Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq conflict in numbers

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards taking a break after a night of fighting in Southern Iraq in 2003
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards taking a break after a night of fighting in Southern Iraq in 2003

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The Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war is released today. Here are some key facts report.

It is looking into the background to the conflict and how it came about.

7 - Years since the Chilcot Inquiry was launched, although the report of the inquiry’s findings was originally intended to be ready for publication by the end of 2010.

2,578 - Days between June 15 2009, when the inquiry was announced by then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and July 6 2016, when the report will finally be seen by members of the public.

3 - Foreign secretaries to have been in the post since the inquiry was launched - David Miliband under Mr Brown, and William Hague and Philip Hammond under David Cameron.

2.6 million - Words estimated to be included in the report.

10 million - Pounds, the cost of the inquiry, according to recent estimates.

179 - UK fatalities during the Iraq war, including 47 who died from roadside bombs and IEDs.

2 - Times Tony Blair, the Prime Minister at the time of the invasion, was called to give live evidence before the inquiry.

12 - Volumes of the report.

767 - Pounds, the cost of ordering a copy of the report. Families of those killed in the war will have the costs waived having originally been told they would have to pay for it.

150,000 - Government documents believed to have been scrutinised for the report.