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The family of a soldier from Manchester who was killed in Iraq have won the right to sue the Government over his death.
Private Lee Ellis from Wythenshawe died in 2006 when his Snatch Land Rover was blown up.
His relatives say he should have been in an armoured vehicle and been given other equipment which could have saved his life.
Now his sister Karla will pursue a claim for negligence against the Ministry of Defence to support his ten year old daughter
The family of a soldier from Stockport, killed in Iraq have been told they can sue the government for damages.
Private Lee Ellis died in 2006, when his Land Rover was blown up. His family claim the vehicle wasn't up to the task.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said of today's ruling:
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Relatives of soldiers killedin Iraq have been told they can sue the government for damages by the Court of Appeal
Private Lee Ellis died in 2006, when his Land Rover was blown up.
His family say the Ministry of Defence failed to provide armoured vehicles or equipment which could have saved lives andshould pay compensation.
MoD bosses say decisions about battlefield equipment are for politicians and military commanders.