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US responds to new suggestion of Gulf war syndrome

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1629

An inspection by United Nations troops of an exploded Iraqi ammunition dump has reawakened the possibility that a Gulf war syndrome could exist, according to a Pentagon announcement last weekend.

During the 1991 Gulf war US troops destroyed an ammunition dump, and US inspections both before and after the demolition showed no evidence of chemical weapons present, according to …

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