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TIMOR TODAY 08 March 2000

TIMOR TODAY 08 March 2000

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a) Pro-Indonesian militia members on patrol in the back of a truck near the town of Atambua in West Timor, just kilometers from the border with East Timor. (AP Photo/Toru Yokota)


1) Militia suspect held after gun battle. 08/03/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) United Nations peacekeepers have captured a suspected pro-Jakarta militiaman after a gun battle in highland country deep inside East Timor.

2) East Timor incursions on the increase 08/03/00 (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) MARK COLVIN: For the past couple of months it seemed the militia groups along the border between East and West Timor had almost given up the fight, but a series of incidents over the past week has the United NationsÆ forces worried that this may be the beginning of a renewed campaign.

3) Militia Disinformation Campaign Targets West Timor Refugees 08/03/00 (Lusa) Dili - The UN Transition Administration of East Timor (UNTAET) has denounced the "disinformation campaign" waged by militia groups in Indonesian West Timor, whose aim is to make East Timorese refugees afraid to return to their homeland.

4) Customs Service to be Expanded 08/03/00 (Lusa) Dili - The East Timor customs service, currently confined to the port and airport in Dili, will soon open a new post near the border with Indonesian West Timor, the spokesman for the UN Transition Administration of East Timor (UNTAET) told Lusa Monday.

5) Clinton joins in praise of Australian troops and police 08/03/00 (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) Clinton joins in praise of Australian troops and police in East Timor Australia's troops and police officers who served in the multinational force in East Timor, have been honoured at a parliamentary reception in the national capital, Canberra.


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