TIMOR TODAY 11/10/99
TIMOR TODAY 11/10/99
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a) Australian peacekeeping soldiers take up positions in Motaan, East Timor, several hundred meters from the border with West Timor. One Indonesian policeman is reported kiled and two were "possibly" wounded in separate weekend gunbattles. (AP Photo/Jarome Ming, Straight Times)
b) Two East Timorese sisters break into tears after learning that their grandmother died while she was in forced exile in West Timor, upon their return in Dili, East Timor Friday, Oct. 8, 1999. At least 150 refugees were flown back to Dili in two planes from camps in West Timor Friday. Some 250,000 refugees were forced into West Timor by the Indonesian military after the Aug. 30 vote for East Timor to separate from Indonesia. (AP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand, Pool)
1) Indonesia Policeman Reported Dead In Timor Clash 11/10/99 (Reuters) DILI, East Timor - Australian troops in a multinational force clashed with pro-Jakarta forces Sunday on East Timor’s border with West Timor and there were reports that an Indonesian policeman was killed.
2) Jakarta brass admits attack on Aussie troops 11/10/99 (The Australian) In the interview, Major David Kilcullen said the Indonesian commander responsible for the area, Lieutenant Colonel Sidjid Yuwyno, admitted his soldiers had attacked Australian troops.
3) U.S. official wants swift repatriation of refugees 11/10/99 (Jakarta Post) JAKARTA: The United States government urged Indonesia on Saturday to carry out a swift repatriation of East Timor refugees who wish to return to their homeland and immediately halt and disarm militias to ensure security in refugee camps.
4) Troops dig in as deadly fire increases 11/10/99 (Sydney Morning Herald) A huge build-up of troops - including most of Australia’s 4,500 soldiers in East Timor - has been ordered to dig in along the volatile West Timor border as deadly clashes with pro-Indonesia militia escalate.
5) Modern medicine meets traditional magic in East Timor 11/10/99 (The Australian) The Lulik master has been busy in the rugged mountains of the troubled province and word is spreading that a young Australian doctor is here to remove the lead pellets "swallowed" by the fighters.
6) Divisive Keating only drew attention to his mistakes 11/10/99 (Sydney Morning Herald) The former prime minister himself came off worst, with unnecessary attention having been drawn to his once apparent special relationship with a discredited dictator, now almost friendless in Indonesia, let alone in Australia.
7) Australia’s elite forces scouted Timor since April 11/10/99 (Sydney Morning Herald) Australian special forces and navy divers were scouting the terrain of East Timor and Indonesian forces deployments inside the territory months before the actual landing of United Nations-approved peacemakers last month.
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