Balkan War syndrome

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Balkan War syndrome 

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A term that dignifies side effects suffered by soldiers during the fighting in Bosnia, Hercegovina and Kosovo in the mid-to-late 1990s, who were exposed to NATO anti-tank missiles and bombs containing depleted uranium which increases the armour piercing power of these weapons.

Per one report, 16 ex-soldiers who served in the Balkans, from 6 different countries, died from leukaemia, and blame the Americans because they used depleted uranium shells in the conflicts.  

References http://everything2.com/title/Balkan+War+Syndrome
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depleted_uranium
Croat Med J. 2001 Apr;42(2):205-9  

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