Families of soldiers killed in Iraq can pursue damages against the government, the Supreme Court has ruled.
Legal action was brought by relatives of three men killed by roadside bombs while in Snatch Land Rovers and another killed while in a Challenger tank.
The judges ruled the families could make damages claims under human rights legislation and sue for negligence.
The defence secretary has said the ruling could make it “more difficult for troops to carry out operations”.
The ruling comes after a lengthy legal battle and previous judgements by the High Court and the Court of Appeal….