Images From The War in Iraq
Refugees from Fallujah are miraculously receiving donations of food, medicine, blankets and heaters with money from an international organization
More scenes from a Baghdad refugee camp for Fallujans
..."We contact a sheikh for permission to talk to some of the families. He greets us then says, "You can see how much we have suffered. We have 97 families here now, with 50 more coming tomorrow. People are kidnapping refugee children and selling them."
A 35 year-old merchant from Fallujah, Abu Hammad, starts telling us what he experienced, and barely breathes while doing so because he is so enraged.
"The American warplanes came continuously through the night and bombed everywhere in Fallujah! It did not stop even for a moment! If the American forces did not find a target to bomb, they used sound bombs just to terrorize the people and children. The city stayed in fear; I cannot give a picture of how panicked everyone was."
He is shaking with grief and anger. "In the mornings I found Fallujah empty, as if nobody lives in it. Even poisonous gases have been used in Fallujah-they used everything-tanks, artillery, infantry, poison gas. Fallujah has been bombed to the ground. Nothing is left."
Several men standing with us, other refugees, nod in agreement while looking at the setting sun, the direction of Fallujah"....