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Fifteen members of family killed in Apache attack in Iraq: witness

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.




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