Iraqi tribes under fire over age-old mediation custom

Years of conflicts have left many Iraqi communities flush with guns, contributing to violent tribal mediation methods.

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    Concerned over the threat to law and order, police officers in Iraq are pushing tribal leaders to find a proper way to settle their disputes.

    For decades, tribes have avoided involving the police, often resorting to violence. Settling a tribal feud usually means shots are fired, which may have deadly consequences.

     

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Baghdad.


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