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Toxic munitions 'may be cause' of baby deaths and deformities in Fallujah

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posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 10:00 AM
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Toxic munitions 'may be cause' of baby deaths and deformities in Fallujah


www.inde pendent.co.uk

Evidence was growing this weekend that babies born in the Iraqi city of Fallujah – scene in 2004 of one of the few set-piece battles of the invasion – are exhibiting high rates of mortality and birth defects.

In September this year, say campaigners, 170 children were born at Fallujah General Hospital, 24 per cent of whom died within seven days.

Three-quarters of these exhibited deformities, including "children born with two heads, no heads, a single eye in their foreheads, or missing lim
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posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 10:00 AM
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Mods, this is breaking news, I believe artile was released last night.


The campaigners' letter to the UN calls for an independent investigation to be set up, "the cleaning up of toxic materials used by the occupying forces, including depleted uranium and white phosphorus", and an inquiry launched to discover if any war crimes have been committed.

The campaigners believe that either white phosphorus or depleted uranium is a major, if not only, cause of the birth defects. White phosphorus, which US military has admitted firing on insurgents in heavily populated Fallujah


What????
U.S. used white phosphorus in Iraq???
I did not know this!

Of course depleted uranium will always have a bad consequence, there's no denying that.

Poor kids, it's almost sounding like near-hiroshima.

So sad.... so very sad!!!!

I hope an investigation is done and war criminals are brought to justice.

www.inde pendent.co.uk
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