Family of Pte Lee Ellis react to Chilcot
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Chilcot: Family of Manchester soldier killed in Iraq react to inquiry

The family of a 23-year-old soldier from Manchester who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq 10 years ago have given their reaction to the publication of the Chilcot inquiry.

It has taken seven years to complete the report into the 2003 invasion which found the UK went to war before peaceful options had been exhausted based on flawed intelligence.

Private Lee Ellis died in Amarah in southern Iraq in February 2006 when a homemade bomb exploded under his Snatch Land Rover. His family said he should never have been there in the first place.

"I am angry that he was put in that position," said his mother Ronnie Bariek. "For a long time I accepted it. But now I am angry because no-one took responsibility for that."

  • 07 Jul 2016