Research links rise in Falluja birth defects and cancers to US assault
* Defects in newborns 11 times higher than normal
* ‘War contaminants’ from 2004 attack could be cause
by Martin Chulov
A study examining the causes of a dramatic spike in birth defects in the Iraqi city of Falluja has for the first time concluded that genetic damage could have been caused by weaponry used in US assaults that took place six years ago.