The 1st Marine Expeditionary Force attacks the Republican Guard's Baghdad Division, capturing a bridge and crossing the Tigris River. Air Force Major General Stanley McChrystal said the Iraqi Baghdad and Medina divisions are "no longer credible forces." The U.S First Marine Expeditionary Force engages in "hand-to-hand" combat with Iraqi infantry in southeast Baghdad. Elements of the U.S. 1st Marine Expeditionary Unit leave Baghdad for Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit and are engaged in sporadic fighting with troops loyal to Saddam. After a day of fighting, the Marines are in control and switch to clean-up mode, setting up checkpoints and patrolling the city and its suburbs.