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
236 POWs under medical treatment
6,500 POWS held by British forces
7,300 Iraqi POWs held by U.S. forces
260,000 population of Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's home town
24,000,000 population of Iraq
$720,000,000 United Nations relief supplies headed for Iraq
$2,200,000,000 additional emergency supplies needed
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
Iraq is 14 hours ahead of Hawai'i time.
Persian Gulf weather
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.
1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment
|Gannett News Service|
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