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Breaking News: MOD response to Sunday Telegraph front page on legal claims against Armed Forces

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The Sunday Telegraph leads with a story which says that taxpayers are facing a bill of almost £150 million to defend British soldiers who are being sued by enemy fighters for breaching their “human rights”.

The MOD's statement is as follows:

The MOD is looking closely at this issue and as the Government’s manifesto made clear, we will ensure our Armed Forces overseas are not subject to persistent legal claims that undermine their ability to do their job. Ministers have commissioned detailed work on this and will make any further announcements in due course.

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