Images)