Another 50 cruise missiles pounded Baghdad overnight, according to BBC television. But things may about to get a whole lot rougher for the Iraqi capital. Mammoth B-52 bombers have taken off from an airbase in Gloucester, the BBC says.THERE'S MORE: U.S. and U.K. ground forces continue to make inroads, too. According to CNN, they've taken the western Iraqi airfields H-2 and H-3 -- the latter considered a potential biochem weapons site -- as well as oil fields in the south, near Basra. The Faw Peninsula on the Persian Gulf coast has also been taken. And the port of Umm Qasr is expected to fall shortly.
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