Five years on: Iraq war voices

Al Jazeera asks five people for their memories of the war and its aftermath.

Five years after the invasion, violence still kills scores of Iraqis daily [GALLO/GETTY]

The war in Iraq has now entered its fifth year and the violence shows no signs of abating.

Voices from the Iraq war

‘Yasmin’ is an Iraqi woman who fled the violence and now lives in Sweden

‘Mohammed’ is an Iraqi dentist who lives in Baghdad

Camilo Mejia is a former US soldier and Iraq war veteran

Tom Basile is a former spokesman for the CPA, the US-run transitional government in Iraq post-invasion

Roland Huguenin-Benjamin is a former Red Cross spokesman who worked in Iraq during the invasion

Click on the names above to read their stories

As part of its special coverage of the fifth anniversary of the conflict, Al Jazeera spoke to five people who all experienced the conflict and its aftermath.

First, Al Jazeera spoke to two Iraqis – one who remains in the capital, Baghdad and one who has since fled to Europe – and asked them to share their memories of the war, what has happened to them in the five years since, and where they see the future of Iraq.

Both have requested anonymity, fearing reprisals.

Al Jazeera also spoke to a European aid worker who worked for the Red Cross during the US-led invasion, a former US soldier turned anti-war activist, and a US former member of the Coalition Provisional Authority, which governed Iraq in the aftermath of the invasion.

Al Jazeera asked for their experiences of the war and its aftermath from their perspectives, and what they feel the future holds for Iraq and its people.

Click on their names on the right hand side to read their stories.

Source : Al Jazeera

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