Israel said reserve forces joined the ground offensive against the Gaza Strip on Monday in what may be the next phase of a continuing Israeli offensive on Hamas as it advances on targets in heavily-populated urban areas like Gaza City.
The Taliban continues to gain power in Afghanistan. A journalist from Independent Television News reports from southern Afghanistan, where NATO troops from the Netherlands who have entered the region.
U.S.-backed Iraqi troops killed more than 200 insurgents from a religious cult in a weekend battle near the Shiite holy city of Najaf, Iraqi officials said Monday. A Los Angeles Times reporter in Baghdad discusses the fighting and its implications.
Coalition forces launched fresh air strikes against Baghdad Sunday while U.S. forces attempted to shore up military positions in northern Iraq on the eleventh day of the U.S.-led war with Iraq.
Waves of heavy air strikes hammered areas around Baghdad Tuesday, while coalition ground forces fought a blinding sandstorm as they advanced to within 50 miles of the Iraqi capital.
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