(Pentagon-AP) -- The Pentagon says allied air strikes are weakening Iraqi forces. Major General Stanley McChrystal says U-S and British planes dropped some three-thousand precision-guided bombs on Iraqi forces over the weekend. That's more than a third of the total number of bombs dropped since the war began.
McChrystal says that's caused a "very significant weakening" of Iraqi forces. And he says Iraqi commanders are shifting Republican Guard troops to shore up their strength. Pentagon spokeswoman Tori Clarke says U-S officials have seen evidence that members of Saddam Hussein's family have tried to flee Iraq. She also says the world hasn't seen Saddam since the fighting began -- only tapes of him.