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U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William S. Wallace, the officer charged with running the ground war in Iraq, told the Washington Post that the tactics and intensity of Iraqi opposition had increased the likelihood that the war would last longer.
"These deliveries pose a direct threat to the lives of coalition forces. We consider such trafficking as hostile acts, and will hold the Syrian government accountable for such shipments," Rumsfeld said.
Coalition troops advancing toward Baghdad battled against Iraqi forces early Friday local time near the central town of Najaf, some 100 miles south of the Iraqi capital.
Hundreds of Kurdish fighters on Friday seized Iraqi military positions on the northern border apparently abandoned by Iraqi government forces.
Smoke continued to billow out of Baghdad Friday after U.S.-led forces unleashed the heaviest bombardment of the Iraqi capital in days, using B-52 bombers to drop two 4,700-pound, satellite-guided "bunker-busting" bombs on Iraqi targets.
Iraqi forces in Basra fired mortars and machine guns Friday on a "couple of thousand" Iraqi civilians trying to leave the besieged city, British military officials said.
The U.N. Security Council, which remains divided over the military campaign underway in Iraq, voted unanimously Friday to restart the program that enables Iraq to exchange billions in oil funds for humanitarian assistance. Marc Santora reports from Kuwait City on…
As coalition forces prepare to take on Baghdad and military leaders warn that the war in Iraq may take longer than expected, three military experts assess the state of the war thus far and what may happen in the days…
With bombs falling on the southern outskirts of Baghdad, the Iraqi minister of defense said Thursday he expects U.S. forces to encircle the capital in as soon as five days.
British forces on Thursday destroyed a column of Iraqi tanks trying to break out of the besieged southern city of Basra, coalition officials said.
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