Birth defects among Iraqi babies caused by US weapons

A must-read, although hard to look at…

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Fallujah Babies: Birth Defects Blamed on US Weapons
Friday 6 January 2012
by: Dahr Jamail , Al Jazeera English

Doctors and residents blame US weapons for catastrophic levels of birth defects in Fallujah’s newborns.

Fallujah, Iraq – While the US military has formally withdrawn from Iraq, doctors and residents of Fallujah are blaming weapons like depleted uranium and white phosphorous used during two devastating US attacks on Fallujah in 2004 for what are being described as “catastrophic” levels of birth defects and abnormalities.

Dr Samira Alani, a paediatric specialist at Fallujah General Hospital, has taken a personal interest in investigating an explosion of congenital abnormalities that have mushroomed in the wake of the US sieges since 2005.

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