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War briefing

War with Iraq

April 01, 2003|Los Angeles Times

North

Bombers attack: U.S. bombers pound positions between Mosul and Kirkuk. The United States says it destroyed a "massive terrorist facility."

Central

Baghdad hit: Coalition B-1, B-2, B-52 bombers hit several targets, including the palace of Saddam Hussein's son Qusai. Allied planes strike Republican Guard positions south of Baghdad.

Closing in: Two brigades of the 101st Airborne Division are attacked with mortar and small-arms fire as they attempt to isolate Najaf.

Civilians killed: Troops from the 3rd Infantry Division kill Iraqi women and children near Najaf when they fire at a vehicle that fails to stop when ordered.

Deadly clashes: Two U.S. paratroopers are killed during fighting in Najaf and Samawah.

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Sources: Department of Defense; Periscope; Jane's Defence Weekly

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