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AFP
July 20, 2012

An Iraqi farmer committed suicide on Thursday because a lack of water, which has forced hundreds of families to abandon their homes in recent years, had taken a toll on his land, officials said.

Salman Habib, 54, shot himself dead, leaving behind an 11-member family, including seven children, according to Ali Hussein Raddad, the mayor of Al-Islah town in Dhi Qar province, south Iraq.

“Salman suffered from severe psychological problems because of the difficult economic situation he was in, which pushed him to take these actions,” Raddad told AFP.

According to Karim al-Jabiri, the head of Dhi Qar provincial council’s agriculture committee, around 1,000 families have left their villages across the province because of a lack of water over the past two years.

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