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heyEarly elections were one of the main demands of Iraq’s “Tishreen insurgency” against endemic corruption, rising unemployment, and power held by the country’s numerous armed groups.

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The official results have yet to be officially announced, but the poorly performing parties (some affiliated armed wings) have already vowed to contest the vote’s result, raising fears of further conflict and violence in the future. Has been.

Activists behind Iraq’s insurgency that began in October 2019 fear the new parliament will bring much-needed reform, unemployment rates still rising, infrastructure crumbling.


Meanwhile, in neighboring Syria, where a decade-long conflict continues, the worst drought in 70 years has affected millions.

This is especially the case in the north east of the country where rivers have dried up from both climate change as well as human factors: Kurdish-led authorities in the region called on Turkey to restrict water supplies from rivers upstream to Syria. convicted.

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Human rights groups have warned of pockets of famine and the effects of pollution on people’s health.

The area, which was occupied by Islamic State for several years before being defeated by a US-led coalition with its local parties, is still battling with areas selling sleepers in areas such as Deir Azor.

independent Middle East correspondent Bel True has just returned from Iraq and northeastern Syria and will answer your questions on this page on Monday, October 25 at 4PM (BST).

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