Category: Iraq

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Iraq: War’s legacy of cancer

Two US-led wars in Iraq have left behind hundreds of tons of depleted uranium munitions and other toxic wastes. This report contains photos of a graphic nature. Fallujah, Iraq – Contamination from Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions and other military-related pollution is suspected of causing a sharp rises in congenital birth defects, cancer cases, and other

Iraq Execution Spree Under the Spotlight

Spate of executions, mass detentions and alleged torture raise concerns over country’s human rights situation. As Iraq’s political tension ratchets up following the death sentence imposed on its fugitive vice president, human rights groups have expressed fears the Shia-led government may be using state-sanctioned executions to eliminate opponents held in prison. Stories of torture are

No free press in Iraq

Attacks on both local and international journalists across Iraq have not stopped to this day, finds Al Jazeera. Baghdad, Iraq – Iraq has been one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists since 2003. While scores of newspapers and media outlets blossomed across Baghdad following the removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime in the

Iraq: A country in shambles

Despite promises made for improvements, Iraq’s economy and infrastructure are still a disaster. Baghdad, Iraq – As a daily drumbeat of violence continues to reverberate across Iraq, people here continue to struggle to find some sense of normality, a task made increasingly difficult due to ongoing violence and the lack of both water and electricity.

Fallujah babies: Under a new kind of siege

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 Fallujah, Iraq – While the US military has formally withdrawn from Iraq, doctors and residents of Fallujah are blaming weapons like depleted uranium and white phosphorous used during two devastating US attacks on Fallujah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