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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 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 the 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. The former Mujhaideen 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 five militants, three women and three children were killed during a US raid in which a suspected insurgent detonated a suicide vest. 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 a 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 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 refuted 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 protest who have occupied a main government building in Bangkok since August 26th.

Chumlong Srimuang is the second anti-government protest leader arrested on charges of insurrection. Thai police say they 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 26th, protesters have 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 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 the 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, 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 the 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 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 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 other 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 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 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, protestors 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 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 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 the 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 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 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, protestors 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 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 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 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 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, protestors 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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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 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, 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 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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