Explosions rock Baghdad as U.S. attacks
from CBC.ca archives | Sat, 19 Apr 2003
WASHINGTON - Air raid sirens blared in Baghdad and heavy anti-aircraft fire lit up the night sky as U.S.-led forces launched a brief military strike against Iraq's capital city early Thursday.
U.S. President George Bush, speaking on television shortly after the attack, said the war will be "decisive" and put an end to Saddam Hussein's "outlaw regime."
The assault began late Wednesday night with an attack on what U.S. officials called "targets of military importance."