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MOD 'knew' of Red Caps' risk

A retired senior army officer has claimed authorities knew British troops in Iraq were at increased risk, before two soldiers from Solihull and Swadlincote were killed by a 400 strong mob.

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Midlands families to sue over Red Caps' death

Two Midlands families of Army Red Caps killed by an Iraqi mob are suing the Ministry of Defence for negligence.

Corporal Russell Aston Credit: ITV News Central

Corporal Russell Aston from Swadlincote in Derbyshire and Lance Corporal Thomas Keys from Solihull were killed alongside four other Royal Military Police officers when more than 400 Iraqis stormed a police station where they were helping to train locals.

Lance Corporal Thomas Keys Credit: ITV News Central

The legal action follows a landmark judgement by the Supreme Court last month, which ruled that soldiers at war in foreign lands are covered by human rights laws and are owed a duty of care.

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