Last fall, Georgia accused Russia of bombing the Pankisi Gorge as part of its war on Chechen separatists, but Moscow denied the accusation.
Closing In on Tribunals
In other developments:
U.S. interrogators are trying to determine which detainees from the war in Afghanistan should be tried by military commissions, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said. "It's getting increasingly clear as to how we would probably structure the commissions," Rumsfeld told reporters at the Pentagon. "I feel … we'd be ready to go within a relatively short period of time." Rumsfeld would not disclose details about the commissions. Interrogators from the FBI, CIA and other U.S. agencies have been questioning the approximately 500 prisoners detained during the U.S.-led military campaign in Afghanistan. About 300 are being held in a high-security camp at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the rest are still in Afghanistan.
Efforts to prevent Afghanistan from plunging back into civil war got a boost as 200 soldiers in the country's northern region disarmed at their warlord's demand. Warlord Atta Mohammed saluted his men, then ordered them to lay down their Kalashnikov rifles, grenade launchers and anti-aircraft guns at their fort in northern Afghanistan. Some of his soldiers will be trained by international peacekeepers for the new Afghan army.
Gen. Tommy Franks, commander of the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan, denied there had been an intelligence failure when a raid by special forces on a southern Afghan village last month left 16 Afghans dead. After the attack, it was determined that the Afghans killed were not al Qaeda or Taliban, but backers of a local leader. Franks said the Afghans were killed because they had fired upon U.S. forces.
ABCNEWS' Brian Hartman contributed to this report.