Once it was the extremists who held Iraq’s water to ransom. Now it is tribes in Iraq’s southern provinces using water supplies as a deadly weapon. This is how Mustafa Habib sets the tone for his article on water-related politics in Iraq, before he continues to refer to a heated debate in the Iraqi parliament: It was not about the extremist group known as the Islamic State, local militias, the US’ or Iran’s presence in Iraq, corruption or any of the other standard controversies that get MPs yelling at one another. Instead the debate was about water.
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