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AUDIO: Harrogate campaigner hopes for Iraq accountability ahead of Chilcot report

AUDIO: Harrogate campaigner hopes for Iraq accountability ahead of Chilcot report

Published at 7:32am 6th July 2016. (Updated at 6:10pm 6th July 2016)

A leading peace campaigner from Harrogate says she hopes the long-awaited Chilcot report will finally lead to those responsible for the Iraq war being held accountable.

Sir John Chilcot has released his findings, more than seven years after the official inquiry was opened.

The document runs to 2.6 million words, which is five times longer than War and Peace.

It's found that former Prime Minister Tony Blair led the UK into the war before "peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted" and military action was "not a last resort".

At the time, he called on Parliament to take a lead in confronting the "tyrannies and dictatorships and terrorists who put our way of life at risk".

But the much-talked about weapons of mass destruction were never found.

179 British servicemen and women lost their lives in the conflict.

It's also thought to have claimed the lives of at least 134,000 Iraqi civilians.

Lindis Percy marched against the war, along with around a million other people, in London in 2003.

She spoke to Stray FM ahead of the Chilcot report being released: