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An Iraqi teenager accidentally shot by a British soldier is to receive £2m, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
The man - who cannot be named for legal reasons - will receive the payout after suffering severe spinal injuries which have left him paralysed.
The compensation is higher than anything paid to any British troops injured in Iraq.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the payout was "not a precedent, it is an exceptional case"
"It is not expected that there are any other cases of such severity," a spokesman said.
"If Iraqis were able to get access to British courts, they would clearly be entitled to much higher levels of compensation, based on this precedent.