Iraqi men sit in boats amid dead carp from nearby farms floating on the Euphrates river near the town of Sadat al-Hindiya. Photo: AFP

Mystery solved: UN discovers millions of Iraqi carp were killed last year by herpes

  • Iraqi fish farmers south of Baghdad were left reeling in late 2018 after piles of dead fish were found washed up on the banks of the Euphrates River
  • Carp is used to make the country’s signature dish, masgoof
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Iraqi men sit in boats amid dead carp from nearby farms floating on the Euphrates river near the town of Sadat al-Hindiya. Photo: AFP
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