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Soldier's family win right to sue

Relatives of soldiers killed in 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.

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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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