Clans’ revenge and terrorism prevent the return of thousands of displaced people

Clans’ revenge and terrorism prevent the return of thousands of displaced people

Shafaq News / Local government officials and tribal circles in Salahuddin governorate are seeking to resolve the file of the displaced people and return them to their home areas from which they were displaced during the Islamic State (ISIS) control of the governorate in 2014 and 2011, amid assurances that more than 400 displaced families will return, tribal objections and revenge and fears that some of the are villagers involved in working with terrorism are obstacles to end this file.

The most prominent areas that have witnessed disputes over the return of the displaced people is Yathrib sub-district  south of Salahuddin , where the tribal revenge problems and security barriers remain, which are the most prominent reasons for the delay of the return of the displaced to their agricultural villages.

"More than 5,000 displaced families have not returned to the sub-districts for six years despite obtaining the approvals due to clan matters and the security record," sub-district director ,Harith Abdel Nabi told Shafaq News Agency .

Abdel Nabi explained, "The return of families is subjected to decisive revenge and tribal matters, excluding families involved in terrorism and support for ISIS gangs, in order to avoid the return of terrorist elements among the ranks of the displaced families," pointing to "the formation of a specialized committee during the past years from the security authorities, the provincial administration and the local administration of the sub-district to take over the file of returning displaced families to their residential areas and helping them start their agricultural activities, normalize life and remove ISIS terrorist remnants. "

Abdul Nabi praised the "tribal and governmental efforts to reach consensual solutions to the return of the displaced persons and agree on a timing for the return of the displaced."

The director of the sub-district, announced that the return of more than 400 displaced families to "Al-Rafiat" areas is close in coordination between the security services and the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) to evacuate the villages of the displaced and facilitate their return to their areas, "reiterating his affirmation" to prevent the return of any wanted family or those cooperated with ISIS to the areas of the district. "

Yathrib sub-district located south of the Balad district of Salahuddin Governorate, is considered of the rich fruitful orchards area with citrus and palm trees with a density that gives them a green view from the top, and a beautiful and picturesque nature, as the approximate number of the population is about 72,000 people.

In Dujail District, south of Salahuddin Governorate, the District administration manager, Abdel Aziz Fazaa, called on the security and administrative authorities to resolve the file of the displaced and return hundreds of prisoners to their areas in Dujail district.

Fazaa told Shafaq News Agency, the reasons for the delay in the return of the displaced to "clan objections after 2014 ISIS events, to the presence of clan revenge among some areas, the involvement of some of the villagers in working for the organization," and demanded "the return of more than 500 families to Qaragol regions, in the outskirts of Dujail, reviving agricultural activity again and ending the tragedies of displacement. "

"We are in legal and security contexts to resolve the displaced file," he said, stressing, "We will not allow the return of families suspected of security or cooperating with ISIS in order to maintain stability and social peace in all areas of Dujail district."

Dujail district (formerly Al-Faris district) is one of the districts affiliated to Salahuddin Governorate in central Iraq, and it is affiliated by Sheikh Jameel and Tharthar sub-districts, and the population of the district is about 104,000, according to 2014 estimates.

For his part, Governor of Salahuddin , Ammar Jabr Khalil said that the people return file to Al-Awja region (the birthplace of the former regime president Saddam Hussein) represents one of his exceptional priorities as a major initiation line in the project of social reconciliation

During a field tour that included residential neighborhoods, service and security aspects in Al-Awjah, accompanied by the leaders of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) holding the land, he noted the agreement to return the people of Al-Awjah with quick timings after completing some logistical preparations

For his part, the brigade commander of 35 PMF masses confirmed the issuance of instructions from the supreme references in cooperation and direct coordination with the governor of Salahuddin to end this humanitarian file.

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