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Seven people killed, injured in armed dispute east of Baghdad

Several people, including children, carry weapons in a tribal dispute in Iraq. File photo


Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Seven people were killed and injured Thursday in a tribal dispute in eastern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, “One person was killed and six others were injured in an armed dispute in al-Fadiliya area, east of Baghdad.”

“Security forces intervened and arrested one of those involved in the fighting,” the source said, adding that the dead body was moved to the forensic medicine department, while the injured were carried to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Iraq’s government and non-governmental organizations have launched many initiatives over the past period to persuade rival tribesmen to sign petitions to stop their fighting, which claims the lives of several people daily.

The country’s chieftains were also urged to intervene to put an end to tribal disputes through forcing tribesmen to hand over their weapons to the Iraqi army.

Tribal struggles are weakening efforts to reconstruct the country following the defeat of Islamic State, which came after a government campaign, backed by a U.S.-led international coalition and paramilitary troops, was launched in 2016 to retake all regions held by the terrorist group, managing to retake all havens, most notably the city of Mosul.


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