Brawl in a Kazakhstan oil field leaves 30 Arabs injured | Idaho Statesman

idahostatesman | 6/30/2019 | Staff
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A brawl between Kazakh workers and their Arab colleagues in one of Kazakhstan's largest oil fields has left 30 people injured and led to an outcry in Lebanon and Jordan, a news agency said Sunday.

Videos of the attacks on Arab engineers and workers were widely circulated on social media in Arab countries. The scenes showed them being kicked and punched by large numbers of local colleagues. Some of those attacked were covered in blood and their faces suffering serious bruises.

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Interfax-Kazakhstan said Saturday's brawl was triggered after a Lebanese contractor reportedly posted a photo on WhatsApp featuring a Kazakh female colleague that many in the former Soviet nation saw as insulting.

It reported Sunday that the field is managed by Tengizchevroil, TCO, a joint venture that includes Chevron and ExxonMobil.

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