Funny how the Mirror reports the attacks differently, compared to the antiseptic American press. They seem a bit off with their numbers, though.
Mirror.co.uk – MOST FEROCIOUS ATTACK IN HISTORY MOST FEROCIOUS ATTACK IN HISTORY
Mar 21 2003
From Richard Wallace, US Editor In Washington, Alexandra Williams In Kuwait, And Bob Roberts In Qatar
AMERICA and Britain began the most ferocious blitzkrieg in history as the military strike on Iraq began in earnest last night.
Cruise missile, smart bombs and satellite-guided weapons rained down on Saddam Hussein’s key defence and communication sites in Baghdad destroying vital command centres missile batteries and airfields.
Scores of targets were hit in unison as precision-guided missiles were programmed to explode at the same time.
BLITZ: British troops unleash shells from a 105mm gun at
targets in southern Iraq as huge offensive gets underway
Simultaneously massed ranks of Allied troops, including Royal Marines, Desert Rats and Paras, launched the long awaited ground invasion, seizing the border town of Umm Qasr.
It was the awesome start to the round the clock “shock and awe” campaign designed to stun terrified Iraqis into paralysed submission. Around 1,200 targets are earmarked for attack by 3,000 bombs and missiles.