Last Update: Wednesday, April 2, 2003.
Fifteen members of family killed in Apache attack in Iraq:
Fifteen members of a family have been killed when
their pickup was blown up by a rocket from an Apache helicopter near Hilla
south of Baghdad, the sole survivor of the attack said.
The family was fleeing fighting between Iraqi forces
and the US-led coalition in Nasiriyah, 350 kilometres south of Baghdad,
when the US helicopter fired on the jeep in Haidariya, 80 kilometres south
of the capital, he said.
Razek al-Kazem al-Khafaj showed an AFP photographer
the coffins he said held the bodies of his wife, his six children, his
father, mother and three brothers and their wives.