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Running Dry: Sanctions Hit Iraq's Young the Hardest

The Gulf War and sanctions reportedly have resulted in more than 1 million Iraqi deaths, half of which were children younger than 5. Prohibitions on replacing such "dual-use" items as water pumps, generators and chlorine resulted in lethal epidemics. As U.S. lawmakers debate whether the military should again strike at Saddam's regime or simply tighten the trade embargo, Iraqis brace for the next round of crossfire.



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