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Relatives win Iraq damages case

Relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq secured a victory in the latest round of a compensation fight today when the Court of Appeal said they could pursue damages claims against the Government.

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MoD: Our thoughts remain with families of the dead

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said of today's ruling:

Our thoughts and concerns remain with those that were injured and the families of those that sadly lost their lives.

We are considering the judgment by the Court of Appeal and as this is likely to be subject to further legal action it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.

– Ministry of Defence spokesman

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