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Iraqis air footage of POWs, war dead

— Iraqi television aired footage of what it said were dead Americans and interviews with five U.S. prisoners answering questions. U.S. officials confirmed that 12 soldiers and perhaps one aircraft were missing in southern Iraq — some possibly lured into a trap by Iraqi soldiers pretending to surrender.

— U.S. Marines defeated Iraqi forces near the southern city of An Nasiriyah in the sharpest engagement of the war so far, U.S. Central Command said in Qatar.

— In Washington, President Bush said, "Saddam Hussein is losing control of his country."

— A U.S. Patriot missile battery mistakenly shot down a British Royal Air Force fighter aircraft near the Iraqi border with Kuwait, killing both fliers on board.

— A U.S. soldier was detained on suspicion of throwing grenades into three tents at a 101st Airborne command center in Kuwait, killing one fellow serviceman and wounding 15, at least three of them seriously. The motive in the attack "most likely was resentment," a U.S. Army spokesman said.

— A British television news reporter who disappeared in southern Iraq was believed dead. ITN television news said its reporter Terry Lloyd and two colleagues apparently were caught in a barrage of "friendly fire" on Saturday.

— Hundreds of police and security agents in Baghdad searched for a possibly downed coalition pilot, shooting into the reeds and shallow water alongside the capital's Tigris River. The U.S. military said there were no reports of coalition aircraft being shot down or a missing pilot.

— The U.S. military's northern front against Iraq appears to be building, with American planes landing in the Kurdish north and more airstrikes pounding positions of a militant Islamic group with alleged al-Qaida and Baghdad ties.

— U.S. military leaders said they expect fighting in Iraq to intensify as coalition forces advance toward Baghdad, facing increased resistance from Saddam's troops and their possible use of chemical or biological weapons.