Scoop Link: Twenty-seven people were killed and another 193 were injured in Baghdad and its suburbs on Thursday morning, Iraqi Information Minister Muhammad Sa'id al-Sahhaf told a news briefing. See… 27 killed in Baghdad on Thursday morning
US-led forces continued their advance to the power seat of Saddam Hussein's government and are "closing in on Baghdad", said US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on 3 April. He warned, however, that there "likely will be difficult days ahead" as the operation focuses on the Iraqi capital. Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Richard Myers added: "There is still much work to be done, and there is no doubt that some of it is going to be very, very difficult."