Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Coalition forces continue their northward dash through Iraq, coming to within 50 miles of Baghdad. Meanwhile, Saddam Hussein appears on television, promising "victory is soon." Stay tuned for the latest on Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Plus:

• Iraq claims that it shot down two Apache helicopters and was holding the pilots prisoner. U.S. Gen. Tommy Franks says two pilots are missing in action.

• Russia denies that it had sold sensitive military equipment -- including GPS jammers that could throw U.S. bombs and aircraft off course -- to Iraq in violation of U.N. sanction.

• A sergeant accused of killing a fellow serviceman by throwing grenades into tents at a military command center in Kuwait tells his mother he feared persecution because he is a Muslim and reportedly had recently been reprimanded for insubordination.

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