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Soldiers' families get green light to sue MoD over Iraq deaths

The families of two soldiers killed in Iraq have been told they can sue the Ministry of Defence for negligence.

One of the cases was that of Pte Phillip Hewitt who was killed in a lightly armoured Snatch Land Rover.

The Appeal court ruled his family could not pursue claims on human rights grounds, which angered his mother, Susan Smith.

She spoke to the BBC's Nick Childs, shortly after the judgment.

  • 19 Oct 2012