The Iraqi government said Monday (May 21st) it began a project to resolve tribal disputes of a sectarian nature and contain the effects of such disputes that were triggered by terrorist groups in recent years.
The reconciliation campaign targets Iraqi tribes in all cities across the country, said Amer al-Khuzaie, the government's advisor for national reconciliation.
Al-Khuzaie told Al-Shorfa the project seeks "to put an end to tribal disputes that usually lead to killings and sabotage of private and public properties".
"The government's sub-committees started preparing a database today of these disputes, especially those that included bloodshed among tribes," he said. "The tribes will be brought together by the government to reach reconciliation and final agreements at the end of next week."
He said the initial focus will be on the central and southern provinces because of the many problems there.
"The government will provide financial and moral support with all of its power because of the danger these disputes carry if they are left unresolved," he said.