- The German newspaper Bild said the Soviet plan demands Iraq's unconditional withdrawal from Kuwait and would bar any "punitive actions" against Saddam. It also calls for negotiations on the Palestinian problem, and declares that Iraq's borders would not be tampered with.

- Along the desert front, skirmishes between U.S. and Iraqi troops intensified. On Sunday, a U.S. Apache attack helicopter destroyed two American vehicles with Hellfire missiles, killing two soldiers and wounding six.- As dawn breaks over Baghdad, residents collect discarded tires, then set them afire. Others gather old clothes, bits of plastic - anything that burns. The aim is simple: to create a thick, black smokescreen that might help shield the capital from allied air strikes. A5