The terrorist groups of ISIS, on Saturday night, set fire to the farmers' agricultural land in a village belonging to the Khanaqin district of Diyala governorate.
An informed source said during a special statement to PUKmedia that ISIS terrorist groups fired a number of mortar shells at the farmers' agricultural lands in the village of Qarmiya, which belongs to the Khanaqin district, setting the agricultural lands on fire.
He added that the fire devoured large areas of agricultural land and caused great damage to the farmers in that village.
ISIS insurgents, keen to recapture their strength following their territorial defeat in 2017, and use all kinds of methods to terrorize the people, one these methods is burning agricultural lands during the harvest season, especially in the areas disputed between KRG and the Iraqi government, such as Khanaqin, as they exploit the security gap present in those areas.
Officials from the Kurdistan Region, along with civilians in the disputed areas, have long called for the return of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces to their areas to fill the security gaps. However, so far, there has been no solid attempt from Baghdad to address the problem.
It is noteworthy that the disputed areas, located north of Iraq, are areas defined by Article 140 of Iraqi constitution as being Arabized during the rule of former dictatorial Iraqi Ba'ath regime.
Edited by H.H.