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(FILES) In a file picture taken on May 29, 2003 British Prime Minister Tony Blair meets with troops in Basra, Iraq. A further delay in a report into Britain’s role in the Iraq war sparked angry claims of a cover-up on January 21, 2015, illustrating the lingering controversy over a conflict in which 179 British soldiers died. Six years after the inquiry started and 12 years on from the 2003 war, its chairman John Chilcot said there was “no realistic prospect” of delivering the report before May’s general election. AFP PHOTO / POOL / STEFAN ROUSSEAU