(Source: USA Today, updated 10:40 pm ET, April
Spot 1: Marines hurt in palace fight
One Marine was killed and up to 20 comrades injured in a gun
battle as their unit seized a palace on the northern outskirts, Marines also
cleared out two mosques after determining that volunteer fighters from other
Arab countries were inside, firing on U.S. troops.
Spot 2: Marines battle remaining forces
U.S. Marines engaged in intense fighting with pro-Saddam forces
at the Imam Mosque, the Azimihyah Palace and the house of a Baath party
U.S. troops acted on information that regime leaders were trying
to orgnize a meeting in the area.
Spot 3: Looters burn interior ministry
Looters were seen setting fire to same buidings in the
Interior Ministry complex. The nine-story Ministry of Transport building also
was gutted by fire, but it wasn't known if looters were
Spot 4: Suicide bomber hits Marines
A suicide bomber struck this evening near the Palestine hotel,
injuring four U.S. Marines, CNN reported.
Spot 5: Iraqis continue looting spree
Thousands of people from poor outlying districts surged into
central Baghdad with wheelbarrows, pushcarts and pickup trucks to engage in a
new round of looting. The German Embassy was among the looted
Spot 6: U.S. Marine killed
A U.S. Marine was killed in a suicide bombing at a checkpoint in
Saddam City, a working class suburb of Baghdad.
Spot 7: U.S visits bombing site
Hoping to resolve the mystery, U.S. special operations forces
examined a site in a Baghdad residential neighborhood that was bombed Monday
based on intelligence that Saddam and at least one of his sons were there.
Saddam's fate remained unknown.
Spot 1:Coalition strikes Mosul
Central Command said special operations forces and airstrikes
were "actively engaging" Iraqi forces in the city.
Kurdish fighters allied with coalition forces captured an
air-defense bese on a hilltop 10 miles northeast of Mosul.
Spot 2: Kurds celebrate regime's fall
People in the Kurdish city of Irbil ran into the streets to
celebrate regime's fall.
Spot 3: Iraqi resistance no match
Kurds with help from U.S. special operations forces routed Iraqi
troops near Altun Kupri. The assault pushed Iraqi troops back toward
A Kurdish commander said some of the fighters were wounded and
10 to 15 Iraqis were taken prisoner in the battle.
Spot 4: Kirkuk oilfields intact
At Dibis, on a road running along the western edge of the Kirkuk
oilfields, Kurdish forces and U.S. special operations troops moved into town.
Oil facilities are intact around town.
Spot 5: Kurds enter Kirkuk
Convoys of Kurdish peshmerga fighters moved into the oil-rich
city of Kirkuk.
Spot 6: Focus turns to Tikrit
U.S. warplanes intensified bombing on Iraqi positions around
Saddam Hussin's hometown and power base of Tikrit.
Spot 7: Kurds take Khaneqin
The city's residents were under an Iraqi imposed 6 a.m. to 6
p.m. curfew for several days. Shortly after Iranian TV broadcasted images
Wednesday evening og Bagfdad's fall, people emerged to find soldies and members
of the ruling Baath Party gone.
Spot 8: Iraqi die-hards still present
Marines, who bypassed this city on their way to Baghdad, said
there are 1,500 to 2,000 Iraqi die-hards holed up here. They are remnants from
the battered Republican Guard, Baath Party militia and volunteers from other
Arab or Islamic countries.
Spot 9: Crowd slays two clerics
A crowd rushed two Islamic clerics and hacked them to death in
Najaf. An unknown number of people were injured. The killings of Haider al-Kadar
and Abdul Majid al-Khoei took place at the shrine of Imam Ali, one of the
holiest sites of Shiite Islam.
Spot 10: Food aid reches impoverished city
The first trickle of food aid arrived in this southern city.
Temporary water treatment facilities set up downtown. In other parts of the
city, power and water have been restored.
Spot 11: Residents urged to give up guns
Hoping to restore some degree of order to Basra, British troops
Thursday asked residents to turn in their guns.
Spot 12: Port declared officially open
British forces controlling this port city declared it open to
merchant shipping. Coalition forces have cleared the channel of
Spot 13: More U.S. troops prepare to enter
The Army's 4th Infantry Division, working round the clock
hauling its tanks, howitzers and other vehicles into a camp in Kuwait's northern
desert, is expected to enter Iraq within a week.