After an all-night battle, U.S. military officials said that coalition forces had seized control of Baghdad's main airport Friday, a key development in their campaign to topple Saddam Hussein's regime.
Coalition forces continued their thrust toward the Iraqi capital Thursday, battling Iraqi troops and reportedly taking control of Saddam Hussein International Airport 10 miles from downtown Baghdad.
In a further move to crack down on Palestinians, Israeli bulldozers and tanks damaged the runway of the Palestinian airport today in the Gaza Strip.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The following is the full text of President Bush's comments this morning at Reagan National Airport.
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