by IAN SCOTT
* 1,000 U.S. troops were dropped into Kurdish-controlled territory.
* The Pentagon announced that war planners had underestimated the strength and capability of Iraqi paramilitary forces.
* Despite inclement weather, coalition forces advanced more than 220 miles into Iraqi territory.
* Seventy Iraqi armored vehicles were bombed by British aircraft near Umm Qasr. It is uncertain whether the vehicles were intended as a counter-attack on Umm Qasr or merely a retreat from Basra.
* Some of the heaviest bombing to date occurred in Baghdad.
* A B-2 bomber delivered the first two GBU-37 “bunker buster” bombs used in the war to date on Baghdad.
* Iraq’s information minister warned troops surrounding Baghdad that the city would be a “graveyard” for them.
* British military officials uncovered chemical weapons suits in an abandoned facility in southern Iraq.
* Kuwait City was struck for the first time when a missile hit near a mall. Two people more injured.
* U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced his suspicions that Syria was providing military equipment to Iraq.
* Iraqi paramilitaries fired on civilians fleeing Basra.
* After Turkey and Saudi Arabia complained of missiles landing in their countries, U.S. Navy ships in the Red and Mediterranean
* Seas ceased launching missiles over their airspace.
* Bloody battle fatigues believed to belong to an ambushed Army maintenance unit were found in a hospital in Nasiriya along with what appeared to be a torture device.
* An Iraqi suicide bomber killed four U.S. soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint near Najaf.
* Peter Arnett said in an interview on Iraqi TV, that U.S. war planners had underestimated Iraqi forces and were changing battle plans.
* A captured Iraqi general led U.S. troops to a weapons store that held 26 anti-aircraft missiles and six anti-aircraft guns.
* Fifteen U.S. troops were injured when an Egyptian electrician, working for the U.S. military, drove a pickup truck into a line of soldiers.
* A van carrying women and children refused to stop at a checkpoint near Najaf. The van was fired upon by U.S. troops, killing seven people and wounding two other.
* An Iraqi POW, fighting a U.S. Marine for possession of a gun, was shot and killed by the Marine.
* A large weapons stash was discovered by U.S. Marines during a raid on an airbase in Fajr.
* U.S. forces attacked Republican Guard Medina and Baghdad divisions south of Baghdad in initiation of the takeover of the capitol.
* U.S. troops drove back Republican Guard units in their push toward Baghdad.
* Turkey began allowing U.S. military equipment and humanitarian aid to be flown through Turkish airspace after a visit from U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
* U.S. forces attack Saddam International Airport.
* “Lights out” is called for Baghdad by Iraqi authorities shortly before aforementioned airport attack.
* U.S. troops secured two sites just outside Kut. Both sites are believed to have strong political ties. One is
thought to be a Republican Guard post; the other, an Iraqi air base.
* Many flee Baghdad after receiving word of the seizure of Saddam International Airport.
* After heavy fighting, coalition forces maintain control of Saddam International Airport, renaming it Baghdad International Airport.
* Saddam is suspected to walk amidst Baghdad crowds after Lebanese broadcasters film a man of similar appearance.
* A car explodes at western Iraq checkpoint killing three coalition soldiers and wounding two.
* Iraqi informer partly responsible for the return of Army private, Jessica Lynch, is described as a “hero” as well as granted refugee status.
* U.S. forces push into the heart of Baghdad after securing Baghdad International Airport.
* Hundreds of coffins are discovered inside Iraqi warehouse by British forces.