- Four Marine fighter-bombers knocked out at least 25 Iraqi tanks Monday in the second American attack on an Iraqi convoy in as many days.

- The relentless attack by U.S. and allied warplanes has forced Iraqi soldiers to move in smaller convoys and top officers to seek protection in schools, U.S. military officials said Monday.- A gunman fired on a bus as it passed a junkyard in the Saudi port city of Jiddah, slightly injuring two American military personnel, U.S. military officials said.

- Iran's president made a surprise offer to hold talks with Iraq and the United States to try to end hostilities.

- Defense Secretary Dick Cheney says the allies may need to keep sanctions on Iraq after driving it from Kuwait in order to prevent Saddam Hussein from rebuilding his war machine.