Tribal dispute leaves nine people killed, injured in Baghdad

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Baghdad ( – Nine people were killed and injured in a tribal dispute in southeastern Baghdad on Sunday, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, “Two people were killed and seven others injured in a fighting between two tribes in al-Nahrawan region, south west of Baghdad.”

“The bodies were moved to the forensic medicine department, while the injured were carried to a nearby hospital for treatment,” the source said.

He added that a security force rushed to “the clash site and cordoned it off.”

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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