Sir John Chilcot
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Iraq war report 'not until after UK election'

The official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War will not publish its long-awaited report before the general election.

Ministers said it had to be finished before March to be released by May.

The inquiry has been looking into the reasons for the UK's involvement in the 2003 US-led invasion which toppled Saddam Hussein and the aftermath of the conflict, which saw UK troops remain in Iraq until 2009.

Political Editor James Landale reports.

  • 20 Jan 2015
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