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War Tracker: April 1, 2003

Push to Baghdad: In what could be the beginning of the battle of Baghdad, U.S. forces have started a major ground offensive against at least two Republican Guard divisions -- the Medina and Baghdad -- south of the Iraqi capital. U.S. forces are engaging Iraqi Republican Guard troops in a major fight in Karbala, according to a Pentagon official. Full story
Battle at Nasiriya: U.S. Marines were going block by block in Nasiriya on Wednesday morning, attacking paramilitary units loyal to Saddam Hussein.
4th Division arrives: Weapons and equipment of the U.S. 4th Infantry Division docked Tuesday in Kuwait City. Approximately 5,000 soldiers from the division, based at Fort Hood, Texas, began flying into a Kuwait air base late last week.
Missing soldier rescued: U.S. Central Command announced that Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, 19, who was listed as missing after an ambush near Nasiriya March 23, has been rescued inside Iraq.
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Explosions in Iraqi capital: Several explosions were seen and heard in Baghdad early Wednesday. Huge plumes of smoke drifted into the night sky. The explosions continued for at least half an hour.
F-14 crashes: A Navy F-14 crashed in southwest Iraq Tuesday, U.S. officials said. Both pilots bailed out of the jet at 20,000 feet and were later rescued. They were being taken to a U.S. air base on the Iraqi border, officials said.
Radio facility bombed: A coalition airstrike used laser-guided munitions to bomb a communications site west of Baghdad, U.S. Central Command said Tuesday. The strike targeted a radio relay facility near Ar Rutbah, about 200 miles west of Baghdad.
Gallery: U.S. munitions
Coalition: 72 coalition deaths reported.
List of coalition fatalities
Iraq: 47 people were killed during bombings overnight, Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf said Tuesday. CNN cannot independently verify these figures.
Missing or captured: Seven U.S. military members are being held as POWs, and 19 are listed as missing in action.
Coalition POWs/MIAs
Robertson: Saddam's use of 'jihad' new
Brahimi: Were human shields attacked?
Sadler: U.S. says camp has bioweapons clues
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Sources: Pentagon; CNN. Numbers are estimates.
Food money: The World Food Program Monday said it received $115 million in cash and assistance three days after launching its $1.3 billion emergency food aid appeal for Iraq.
Clean water: A pipeline began flowing Monday from Kuwait to the Iraqi port city of Umm Qasr to deliver fresh water, U.S. Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks said Monday.
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March 31: Pentagon: Some Iraqi elite forces cut in half
March 30: Bombed night and day
March 29: Explosions rock Baghdad
March 28: Missile hits Kuwait City
March 27: More U.S. troops headed for Iraq
March 26: Northern front opens
March 25: Firefight in sandstorm
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