US military bosses said they'd made significant progress, after destroying two sections of the Iraqi Republican Guards. They're some of Saddam Hussein's best-trained fighters.
But Iraq has dismissed some of America's claimed successes as "lies".
Other main points:
- A BBC cameraman, Kaveh Golsetan, has been killed in Iraq after stepping on a landmine
- US Marines say they have gained control of most of the city of Nasiriya
- Iraqi satellite TV has shown Saddam Hussein holding a meeting, looking relaxed and smiling. There is no sound and it is not clear when the pictures were recorded.