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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 10, 2003

Facts about the war

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U.S. military: 102 dead, 11 missing and seven captured
British military: 30 dead
Iraqi forces: Coalition commanders estimate at least 3,000 Iraqi solders have been killed in the defense of Baghdad.

Q & A

Q. What is the population density of Baghdad?

A. Baghdad has a population of about 4.7 million people living in an area of about 280 square miles, or about 16,500 people per square mile. By comparison, Chicago (which is slightly smaller), has a density of 12,750 people per square mile, and New York (which is much larger) has a density of 26,400 people per square mile.


"The game is over, and I hope the peace will prevail. I hope the Iraqi people will have a happy life."

— Mohammed Al-Douri, Iraq's U.N. ambassador, speaking in New York

By the numbers

22 — days since the war began
— POWs under medical treatment
— POWS held by British forces
— Iraqi POWs held by U.S. forces
— population of Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's home town
— population of Iraq
— United Nations relief supplies headed for Iraq
— additional emergency supplies needed

Oil prices

New York: Up 80 cents, or 2.9 percent, to $28.80 a barrel
London: Up 65 cents, or 2.6 percent, to $25.25 a barrel

The time

Iraq is 14 hours ahead of Hawai'i time.

Persian Gulf weather

Tomorrow's forecast:

Baghdad — Day: 84 degrees, mostly sunny. Night: 53 degrees.
Basra — Day: 92 degrees, partly cloudy. Night: 63 degrees.
Kuwait City — Day: 90 degrees, partly cloudy. Night: 61 degrees.

Unit spotlight

1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment

Gannett News Service
"Magnificent 7th"

Members of the 7th Marine Regiment swept through the eastern half of Baghdad yesterday, occupying a swath of territory that included Baghdad University, several foreign embassies, a presidential palace and a home of Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz. Some helped Baghdadis pull down a statue of President Saddam Hussein, a gesture televised worldwide.

  • Home garrison: Marine Corps Base, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
  • Commander: Capt. Brian S. Womble