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It feels like more than a decade has passed since the issue of WMD, Iraq’s suspected possession of them, and the US’s surprise invasion, occupation and capture of Saddam Hussein. That’s perhaps because, since 2003, so much has happened to overshadow those events: bloody sectarian violence and civil war, insurgency, the rise of militias, the eventual withdrawal of coalition forces and the emergence of a new Al-Qaeda faction throwing the lives of Iraqis into chaos.
Correspondent Arwa Damon, covering the Middle East since 2003, has reported extensively from the country throughout the conflict, and here revisits some of the war’s fiercest battlegrounds and survivors from the front lines. No preview material was available.