• 'Major operations' over: While some fighting in Iraq continues, the major battles appear to be over, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday, just over a month after the start of the military campaign to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein. Full Story
• Syria warned: With most of Iraq under control of U.S.-led military forces, the Bush administration cranked up pressure on Syria Monday to stop supporting terror groups, keep Iraqi leaders from seeking safe harbor and stop developing chemical weapons.
• Tikrit taken: U.S. Marines attacked Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit Monday in what the U.S. Central Command called the "only significant combat action" in the past 24 hours. Opposition in the city proved "lighter than we expected," Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks said. By day's end, many Marines had switched to cleanup mode, setting up checkpoints and patrolling the city and its suburbs, said Time magazine reporter Michael Ware. Full Story | 1st Marine Expeditionary Force
• Stolen treasures: The United States will work to track down objects looted from Iraq's museums and help restore damaged pieces, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday.
• Chem-bio laboratories: U.N. weapons inspectors in February "found nothing untoward" at an ammunition filling plant close to where the United States now says troops have found 11 possible mobile chemical and biological labs, a U.N. inspection team spokesman said Monday. Full Story
• Oil fields: All oil fields in Iraq have been secured by coalition forces or coalition Special Operations Forces, Brooks said Monday.
• Iraqi most wanted: U.S. Central Command spokesman Capt. Frank Thorp confirmed Monday that the two of the 55 most wanted Iraqi leaders in U.S. military custody.
• Deployments held: About 20,000 soldiers from the Army's 1st Cavalry Division now may not be deployed anytime soon, Pentagon sources told CNN. Another 20,000 troops from the 1st Armored Division may have their deployment orders changed as well.
1st Cavalry Division | 1st Armored Division
• Gallery: War photos | Map: Troop movements
• Heading home: With the U.S. declaring all major combat in Iraq was over, the U.S. Central Command has started releasing Air Force planes from duty in the region, Pentagon officials say. Full Story|
Cobra crash: A Marine AH-1 Cobra crashed Monday while conducting combat operations in Iraq, U.S. Central Command said. The pilot and the co-pilot suffered minor injuries and were recovered. The incident was not the result of hostile fire, Central Command said.
• Friendly fire: A U.S. military official said Monday, "indications are" that a Patriot missile shot down an F/A-18C Hornet fighter over Iraq on April 2, killing the pilot. The Pentagon identified the Navy pilot as Lt. Nathan D. White, 30, of Mesa, Arizona, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 195 deployed with Carrier Wing Five aboard the USS Kitty Hawk.
F/A-18C Hornet | 3D model
• Support in Tikrit: Cobra attack helicopters and F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets flew in and around southern Tikrit, providing close air support for U.S. Marines battling fighters loyal to Saddam Hussein, an embedded reporter from Canada's National Post told CNN. Full Story | AH-1 Super Cobra
• Coalition: 149 coalition deaths reported.|
List of coalition fatalities
• Wounded: At least 495 U.S. service members have been wounded. No numbers are available for British forces.
• Iraq: Iraq has not released details of military casualties. U.S. military officials have reported thousands of Iraqi military deaths. Abu Dhabi TV, quoting official Iraqi sources, reported that 1,252 Iraqi civilians have been killed and 5,103 wounded. CNN cannot verify those figures.
• Grenade explodes: Two soldiers from the U.S. Army's V Corps were killed and two were injured Monday when a grenade exploded, apparently accidentally, while they were working on a vehicle at a checkpoint south of Baghdad, U.S. Central Command said.
• Missing or captured: Four U.S. service members remain listed as missing in action. Report: POWs feared death|
• Iraqi POWs: More than 7,300 Iraqi soldiers are in coalition custody, according to U.S. Central Command.