US-led coalition forces have begun a 'real attack' on the centre of Baghdad. The BBC reports that fighting is going on close to the River Tigris. American tanks can be seen in the city centre and automatic weapons fire can also be heard. AP reports that US troops have captured key buildings in the centre of Baghdad, including the presidential palace and the information ministry building. A US flag has been raised over Saddam Hussein's palace.
Turkey and Russia may conclude a deal on Crimea provided that Moscow recognises the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) as an independent state