As British forces continued to tighten their grip on the city of Basra, U.S. aircraft and cruise missiles attack the headquarters of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party in the city, reportedly killing some 200 militia leaders that were meeting there.
An entire division of Iraqi troops numbering some 8,000 soldiers surrendered to U.S.-led coalition troops in southern Iraq on Friday, Defense Department officials told the Associated Press.
U.S.-led coalition forces mounted the largest air offensive yet in the skies over Iraq on Friday, with cruise missiles and bombs smashing into government buildings in Baghdad and sending massive balls of flame into the night sky.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair met today with Pakistani leader Gen. Pervez Musharraf as part of a whirlwind tour to garner support for an international coalition against terrorism.
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