The search for answers over ITV News cameraman Fred Nérac:

ITN cameraman Fred Nérac remains missing, presumed dead, ten years on. Photo: Family Handout

ITV News cameraman Fred Nérac remains missing, presumed dead, ten years after the start of the Iraq War and his family continues their painstaking search for answers.

Fred and his colleagues - reporter Terry Lloyd, cameraman Daniel Demoustier and a freelance Lebanese "fixer" Hussein Osman - were on assignment in the country covering the start of the conflict when they came under fire.

They were travelling in two separate vehicles south of Basra when a pick-up truck of Iraqi troops followed them.

The first car, containing Terry and Daniel, was fired upon; it is disputed whether Iraqi troops or US Marines shot first.

Terry Lloyd Credit: ITN
Daniel Demoustier Credit: PA
ITV News cameraman Fred Nerac, left, and "fixer" Hussein Osman Credit: ITN

Terry was injured and picked up by a makeshift ambulance when he was killed in a second attack of gunfire by US Marines.

An inquest in 2006 ruled that he was unlawfully killed.

Daniel survived the attack.

It is believed Fred and Hussein were moved from the second press vehicle into the Iraqi pick-up truck.

DNA evidence of Hussein's body was found but there was no trace of Fred and he was officially declared dead in 2005.

Ten years on, Fred's wife Fabienne continues her quest to find out what happened; the unknowing agony for her and their two children.

Mark Austin, who was also in the country covering the start of the war, reports: