‘The British inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war and its aftermath, which completed its last hearing in February 2011 with the promise to report back in “some months”, is unlikely to be published this year.
BBC Newsnight said that protracted correspondence with those criticised in the document was one reason that its publication in 2015 looked “doubtful”.
The latest delay, if confirmed, will come as a severe blow to families of the 179 British servicemen killed in the nine-year war. It will also compound public scepticism. Earlier this year its chairman Sir John Chilcot said that the report would not be published before the election. Many saw the full parliamentary term of the new government in October and November as the next plausible deadline window.’
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