Al Jazeera, a satellite television channel based in Qatar, announced it would cut back its news operations in Iraq after government officials barred two journalists from reporting in Baghdad.
The U.S. military is investigating the possibility that an American Patriot missile hit a U.S. Navy F/A-18 fighter jet over Iraq, U.S. defense officials said Thursday.
U.S. military officials confirmed that a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed near the central city of Karbala, but was probably not hit by enemy fire. Initial reports from the Pentagon said as many as seven soldiers died and four…
U.S. troops surrounded Saddam International airport about six miles from Baghdad Thursday and were massing at the "gateways" of the city, according to U.S. military officials and reporters traveling with coalition forces.
On day 15 of the Iraq war, U.S. forces seized the Saddam International Airport and armored units pushed within six miles of Baghdad. Kwame Holman reports with the latest news from Iraq.
Coalition forces continued their thrust toward the Iraqi capital Thursday, battling Iraqi troops and reportedly taking control of Saddam Hussein International Airport, ten miles from downtown Baghdad. Ray Suarez discusses these developments with three former military officials.
Tom Bearden discusses the air assault on Iraq with two members of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Middle East.
U.S. troops entered the "red zone" within 20 miles of Baghdad on Wednesday, after advancing past the city of Karbala and completing key crossings of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
U.S. forces in the central city of Najaf have reportedly come under Iraqi fire from the Ali Mosque, one of the most sacred Shiite Muslim sites in the world.
Russia criticized the U.S.-led war in Iraq Wednesday, accusing the coalition of bombing targets very near its embassy in Baghdad and threatening the Russian citizens still working in the Iraqi capital.
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