There have been 78 confirmed deaths among coalition forces, 54 of whom were Americans. There also are 7 U.S. POWs and 15 U.S. MIAs.
The U.S. military said today that nine of 11 bodies recovered from a Nasiriyah hospital during the rescue of Pvt. Jessica Lynch were Americans.
Iraqi civilian dead now number between 574 and 733, according to Iraq Body Count. One of the worst incidents occurred at Hilla southwest of Baghdad earlier this week.
New cluster bombs dropped on Republican Guard
There is mounting criticism in Europe and the Arab world of U.S. use of cluster bombs, which have a devastating effect on civilians (on opposing troops, too, but that's the point).
The blog site Defense Tech reports that the U.S. used a new type of cluster bomb Wednesday on Republican Guard columns during the approach to Baghdad.