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The family of a soldier, killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan, say his death was called by 'negligence, plain and simple'. Lance Corporal Roney's brother William told the coroner that the term 'fog of war' had been used by the military instead of 'what should have been said'.
"This has upset the family considerably and gives the impression Chris and his injured comrades meant very little to the Ministry of Defence.
"It is the family's opinion that history teaches us individuals are responsible for their own actions and in other jobs people are help accountable.
"We believe the Ministry of Defence, army and its employees should have no exemption to this rule."
"All deaths on operations are extremely tragic and much regretted, nothing is more damaging to morale than a death from friendly fire. We have heard mistakes were made, many due to human error, and many have said in hindsight they would have done things differently but everybody acted in the best interest to assist the patrol base.
Coroner says "mistaken beliefs and cumulative failures" led to the death of Sunderland soldier Lance Corporal Christopher Roney.
Soldiers have been describing the moment an Apache helicopter opened fire on their compound, killing Chris Roney from Sunderland.
An inquest into the death of a soldier from Sunderland, Christopher Roney, has heard he was killed by gunfire from a US helicopter.