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Gulf Today Report
A "bowl of rice" caused a battle with heavy weapons and machine guns between members of one tribe in the Iraqi province of Maysan, which is believed to have left one dead and several wounded, according to local media.
Several videos of the violence have been circulating on Iraqi social media, and it is believed that the battle lasted for hours in Al-Kahla district, Maysan governorate.
The reason for the battle was that a bowl of rice was not served to one of the people present from the "Al-Bughanim" clan on a social occasion.
Iraqi media quoted a security source as saying that the security forces faced great difficulty in intervening to resolve the conflict due to machine guns being used, but they tightened their grip on the entrance and exit points of the Al-Kahla district to prevent the interference of other clans.
Iraqis warned that a culture of violence has become rampant, even among members of the same clan, despite what is said about the intensity of tribal cohesion.
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