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  • 19 Jun 2018- 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The government of Iraq has instructed farmers not to plant rice and other water-intensive crops such as white corn, yellow corn, sesame, sun flower, mung beans and cotton as the country's drought continues to impact river flows. &quot
  • 14 Aug 2017- 08:27 by Local Press Report AUSTIN TX Stratfor Worldview Of the cruelty and turmoil that the Islamic State has inflicted on Iraq, the damage it has done to the country's waterways is often overlooked. Over the years, the Islamic State has used the Euphrates-Tigris Basin as a mass
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 7 Jan 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Islamic State militants this week launched an offensive in the Haditha district in Iraq’s Anbar province, and seized an area near the Haditha Dam, the country’s second largest. A US-led coalition is providing support to Iraqi forces to
  • 2 Jun 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The Islamic State (IS) group shut down the Ramadi Barrage on the Euphrates River in Iraq's Anbar Province, a senior Iraqi military official said on June 2nd. Turkish news outlet Anadolu Agency quoted security adviser Brigadier General
  • 18 May 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Shiite militias were gathering outside the Iraqi city of Ramadi, in Anbar province, on May 18th in preparation for a counter-attack to take the city back from Islamic State (IS) militants, who captured it over the weekend. IS reportedly
  • 27 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The Iraqi army has launched a military operation to retake Tharthar Dam from Islamic State (IS) militants. The dam, located in western Anbar Province near Fallujah, controls the flow of water from lakes Tharthar and Habaniya into the
  • 16 Feb 2015- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraqi security forces, together with Shiite militias, on February 15th staved off an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants on Adhaim Dam on the Euphrates River, just north of Baghdad. The dam is located in the eastern province of Diyala,
  • 20 Oct 2014- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq US airstrikes carried out over the weekend in Iraq's Anbar province detroyed a berm located near the Fallujah Dam, allowing water to once again flow freely to downstream communities, the US military said. The Wall Street Journal
  • 8 Oct 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq New fighting has been reported this week between Islamic State militants and Iraqi forces near Iraq's strategic Haditha Dam. At the beginning of last month, Iraqi forces, with the help of US airstrikes, were able to take back a wide
  • 9 Sep 2014- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraqi forces, with the help of US airstrikes, have taken back a wide area surrounding the strategic Haditha Dam from Islamic State (IS) militants, according to government reports. Iraq still had control of the dam, and with the offensive
  • 2 Jul 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The Syrian government this week signed an agreement with Russian construction company Story Trans Gas for an irrigation project along the Tigris River in the country’s drought-prone northeastern Hasakeh province. The Russian company will
  • 4 Jun 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon The Turkish government recently stopped the downstream flow of water in the Euphrates River, putting Syrian and Iraqi water supplies at risk, according to Lebanese-based news reports. The Turkish government had been gradually reducing
  • 25 Apr 2014- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANKARA, Turkey Low water levels at reservoirs used for hydropower generation will not cause energy shortages in Turkey this summer, according to Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroglu. Eroglu's assertion directly contradicts statements
  • 22 Apr 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANKARA, Turkey An ongoing nationwide drought has left water levels in Turkish reservoirs so low that electricity production at hydropower stations may have to be reduced, according to Energy Minister Taner Yildiz. This in turn could force the country to

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