Welcome to Operation Telic


Welcome to Operation Telic.co.uk This website is dedicated to advancing understanding the involvement of Britain’s armed forces in the Iraq conflict between 2003 and 2009. It is the fruit of more than 10 years work visiting Iraq and studying Operation Telic. There is much still to be learnt about Britain’s most unpopular recent war. Your feed […]

Operation Telic – On Sale Now


Operation Telic: The British Campaign in Iraq 2003-2009 by Tim Ripley is on sale now for mobile devices using Amazon’s Kindle platform, offering a revealing insight into what many regard as Britain’s Most Unpopular War. The campaign in Iraq between March 2003 and June 2009 deeply polarised British politics, contributing to the fall from power of Prime Minister […]

Flashback, Summer 2005: Basra

A poster for the anti-British Muqtadar al Sadr on the streets of Basra summer 2005. Image: Private collection)

Along with Ali al-Sistani and Ammar al-Hakim of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Muqtadar al Sadr is considered one of the most influential religious and political figures in the country, despite not holding any official title in the Iraqi government. He is the leader of a political party, the Sadrist Movement. On 18th February […]

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