Thứ Hai, 25 tháng 2, 2008

Pakistan attacks hit aid group, military HQ

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Gunmen fired on a children's aid group in Pakistan's tribal region Monday, leaving three staffers dead and at least one critically injured, the organization said.
And earlier Monday a suicide bomber struck Pakistan's military headquarters in Rawalpindi Monday, killing at least eight people, including the army's top ranking medical officer and himself, military officials said.
Lt. Gen. Mushtaq Ahmed Baig, the army surgeon-general, was among those killed in the blast in Rawalpindi, the officials said.
The non-governmental organization, Plan, said that at around 4:15 p.m. up to a dozen men carrying guns and grenades entered the office in Mansehra, in the North West Frontier Province -- Pakistan's lawless tribal region bordering Afghanistan. The gunmen began firing and detonated three explosive devices.
Video from the scene showed the building engulfed in smoke and flames as staffers tried to escape from windows. Others were carried out by hand or on stretchers. The fire destroyed the building.
Plan's chief executive, Tom Miller, said the office immediately shut down as security teams looked into the incident.
"Our primary concern is for our staff and the families of those hurt in the attack," Miller said in a written statement. The motive for the attack remains under investigation. Officials were not aware of any prior threats to the office, Plan spokesman Jon Slater told CNN.
Slater said 21 full-time and seven part-time employees work at the office, though it's unclear how many were present at the time of the attack. Most of the employees are locals.
Plan, which helps Pakistani communities provide education and other opportunities to children, has had a presence in the region for more than a decade. The group says it was deeply involved in the relief effort following a major earthquake in 2005 that left nearly 3 million people homeless.
At least 20 others were wounded in the Rawalpindi suicide bombing which happened along Mall Road, a heavily traveled thoroughfare in Rawalpindi, according to Pakistani officials. Watch the aftermath of the suicide bombing »
The government promoted Baig to lieutenant general last January and he assumed his role as army surgeon-general the following month, according to a news release at the time.
Baig, who graduated from a Lahore medical college, was an ophthalmologist.
Rawalpindi, which lies just outside Islamabad, is a closely guarded city and home to Pakistan's military headquarters. It has, in recent months, experienced several suicide bomb attacks -- including the recent assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
The government blames the attacks on militants operating out of the country's northwest tribal areas that border Afghanistan.
In early February, a suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a van carrying army medics, killing at least four people.
Opposition leader and Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was killed at a rally in the city on December 27. A bomber blew himself up near her limousine, and videotape showed a gunman firing toward her vehicle as she left the rally.
Both the Pakistani government and British investigators concluded that she died from the suicide blast, not from a gunshot wound. Violent riots in the wake of her death forced the postponement of parliamentary elections.
The government contends that Bhutto's killing was orchestrated by Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban who has ties to al Qaeda. The CIA reached the same conclusion.
Two months before Bhutto's assassination, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive near the army headquarters -- which houses President Pervez Musharraf's office -- killing six people and wounding 10 others.
Musharraf who was inside his office at the time of the blast was not injured. Musharraf survived two assassination attempts in the city in 2003.
And in September, two suicide bombers blew themselves up, killing at least 25 people. One attack targeted a bus carrying government employees. The other involved a suicide bomber who crashed his motorcycle into cars.

Cousin: Dying woman twice was refused oxygen on flight

NEW YORK (AP) -- American Airlines defended its staff as professional and its equipment as sound Monday after a swift review of a passenger's in-flight death, despite her family's claims that the crew ignored her pleas until it was too late.
Carine Desir, 44, was pronounced dead Friday on a nearly full Haiti-to-New York flight by a pediatrician who said he tried to use the plane's defibrillator on her as she faded, but her pulse was already too weak for it to work.
The doctor, Joel Shulkin, was one of several medical professionals who stepped in after flight attendants asked if any were onboard. Shulkin said through his attorney, Justin Nadeau, that two emergency medical technicians performed CPR on Desir, a diabetic.
Sitting in the 10th row, four rows back from first class, Desir had complained of not feeling well and being very thirsty after she ate a meal on the flight home from Port-au-Prince to John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to Antonio Oliver, a cousin who was traveling with her and her brother. A flight attendant brought water to her, he said.
A few minutes later, Desir, herself a nurse, said she was having trouble breathing and asked for oxygen, Oliver said. But a flight attendant twice refused her request, he said. Watch CNN's Elizabeth Cohen on what kind of medical care air travelers can expect »
"Don't let me die," he recalled her saying. Watch Oliver recount his cousin's words »
Airline spokesman Charley Wilson said Desir's cousin flagged down a flight attendant and said Desir had diabetes and needed oxygen.
"The flight attendant responded, 'OK, but we usually don't need to treat diabetes with oxygen, but let me check anyway and get back to you,"' Wilson said.
The employee spoke with another flight attendant, and both went to Desir within three minutes, according to Wilson.
"By that time the situation was worsening, and they immediately began administering oxygen," he said.
Flight attendants are trained not to automatically give oxygen to every passenger who requests it but instead use airline criteria to judge when it's needed, said Leslie Mayo, a spokeswoman for the union representing American's attendants.
There were 12 oxygen tanks on the plane and the crew checked them before the flight took off to make sure they were working, Wilson said. He said at least two were used on Desir.
"Each tank worked properly. I cannot speculate as to why a second tank was used," he said.
The Federal Aviation Administration requires commercial flights to carry no fewer than two oxygen dispensers. The main goal of the rule is to have oxygen available in case there is a rapid cabin decompression, but it can also be used for other emergencies. It is up to the airlines to maintain the canisters.
Oliver said other passengers -- the 267-seat Airbus A300 was carrying 263, the airline said -- aboard Flight 896 became agitated over the situation, and the flight attendant tried to administer oxygen from a portable tank and mask, but the tank was empty. Shulkin could not confirm whether the oxygen was flowing, his attorney said.
"It was working, and the defibrillator was applied as well," Wilson said.
An automated external defibrillator delivers an electric shock to try to restore a normal heart rhythm if a particular type of irregular heart beat is detected. The machines cannot help in all cases.
Wilson and Shulkin said the defibrillator indicated Desir's heartbeat was too weak for the unit to work. Shulkin declined to provide additional detail, out of concern for Desir's family.
Oliver said he asked for the plane to "land right away so I can get her to a hospital," and the pilot agreed to divert to Miami, 45 minutes away. But during that time Desir collapsed and died, Oliver said.
"Her last words were, 'I cannot breathe,"' he said.
Wilson said three flight attendants helped Desir, but "stepped back" after doctors and nurses on the flight began to help her.
"Our crew acted very admirably. They did what they were trained to do, and the equipment was working," he said.
Desir was pronounced dead by Shulkin, and the flight continued to New York without stopping. Desir's body was moved to the floor of the first-class section and covered with a blanket, Oliver said.
With Desir's body near the front bulkhead, all passengers left the plane through an exit behind the first-class section. Her body was then removed, Wilson said.
Desir died of complications from heart disease and diabetes, said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office.
FAA spokeswoman Alison Duquette said the agency's Federal Air Surgeon's office plans to discuss Desir's death with officials at Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines, a unit of AMR Corp.

Killer apologizes, asks jury to spare him

(CNN) -- A former police officer convicted of murdering his girlfriend and their unborn child tearfully apologized to her family Monday in front of the jury that will decide whether he lives or dies.

Bobby Cutts Jr. weeps openly as his mother describes his childhood during a sentencing hearing.

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"It was a nightmare that will continue to haunt me for the rest of my days," said Bobby Cutts, Jr., 30, reading from a prepared statement at the penalty phase of his murder trial.
"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I'm asking you to spare my life."
Cutts was convicted on February 15 of the murder of girlfriend Jessie Marie Davis and the aggravated murder of the unborn girl Davis had planned to name Chloe.
Chloe's slaying, which jurors found occurred during the commission of another crime, makes Cutts eligible for the death penalty
"To imagine that I was responsible for the death of Jessie, the mother of my children and my unborn daughter, is beyond any words that I can express," Cutts said. "Words cannot bring them back, nor can they erase the pain I've caused, but I want to apologize." Watch Cutts' tearful apology »
He thanked Davis' family for taking care of the other child he had with Davis. Blake was 2½ at the time of his mother's murder in June 2007.
"I pray that you find peace and you someday find room for forgiveness," he said.
Earlier, Cutts' mother, Renee, Jones, had told jurors, "I don't know what I would do without him." She described Cutts as a former honor student who loved his job as a police officer.
"He was my firstborn, my only son," Jones testified tearfully. "He means so much to me," she continued. "He used to call me three, four times a day." Watch Cutts react as his mother pleads for his life
Cutts' punishment is being decided by the same jury of six men and six women who found him guilty. All the jurors are white; Cutts is African-American.
Cutts' sister, father and one of his school teachers also testified.
Judge Charles E. Brown ordered jurors to return early Tuesday for attorneys' closing arguments. When they arguments conclude, jurors will begin their deliberations.
If jurors do not agree on the death penalty, Cutts could receive a possible sentence of life in prison without parole or become eligible for parole in 20, 25 or 30 years.
Jones, was the first witness called to the stand by the defense. She said her son was a good youngster who was active in sports, Scouts and his church.
"I never had any trouble out of him," she said as Cutts teared up at the defense table. She said Cutts' relationship with his father deteriorated after the parents split.
A former teacher described Cutts as a social child given the nickname "Gobble" by his classmates. He was helpful in class, often volunteering to pick stray crayons up from the floor.
His father testified that he gave Cutts the nickname "Gobble" because as an infant he resembled " a little Butterball turkey." He said Cutts was a "gifted child" in school.
He blamed himself for the break up of his marriage, saying his drinking and gambling contributed to it.
Cutts' own personal life was rocky, according to testimony. Davis was nine months pregnant when she disappeared in June 2007. Her body was found in a northeastern Ohio park after a 10-day search that brought national media attention
He is Blake's father, as well as the father of the unborn girl, Chloe.
According to testimony, Cutts, 30, rolled Davis' body in a comforter and dumped it in a park, leaving toddler son Blake in the house alone at the crime scene in a soiled diaper.
"Mommy's in the rug," Blake told police, according to testimony.
During the guilt phase of the trial, Cutts sobbed on the witness stand as he admitted killing Davis and Chloe. But Cutts insisted that their deaths were an accident.
"I didn't mean to hurt her," Cutts testified, clasping a handful of tissues. "This isn't real," he said he kept telling himself.
Prosecutors discounted Cutts' story, claiming he buckled under the financial pressure of child support, killed the mother of his child and then created a cover story to try to get away with it.
On the stand, Cutts said he went to pick up his son, Blake, and became agitated when Davis, 26, wasn't moving fast enough to get the boy ready. He said he tried to leave her house, but she grabbed him to keep him from leaving, and he accidentally elbowed her in the throat.
Cutts told the jury he performed CPR on Davis and then tried to revive her with bleach. When he realized Davis was dead, Cutts said he panicked and put her in the back of his truck, so Blake wouldn't have to see his mother. E-mail to a friend
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Thứ Bảy, 23 tháng 2, 2008

Compound Paths

The Compound Paths command enables us to create paths that have transparent interior spaces where the original objects overlapped (such as the interiors of the letters o and g). This method lets us create objects more complex than we could easily create using the Drawing tools or Pathfinder commands.
Compound paths act as grouped objects. To select part of a compound path, we must use the Direct-selection tool.
Once we define objects as a compound path, all objects in the compound path take on the paint attributes of the backmost object in the stacking order. Releasing the compound path does not reapply the objects' previous paint attributes.
To apply Compound paths to objects
Select object > Compound Path > Make or Ctrl + 8 (Windows) or Command + 8 (Mac OS). To remove the effect
Select object > Compound Path > Release or Ctrl + Alt + 8 (Windows) or Command + Option + 8 (Mac OS).

Spiral tool

Spiral tool creates a spiral-shaped object of a given radius and number of winds; that is, the number of WS that the spiral completes from start to finish.
0% the pointer in an arc to rotate the spiral. Shift-drag to constrain the tool to multiples of 45 degrees or bt* angle specified in the Constrain Angle text box in the General Preferences dialog box. Hold down the Pcebar to move the spiral. Press or hold down Up Arrow or Down Arrow to add or delete winds.
On *Wg the work area the Spiral options dialog box pops see. Figure 5.12 and specifying the dimensions INN Spiral dialog box can draw a spiral of a specified dimension.

Shapes Tools

Rectangle tool
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The rectangle tool is used to draw rectangles and squares. To draw a rectangle simply click and drag. And to draw a square, hold down the Shift key and drag. To create an object with a proper dimension, select the rectangle tool and click on the artboard. In the dialog box, specify the required dimensions.
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Ellipse tool
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The oval tool is used to draw ovals and circles. To draw a oval simply click and drag. And to draw a Circle, hold down the Shift key and drag. To create an object with a proper dimension, select the ellipse tool and click on the artboard. In the dialog box, specify the required dimensions.
Line and arc segments
The line and arc segment tools are used to quickly and easily create individual lines and arcs by dragging,
The Line and Arc Segment dialog boxes display the values of the last segment created. We can reset to the default values in the dialog box by pressing Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and clicking Reset.

Web Safe RG B

This is not a color model in itself but a small collection of RGB colors 216 to be exact that can be safely viewed without dithering on the World Wide Web. If you're designing artwork for the Web, you will have to wk with this palette to ensure that your artwork appears as intended.

RGB model

The RGB (Red, Green and Blue) color model is the standard model that is applicable for present day televisia and computer monitors.
RGB is also referred to as additive primary colors due to the fact that a 100% addition of all the colors give. you white as all the light gets reflected back to the eye. Figure. 5.1 depicts this phenomenon.

Additive colors are used for lighting, video, and monitors. Your monitor, for example, creates color by emitting light through red, green, and blue phosphor.
It is also applied for designing work in multimedia applications.


Grayscale uses 256 shades of gray to represent an object.
Every Grayscale object has a value ranging from 0 (black) to 255 (white). The values between 0 and correspond to points on the grayscale spectrum.
Grayscale values can also be measured as percentages of black ink coverage - indicating 0% White E 100% Black.
You can also convert color artwork to high-quality black-and-white artwork through Grayscale. All color informati that is contained in the original artwork is discarded; where the gray levels (shades) of the converted objeo represent the luminosity of the original objects.
You can convert Grayscale objects to RGB and CMYK also.

Learning Outcomes

After studying this session you will be able to
explain different types of color models select objects using different tools draw objects using different tools give effects using different tools
explain uses of different types of palettes group the given objects
arrange different objects drawn by them
transform the given image using transform palette
JIn the previous session you've seen few tools from the toolbox and various palettes that appear on startup. You've learnt to manage palettes for convenient working. You were also taught how to work on an existing document and to move around easily within the work area.

n this session, you will learn all about painting, working with color, color models and color palettes.
s.i Working with color
Filling color to objects created in Illustrator is fun. Before starting with how to fill color to object we will have
to examine some facts about color.
Filling is nothing but coloring the object up to the boundary of the path. The different types of fills are: Solid Color Fill, Gradient and Pattern.
Adobe Illustrator uses a number of color modes for displaying, printing and storing images. These modes are based on the established color models for describing and reproducing color.
A color mode in Illustrator determines the color model used to display and print Illustrator files.
Illustrator bases its color modes on established models for describing and reproducing color.
Illustrator documents are either in RGB or in CMYK. Despite this it allows you to select colors from several different color palettes or color models like Grayscale, RGB (Red, Green and Blue), HSB (Hue, Saturation and Brightness), CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) and Web Safe RGB.
r Model is a system for describing color. Illustrator supports the following color models: Grayscale, RGB,
K, HSB and Web Safe RGB.You can switch between color models to choose and change color in your

Save as Microsoft office document

Illustrator CS allows us to save files for MS Office tools, that gives us easy portability and excellent rest Whether we're working on a Windows or Mac OS system, this new option saves our time by ensuring artwork displays and prints beautifully when viewed in Microsoft Office documents. The Save for Micro
Office command lets us create a PNG file that we can use in Microsoft Office applications.
To save artwork to a Microsoft Office compatible format
Select File > Save for Microsoft Office.
%, If we want to customize PNG settings, such as for resolution, transparency and backgro
color, use the Export command instead of the Save for Microsoft Office command. We can a save artwork in PNG format using the Save for Web command.
So in this session we have learnt many new things required for startup. We are going to learn many important things in the forth-coming session.

Save as Template

Illustrator CS has more than 200 professionally designed templates, including 50 Japanese language templa
that help us start projects quickly. Templates offer a range of design ideas and include custom-sized artbo
layers, styles, swatches, symbols, and more. Illustrator CS also includes a template file format, so that we save our own templates.
Start a new document and design a page as required.
1. Select File> Save As Template
2. In the Save As dialog box, select a location for the file, enter a filename, and click save.
Illustrator saves the file in AIT (Adobe Illustrator Template) format.

Save a Copy

This command saves an identical copy of the document with the word copy added to it. (You can change name if needed). It leaves the original document as the active document.
Adobe Illustrator provides several ways to save files. The details will be covered in the later session.
Now if we have to work with the image, then we should know the various tools. Lets start with the Selec tools.

Save As

In order to ensure that the original file is not disturbed, we can save a copy of this file. The Save As comma
let's you save an alternate version of the current document with the same or different name, location or format/version.
1. Select File > Save As.
2. The Save As Dialog box pops up3. Select a folder to save your file in


A website can be defined as a collection of World Wide Web pages of an individual, a company, an organization or a concern. A typical website includes a beginning file called a home page. The web sites are accessed by typing an address in an address field. Address is actually a domain name and is commonly termed as a URL. Once you access the home page, you can browse on the site and visit all the other pages via hyperlinks on their site.
Say, for example, the website for Microsoft has the, home page address of It is commonly seen that the home page address of a website actually includes a specific file name like index.html but, as in the Microsoft website case, when a standard default name is set up, users do not have to enter the file name. Microsoft's home page address leads to thousands of pages. A website can be small and comprise of just a few pages.
Uniform Resource Locator or URL is the web address on the Internet. The example of the URL is http://www.wilc
In the above address http is a protocol, is a domain name, gallery.html is a document name.

Accessinq-World Wide Web

Access is made available via a combination of a computer, a modem and a phone line. A modem can be attached to a computer and to the regular home phone line. It can then be used for dial-up and establish a connection to the Internet and with other computers on the network. Apart from this, a subscription to one of the Internet access services is required. These Internet access services popularly known as Internet Service Provider provide you with connectivity to the Internet. The fee-based services may be in the form of a flat monthly fee, usage-based fee, or a combination of the two. The prominent Internet service providers in India are VSNL, Satyam online, Mantra online and MTNL.

Name the different components of CPU.

Memory: Memory is commonly referred to as RAM and is the temporary internal storage areas in the computer. Primary and secondary are the two basic types of memories. Memory determines the size and number of programs that can be executed simultaneously as well as the amount of data that can be processed instantly.
Primary memory is used for storing data and instructions temporarily when the processing unit is working on the data. Secondary memory comprises of storage devices like hard drives and floppy drives which act as permanent storage mediums. The computer memory is measured in bits and bytes. These two terms are explained in Storage topic.
There are two kinds of memory in a computer:
1. Read-only memory (ROM)
It is a memory chip that stores instructions and data permanently in the computer to which the user has
no access that means you cannot write or change the data stored in ROM. It contains information that
the computer needs to start up or boot. The contents are created while manufacturing and cannot be T
altered thereafter.
2. Random access memory (RAM) it
It is the computers primary storage area. It is also called as read and write memory because you can read as well as write data in RAM. It is data contained in documents, spreadsheets, graphics and databases. This data must be temporarily stored in RAM before the software can use the processor to manipulate it.
Buffer is a temporary storage area in a RAM enabling the CPU to manipulate data before transferring it to a device. All information stored in RAM is lost when the computer is shut down. Two factors that control the effectiveness of RAM are the speed of the chips and the algorithm used to store data in RAM. To the left, there are eight individual RAM chips.
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Cache is a special high-speed storage mechanism. It can be a reserved section of main memory or an independent high-speed storage device. Memory caching and disk caching are the two types used in personal computers.
Basic input/output system (BIOS): It acts as an interface between the hardware and the operating system. This is a program that the personal computer's microprocessor uses to get the computer system started (booting) after you turn it on. It also manages data flow between the computer's operating system and attached devices such as the hard disk, video adapter, keyboard, mouse and printer.
The BIOS is placed in a ROM chip, which makes it available all the time. Modern day PC's have BIOS which is recorded on i\ash memory.

Fundamentals of Computer, Multimedia and Internet & Creating Illustrations - 1

1. Dot matrix printers: These are the most common and the cheapest type of computer printers. They are aptly named dot matrix printers because they can only print in the form of dots.
2. Ink jet Printers: These printers are also known as bubble jet printers. Their mode of operation is such that they spray tiny ink jets on to the paper in a dot matrix pattern. In a way, they are similar to dot matrix printers except that here, the print head consists of ink nozzles rather than pins. The quality is, however, far superior than the traditional dot matrix printers because the head consists of many nozzles and the 'dots' overlap as the ink is sprayed. The ink is stored in a disposable ink cartridge.
3. Laser printer: This is a high-speed printer that uses laser technology to print. The laser recreates the image on a negatively charged drum, which attracts the positively charged ink to the area of an image. The negatively charged paper attracts the positively charged ink.
4. Thermal Printer: A printer that uses heated pins to print images onto heat-sensitive paper. The pins are electrically heated and brought into contact with the specially treated paper. The coating on the paper discolors when heated in this way.
5. Plotters: A plotter is a vector based output device that is used for constructing high quality drawings. It holds pens on paper and can draw curved lines. The text is drawn in the form of images.
6. Plotters can draw in black and white or in color. Color plotters have a set of color pens. A plotter selects a pen from the predefined position. A plotter can be connected to the port, which is normally used by a printer.

Pakistan's opposition parties reach agreement

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's two main opposition parties announced Thursday they would form a new government together, but skirted the issue of whether they would push for the ouster of U.S.-backed President Pervez Musharraf.

ruling party said Friday it doubted that the new alliance would be stable, calling it a "marriage of convenience."
The broad agreement between the two secular opposition groups, which fought bitterly for a decade before Musharraf seized power in a 1999 coup, marks an important step toward setting up a civilian administration to govern the Islamic nation after years of military rule.
Asif Ali Zardari, husband of slain former Premier Benazir Bhutto, and Nawaz Sharif, whose last government was ousted by Musharraf, made the announcement after meeting in Islamabad.
"We have agreed on a common agenda. We will work together to form a government together in the center and in the provinces," Sharif told reporters. He said a smaller group, the Awami National Party, would join them.

Japan businessman arrested in wife's 1981 killing

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A Japanese businessman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife more than two decades ago, the Los Angeles Police Department said Saturday.
Kazuyoshi Miura, 60, was arrested Friday in Saipan, officials say. Cold case detectives from the LAPD were working with authorities there.
Miura and his 28-year-old wife, Kazumi, were shot in a downtown Los Angeles parking lot in November 1981. He was hit in the right leg. She was shot in the head and died in a Japanese hospital a year later.
Miura caused an international furor when he blamed the attack on street robbers. He was acquitted of the crime in Japan.
Police say Miura faces extradition to the United States.

E. Timor seeks to extend emergency rule

DILI, East Timor (AP) -- East Timor government ministers said Friday they want to extend a state of emergency imposed after attacks on the country's two top leaders, as authorities vowed to capture the assailants.
Meanwhile, more than 1,000 police and soldiers paraded through the capital, Dili, in an apparent show of force following the February 11 attacks that critically wounded President Jose Ramos-Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
A group of dismissed soldiers was suspected in the shootings.
"Wherever they are hiding, in rat holes or under stones, we will chase them," East Timor army commander Brig. Gen. Matan Ruak said. "Our operations will also be against their supporters."
Ramos-Horta was recovering from bullet wounds to his upper body at a hospital in nearby Australia.

On the same day as the attack on the president, assailants fired on a motorcade carrying Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao. He escaped unhurt.
Ramos-Horta's guards fatally shot a rebel leader during the attack, but about 20 other suspects are still at large.
Soon afterward, the country declared a state of emergency that is to end Saturday.
A government statement said ministers had asked Acting President Fernando "Lasama" de Araujoto to extend by 30 days the emergency rule, which banned demonstrations and imposed a nighttime curfew. The statement gave no reason for the request.
The president must ask Parliament to approve any such extension. It was not clear when lawmakers might meet on the issue.
The attack on Ramos-Horta was apparently a sudden escalation in a bitter dispute between the government and several hundred ex-soldiers who were fired in 2006 after going on strike to protest alleged discrimination.
The country has been calm since the attacks on the leaders, despite fears of more unrest.
East Timor, formerly occupied by Indonesia, has struggled with political turmoil and violence since it gained independence in 2002. Most of its 1 million people live in poverty.
About 1,000 Australian police and soldiers and a separate U.N. police force are stationed in the country

Khmer executioner to re-enact 'killing fields'

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A detained Khmer Rouge chief executioner will re-enact his crimes when he leads Cambodian genocide tribunal officials on a tour of former "killing fields" next week, officials said Friday.
The re-enactment is part of "a normal investigative action" in the case of Duch, said Marcel Lemonde, a co-investigating judge of Cambodia's U.N.-assisted tribunal, referring to Kaing Guek Eav, the former head of the Khmer Rouge's S-21 prison.
The tribunal, in a statement, called the tour "on-site investigations."
It said it will take place at Choeung Ek, a former Khmer Rouge mass grave site outside the capital, Phnom Penh, and at Tuol Sleng on February 26-27