The war of water is rising among the clans of Dhi Qar and the mortar is the most prominent weapon in the confrontation
Dhi Qar / Hussein al-Amel
Al-Dakhili pointed out that "the formation of the committee aims to resolve tribal disputes peacefully and avoid armed confrontations, especially that the problem between the two communities is getting worse and requires urgent solutions. The committee will fix the boundaries of the disputed agricultural land and reach an agreement between the conflicting parties.
Al-Dakhili stressed the importance of resolving clan disputes that belong to the state's lands, which are leased to farmers and farmers, and to stabilize their borders in order to avoid the occurrence and development of tribal problems that may sometimes lead to fighting.
He pointed out that "the tribes in Dhi Qar have resorted recently to the local government and the judiciary in the resolution of disputes over land for the purpose of knowing the boundaries of the land and the area designated for agriculture or housing in agricultural areas."
It is noteworthy that the first deputy governor of Dhi Qar met earlier with the representatives of the clans of the conflict and was consulted views of all parties for the purpose of identifying the causes of the dispute and how to find appropriate solutions and satisfactory to the parties.
Observers attributed the reasons for the recurrence of tribal conflicts to the prevalence of tribal tensions and the dominance of customary customs and traditions, the spread of various types of weapons of guns, launchers, mortars and machine guns in rural areas, as well as weak grip of the law and the inability of the security forces to reduce and prevent such conflicts.
"Tribal conflicts over water and agricultural land are among the factors leading to high rates of crime in the province," the head of the federal court of appeals, Judge Mohammad Haidar Hussein, told al-Mada.
He pointed out that "the overlap of the borders of agricultural land and water scarcity and lack of control over the watering system and irrigation systems by the Directorate of Water Resources often cause tribal conflicts in the countryside of the province." Hussein said that "killings, clan disputes and the rise in the countryside of Dhi Qar between 30 - 40 percent, "pointing out that" economic factors and the social environment and customs and tribal traditions and the proliferation of weapons are behind the high rates of criminal offenses. "
Hussein stressed that "the judiciary encourages reconciliation and the termination of disputes in a consensual manner and reduce the hostile manifestations in society, it accepts reconciliation as evidence and closes the case before the courts."
The reasons for the outbreak of armed tribal conflicts are often disputes over water, land division, overpopulation, family disputes, clan quarrels and even among members of one clan, and an animal beyond a field or farm For others to cause an armed conflict among clan members.
The Dhi Qar provincial police command announced on Monday (February 20, 2017) a military campaign in one of the areas north of the city of Nasiriyah to resolve a clan dispute that caused the death and injury of three people. The dispute between the two tribes of the Hatem tribe, "In the area, I confirmed the secret participation of SWAT forces and detachments of K-Nain dogs during the operation.
The Federal Court of Appeal Dhi Qar warned on Monday (October 30, 2017) of the high crime rates in Dhi Qar, and attributed the reasons for rising unemployment and the spread of arms and drugs and lack of legal awareness, called for the teaching of law in schools and activating the role of educational institutions in Dissemination of legal awareness.
On October 9, 2017, the police command of Dhi Qar reported that two children were wounded in an exchange of fire in a tribal conflict in Shatrah district, north of Nasiriyah, and confirmed the arrest of three persons involved in the incident.