* Iraqi tanks and troops smashed into Saudi Arabia's northeast corner early yesterday and were beaten back in "hellacious" fighting by allied forces. Twelve U.S. Marines were reported killed in the heaviest combat of the two-week-old war. Allied losses were described as light, Iraqi casualties as heavy.
* More Iraqi planes and a damaged warship reportedly limped to Iran yesterday.
* Iraq reportedly deployed missile launchers facing Turkey, and unleashed a second major oil spill in the gulf.