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Soldiers' families 'can sue MoD'

The Supreme Court has ruled that relatives of three soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the MoD for damages. The families say it failed to provide them sufficient protection after they were killed by roadside bombs while in lightly armoured Land Rovers.

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Wait for MOD compensation decision for Staffordshire mother

Susan Smith from Tamworth lost her son Phillip Hewett in Iraq Credit: ITV News Central

The mother of a soldier who was killed in a snatch Land Rover by a bomb in Iraq eight years ago says she will fight in the highest courts for the right to sue the Ministry of Defence.

Susan Smith will hear tomorrow if Supreme Court judges will allow her to sue the MOD for negligence. The High Court has already blocked her.

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