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Staying on: The last Brits in Iraq

Most people think Britain’s military involvement in Iraq is over. But for the forgotten Royal Navy and Royal Marine teams that remain in the country, the truth is very different indeed.

By Terri Judd, The Independent, 13 February 2010

To many in the UK, the Iraq war is now simply a slice of narrative to be debated by lawyers and ministers at the Chilcot Inquiry. With the focus entirely on events in Afghanistan, few realise that a Royal Navy and Royal Marine team remains in the country – the last Brits left behind. And in a symmetrical twist of history, they are right back where the conflict started for UK troops.


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