Another heavy bombardment of Baghdad has just begun. Rosbalt's correspondent reports that at least 15 bombs have exploded in the centre of Baghdad. One bomb accidentally fell on a building adjacent to a mosque. There is information yet on casualties, but the city's air raid warning system is known to have worked. According to Syrian radio, the US air force is currently also carrying out bombing raids on Iraqi territory close to the Syrian border.
An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building