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Last Updated: Sunday, 30 March, 2003, 20:36 GMT 21:36 UK
Iraq latest: At-a-glance
BBC News Online charts the latest developments in the Iraq conflict.

[All times GMT and approximate]

Sunday, 30 March

2030: Three people die and one is injured when a US marine helicopter crashes in southern Iraq, Pentagon officials say.

1931: A UK soldier was killed and others injured when their patrol was ambushed in southern Iraq, the UK defence ministry says.

1845: Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz says the war is "going well" from his country's point of view.

1815: Fresh wave of explosions reported in central Baghdad.

1700: The United Nations says a convoy of trucks carrying drinking water for the people of southern Iraq has crossed into the country from neighbouring Kuwait.

1623: Palestinian group Islamic Jihad announces that volunteer suicide bombers have arrived in Baghdad to attack coalition troops.

1416: A wave of explosions is heard around the outskirts of Baghdad

1339: Coalition commander General Tommy Franks denies reports of an operational pause in the fighting

1300: Fifteen people are injured as a truck drives into a group of US soldiers at a base in Kuwait.

0745: British forces say they have captured five Iraqi officers and killed a colonel of the Republican Guard in a raid on a village south of Basra.

0550: Ten explosions heard south of Baghdad.

0430: US newspaper editor says he believes two reporters have been detained by the Iraqi Government. Newsday's Matthew McAllester and Moises Saman have disappeared from their Baghdad hotel.

0352: US Central Command in Qatar says two more marines have been killed in accidents in south-central Iraq. One drowned after his humvee rolled into a canal and the other was struck by a vehicle while he was in a firefight with Iraqi soldiers, officials say.

0342: UK pilots say they destroyed a depot supplying fuel to Iraqi Republican Guard units outside Karbala.

0244: Basra hit by "many explosions", according to al-Jazeera correspondent in the city.

0055: New explosions heard around Mosul in northern Iraq, according to al-Jazeera TV.

0030: Former British cabinet minister Robin Cook launches an angry attack on the war in Iraq and called on Prime Minister Tony Blair to bring UK combat units home.

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