For conflict-weary Iraqis, the 12 years since US-led invasion seem like an unending war

March 20, 2015 7:58 PM

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For conflict-weary Iraqis, the 12 years since US-led invasion seem like an unending war

Alaa al-Qureishi shows a religious poster honoring his mother, three brothers and a brother-in-law, who were killed in 2006 and 2007, at his house in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 20, 2015. Twelve years after the U.S. invaded Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein, the country is still mired in war. Today, many of his fellow Shiites are on the front lines battling the Islamic State group. But al-Qureishi, 37, is sitting this one out. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 9, 2003, an Iraqi man, bottom right, watches Cpl. Edward Chin of the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines Regiment, cover the face of a statue of Saddam Hussein with an American flag before toppling the statue in downtown in Baghdad, Iraq. Twelve years after th...

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