- Iraq says its decision to fight the allies is irrevocable and that it will never accept a cease-fire with U.S.-led forces in the gulf war.

- Iraq fires another Scud missile at Israel, and the army says it is trying to determine where it landed.- Hundreds of allied warplanes pound Iraq, destroying a major bridge, taking out Scud missile launchers and choking off traffic to the military headquarters in Basra.

- President Bush says he has much to discuss with his two top military advisers about their trip to the Persian Gulf war zone, but he'll decide himself on a ground assault "at the right time."

- A Cairo newspaper reports Iraq secretly told three friendly countries that allied bombing has destroyed 14 military installations and killed 15,000 Iraqi soldiers.

- Despite the embargo on trade with Iraq, Saddam has found clandestine ways to procure many supplies he needs for Iraq's military machine, officials say.

- Kuwait's exiled government is sizing up the rebuilding task ahead and stockpiling supplies for its return.