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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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Victory for relatives of Private Lee Ellis

Private Lee Ellis, 23, of Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester

Relatives of Private Lee Ellis are among those seeking compensation from the Ministry of Defence for allegedly not providing adequate equipment or training.

Private Ellis died in February 2006 when his Snatch Land Rover was blown up.

Similar explosions claimed the lives of two other soldiers whose families are making claims.

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