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Scientists are reporting in the journal Water Resources Research the Middle East river basin is losing large quantities of water.
Researchers conduct first US-led archeological survey inside Iraq in 20 years.
Text of report by Iraqi privately-owned newspaper Al-Zaman on 25 June [Article by Ali Diya-al-Din: "Water: Ringing Alarm Bells; When Do We Work Seriously?"] Is the word "Mesopotamia" soon to be void of any substance? Is the phrase "the land of the two rivers" turning into something of the past and losing all relevance to our present? This is what many fear, not out of clairvoyance or pessimistic melodrama, but out of their awareness of the dangerous developments that they have seen unfold...
Text of report by Iraqi Media Network weekly newspaper Al-Sabah on 3 July [Report by Mustafa Majid in Baghdad: "An Iraqi Expert Says the Tigris River Waters Will Not Meet 50 Per cent of Mosul's Need for Water After the Construction of the Turkish Ilisu Dam in 2011."] An expert at the Water Resources Ministry has stated that Iraq's share in the Tigris River after the construction of the [Turkish] Ilisu Dam within the next three years will drop to 211 cubic meters per second in summer times,...
Text of report by Iraqi Media Network weekly newspaper Al-Sabah on 14 June [Report by Husayn Thaghab in Baghdad: "The Drop in Water Levels Worries Farmers, Fish-Breeders"] It [water scarcity] is a fact that has a negative impact on the reality of agriculture and life in Iraq.
By Sebastian Alison BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A series of U.S. military strikes in western Iraq will continue at least until December to try to stop insurgents entering from Syria before a general election, the top U.S. army spokesman in Iraq said on Thursday.
Nearly one fifth of the Mesopotamian marshes of southern Iraq, almost completely drained by Saddam Hussein, are once again flooded with water, according to experts working on an international effort to restore the wetlands.
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