De herhaling van agent orange, de gevolgen Amerikaanse witte fosforbommen in Irak, opnieuw de kinderen die de prijs betalen

In the aftermath of the war, the city saw a significant rise in cases of cancer and birth defects. Research, including the epidemiological study ‘Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005 – 2009’ by Busby, Hamdan and Ariabi, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, has linked this increase to the bombardments during which chemical weapons could have been used. The Second Battle of Fallujah, code named ‘Operation Phantom Fury’ was launched by the US and its allies in November 2004. Later, US forces admitted that they used white phosphorus during the operation, but US Central Command (CENTCOM) has denied using depleted uranium munitions in the same operation.