- LOS ANGELES -- Families
of US troops killed in the offensive on the Iraqi city of Fallujah are
to travel to Jordan next week with 600,000 dollars worth of humanitarian
aid for refugees of the attack.
- The November assault on Fallujah left 71 US military
dead, according to the families, and the Iraqi government said more than
2,000 Iraqis were killed.
- "This delegation is a way for me to express
my sympathy and support for the Iraqi people," said Rosa Suarez of
Escondido in California.
- "The Iraq war took away my son's life, and it
has taken away the lives of so many innocent Iraqis. It is time to stop
the killing and to help the children of Iraq," she added in a statement
released by the families.
- The families said with peace groups, physicians'
organisations and relatives of the September 11, 2001 attacks victims,
they raised 100,000 dollars in an internet appeal. Humanitarian groups
such as Middle East Children's Alliance and Operation USA contributed 500,000
dollars worth of medical supplies.
- The families are to fly to Amman on December 26 and
hand over the supplies to humanitarian and medical workers there.