The weather continued to frustrate allied bombers hoping to strike targets in Kuwait and southern Iraq, but clear weather over the rest of Iraq allowed U.S. reconnaissance aircraft and satellites to take their first good pictures of damage caused in the first six days of air attacks.
Officials said B-52 raids against entrenched Iraqi positions in and near Kuwait have not yet had significant consequences for Iraq's elite Republican Guard. The intense bombing will continue.
Refugees crossing from Iraq into Jordan continued to report that allied bombs have been falling on civilians. In a letter to the United Nations, the Iraqi government reported 41 people killed and 191 wounded in the first five days of bombing.
Israel said it will need at least $13 billion in new economic aid from the United States to cover expenses associated with the war and the cost of absorbing immigrants from the Soviet Union.
In Cairo, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt brushed aside Arab opposition to Egyptian participation in the war, declaring there would be no change in Egypt's tough stand against Iraqi aggression in Kuwait.
According to a new Washington Post poll, most District residents disapprove of the decision to go to war in the gulf, putting them at odds with a large majority of Americans.
In Tampa, Fla., officials took elaborate security precautions to try to prevent terrorists from infiltrating the Super Bowl game on Sunday. Fans will not be allowed to take cameras, radios or televisions into the stands.