According to provincial authorities, Dhi Qar, one of Iraq's southern governorates, has witnessed historic water shortages, warning of armed clashes between tribes in pursuit of water.
the lack of rainfall which we rely on in irrigation,
he lack of regularity in water releases from neighboring countries,
the lack of credibility of the ministries supporting this at all."
We expect tribal wars to erupt at any time for water, especially in the governorate's eastern part, which is suffering from a severe drought,"
Hussein al-Khayoun, the prince of the Abbouda tribe in Iraq