An American missile exploded at a market place in Baghdad killing at least 15, the Sky-TV channel reported. Iraqi official bodies, in their turn, reported "numerous victims".
In the course of battles nearby the city of Najaf, several Abrahams tanks and other machines of the 1st brigade of the 3rd US Infantry Division were damaged, a Sky-TV correspondent reported.
A hard battle involving tanks and thousands of soldiers on both sides has continued for almost a day nearby the city of Karbala, Sky-TV informed.
The aircraft to command and control troops in the event of a nuclear war is being built on the basis of the new wide-body Ilyushin Il-96-400M