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Breakfast Friday, 11 April, 2003, 05:13 GMT 06:13 UK
Kurdish fighters move into Mosul
Kurdish fighters
Kurdish fighters with anti tank weapons near Mosul
With Baghdad and Basra now largely under the control of coalition forces, attention is focussed on the north or Iraq.

US troops and Kurdish fighters have moved into Iraq's third city Mosul as some Iraqi soldiers surrender.

The next big push is expected to be for Tikrit the birthplace of Saddam.

Breakfast had the latest from our correspondents in Iraq and Qatar.

  • We gave you the chance to put your questions to our expert panel.

    Air Marshal Sir Tim Garden and Saddam's biographer Simon Henderson took viewers' questions. They were joined from Amman in Jordan by UN spokesman David Wimhurst.


    These were the other main developments overnight in Iraq:

  • Kurdish forces which seized Kirkuk are expected to leave within the next twenty-four hours and hand it over to US troops. Turkey had expressed alarm at the occupation.

  • As rampant looting continues, UN officials say anarchy is reigning in parts of Baghdad and other cities freed from Saddam Hussein's regime.

    They've accused coalition forces of breaking the Geneva Convention by failing to protect Iraqi hospitals from mobs of looters.

  • In Baghdad, American forces are still involved in sporadic gunfights despite having taken control of the city centre on Wednesday.

    Tension is high after at least one soldier was killed in a suicide attack at a military checkpoint.

  • And US forces have dropped six "smart bombs" on the home of Saddam Hussein's half brother. Barzan Ibrahim Hasan al-Tikriti was the former head of the secret police.

    The BBC's David Willis has been travelling with the First Division US Marines, and has just arrived in Baghdad after weeks on the road. Click on the link below to see his report.

    The BBC's David Willis in Baghdad
    "The marines were saying their prayers"

    He described his journey to Baghdad:

    "It's very civilised in Baghdad compared to what I've been used to - I've just had my first shower in four weeks... coming here this morning was a perilous journey with looters all around."

    "The situation in Baghdad is anything but secure." He added that there were pockets where US forces were trying to retain control.

    He was hauled out of a car at a checkpoint because the US marines thought he might be trying to stage an attack, and he was dumped on the pavement before being picked up.

    David said the US forces were very nervous, even where they were in control.


  • Paul Adams reported from Central Command in Doha Qatar, he gave us the official reaction to the news that there was widespread looting.


  • We also heard from our correspondent Dumeetha Luthra who was in Kirkuk


  • And Clive Myrie reported from Basra.

    The BBC's Clive Myrie in Basra
    "A city that's proving difficult to police"

    He said:

    It was proving very difficult to police the city and that the waterway running alongside the palace grounds had been deemed a through route for arms and foreign fighters.

    Troops in the city had to deal with pockets of resistance and protect the people in the city and had to decide on that and whether to police the city.

    He added that the aid agencies wanted the city secured before relief supplies were brought in.


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