"American forces took control of a major presidential palace on the banks of the Tigris River in Baghdad early this morning in the biggest thrust into the city so far," according to the New York Times. "As many as 70 tanks and 60 Bradley fighting vehicles rolled down the wide streets as A-10 Warthog planes and pilotless drones flew in the skies unchallenged."In the southern city of Basra, "Ali Hassan al-Majid, dubbed 'Chemical Ali' by opponents of the Iraqi regime for ordering a 1988 poison gas attack that killed thousands of Kurds, has been found dead," the Associated Press reports.
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