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(From Agence France Presse)
The British High Court moved a step closer towards recognizing Gulf War syndrome, in a landmark ruling which could open the door for thousands of soldiers seeking government compensation.
The court upheld an earlier verdict in a case brought by a former soldier, which found that British troops suffered from an unspecified illness during the 1991 Gulf war.
Referring to the case brought by Shaun Rusling, the High Court judge ruled that he had shown "symptoms and signs of ill-defined conditions".
The specific ruling concerned whether Rusling, a former medical officer with a British paratroop unit, was entitled to a …