Scoop Full Coverage: Timore Leste Update
Update: Failed Coup To Blame For Timor Leste Violence -
NZ Commits 200 Troops To Timor - U.S-based security
monitors are reporting that a failed coup is to blame for
the clashes between Timor Leste security forces and former
soldiers, Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri said Friday, May 26.
Stratfor, a leading security consulting intelligence agency,
reports Australian special forces have secured Dili airport,
but lack approval from Alkatiri or President Xanana Gusmao
to activate the remaining troops on standby. The
intel-report states that neither Australian Prime Minister
John Howard nor other officials had been able to contact
Timor Leste's leaders prior to troops engaging in Dili.
Intel Agency Reports Failed Coup Behind Timor