posted on Apr, 8 2003 @ 03:33 PM
U.S. special forces in the north of Iraq were preventing Iraqi troops moving south toward Tikrit, Saddam's birthplace or Baghdad, Brooks said at U.S.
Central Command in Qatar.
Two Abrams tanks rolled onto the capital's Jumhuriya bridge over the Tigris in a show of muscle to cow forces -- Republican Guards and
paramilitary Fedayeen -- still loyal to Saddam.
But Iraq's ever-defiant information minister said Iraqi forces would "tackle and destroy" the invaders.