Middle East

Tribal feuds spreading fear in Basra

Iraqi soldiers check the documents of passengers as they control one of several checkpoints they set up along the main 50 kilometre road between the area of Karmat Ali on the northern outskirts of Basra and the town of al-Dayr as they search for weapons and wanted people involved in tribal conflicts in the north of the Basra province on January 13, 2018. / AFP / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 20, 2018, on page 9.

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