Ali Al-Rikabi
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Former Iraqi soldier: 'What happened in 2003 was a good thing'

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war.

BBC Reporting Scotland will bring you a series of personal memories of the impact the conflict had.

The first is by Ali Al-Rikabi , a former soldier in the Iraqi army.

After the coalition forces toppled Saddam Hussein his English language skills won him a job with the British Embassy in Baghdad.

Two years ago he moved to Scotland. This is his story.

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