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I'm Susan Yackee from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

NATO says coalition soldiers have captured a suspected senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan without firing a shot. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said today that soldiers captured Mullah Sakhi Dad and another insurgent in Uruzgan province on Wednesday. The statement says Sakhi Dad is suspected of leading a significant number of Taliban fighters and coordinating suicide bombers in the province. He also is suspected of being connected to Taliban leadership, especially the group’s second-in-command Mullah Berader Akhund. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's Defense Minister today said the Pentagon has pledged to take steps to reduce civilian casualties from aerial attacks against insurgents in the country. A strategic review of the war will also be conducted as Afghanistan gets permission to increase the number of its troops. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

 

With domestic and international criticism mounting as the civilian death toll rises, Afghanistan's Defense Minister says the United States and other international forces have promised to do their best to avoid such casualties from aerial bombings. Abdul Rahim Wardak spoke to reporters on the grounds of the Defense Ministry about his recent visit to the Pentagon, where he met his US counterpart and other American officials.

 

"There has been an understanding to strategically review the conduct of war and other efforts in Afghanistan, and also in the region."

 

Wardak is calling for less emphasis on heavy weaponry, better shared intelligence and greater use of Afghan forces to search for insurgents. The former Mujahideen commander also announced that the international community has authorized an increase in the size of the Afghan army to 134,000 troops. There are more than 60,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan. Steve Herman, VOA News, Kabul.

 

The US military in Iraq says five militants, three women and three children were killed during a US raid in which a suspected insurgent detonated a suicide vest. The military says its soldiers came under gunfire today after entering a house in Mosul believed to be holding a suspected terrorist, militant then detonated a suicide vest. In a statement, the military says five terrorists were killed during the raid along with three women and three children, another child was injured. Soldiers later found weapons and explosives in the building.

 

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Kazakhstan today for talks on security and energy cooperation. She is meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev and other government officials, and it’s also expected to discuss security, political and economic reforms in the former Soviet republic. Rice said today that US efforts to build closer ties with Kazakhstan are not intended to undermine Russian influence in Central Asia. Secretary Rice says the Bush administration is still considering setting up a diplomatic mission in Iran. Rice refuted an Associated Press report that the administration had decided to hand the issue to its successor. She told reporters that Washington continues to look at the idea.

 

Thai police have arrested key leaders of protests who have occupied a main government building in Bangkok since August 26. Ron Corben reports.

 

Former Bangkok governor Chumlong Srimuang is the second anti-government protest leader arrested on charges of insurrection. Thai police have issued arrest warrants for nine people on the charges that carry a maximum penalty of death if convicted. The nine have been leading demonstrations for several months, but since August 26, protestors have occupied the main government administration building in Bangkok, forcing the government to relocate to temporary offices. A member of the opposition, Democrat Party, Kraisak Choonhavan says the arrests mark a setback in efforts to negotiate with the government. The current protests are led by the so-called People's Alliance for Democracy, which has accused the government that was elected last December of acting as a proxy for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Ron Corben for VOA News, Bangkok.

 

European Union ceasefire monitors say Russian forces in Georgia have begun dismantling a checkpoint near the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops were also seen today preparing to leave several other checkpoints in the Russian-declared buffer zone. The Russian government has promised to leave undisputed Georgian territory by Friday under a ceasefire agreement brokered last month by France. The Georgian Interior Ministry today confirmed the removal of the checkpoints at two towns.

 

I'm Susan Yackee, VOA News. You can get more news on the internet at voanews.com
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I'm Susen from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Nato says coalition soldiers have captured a suspected senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan without firing a shot. Nato's International Security Assistance Force said today that soldiers captured  Mullah Sakhi Dad Mujahid and another insurgent in Uruzgan province on Wednesday. Statement says Sakhi Dad is suspected of leading a significant number of Taliban fighters and coordinating suicide bombers in the province. He also is suspected of being connected to Taliban leadership, a specially the groups second in command Mullah Berader Akhund. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's Defence Minister today said the Pentagon has pledged to take steps to reduce civilian casualties from aerial attacks against insurgents in the country. A stratigic review of the war will also be conducted as Afghanistan gets permission to crease the number of its troops. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

 

With domestic and international criticism mounting as civilian death toll raises, Afghanistan's defence ninister says the United States and another international forces have promised to do their best to aviod such casualties from aerial bombings. Abdul Rahim Wardak spoke to reporters on the grounds of the Defence Ministry about his recent vist to Pentagon,where he met his US counterpart and other American officals.

 

"That has been an understanding to strategically review the conduct of war and other efforts in Afghanistan, and also in the region."

 

Wardak is calling for less emphasis on heavy weaponry, better shared intelligence and greater use of Afghan forces to search for insurgents. A former Mujahideen  commander also announced at international community has authorized an increase in the size of the Afghan army to 134,000 troops. There are more than 60,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan. Steve Herman, VOA News, Kabul.

 

The US military in Iraq says 5 militants, 3 women and 3 children were killed during a US raid which are suspected insurgent detonated a suicide vest. Military says its soldiers came under gunfire today after ending a house in Mosul believed to be holding a suspected terrosist, militant then detonated a suicide vest. In a statement, the military says 5 terrorists were killed during the raid along with 3 women and 3 children, another child was injured. Soldiers later found weapons and explosives in the building.

 

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Kazakhstan today for talks on security and energy cooperation. She is meeting with president Nursultan Nazarbayev and other government offcials, and it's also expected to discuss security, political and economic reform in the fomer Soviet Republic. Rice said today that US-Soviet has built closer ties with Kazakhstanare not intended to undermine Russian influence in Central Asia. Secretary Rice says the Bush Administration is still considering setting up a diplomatic mission in Iran. Rice refuled in an associated press report that the administration has decided to hand the issue to its successor. Still reporters, Washington continues to look the idea.

 

Thai police have arrested key leaders of protests who have occupied a main government building in Bangkoks since Augest 26. Ron Corben reports.

 

Former Bangkok governor Chumlong Srimuang is the second anti-government protest leader arrested on charges of insurrection. Thai police have issued arrest warrants for 9 people on the charges of carrying a maxium penalty of death if convicted. The 9 have been leading demonstration for several months, but since Augest 26, protesters have occupied the main government administration building in Bangkok, forcing the government to relocated to temporary officers. A memeber of the oppostion, Democratic Party,Kraisak Choonhavan says the arrest marke a setback efforts to negotiate with the government. The current protests are lead by socalled People's Alliance for Democracy, which has accused the government that was elected last December of acting as a proxy for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Ron Corben for VOA News, Bangkok.

 

European Union Ceasefire monitors say Russian forces in Georgia have began dismantling a checkpoint near the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops will also seem today preparing to leave several checkpoints in the Russia-declared buffer zone. The Russian government has promised to leave under-disputed Georgian territory by Friday under a ceasefire agreement brokered last month by France. The Georgian interior ministry today confirmed the removal of the checkpoints at two towns.

 

I'm Susen, VOA News. You can get more news on the internet at voanews.com.

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I'm Susen from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Nato says coalition soldiers have captured a suspected senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan without firing a shot. Nato's International Security Assistance Force said today that soldiers captured Mullah Sakhi Dad Mujahid and another insurgent in Uruzgan province on Wednesday. Statement says Sakhi Dad is suspected of leading a significant number of Taliban fighters and coordinating suicide bombers in the province. He also is suspected of being connected to Taliban leadership, a specially the groups second in command Mullah Berader Akhund. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's Defence Minister today said the Pentagon has pledged to take steps to reduce civilian casualties from aerial attacks against insurgents in the country. A stratigic review of the war will also be conducted as Afghanistan gets permission to crease the number of its troops. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

 

With domestic and international criticism mounting as civilian death toll raises, Afghanistan's defence ninister says the United States and another international forces have promised to do their best to avoid such casualties from aerial bombings. Abdul Rahim Wardak spoke to reporters on the grounds of the Defence Ministry about his recent visit to Pentagon,where he met his US counterpart and other American officals. 

 

"That has been an understanding to strategically review the conduct of war and other efforts in Afghanistan, and also in the region."

 

Wardak is calling for less emphasis on heavy weaponry, better shared intelligence and greater use of Afghan forces to search for insurgents. A former Mujahideen commander also announced at international community has authorized an increase in the size of the Afghan army to 134,000 troops. There are more than 60,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan. Steve Herman, VOA News, Kabul.

 

The US military in Iraq says 5 militants, 3 women and 3 children were killed during a US raid which are suspected insurgent detonated a suicide vest. Military says its soldiers came under gunfire today after ending a house in Mosul believed to be holding a suspected terrosist, militant then detonated a suicide vest. In a statement, the military says 5 terrorists were killed during the raid along with 3 women and 3 children, another child was injured. Soldiers later found weapons and explosives in the building.

 

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Kazakhstan today for talks on security and energy cooperation. She is meeting with president Nursultan Nazarbayev and other government officials, and it's also expected to discuss security, political and economic reform in the fomer Soviet Republic. Rice said today that US-Soviet has built closer ties with Kazakhstanare not intended to undermine Russian influence in Central Asia. Secretary Rice says the Bush Administration is still considering setting up a diplomatic mission in Iran. Rice refuled in an associated press report that the administration has decided to hand the issue to its successor. Still reporters, Washington continues to look the idea.

 

Thai police have arrested key leaders of protests who have occupied a main government building in Bangkoks since Augest 26. Ron Corben reports.

 

Former Bangkok governor Chumlong Srimuang is the second anti-government protest leader arrested on charges of insurrection. Thai police have issued arrest warrants for 9 people on the charges of carrying a maxium penalty of death if convicted. The 9 have been leading demonstration for several months, but since Augest 26, protesters have occupied the main government administration building in Bangkok, forcing the government to relocated to temporary officers. A memeber of the oppostion, Democratic Party,Kraisak Choonhavan says the arrest marke a setback efforts to negotiate with the government. The current protests are lead by socalled People's Alliance for Democracy, which has accused the government that was elected last December of acting as a proxy for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Ron Corben for VOA News, Bangkok.

 

European Union Ceasefire monitors say Russian forces in Georgia have began dismantling a checkpoint near the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops will also seem today preparing to leave several checkpoints in the Russia-declared buffer zone. The Russian government has promised to leave under-disputed Georgian territory by Friday under a ceasefire agreement brokered last month by France. The Georgian interior ministry today confirmed the removal of the checkpoints at two towns.

 

I'm Susen, VOA News. You can get more news on the internet at voanews.com.

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I'm Susen from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Nato says coalition soldiers have captured a suspected senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan without firing a shot. Nato's International Security Assistance Force said today that soldiers captured Mullah Sakhi Dad /Mujahid/ and another insurgent in Uruzgan province on Wednesday. Statement says Sakhi Dad is suspected of leading a significant number of Taliban fighters and coordinating suicide bombers in the province. He also is suspected of being connected to Taliban leadership, especially the group’s second in command Mullah Berader Akhund. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's Defense Minister today said the Pentagon has pledged to take steps to reduce civilian casualties from aerial attacks against insurgents in the country. A strategic review of the war will also be conducted as Afghanistan gets permission to increase the number of its troops. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

 

With domestic and international criticism mounting as civilian death toll raises, Afghanistan's defense minister says the United States and another international forces have promised to do their best to avoid such casualties from aerial bombings. Abdul Rahim Wardak spoke to reporters on the grounds of the Defense Ministry about his recent visit to Pentagon, where he met his US counterpart and other American officials.

 

"That has been an understanding to strategically review the conduct of war and other efforts in Afghanistan, and also in the region."

 

Wardak is calling for less emphasis on heavy weaponry, better shared intelligence and greater use of Afghan forces to search for insurgents. A former Mujahideen commander also announced at international community has authorized an increase in the size of the Afghan army to 134,000 troops. There are more than 60,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan. Steve Herman, VOA News, Kabul.

 

The US military in Iraq says 5 militants, 3 women and 3 children were killed during a US raid which is suspected insurgent detonated a suicide vest. Military says its soldiers came under gunfire today after ending a house in Mosul believed to be holding a suspected terrorist, militant then detonated a suicide vest. In a statement, the military says 5 terrorists were killed during the raid along with 3 women and 3 children, another child was injured. Soldiers later found weapons and explosives in the building.

 

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Kazakhstan today for talks on security and energy cooperation. She is meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev and other government officials, and it's also expected to discuss security, political and economic reform in the former Soviet Republic. Rice said today that US-Soviet has built closer ties with Kazakhstan//are not intended to undermine Russian influence in Central Asia. Secretary Rice says the Bush Administration is still considering setting up a diplomatic mission in Iran. Rice refueled in an associated press report that the administration has decided to hand the issue to its successor. Still reporters, Washington continues to look the idea.

 

Thai police have arrested key leaders of protests who have occupied a main government building in Bangkok/s/ since August 26. Ron Corben reports.

 

Former Bangkok governor Chumlong Srimuang is the second anti-government protest leader arrested on charges of insurrection. Thai police have issued arrest warrants for 9 people on the charges of carrying a maximum penalty of death if convicted. The 9 have been leading demonstration for several months, but since August 26, protesters have occupied the main government administration building in Bangkok, forcing the government to relocate to temporary officers. A member of the opposition, Democratic Party, Kraisak Choonhavan says the arrest marke a setback efforts to negotiate with the government. The current protests are lead by socalled People's Alliance for Democracy, which has accused the government that was elected last December of acting as a proxy for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Ron Corben for VOA News, Bangkok.

 

European Union Ceasefire monitors say Russian forces in Georgia have begun dismantling a checkpoint near the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops will also seem today preparing to leave several checkpoints in the Russia-declared buffer zone. The Russian government has promised to leave undisputed Georgian territory by Friday under a ceasefire agreement brokered last month by France. The Georgian interior ministry today confirmed the removal of the checkpoints at two towns.

 

I'm Susen, VOA News. You can get more news on the internet at voanews.com

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I'm Susen Yakey from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Nato says coalition soldiers have captured a suspected senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan without firing a shot. Nato's International Security Assistance Force said today that soldiers captured  Mullah Sakhi Dad Mujahid and another insurgent in Uruzgan province on Wednesday. Statement says Sakhi Dad is suspected of leading a significant number of Taliban fighters and coordinating suicide bombers in the province. He also is suspected of being connected to Taliban leadership, especially the groups second in command Mullah Berader Akhund. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's Defence Minister today said the Pentagon has pledged to take steps to reduce civilian casualties from aerial attacks against insurgents in the country. A strategic review of the war will also be conducted as Afghanistan gets permission to increase the number of its troops. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

 

With domestic and international criticism mounting as civilian death toll raises, Afghanistan's defence ninister says the United States and another international forces have promised to do their best to aviod such casualties from aerial bombings. Abdul Rahim Wardak spoke to reporters on the grounds of the Defence Ministry about his recent vist to Pentagon,where he met his US counterpart and other American officals.

 

"That has been an understanding to strategically review the conduct of war and other efforts in Afghanistan, and also in the region."

 

Wardak is calling for less emphasis on heavy weaponry, better shared intelligence and greater use of Afghan forces to search for insurgents. A former Mujahideen  commander also announced at international community has authorized an increase in the size of the Afghan army to 134,000 troops. There are more than 60,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan. Steve Herman, VOA News, Kabul.

 

The US military in Iraq says 5 militants, 3 women and 3 children were killed during a US raid which are suspected insurgent detonated a suicide vest. Military says its soldiers came under gunfire today after ending a house in Mosul believed to be holding a suspected terrosist, militant then detonated a suicide vest. In a statement, the military says 5 terrorists were killed during the raid along with 3 women and 3 children, another child was injured. Soldiers later found weapons and explosives in the building.

 

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Kazakhstan today for talks on security and energy cooperation. She is meeting with president Nursultan Nazarbayev and other government offcials, and it's also expected to discuss security, political and economic reform in the former Soviet Republic. Rice said today that US-Soviet has built closer ties with Kazakhstanare not intended to undermine Russian influence in Central Asia. Secretary Rice says the Bush Administration is still considering setting up a diplomatic mission in Iran. Rice refueld in an associated press report that the administration has decided to hand the issue to its successor. Still reporters, Washington continues to look the idea.

 

Thai police have arrested key leaders of protests who have occupied a main government building in Bangkoks since Augest 26. Ron Corben reports.

 

Former Bangkok governor Chumlong Srimuang is the second anti-government protest leader arrested on charges of insurrection. Thai police have issued arrest warrants for 9 people on the charges that carrying a maxium penalty of death if convicted. The 9 have been leading demonstration for several months, but since Augest 26, protesters have occupied the main government administration building in Bangkok, forcing the government to relocated to temporary offices. A memeber of the oppostion, Democratic Party,Kraisak Choonhavan says the arrest marks a setback efforts to negotiate with the government. The current protests are lead by socalled People's Alliance for Democracy, which has accused the government that was elected last December of acting as a proxy for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Ron Corben for VOA News, Bangkok.

 

European Union Ceasefire monitors say Russian forces in Georgia have begun dismantling a checkpoint near the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops will also seem today preparing to leave several checkpoints in the Russia-declared buffer zone. The Russian government has promised to leave undisputed Georgian territory by Friday under a ceasefire agreement brokered last month by France. The Georgian interior ministry today confirmed the removal of the checkpoints at two towns.

 

I'm Susen Yakey, VOA News. You can get more news on the internet at voanews.com.

[ 本帖最后由 nativespeaker 于 2008-10-6 11:04 编辑 ]
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NATO says coalition sodiers have captured a suspected senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan without firing and shot.NATO's international security assistant spoke today the sodiers captured mulasakida and aother insurgent in erzgang province on Wednesday.The statement says sakida is suspected of leading a significant number of Taliban fighters and co-work-leading suicide bombers in the province.He also is suspected of being connected to Taliban leadership especially the group's second command kulotelobeer akum.Meanwhile Afghnistan's Defense Minister today said the pentagan has pledged to take steps to reduce civilian casualties from areal attacks against insurgents in the country.A stratigic review of the war will also be conducted as Afghnistan gets provision to increase the number of its troops.VOA correspondant Steve Hermen repors from Kabul:With domestic international critisizm mounting as civilian death rises,Afghanistan's Defense Minister says the United States and other international have promised to do their best to avoid such casualties from areal bombings.Abudula Ahem Sbula spoke to reporters on the grounds of the Defense Ministry

about his recent visit to the Pentagan where he met his US counterpart and  other American officials."There has been an understanding,...review the conduct of war and other efforts in Afghanistan in northeast region."Our talks in calling for a less emphasis on heavy weapon raid,better sharing intellegence and greater use of Afghan forces to search for insurgents.A former ...commander also announced that the International Commitee has all the rights to increase the seize of Afghan army to 134.000 troops.There are more than 30.000 troops in Afghnistan.Steve Hermen,VOA news,Kabul.

 

The US military in Iraq says 5 militants,3 women and 3 children were killed during a US raid and which a suspected insurgent degnitied a suicide vest.Military says the soldiers came into gunfire today after entering a house in Musu believed to be holding a suspected terrorist.Militant then degnitied a suicide vest. In the statement a militant said 5 terrorists were killed during the raid along with 3 women and 3 children.Another child was injured.Soldiers later found weapons and explosives in the building.

 

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Kazakhstan today for talks on security and energy cooperation.She is meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev and other government officials and is also expected to discuss security, political and economic reforms in the former Soviet Republic.Rice said today that US sacrifised to build closer tie with Kazakhstan are not intended to undermind Russian influence in Centrial Asia.Secritary Rice and the Bush Administration is still considering setting up a diplomatic mission in Iran.Rice refuded an Associated Press Report that the Administraion had decided to hand a issue to its successor.She told reportes that Washington continues to look at the idea. 

 

Thai police have rescued key leaders of protest who have occupied a main goverment in Bankook since August 26th.Ran Corben reports:Former Bankook governor...is the second anti-goverment protest leader arrested and charged of incerection.Thai police have issued an arrest warrant for 9 people on the charges that carry a maximum penoty of death convicted.The 9 have been leading demonstration for several months.But since August 26th,protests have occupied the main goverment's administration building in Bankook forcing the government to relocat the temporary offices.A member of the Opposition Democratic Party ....says the arrest mark sets back the efforts to negotiate with the government.The current protests are led by the so-called People's Alliance of Democracy which has accused the government that wsa elected last December of acting disapproxiemately for former Prime Minister ...Ran Corben for VOA news Bankook.

 

European Union ceasefire mornitors say Russian forces in Georgia have begun dism... a checkpoint neat a breakaway region of South Ossetia.Russian troops were also seen today preparing to leave several other checkpoints in the Russian declared Buffozone.The Russian government has promised to leave undisputed Georgian territory

by Friday under a ceasefire agreement brokerd last month by France.The Georgian Interrier Ministry today confirmed the romoval of the checkpoints at 2 towns.

 

I'm Susan Yaky,VOA news.You can get more news on the internet at voanews.com.

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I'm Susen from the VOA News Center in Washington.

 

Nato says coalition soldiers have captured a suspected senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan without firing a shot. Nato's International Security Assistance Force said today that soldiers captured Mullah Sakhi Dad  and another insurgent in Uruzgan province on Wednesday. The statement says Sakhi Dad is suspected of leading a significant number of Taliban fighters and coordinating suicide bombers in the province. He also is suspected of being connected to Taliban leadership, especially the group’s second in command Mullah Berader Akhund. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's Defense Minister today said the Pentagon has pledged to take steps to reduce civilian casualties from aerial attacks against insurgents in the country. A strategic review of the war will also be conducted as Afghanistan gets permission to increase the number of its troops. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

 

With domestic and international criticism mounting as civilian death toll raises, Afghanistan's defense minister says the United States and another international forces have promised to do their best to avoid such casualties from aerial bombings. Abdul Rahim Wardak spoke to reporters on the grounds of the Defense Ministry about his recent visit to Pentagon, where he met his US counterpart and other American officials.

 

"That has been an understanding to strategically review the conduct of war and other efforts in Afghanistan, and also in the region."

 

Wardak is calling for less emphasis on heavy weaponry, better shared intelligence and greater use of Afghan forces to search for insurgents. A former Mujahideen commander also announced at international community has authorized an increase in the size of the Afghan army to 134,000 troops. There are more than 60,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan. Steve Herman, VOA News, Kabul.

 

The US military in Iraq says 5 militants, 3 women and 3 children were killed during a US raid which is suspected insurgent detonated a suicide vest. Military says its soldiers came under gunfire today after ending a house in Mosul believed to be holding a suspected terrorist, militant then detonated a suicide vest. In a statement, the military says 5 terrorists were killed during the raid along with 3 women and 3 children, another child was injured. Soldiers later found weapons and explosives in the building.

 

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Kazakhstan today for talks on security and energy cooperation. She is meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev and other government officials, and it's also expected to discuss security, political and economic reforms in the former Soviet Republic. Rice said today that US-Soviet has built closer ties with Kazakhstan//are not intended to undermine Russian influence in Central Asia. Secretary Rice says the Bush Administration is still considering setting up a diplomatic mission in Iran. Rice refueled in an associated press report that the administration has decided to hand the issue to its successor. She told reporters that Washington continues to look the idea.

 

Thai police have arrested key leaders of protests who have occupied a main government building in Bangkok since August 26. Ron Corben reports.

 

Former Bangkok governor Chumlong Srimuang is the second anti-government protest leader arrested on charges of insurrection. Thai police have issued arrest warrants for 9 people on the charges of carrying a maximum penalty of death if convicted. The 9 have been leading demonstration for several months, but since August 26, protesters have occupied the main government administration building in Bangkok, forcing the government to relocate to temporary officers. A member of the opposition, Democratic Party, Kraisak Choonhavan says the arrest marks a setback efforts to negotiate with the government. The current protests are lead by socalled People's Alliance for Democracy, which has accused the government that was elected last December of acting as a proxy for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Ron Corben for VOA News, Bangkok.

 

European Union Ceasefire monitors say Russian forces in Georgia have begun dismantling a checkpoint near the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops will also seem today preparing to leave several checkpoints in the Russia-declared buffer zone. The Russian government has promised to leave undisputed Georgian territory by Friday under a ceasefire agreement brokered last month by France. The Georgian interior ministry today confirmed the removal of the checkpoints at two towns.

 

I'm Susen, VOA News. You can get more news on the internet at voanews.com

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NATO says coalition soldiers have captured a suspected senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan without firing a shot. NATO's International Security Assistance Force said today that soldiers captured Mullah Sakhi Dad /Mujahid/ and another insurgent in Uruzgan province on Wednesday. Statement says Sakhi Dad is suspected of leading a significant number of Taliban fighters and coordinating suicide bombers in the province. He also is suspected of being connected to Taliban leadership, especially the group’s second-in-command Mullah Berader Akhund. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's defense minister today said the Pentagon has pledged to take steps to reduce civilian casualties from aerial attacks against insurgents in the country. A strategic review of the war will also be conducted as Afghanistan gets permission to increase the number of its troops. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

 

With domestic and international criticism mounting as civilian death toll rises, Afghanistan's defense minister says the United States and another international forces have promised to do their best to avoid such casualties from aerial bombings. Abdul Rahim Wardak spoke to reporters on the grounds of the Defense Ministry about his recent visit to Pentagon, where he met his US counterpart and other American officials.

 

"That has been an understanding to strategically review the conduct of war and other efforts in Afghanistan, and also in the region."

 

Wardak is calling for less emphasis on heavy weaponry, better shared intelligence and greater use of Afghan forces to search for insurgents. A former Mujahideen commander also announced that international community has authorized an increase in the size of the Afghan army to 134,000 troops. There are more than 60,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan. Steve Herman, VOA News, Kabul.

 

The US military in Iraq says 5 militants, 3 women and 3 children were killed during a US raid which is suspected insurgent detonated a suicide vest. Military says its soldiers came under gunfire today after ending a house in Mosul believed to be holding a suspected terrorist, militant then detonated a suicide vest. In a statement, the military says 5 terrorists were killed during the raid along with 3 women and 3 children, another child was injured. Soldiers later found weapons and explosives in the building.

 

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Kazakhstan today for talks on security and energy cooperation. She is meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev and other government officials, and it's also expected to discuss security, political and economic reform in the former Soviet Republic. Rice said today that US-Soviet has built closer ties with Kazakhstan//are not intended to undermine Russian influence in Central Asia. Secretary Rice says the Bush Administration is still considering setting up a diplomatic mission in Iran. Rice refueled/refered in an associated press report that the administration has decided to hand the issue to its successor. She told reporters that Washington continues to look at the idea.

 

Thai police have arrested key leaders of protests who have occupied a main government building in Bangkok/s/ since August 26. Ron Corben reports.

 

Former Bangkok Governor Chumlong Srimuang is the second anti-government protest leader arrested on charges of insurrection. Thai police have issued arrest warrants for 9 people on the charges of carrying a maximum penalty of death if convicted. The 9 have been leading demonstration for several months, but since August 26, protesters have occupied the main government administration building in Bangkok, forcing the government to relocate the temporary officers. A member of the opposition, Democratic Party, Kraisak Choonhavan says the arrest mark a setback in efforts to negotiate with the government. The current protests are led by so called People's Alliance for Democracy, which has accused the government that was elected last December of acting as a proxy for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Ron Corben for VOA News, Bangkok.

 

European Union Ceasefire monitors say Russian forces in Georgia have begun dismantling a checkpoint near the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops will also seem today preparing to leave several checkpoints in the Russia-declared buffer zone. The Russian government has promised to leave undisputed Georgian territory by Friday under a ceasefire agreement brokered last month by France. The Georgian interior ministry today confirmed the removal of the checkpoints at two towns.

 

I'm Susen Yakey, VOA News. You can get more news on the internet at voanews.com

 

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NATO says coalition soldiers have captured a suspected senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan without firing a shot. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said today that soldiers captured Mullah Sakhi Dad  and another insurgent in Uruzgan Province on Wednesday. The statement says Sakhi Dad is suspected of leading a significant number of Taliban fighters and coordinating suicide bombers in the province. He also is suspected of being connected to Taliban leadership, especially the group’s second in command Mullah Berader Akhund. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's Defense Minister today said the Pentagon has pledged to take steps to reduce civilian casualties from aerial attacks against insurgents in the country. A strategic review of the war will also be conducted as Afghanistan gets permission to increase the number of its troops. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

 

With domestic and international criticism mounting as the civilian death toll raises, Afghanistan's defense minister says the United States and /other international forces have promised to do their best to avoid such casualties from aerial bombings. Abdul Rahim Wardak spoke to reporters on the grounds of the Defense Ministry about his recent visit to the Pentagon, where he met his US counterpart and other American officials.

 

"There has been an understanding to strategically review the conduct of war and other efforts in Afghanistan, and also in the region."

 

Wardak is calling for less emphasis on heavy weaponry, better shared intelligence and greater use of Afghan forces to search for insurgents. The former Mujahideen commander also announced that the international community has authorized an increase in the size of the Afghan army to 134,000 troops. There are more than 60,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan. Steve Herman, VOA News, Kabul.

 

The US military in Iraq says 5 militants, 3 women and 3 children were killed during a US raid in which a suspected insurgent detonated a suicide vest. The military says its soldiers came under a gunfire today after entering a house in Mosul believed to be holding a suspected terrorist, militant then detonated a suicide vest. In a statement, the military says 5 terrorists were killed during the raid along with 3 women and 3 children, another child was injured. Soldiers later found weapons and explosives in the building.

 

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Kazakhstan today for talks on security and energy cooperation. She is meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev and other government officials, and is also expected to discuss security, political and economic reforms in the former Soviet Republic. Rice said today that US efforts to build closer ties with Kazakhstan are not intended to undermine Russian influence in Central Asia. Secretary Rice says the Bush Administration is still considering setting up a diplomatic mission in Iran. Rice refueled in an Associated Press report that the administration had decided to hand the issue to its successor. She told reporters that Washington continues to look at the idea.

 

Thai police have arrested key leaders of protests who have occupied a main government building in Bangkok since August 26. Ron Corben reports.

 

Former Bangkok governor Chumlong Srimuang is the second anti-government protest leader arrested on charges of insurrection. Thai police have issued arrest warrants for 9 people on the charges that carry/ a maximum penalty of death if convicted. The 9 have been leading demonstration for several months, but since August 26, protesters have occupied the main government administration building in Bangkok, forcing the government to relocate to temporary offices. A member of the opposition, Democrat/ Party, Kraisak Choonhavan says the arrest marked a setback in efforts to negotiate with the government. The current protests are led by the so-called People's Alliance for Democracy, which has accused the government that was elected last December of acting as a proxy for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Ron Corben for VOA News, Bangkok.

 

European Union Ceasefire monitors say Russian forces in Georgia have begun dismantling a checkpoint near the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops were also seen today preparing to leave several checkpoints in the Russia-declared buffer zone. The Russian government has promised to leave undisputed Georgian territory by Friday under a ceasefire agreement brokered last month by France. The Georgian interior ministry today confirmed the removal of the checkpoints at two towns.

 

I'm Susan Yackee, VOA News. You can get more news on the internet at voanews.com

 

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NATO says coalition soldiers have captured a suspected senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan without firing a shot. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said today that soldiers captured Mullah Sakhi Dad  and another insurgent in Uruzgan province on Wednesday. The statement says Sakhi Dad is suspected of leading a significant number of Taliban fighters and coordinating suicide bombers in the province. He also is suspected of being connected to Taliban leadership, especially the group’s second-in-command Mullah Berader Akhund. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's defense minister today said the Pentagon has pledged to take steps to reduce civilian casualties from aerial attacks against insurgents in the country. A strategic review of the war will also be conducted as Afghanistan gets permission to increase the number of its troops. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

 

With domestic and international criticism mounting as the civilian death toll raises, Afghanistan's defense minister says the United States and other international forces have promised to do their best to avoid such casualties from aerial bombings. Abdul Rahim Wardak spoke to reporters on the grounds of the defense ministry about his recent visit to the Pentagon, where he met his US counterpart and other American officials.

 

"There has been an understanding to strategically review the conduct of war and other efforts in Afghanistan, and also in the region."

 

Wardak is calling for less emphasis on heavy weaponry, better shared intelligence and greater use of Afghan forces to search for insurgents. The former Mujahideen commander also announced that the international community has authorized an increase in the size of the Afghan army to 134,000 troops. There are more than 60,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan. Steve Herman, VOA News, Kabul.

 

The US military in Iraq says 5 militants, 3 women and 3 children were killed during a US raid in which a suspected insurgent detonated a suicide vest. The military says its soldiers came under a gunfire today after entering a house in Mosul believed to be holding a suspected terrorist, militant then detonated a suicide vest. In a statement, the military says 5 terrorists were killed during the raid along with 3 women and 3 children, another child was injured. Soldiers later found weapons and explosives in the building.

 

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Kazakhstan today for talks on security and energy cooperation. She is meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev and other government officials, and it’s also expected to discuss security, political and economic reforms in the former Soviet republic. Rice said today that US efforts to build closer ties with Kazakhstan are not intended to undermine Russian influence in Central Asia. Secretary Rice says the Bush administration is still considering setting up a diplomatic mission in Iran. Rice refuted / an Associated Press report that the administration had decided to hand the issue to its successor. She told reporters that Washington continues to look at the idea.

 

Thai police have arrested key leaders of protests who have occupied a main government building in Bangkok since August 26. Ron Corben reports.

 

Former Bangkok governor Chumlong Srimuang is the second anti-government protest leader arrested on charges of insurrection. Thai police have issued arrest warrants for 9 people on the charges that carry a maximum penalty of death if convicted. The 9 have been leading demonstrations for several months, but since August 26, protesters have occupied the main government administration building in Bangkok, forcing the government to relocate the temporary offices. A member of the opposition, Democrat Party, Kraisak Choonhavan says the arrests mark a setback in efforts to negotiate with the government. The current protests are led by the so-called People's Alliance for Democracy, which has accused the government that was elected last December of acting as a proxy for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Ron Corben for VOA News, Bangkok.

 

European Union ceasefire monitors say Russian forces in Georgia have begun dismantling a checkpoint near the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops were also seen today preparing to leave several another checkpoints in the Russian-declared buffer zone. The Russian government has promised to leave undisputed Georgian territory by Friday under a ceasefire agreement brokered last month by France. The Georgian interior ministry today confirmed the removal of the checkpoints at two towns.

 

I'm Susan Yackee, VOA News. You can get more news on the internet at voanews.com

 

 

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NATO says coalition soldiers have captured a suspected senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan without firing a shot. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force say today that soldiers captured Mullah Sakhi Dad and another // in Uruzgan province on Wednesday. The statement says Sakhi Dad is // significant number of Taliban fighters and coordinating suicide bombers in the province. He also is suspected of being a connect to Taliban leadership, especially the group second in command Mullah Berader Akhund. Meanwhile, Afghanistan Defense Minister today said the // to reduce civilian casual in the country. A // review of the war will also be conducted as Afghanistan gets permission to increase the number of its troops. VOA’s correspondent // reports from Kabul.

 

With domestic and international criticism mounting as civilian death toll raises, Afghanistan’s defense minister says the United States and another international force have promised to do their best to avoid such casual from aerial bombings. // spoke to the reporters on the grounds of the Defense Minister about his visit to the //, where he meets his US counterpart and other American officials.

 

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The US military in Iraq says 5 militants, 3 women and 3 children were killed during a US raid which is suspected insurgent // suicide vest. Military says its soldiers came under gunfire today after ending a house in Mosul believed to be hoping a suspected terrorist, Militant then // a suicide vest. In the statement, the military says 5 terrorists were killed during the raid along with 3 women and 3 children, and another child was injured. Soldiers later found weapons and explosives in the building.

 

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Kazakhstan today for talks some security and energy cooperation. She is meeting with President // and other government officials and it’s also expected to discuss security, political and economic // in the former Soviet Republic. Rice said today that US efforts to build closer ties with Kazakhstan are not intended to undermine Russian influence in Central Asia. Secretary Rice says the Bush administration is still considering setting up a diplomatic mission in Iran. Rice refuted an Associated Press report that the administration had decided to hand the issue to its successor. She told reporters that Washington continues to look at the idea.

 

Thai police have arrested key leaders of protests who have occupied a main government building in Bangkok since August 26. // reports.

 

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European Union ceasefire monitors say Russian forces in Georgia have begun dismantling a checkpoint near the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops were also seen today preparing to leave several another checkpoints in the Russian declared buffer zone. The Russian government has promised to leave undisputed Georgian territory by Friday under a ceasefire agreement brokered last month by France. The Georgian interior ministry today confirmed the removal of the checkpoints at two towns.

 

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NATO says coalition soldiers have captured a suspected senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan without firing a shot. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said today that soldiers captured Mullah Sakhi Dad and another insurgent in Uruzgan province on Wednesday. The statement says Sakhi Dad is suspected of leading a significant number of Taliban fighters and coordinating suicide bombers in the province. He also is suspected of being connected to Taliban leadership, especially the group’s second-in-command Mullah Berader Akhund. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's defense minister today said the Pentagon has pledged to take steps to reduce civilian casualties from aerial attacks against insurgents in the country. A strategic review of the war will also be conducted as Afghanistan gets permission to increase the number of its troops. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

 

With domestic and international criticism mounting as the civilian death toll raises, Afghanistan's defense minister says the United States and other international forces have promised to do their best to avoid such casualties from aerial bombings. Abdul Rahim Wardak spoke to reporters on the grounds of the defense ministry about his recent visit to the Pentagon, where he met his US counterpart and other American officials.

 

"There has been an understanding to strategically review the conduct of war and other efforts in Afghanistan, and also in the region."

 

Wardak is calling for less emphasis on heavy weaponry, better shared intelligence and greater use of Afghan forces to search for insurgents. The former Mujahideen commander also announced that the international community has authorized an increase in the size of the Afghan army to 134,000 troops. There are more than 60,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan. Steve Herman, VOA News, Kabul.

 

The US military in Iraq says 5 militants, 3 women and 3 children were killed during a US raid in which a suspected insurgent detonated a suicide vest. The military says its soldiers came under / gunfire today after entering a house in Mosul believed to be holding a suspected terrorist, militant then detonated a suicide vest. In a statement, the military says 5 terrorists were killed during the raid along with 3 women and 3 children, another child was injured. Soldiers later found weapons and explosives in the building.

 

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Kazakhstan today for talks on security and energy cooperation. She is meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev and other government officials, and it’s also expected to discuss security, political and economic reforms in the former Soviet Republic. Rice said today that US efforts to build closer ties with Kazakhstan are not intended to undermine Russian influence in Central Asia. Secretary Rice says the Bush administration is still considering setting up a diplomatic mission in Iran. Rice refuted an Associated Press report that the administration had decided to hand the issue to its successor. She told reporters that Washington continues to look at the idea.

 

Thai police have arrested key leaders of protests who have occupied a main government building in Bangkok since August 26. Ron Corben reports.

 

Former Bangkok governor Chumlong Srimuang is the second anti-government protest leader arrested on charges of insurrection. Thai police have issued arrest warrants for 9 people on the charges that carry a maximum penalty of death if convicted. The 9 have been leading demonstrations for several months, but since August 26, protesters have occupied the main government administration building in Bangkok, forcing the government to relocate the temporary offices. A member of the opposition, Democrat Party, Kraisak Choonhavan says the arrests mark a setback in efforts to negotiate with the government. The current protests are led by the so-called People's Alliance for Democracy, which has accused the government that was elected last December of acting as a proxy for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Ron Corben for VOA News, Bangkok.

 

European Union ceasefire monitors say Russian forces in Georgia have begun dismantling a checkpoint near the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops were also seen today preparing to leave several another checkpoints in the Russian-declared buffer zone. The Russian government has promised to leave undisputed Georgian territory by Friday under a ceasefire agreement brokered last month by France. The Georgian interior ministry today confirmed the removal of the checkpoints at two towns.

 

I'm Susan Yackee, VOA News. You can get more news on the internet at voanews.com

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NATO says coalition soldiers have captured a suspected senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan without firing a shot. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said today that soldiers captured Mullah Sakhi Dad and another insurgent in Uruzgan province on Wednesday. The statement says Sakhi Dad is suspected of leading a significant number of Taliban fighters and coordinating suicide bombers in the province. He also is suspected of being connected to Taliban leadership, especially the group’s second-in-command Mullah Berader Akhund. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's defense minister today said the Pentagon has pledged to take steps to reduce civilian casualties from aerial attacks against insurgents in the country. A strategic review of the war will also be conducted as Afghanistan gets permission to increase the number of its troops. VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

 

With domestic and international criticism mounting as the civilian death toll raises, Afghanistan's defense minister says the United States and other international forces have promised to do their best to avoid such casualties from aerial bombings. Abdul Rahim Wardak spoke to reporters on the grounds of the defense ministry about his recent visit to the Pentagon, where he met his US counterpart and other American officials.

 

"There has been an understanding to strategically review the conduct of war and other efforts in Afghanistan, and also in the region."

 

Wardak is calling for less emphasis on heavy weaponry, better shared intelligence and greater use of Afghan forces to search for insurgents. The former Mujahideen commander also announced that the international community has authorized an increase in the size of the Afghan army to 134,000 troops. There are more than 60,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan. Steve Herman, VOA News, Kabul.

 

The US military in Iraq says 5 militants, 3 women and 3 children were killed during a US raid in which a suspected insurgent detonated a suicide vest. The military says its soldiers came under gunfire today after entering a house in Mosul believed to be holding a suspected terrorist, militant then detonated a suicide vest. In a statement, the military says 5 terrorists were killed during the raid along with 3 women and 3 children, another child was injured. Soldiers later found weapons and explosives in the building.

 

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Kazakhstan today for talks on security and energy cooperation. She is meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev and other government officials, and it’s also expected to discuss security, political and economic reforms in the former Soviet republic. Rice said today that US efforts to build closer ties with Kazakhstan are not intended to undermine Russian influence in Central Asia. Secretary Rice says the Bush administration is still considering setting up a diplomatic mission in Iran. Rice refuted an Associated Press report that the administration had decided to hand the issue to its successor. She told reporters that Washington continues to look at the idea.

 

Thai police have arrested key leaders of protests who have occupied a main government building in Bangkok since August 26. Ron Corben reports.

 

Former Bangkok governor Chumlong Srimuang is the second anti-government protest leader arrested on charges of insurrection. Thai police have issued arrest warrants for 9 people on the charges that carry a maximum penalty of death if convicted. The 9 have been leading demonstrations for several months, but since August 26, protesters have occupied the main government administration building in Bangkok, forcing the government to relocate the temporary offices. A member of the opposition, Democrat Party, Kraisak Choonhavan says the arrests mark a setback in efforts to negotiate with the government. The current protests are led by the so-called People's Alliance for Democracy, which has accused the government that was elected last December of acting as a proxy for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Ron Corben for VOA News, Bangkok.

 

European Union ceasefire monitors say Russian forces in Georgia have begun dismantling a checkpoint near the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops were also seen today preparing to leave several another checkpoints in the Russian-declared buffer zone. The Russian government has promised to leave undisputed Georgian territory by Friday under a ceasefire agreement brokered last month by France. The Georgian interior ministry today confirmed the removal of the checkpoints at two towns.

 

I'm Susan Yackee, VOA News. You can get more news on the internet at voanews.com

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NATO says coalition soldiers have captured a suspected senior Taliban commander in Afghanistan without firing a shoot. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said today that soldiers captured Mullah Sakhi Dad and another insurgent in Uruzgan province on Wednesday. The statement says Sakhi Dad is suspected of leading a significant number of Taliban fighters, and coordinating suicide bombers in the province. He also is suspected of being connected to Taliban leadership, especially the Group’s second in command Mullah Berader Akhund.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s defense minister today says the Pentagon has pledged to take steps to reduce civilian casualties from aerial attacks against insurgents in the country. A strategic review of the war will also be conducted as Afghanistan gets permission to increase the number of its troops.

VOA correspondent Steve Herman reports from Kabul.

With domestic and international criticism mounting as the civilian death toll rises, Afghanistan’s defense minister says the United States and other international forces have promised to do their best to avoid such casualties from aerial bombings. Abdul Rahim Wardak spoke to reporters on the grounds of the defense ministry about his recent visit to Pentagon where he met with U.S. counter part and other American officials.

“That has been an understanding, to strategic review, the conduct of war, and other efforts in Afghanistan and also in the region.”

Wardak is calling for a less emphasis on heavy weaponry that shared in intelligence and greater use of Afghan forces to search for insurgents. A former Mujahideen commander also announced the international community has authorized the increase of the size of Afghan army to 134,000 troops. There are more than 60,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan.

Steve Herman, VOA news, Kabul.

 

The U.S. military in Iraq says 5 militants, 3 women, and 3 children were killed during an U.S. raid in which was suspected insurgent detonated a suicide vest. Military says soldiers came under gunfire today after entering a house in Mosul believed to be holding a suspected terrorist. Militant that detonated a suicide vest. In a statement, the military says 5 terrorists were killed during the raid, along with 3 women and 3 children, anther child was injured. Soldiers later found weapons and explosives in the building.

 

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Kazakhstan today, for talks on security and energy cooperation. She is meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev and other government officials, and she is also expected to discuss security, political and economic reforms in the former Soviet Republic. Rice said today that U.S. efforts to build closer tie with Kazakhstan are not intended to undermine Russian influence in central Asia.

 

Secretary Rice says the Bush administration is still considering setting up a diplomatic mission in Iran. Rice refueled an associated press report that the administration had decided to hand issues to its successor. She told the reporters that Washington continues to look the idea.

 

Thailand police have arrested the key leaders of protest who have occupied a main government building in Bangkok since August 26.

Ron Corben reports.

Former Bangkok Governor Chumlong Srimuang is the second anti-government protest leader arrested on charges of insurrection. Thailand police have issued arrest warrants for 9 people on the charges that carrying a maximum penalty of death if convicted. The 9 have been leading demonstration for several months, but since August 26, protestors were occupied the main government administration building in Bangkok, forcing the government to relocate the temporary offices. A member of the opposition democratic party, Kraisak Choonhavan, says the arrest must set back in efforts to negotiate with the government. The current protests are led by the so called People’s Alliance for Democracy, which has accused the government that was elected last December of acting as a proxy for former Prime Minister Kraisak Choonhavan.

Ron Corben for VOA news, Bangkok.

 

European Union cease-fire monitor say Russian forces in Georgia have begun its dismantling a check point near the breakaway region of South Ossetia. Russian troops were also saying today preparing to leave several other check-points in the Russian declared buffer-zone. The Russian government has promised to leave undisputed Georgian territory by Friday, under a cease fire agreement brokered last month by France. The Georgian interior minister today confirmed the removal of the check-points at 2 towns.

 

I am Suzan Yackee, VOA news, you can get more news on the internet, at voanews.com.

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