Iraq War

British bombs killed my family before. Don't let it happen again

After every phone call home, the question would be: "Who died?" And then there were the answers: Ahmed, the shopkeeper whose shop they visited for fifteen years; Nuriya, my mum’s classmate who always helped her with her chemistry homework; Wathik and Leila, the neighbours' children

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Transatlantic exchanges that helped take the West to war

In Sir John Chilcot’s diplomatic shorthand, they are the “difficult documents”. For the rest of us – those looking to brand Tony Blair and George Bush as war criminals, or those who believe the pair saved Iraq from the excesses of Saddam and the world from a potential WMD catastrophe – they are the communications that will reveal how close Washington and Whitehall were in the run-up to the 2003 war.