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Water is a Key Issue in Iraqi Election, U.S. General Odierno Says

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Opinion polls show that basic services such as water and electricity are top issues for Iraqis in the March 7 parliamentary elections, the United States’ commanding general in Iraq said last week.

Water: Iraq's Other Problem

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Iraq also blames upstream dams in Turkey for the river’s low levels, which permit seawater intrusion in the Tigris and Euphrates. Both sides tried to ameliorate the situation with Thursday’s agreement.Add water shortage to the list of problems besetting the Iraqi government.

Drought and Pollution Torment Turkey's Lakes

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Lake Tuz Amid a two-year-long drought, water bodies in western Turkey are also suffering from severe pollution