Doctors in Basra report rise in birth defects

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Doctors at the Basra maternity hospital in southern Iraq have told the BBC that they have seen a 60% rise in birth defects since 2003.

Dr Muhsin Sabbak from the hospital is convinced that the rise in defects, such as spina bifida, is because of munitions from the Iraq war.

The BBC's Yalda Hakim has been investigating.

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