Saddam injured in
missile strike on Baghdad: British minister
(Updated at 1930 PST)
LONDON: Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein probably survived a cruise missile
attack on leadership compounds in Baghdad but was reportedly taken away in
an ambulance, British Foreign Office minister Mike O'Brien told a British
news channel on Sunday.
US soldiers missing in Iraq, could be POWS :
(Updated at 1900 PST)
WASHINGTON: The United States believes some US troops have gone missing in
Iraq and could be held as prisoners of war by the Iraqi military, Defence
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday in a press report.
The Pentagon believes 10 soldiers may be missing in Iraq, US General
Richard Myers, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff told the media.
Coalition forces attack Karbala; capture Basra
(Updated at 1830 PST)
KARBALA, Iraq: The coalition warplanes Sunday attacked the holy city of
Karbala, reported an Arabian TV channel without giving any further
Meanwhile, the coalition forces have captured the Basra airport and
intense fighting between the Iraqi and coalition forces were also
US special forces flown
(Updated at 1800 PST)
SULAYMANIYA,Iraq: United States special forces teams have begun flying
into Sulaymaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan to help with the battle against an
alleged al-Qaeda-linked group and prepare for the opening of a northern
front against Baghdad, a senior Kurdish official told a foreign news
agency on Sunday.
warplane's pilot ejected over river Tigris
(Updated at 1710 PST)
BAGHDAD: A coalition forces pilot Sunday ejected by parachute over the
river Tigris, said a press report.
He was the pilot of the plane downed during an air attack by the coalition
bombers on Baghdad, said the Iraqi officials.
Iraqi security personnel are searching for the pilot along the banks of
troops killed in Iraq war
(Updated at 1600 PST)
WASHINGTON: 40 British troops killed in the war against Iraq, an American
TV channel reported Sunday.
Two British helicopters and a warplane were also downed.
Iraq to show US PoW's photos on TV
(Updated at 1600 PST)
BAGHDAD: Iraqi Vice President Taha Yasin Ramazan said Sunday that the
photos of the US prisoners of the war will be shown on the television,
said a press report.
Iraqi leader calls
the world to oppose US war
(Updated at 1520 PST)
BAGHDAD: Iraqi Vice President Taha Yasin Ramazan said Sunday Iraq downed
five warplanes and two helicopters of the coalition forces, said a press
USA was misleading the world with its tall claims of the coalition forces
victories, the Iraqi leader said in a press conference in Baghdad.
The US-led forces will face stiff resistance in every part of Iraq he
said. He also appealed the world community for opposing the war imposed
over the Iraqi people.
US air strikes on
Basra kill 77 civilians, wound 366: al-Sahhaf
(Updated at 1450 PST)
BAGHDAD: Seventy-seven civilians were killed and 366 others injured by US
air strikes on the southern Iraqi city of Basra, Information Minister
Mohammad Said al-Sahhaf said Sunday.
killed in coalition missile attack
(Updated at 1430 PST)
AMMAN: Four Jordanian students were killed when a missile exploded near
their car as they were driving out of Mosul, in northern Iraq, to flee US
and British bombardments, sources said Sunday.
British air force plane hit by US missile: US
(Updated at 1410 PST)
AS-SALIYHAH, Qatar: A Royal Air Force plane listed missing after an
operation in the Gulf late Saturday-early Sunday was hit by a US Patriot
missile, a US military official told the media here Sunday.
US planes strike Ansar-ul-Salam in northern Iraq
(Updated at 1350 PST)
BAGHDAD: The US warplanes Sunday bombarded Ansar-ul-Salam locality of the
northern Iraq, said a press report.
Iraqi forces have captured an American troop as prisoner of war, while the
US-led forces had called the gunship helicopters for help.
US tanks retreat
(Updated at 1315 PST)
BAGHDAD: The US tanks further retreated from Umm-ul-Qasr making bunkers
for the new battle line, an Arabian TV reported.
Iraqi troops firing to the coalition forces from various buildings of the
town. A US forces commander claimed surrender by some Iraqi troops in Umm-ul-Qasr.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi officials claimed stopping the US-led forces
advancement to Al-Nasriyya town.
resisting coalition forces assault
(Updated at 1205 PST)
BAGHDAD: The intense fighting at the Umm-ul-Qasr has denied coalition's
claims of fall of the Iraqi strategic town to the US-led forces, a press
report said Sunday.
The Iraqi troops were offering intense resistance to the slowly advancing
coalition tanks and armoured vehicles. At least three coalition troops
were killed during the Umm-ul-Qasr battle, said the sources.
The Iraqi forces had surrounded the coalition troops in the Umm-ul-Qasr
and large contingents of the US forces and tanks were sent for their help,
an American TV channel reported.
Iraqi flags hoisted at the town were showing Iraqi presence in the town.
Iraqi Minister denies fall of Al-Nasriyya
(Updated at 1200 PST)
BAGHDAD: Iraqi Information Minister Saeed Al-Sahhaf has denied capture of
Al-Nasriyya town by the US-led forces, said a press report on Sunday.
The Iraqi forces defending the town with full force, he told the newsmen.
Iraqi troops shot
down US helicopter : Naji Sabri
(Updated at 1130 PST)
DAMASCUS: Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri said his country's troops had
shot down a US helicopter, and that Baghdad was hit by 1,000 missiles
Friday, as he arrived in the Syrian capital early Sunday, a foreign news
Pentagon denies seizure of northern Iraq
(Updated at 1100 PST)
BAGHDAD: Pentagon said the coalition forces had not occupied the oilfields
in northern Iraq adding that an airbase and oilfield near Basra was
captured by the troops, a press report said.
The US-led coalition forces launched an early morning attack on Baghdad,
destroying various government buildings. The US third infantry regiment
was engaged in intense fighting with the Iraqi troops on some distance
Meanwhile, the USA had claimed to destroy all military targets in the
northern city of Mosul.
taking positions in Baghdad: TV report
(Updated at 0940 PST)
BAGHDAD: Elite Republican Guards of
the Iraqi army were taking positions in Baghdad, an American TV channel
reported Sunday. Although the Iraq sources have not confirmed the report.
In that situation the coalition forces would face stiff resistance as the
Republican Guards had demonstrated higher fighting capabilities in the
1991 Gulf war, the military analysts opined.
probe Kuwait camp attack
WASHINGTON: The Pentagon will conduct a probe into Kuwait army camp attack
in which 16 US soldiers were wounded, a report said.
Bush discusses Iraq
situation with Blair
(Updated at 0845 PST)
WASHINGTON: US President George Bush in a telephonic conversation with his
ally British Prime Minister Tony Blair discussed the war situation and the
humanitarian help for Iraq, said a press report Sunday.
Saddam's speech advanced recorded: British
(Updated at 0830 PST)
LONDON: Iraq TV is showing President Saddam Hussain's advanced recorded
speech, told the British intelligence sources to a British TV channel on
Iraq calls Arab
countries to confront aggression
(Updated at 0820 PST)
LONDON: Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri urged Arab countries to confront
the US aggression against Iraq, a British TV channel reported Sunday.
US forces capture Al-Nasirya, bomb suspected camp
linked to al-Qaeda
at 0720 PST)
WASHINGTION: The Pentagon said on Sunday that the US forces has captured
Al-Nasirya and bombarded a suspected terror camp near Baghdad. It said
that people trained in the camp had links to al-Qaeda.
Three Lac people in New York hold demo against war
NEW YORK: Three Lac
people in New York held demonstration against against US-led war against
Iraq, a report said Sunday.
The protests were also held in San Francisco, Chicago and Washington.
More attacks on Baghdad: B-52 bombers take off for
possible new attacks
LONDON: More attacks were conducted on Baghdad in late night as a big
explosion occurred, a report said.
The B-52 bombers
early Sunday morning took off from RAF Fairford in Britain for possible
new attacks, a report said. The sirens were sound in the outskirts of
16 US soldiers
wounded in Kuwait attack; on American Muslim soldier arrested
KUWAIT CITY: The US military said Sunday
that 16 US soldiers were wounded in a granade attack at a heavily-guarded
camp in the northern Kuwait desert.
A US military spokesman confirmed the
attack. A report said that an American Muslim soldier have been arrested
for suspected involvement in the attack.
US detains 12 Iraqis, targets thousands more
at 0620 PST)
WASHINGTON: The US government has detained "about a dozen" Iraqis who live
in the United States and has targeted thousands more for questioning in an
ongoing search for information on any retaliatory attacks against America
planned in response to the war with Iraq.
interviews" continued as authorities expanded their global manhunt for
suspected al Qaeda terrorist Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, described as an
"imminent threat to U.S. citizens and interests," and arrested nine
persons in raids from New York to California in a suspected
money-laundering and phony passport scheme.
The detained Iraqis
were among about 2,000 interviewed by the FBI and the Department of
Homeland Security's Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement from a
list of 11,000 Iraqis being sought for questioning. Some 50,000 Iraqis and
Iraqi-Americans are believed to live in the United States.
Of those detained, most were named on immigration charges, although others
were being held for unspecified reasons.
In a statement, the
Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the detentions were
part of heightened security implemented before the war and are "aimed at
taking individuals off the street who might pose a threat to the safety
and security of the American people."
Bush starts using war powers
at 0605 PST)
WASHINGTON: President Bush yesterday formally declared to Congress his
authority under the War Powers Act to use America's armed forces against
Iraq and told top lawmakers in a classified Oval Office briefing that the
United States is "making progress" in its military operation to disarm
Saddam Hussein's regime.
"We will stay on
task until we've achieved our objective, which is to rid Iraq of weapons
of mass destruction, and free the Iraqi people so they can live in a
society that is hopeful and democratic and at peace in its neighborhood,"
the president told congressional leaders after a morning meeting in the
White House devoted exclusively to Iraq.
leader in Najaf dies in fighting
(Updated at 0520 PST)
BAGHADAD: Ruling Baath leader in Najaf dies in fighting, a report said.
Heavy fighting were reported in different parts of the Iraq.
Six US soldiers
badly injured in Kuwait grenade attack
(Updated at 0515 PST)
KUWAIT CITY: Six US soldiers were seriously
injured in a grenade attack on US forces camped out in northern Kuwait,
media reported here early Sunday morning.
Fighting with coalition forces near Najaf, Baghdad
plunges in darkness
(Updated at 0515 PST)
BAGHDAD: Iraqi TV reports fighting with coalition forces near Najaf, 160
km south of Baghdad. Reports said that much of Baghdad is plunged into
darkness as more explosions heard.
US and British
forces moved toward Baghdad
(Updated at 0515 PST)
BAGHDAD: US and British forces moved toward Baghdad Saturday as coalition
warplanes pressed a crushing campaign of air strikes on the Iraqi capital
in a three-day-old push to drive Saddam Hussein from power.
opens airspace, ports for humanitarian missions
(Updated at 0510 PST)
NICOSIA: The self-styled Turkish Republic of
Northern Cyprus (TRNC) will allow the United States and Britain to use its
airspace as well as air and sea ports for humanitarian missions in the war
against Iraq, Turkish Cypriot officials said.
The TRNC will ensure that "air and naval
elements of foreign armies participating in the operation are able to use
TRNC airspace and TRNC airports and sea ports so that humanitarian needs
are met without delay when urgent situations emerge," government spokesman
Salih Miroglu said, quoted by the local TAK agency.
500 missiles fired on Iraq: Pentagon
(Updated at 0500 PST)
WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has said
that about 500 missiles have been fired on Iraq during past hours.
It also said that they are hitting the missiles on right targets.
Kurds say coalition
bombed Kirkuk air base, Mosul palace
(Updated at 0500 PST)
ARBIL: Coalition bombing hit the main air
base in the oil city of Kirkuk and a presidential palace in the northern
capital of Mosul, a top leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party said here
missiles are being used in Iraq for accurate hit: Pentagon
WASHINGTON: Pentagon said allied forces were
using precision-guided missiles and weapons that were striking the the
targets in Iraq perfectly, says US TV channel.
Hundreds of Tomahawk missile and thousands of precision-guided missiles
were being struck in Iraq on the targets, according to Fox TV.
Iraq TV shows Saddam
meeting three times with war advisors
(Updated at 0410 PST)
BAGHDAD: Iraqi television Saturday night
showed President Saddam Hussein chairing three meetings with top advisors
on the war with the United States.
It showed Saddam in military uniform and said his aides "voiced
satisfaction at the resistance and heroism displayed by the armed forces,
fighters of the Baath Party and tribesmen." It did not say where or when
the meetings were held.
identified as Australian ABC cameraman
(Updated at 0400 PST)
SYDNEY: The Australian Broadcasting
Corporation (ABC) confirmed Sunday that an Australian freelance cameraman
on assignment for the network had been killed in a suicide car bombing in
Paul Moran, 39, died instantly when the taxi
packed with explosives detonated in northern Iraq Saturday, a report said.
Three Kurdish men, and the driver of the
taxi were also killed in the blast at a checkpoint outside the village of
Khormal, a base of an Islamic group hich had earlier been destroyed by US
ABC correspondent Eric Campbell survived the
attack, suffering minor
shrapnel injuries and shock, she said. Moran
worked extensively as a freelance cameraman in the Middle East from a base
in Bahrain before moving to Paris last year.