- Title: IRAQ: FIERCE AIR STRIKES SHAKE BAGHDAD AGAIN
- Date: 23rd March 2003
- Summary: (U2) BAGHDAD, IRAQ (MARCH 23-24, 2003) (REUTERS) 1. VARIOUS NIGHT SHOTS OF EXPLOSIONS OVER BAGHDAD (5 SHOTS) 1.08 2. VARIOUS PEOPLE ON STREETS LOOKING FOR U.S. AIRMEN THEY BELIEVE MAY HAVE COME DOWN OVER BAGHDAD (4 SHOTS) 1.49 (U2) BAGHDAD, IRAQ (MARCH 24, 2003) (REUTERS) 3. VARIOUS DAY SHOTS OF BAGHDAD (2 SHOTS) 2.20 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 7th April 2003 13:00
- Location: BAGHDAD, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Reuters ID: LVA60WPPPX6UJPBE02QMGADE14RP
- Story Text: Fierce air strikes have again shaken Baghdad, but Iraqi
fighters, buoyed by U.S. and British setbacks, stalled forces
trying to sweep north to the capital.
U.S. warplanes again pummelled Baghdad overnight on
Sunday (March 23, 2003). Several huge blasts rocked the city
centre before dawn with no warning from air raid sirens and no
anti-aircraft fire. The explosions were among the biggest
since U.S. and British air strikes began on Thursday.
In the north, two more waves of air bombardments struck in
or around the city of Mosul.
The war reached the 100-hour mark - the entire duration of
the 1991 ground war that drove Iraqi troops from Kuwait - at
0530 GMT on Monday (March 24).
Financial markets began to take account of a longer battle
to depose Saddam and disarm Iraq than had been expected. Oil
prices jumped off four-month lows and the dollar eased.
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