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Breakfast Saturday, 22 March, 2003, 06:14 GMT
Shock and awe
Bombing in Baghdad overnight
Coalition forces carried out more than 1,000 raids
It seems as though the shock and awe attack threatened by the USA has finally materialised.

Overnight, British and American forces carried out a massive series of air attacks on Iraq, with the focus on Baghdad.

And this morning, as Breakfast went on air, came news that two RAF Sea King helicopters have crashed into international waters off Iraq, with seven dead.

To get the latest, Breakfast spoke to Captain Alan Massey, of the Ark Royal


Also on today's Breakfast:

  • Military developments

    Michael McGinty
    To make sense of the military developments, by land, air and sea, we talked to military expert Michael McGinty of the Royal United Services Instittute.

    Using our special virtual war map graphics, we went through the last 24 hours, step by step.


  • Staying in Kuwait

    Not all British families have heeded the Foreign Office's advice to leave Kuwait.

    British women in Kuwait
    Ex-pat life is unchanged in Kuwait

    Jane O'Brien caught up with two British women who stayed - and found that life has gone on unchanged, despite the war.

    They told her that the biggest fear has come from their families back home, who are worried that they're sheltering in bunkers every night.


  • Is Saddam dead?

    That was one of the questions we asked our Middle East Expert George Joffe.

    His conclusion is that it's going to be very difficult to catch him - or prove it if they do kill him.

    He also explained how Turkey's intervention in Northern Iraq has de-railed American military strategy there.


  • Anti-war protests

    We spoke to organisers of today's Stop the War demonstration in London.

    They're expecting around half a million people to protest against the war in Iraq. That's less than the record numbers who turned out in February to protest - but, say organisers, this protest has been called at short notice.


  • The British government view

    Secretary of State for Scotland Helen Liddell expressed her condolences to the families of those involved in the latest helicopter crash in the Gulf.


    As events are moving fast in Iraq, all times are approximate

  •  WATCH/LISTEN
     ON THIS STORY
    Helicopter Crash
    Group Captain Al Lockwood gives the first reaction
    Raids on Baghdad
    Samantha Simmonds reporting
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