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Former PM Tony Blair defends his decision to invade Iraq but apologises for mistakes

Chilcot Report criticises “unreliable intelligence” Claims British troops were sent in ill-prepared No plans for aftermath Blair opologises for mistakes – but acted in “good faith” Sir John Chilcot

Chilcot Report criticises “unreliable intelligence” Claims British troops were sent in ill-prepared No plans for aftermath Blair opologises for mistakes – but acted in “good faith” Sir John Chilcot

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Political reaction to the long awaited Chilcot report

The decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003 was a divisive one, and this morning, after waiting seven years for its publication, The Iraq Inquiry, headed by Sir John Chilcot, has delivered a deleterious

The decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003 was a divisive one, and this morning, after waiting seven years for its publication, The Iraq Inquiry, headed by Sir John Chilcot, has delivered a deleterious

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Tony Blair statement on Chilcot inquiry

The following statement was published by Tony Blair following the publication of the Chilcot report into the war in Iraq: “The report should lay to rest allegations of bad faith, lies or…

The following statement was published by Tony Blair following the publication of the Chilcot report into the war in Iraq: “The report should lay to rest allegations of bad faith, lies or…

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Why is the Chilcot Inquiry important?

The inquiry, led by Whitehall mandarin Sir John Chilcot, has examined the UK government’s role in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq.

The inquiry, led by Whitehall mandarin Sir John Chilcot, has examined the UK government’s role in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq.

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British politicians brace themselves for more turmoil with publication of Chilcot report into Iraq war

Chilcot inquiry set up in 2009 PM Tony Blair and others expected to be criticised Legal basis for military action to be assessed The Chilcot report into Britain’s role in the Iraq war is to be p

Chilcot inquiry set up in 2009 PM Tony Blair and others expected to be criticised Legal basis for military action to be assessed The Chilcot report into Britain’s role in the Iraq war is to be p

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Missing radioactive material found at petrol station

Radioactive material that went missing in Iraq has been found dumped near the country’s southern town of Zubair. It is not clear how the material

Radioactive material that went missing in Iraq has been found dumped near the country’s southern town of Zubair. It is not clear how the material

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US Army decides Sgt Bowe Bergdahl will face court martial

The US Army has decided that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will face a court martial on charges that he walked away from his unit in Afghanistan. If

The US Army has decided that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will face a court martial on charges that he walked away from his unit in Afghanistan. If

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Kurdish forces battle ISIL for control of Sinjar

Kurdish peshmerga fighters say they have liberated much of the Iraqi town of Sinjar from the group calling itself Islamic State (ISIL). Since the

Kurdish peshmerga fighters say they have liberated much of the Iraqi town of Sinjar from the group calling itself Islamic State (ISIL). Since the

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Baiji: The battle against ISIL that Iraqi forces can't afford to lose

In a key battle for Iraqi forces against ISIL militants, there is still a long way to go. Iraqi soldiers backed by Shi’ite militia fighters have

In a key battle for Iraqi forces against ISIL militants, there is still a long way to go. Iraqi soldiers backed by Shi’ite militia fighters have

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Battle to defend Palmyra intensifies while Ramadi 'falls to ISIL'

Syrian army units are said to have inflicted heavy losses upon ISIL fighters in the hills surrounding the archaeological city of Palmyra. However it

Syrian army units are said to have inflicted heavy losses upon ISIL fighters in the hills surrounding the archaeological city of Palmyra. However it

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ISIL militants launch counter offensive in Iraq after recent losses

Islamist militants known as ISIL claim to have taken control of part of Iraq’s largest refinery in the northern city of Baiji. A propaganda video has

Islamist militants known as ISIL claim to have taken control of part of Iraq’s largest refinery in the northern city of Baiji. A propaganda video has

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Iraqi army uncovers ISIL's grim legacy in Tikrit mass graves

Three rounds of gunfire were shot into the air as a mark of respect to the dead. The small ceremony was held on a hill side over looking the Iraqi

Three rounds of gunfire were shot into the air as a mark of respect to the dead. The small ceremony was held on a hill side over looking the Iraqi

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Battle for Tikrit: Iraqi forces 'advancing on city centre'

Iraqi and Shi’ite militia men have entered parts of the city of Tikrit in a key test for Iraqi forces in their battle against ISIL militants. It is

Iraqi and Shi’ite militia men have entered parts of the city of Tikrit in a key test for Iraqi forces in their battle against ISIL militants. It is

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ISIL-held refinery in Syria is hit in US-led airstrike

Dozens of people have been reported killed after US-led planes hit a petrol refinery controlled by ISIL militants in the Syrian border town of Tel

Dozens of people have been reported killed after US-led planes hit a petrol refinery controlled by ISIL militants in the Syrian border town of Tel

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ISIL grooming schoolgirls as volunteer brides for jihad

Women are increasingly volunteering for jihad, some so young they are still in school, like three British teenagers grabbing headlines recently

Women are increasingly volunteering for jihad, some so young they are still in school, like three British teenagers grabbing headlines recently

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'American Sniper' killer sentenced to life without parole

In the US, Eddie Ray Routh has been sentenced to life in jail for the murder of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle. The 27-year-old fatally shot the former

In the US, Eddie Ray Routh has been sentenced to life in jail for the murder of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle. The 27-year-old fatally shot the former

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Kurdish forces repel ISIL militants in Iraq

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have fought off an attack by ISIL militants in the Iraqi town of Guwair on Sunday. The town which lies 25km southwest of

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have fought off an attack by ISIL militants in the Iraqi town of Guwair on Sunday. The town which lies 25km southwest of