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Fallujah Birth Defects Raise Specter Of U.S. Chemical-Weapons Use In Iraq (VIDEO)


First Posted: 05/11/10 12:59 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:25 PM ET

A large and growing number of Iraqi children are suffering from severe birth defects, as shown in the heartbreaking CNN segment embedded below, and their parents blame alleged U.S. chemical-weapons attacks.

Lawyers representing the families have sued the British government for complicity in the alleged war crimes. But Iraq's deputy minister of health tells CNN there isn't enough evidence to prove causality, and in any case, the U.S. boycott of the International Criminal Court makes direct prosecution of the case unlikely, as do the nation's federal immunity laws.

Please WATCH the CNN segment in its entirety:

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