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THE CHILDREN OF IRAQ
An entire generation has been decimated by the economic sanctions -- the weapon of mass destruction of the West. This will not be forgotten. ". . . whatsoever ye do to the Little Ones"
More Iraqi children died in July, August because of imposed UN sanctions
Iraq, Politics, 10/9/2001
The Iraqi daily al-Thawra ( the revolution ) issued on Monday said that 26107 Iraqis, mostly children died in July and August because of the economic sanctions imposed on the country.
News reports quoted statistics of the Iraqi health ministry as saying that 15454 Iraqis including 8316 children under five year old died in July whereas 10653 including 7467 under five year old also died in August The statistics attributed the reason of the death to malnutrition, diarrhea and breathing diseases among children and high blood pressure, diabetic and cancers among others.
Worthy mentioning that number of the Iraqis who died since imposing the economic sanctions on Iraq in August 1990 reached, according to statistics of the Iraqi ministry of health to 1, 543, 123 persons.