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Birth deformities soar in Iraq

Published time: June 12, 2010 20:55
Edited time: June 12, 2010 20:55

Medics in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are appealing to the international community for an investigation into an unnatural increase in birth defects, which they say are up by 15 times compared to pre-war levels.

Raed Jarrar, who is an Iraqi consultant at the American Friends Service Committee, has shared with RT some of his findings on the site concerning disastrous health and environmental effects of US weapons.

He said in the 1991 and in 2003 Iraq campaigns, the US often used depleted uranium (DU) bullets against Iraqi tanks. As a result, the Iraqi people have been exposed to excess radiation for more than ten years:

“I went with a Geiger counter to see radiation effects. Radiation in some of these areas was 2,000 times higher than regular background radiation. There were tanks in neighborhoods, with children playing in them. Some of the depleted uranium bullets went down into the ground and contaminated the surface water. So the effects are… they are scary,” said Jarrar, adding that “many of these things would constitute war crimes.”

Comments (3)


mergon 20.06.2014 08:23

America knows full well the outcome from radio active weapons via Japan and their testing in their own deserts
in the 50s ,they covertly collected medical information on thousands of service personnel and the people that lived with in the dust blow areas ,and the contamination to the water ways !

Someone needs to do a health check on the tanks mechanics back in the states and see how many of them and their children have health issues !


mergon 20.06.2014 08:09

Anonymous user 03.03.2013 14:17

War! What is it good for?


Profit for arms dealers !

Anonymous user 03.03.2013 14:17

War! What is it good for?

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