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Khamisiyah, Iraq chemical storage demolition

munitions storage depot in Khamisiyah, Iraq that had been demolished by U.S. Servicemembers following the 1991 Gulf War cease-fire.
Chemical & Biological Weapons during Gulf War
VA and research organizations continue to evaluate possible causes of Gulf War Veterans' chronic multisymptom illnesses, including chemical and biological weapons. If you have health concerns, talk to your health care provider or local VA Environmental Health Coordinator. Learn more
Health effects of exposure
Health effects depend on a number of factors, including the amount of exposure to a nerve agent. Those with mild-to-moderate nerve agent exposure usually recover completely. Learn more about nerve agents and symptoms of exposure.

VA benefits

Gulf War Veterans may be eligible for a variety of VA benefits, including: Gulf War Registry health exam, a free exam for possible long-term health problems associated with Gulf War service Disability compensation for diseases related to military service. VA presumes certain medically unexplained illnesses are related to Gulf War service without regard to cause. Learn more about benefits related to Gulf War service.