Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

The "Shock and Awe" phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom has begun, and Baghdad is under siege.


• The United States suffers its first combat casualty during Operation Iraqi Freedom when a U.S. Marine is killed.

• A U.S. Marine helicopter carrying 8 British and 4 U.S. soldiers crashes in Kuwait, killing everyone on board.

• U.S. intelligence officials say it was almost certainly Saddam Hussein, not a look-alike, who appeared in a video recording on Iraqi television a few hours after he was targeted by an American air strike.

• Saddam Hussein has decreed that any Iraqi who kills an enemy soldier will get a reward equivalent to $14,000.

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