The Push for Baghdad

U.S. forces close in on the capital--and Saddam's Republican Guard--while defending long, stressed supply lines back to Kuwait

IN BAGHDAD Coalition air strikes dropped larger bombs on central Baghdad and also took aim at Republican Guard targets south of the city. An explosion, possibly caused by an errant coalition bomb, was reported in a crowded market in a northern Baghdad neighborhood

50 miles from Baghdad --U.S. 101st Airborne launches helicopter attacks against Republican Guard

"KARBALA GAP" The most direct route for the 3rd Infantry Division into Baghdad runs through a narrow strip of land, 20 to 25 miles wide, between the Euphrates River and Lake Razzazah. Control of the Gap would give coalition forces a wide range of options...

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