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UK families of Iraq War dead threaten legal action over inquiry delay

LONDON (Reuters) - Families of British soldiers killed following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 threatened on Thursday to take legal action unless a long-awaited report from a public inquiry into the war is published, the Daily Mail newspaper reported.

Lawyers representing 29 families have given the inquiry, set up six years ago to learn lessons from the conflict, two more weeks to give a publication date by the end of the year or they will take the issue to London's High Court.

"There have been outrageous delays to date and it seems as though those delays would simply be interminable," Matthew Jury, the lawyer representing the families, told BBC radio.

"The families are not content...


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