Tribunal could open way for troops gunning for compensation

A
tribunal ruling could see hundreds of British servicemen claim compensation for
contracting the disputed Gulf War Syndrome.

Alex
Izett, a former Royal Engineer, has won his claim for an army pension after the
tribunal acknowledged that a link existed between his condition and Gulf War
Syndrome.

More
than 2,000 former soldiers plan to sue for compensation, but the Ministry of
Defence (MoD) argues there is no common illness directly attributable to the
1991 conflict.

The
MoD also disagrees with the War Pensions Appeal Tribunal Ruling, but cannot
appeal on any legal point.

By Ross Wigham

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