Fallujah residents blame US for birth defects

Locals in war weary town say birth defects have increased due to chemicals used in US bombardments.

Iraq deformities

The United States has fully withdrawn all combats troops from Iraq, ending its occupation after nearly nine years. The chemical effects of US bombardments, however, continue to harm people living in some areas of Iraq.

Al Jazeera’s Omar Al Saleh reports from the Iraqi city of Fallujah, where residents have accused the US of leaving behind a poisonous legacy apparent at children’s’ births.

Source: Al Jazeera