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British Confirm Gulf War Syndrome: A war pensions tribunal in London ruled Monday that British soldiers that suffered severe illnesses after returning from the 1991 Gulf War are in fact victims of the reputed “Gulf War Syndrome,” which until now the British Ministry of Defense has not officially recognized. The case involved a British soldier who suffers from asthma, anxiety and memory loss, and the ruling allows an estimated 1,500 other British veterans to claim a war pension, the London Times reports. Veterans have blamed the illnesses of the syndrome on the cocktail of vaccines administered for protection against chemical and biological warfare.