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World Health Organization to Study Rise in Iraqi Birth Deformities

The World Health Organization has pledged to carry out an independent study into the rise in birth deformities in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

Sky News first exposed the problem almost two years ago when we reported on babies like Fatima Ahmed, who was born with two heads.

In May 2008, her mother Shukriya pleaded for help to understand what went so wrong with her child.

Since then the rate of birth deformities has increased, with doctors and undertakers telling us they see several cases of abnormalities every day.

Over the months Sky News has revealed a catalogue of case studies including children born with missing limbs, abnormal abdomens and all sorts of congenital disorders.

Now, the WHO - which is examining women's health in Iraq - has pledged to carry out research into the Fallujah birth defects.

Click here for more from SkyNews.com.