Civilian Casualty Update
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Iraqi forces staged a major counterattack Tuesday morning, sending buses and trucks full of fighters across the Tigris River in an attempt to overrun U.S. forces holding a strategic intersection on the western side of Baghdad.
A lone U.S. B1-bomber dropped four massive 900-kilogram bombs in a residential neighbourhood in Baghdad yesterday in an apparent attempt to kill Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein.American officials said U.S. intelligence received information that Saddam, his sons and other top Iraqi leaders might be meeting at a restaurant with senior Iraqi intelligence officials. military source told the Washington Times the site bombed yesterday is the same neighbourhood where Saddam made a highly publicized street walk Friday, greeting jubilant supporters. The source said the tape's background views provided information on Saddam's whereabouts.