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War briefing

U.S. Army armored units rumbled into suburban Baghdad after strengthening their hold on the city’s airport. Reinforcements and supplies continued to pour into the airport from the south.

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Khazar

Kurdish forces, backed by U.S. air power, seize a strategic bridge in Khazar, north of Mosul.

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Near Baghdad

U.S. Army units solidify their hold on Baghdad’s airport. The 1st Marine Expeditionary Force drives the Iraqi Al Nida Armored Division back toward Baghdad.

Thousands of Baghdad residents flood north out of the city.

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Western Iraq

Three Army Special Forces soldiers and two civilians die in a suicide bombing at a highway checkpoint near the Hadithah Dam.

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Near Al Kut

U.S. Marines pushing toward Baghdad accept the surrender of about 2,500 members of the Republican Guard, Iraq’s best-trained forces.

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Najaf

U.S. troops move into the center of Najaf in an effort to root out holdout Iraqi fighters.

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Nasiriyah

U.S. forces reportedly control bridges over the Euphrates River, tightening their grip on the city.

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Basra

British troops move into Basra and capture an important area loaded with resistance forces.

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Sources: Reuters; Periscope; Jane’s Defence Weekly; Associated Press

Researched by Times graphics reporter Daryl Strickland


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