Iraq: Chilcot Report Released; Iraqi Interior Minister Resigns After Weekend Attack

HeadlineJul 06, 2016

In news on Iraq, the long-awaited British inquiry into the Iraq War has just been released. The Chilcot report is 2.6 million words long—about three times the length of the Bible. It blames former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for deliberately exaggerating the threat posed by Saddam Hussein in the lead-up to the Iraq War. This comes as Iraqi Interior Minister Mohammed al-Ghabban has announced his resignation following Sunday’s suicide bombing in Baghdad that killed as many as 250 people. It was the deadliest bombing in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. We’ll have more on Sunday’s bombing and the Chilcot report after headlines.

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