Newsround's Lizo has travelled to Iraq to find out what life is really like out there, four years after the US-led invasion of the country.
The conflict has rarely been out of the headlines and it's easy to think that what's happening out there doesn't affect people in the UK.
But, as Lizo discovered, there are thousands of British troops in Iraq who've got family worrying about them back in the UK.
And what of the children who've had to grow up in the middle of all the fighting?
Lizo spent time with kids in Iraq's second biggest city, Basra, to find out how it's affected their lives and what their hopes are for the future.
You can read all about Lizo's trip to Iraq by clicking on the links on the right hand side of this page.