Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

The United States launches its opening attack against Iraq, aiming at "targets of military opportunity" in a pre-dawn "decapitation" strike after President Bush's deadline for Saddam Hussein to leave the country passes unheeded.

Plus:

• Iraq fires missiles into Kuwait in a series of apparently ineffectual counterattacks against U.S. troops and Kuwaiti civilians, forcing American soldiers to put on gas masks and chemical protective suits. Fox News has learned from Coalition Defense officials that at least one of the missiles fired was a Scud.

• The initial stages of war in Iraq has caused reactions from the streets of Pakistan to the beaches of Barbados to the halls of various state governments.

• The timing of a U.S. military raid in Afghanistan that started around the same time American troops lobbed an opening strike against Iraq is a coincidence, an Army spokesman tells reporters.

Details on these stories and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.
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