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September 21, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Encouraged by their initial deployment in East Timor, international peacekeepers took control of the capital, Dili, on Monday and prepared to move into Baukau, the territory's second-largest city. The commander of the U.N.-sanctioned, Australian-led Operation Stabilize, Maj. Gen.
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July 25, 2000 | Associated Press
A soldier from New Zealand became the first U.N. peacekeeper to be killed in East Timor when he was shot in the head Monday during a clash with armed men, the U.N.'s top official in the territory said. Pvt. Leonard Manning, 24, from the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, was part of a team tracking men who had reportedly crossed the border from Indonesian-ruled West Timor to East Timor. The U.N.
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July 25, 2000 | Associated Press
A soldier from New Zealand became the first U.N. peacekeeper to be killed in East Timor when he was shot in the head Monday during a clash with armed men, the U.N.'s top official in the territory said. Pvt. Leonard Manning, 24, from the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, was part of a team tracking men who had reportedly crossed the border from Indonesian-ruled West Timor to East Timor. The U.N.
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October 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
The United States deployed helicopters and support personnel to bolster international troops in East Timor on Saturday, while the force's commander announced a plan to secure peace in the shattered territory. Australian Maj. Gen. Peter Cosgrove said his strategy calls for the disarmament of both pro-Indonesia and pro-independence fighters--seen as a crucial step in rebuilding East Timor and ensuring the safety of its traumatized population. A U.N.
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September 25, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With security deteriorating, Australian-led peacekeepers moved in force Friday to reassert control over this territorial capital, cordoning off neighborhoods, setting up roadblocks and sending helicopter gunships sweeping low over the city. Australian soldiers darted among burned-out houses near Dili's port searching for weapons and militia members as helicopters hovered overhead.
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October 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
The United States deployed helicopters and support personnel to bolster international troops in East Timor on Saturday, while the force's commander announced a plan to secure peace in the shattered territory. Australian Maj. Gen. Peter Cosgrove said his strategy calls for the disarmament of both pro-Indonesia and pro-independence fighters--seen as a crucial step in rebuilding East Timor and ensuring the safety of its traumatized population. A U.N.
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September 25, 1999 | MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A second day of rioting here and news that the violence had claimed four lives prompted Indonesia's government late Friday to suspend a new law giving the military added powers to quell opposition and limit civil rights. The protests continued into the early hours today despite the announcement, but by dawn the crowds had broken up and the city was largely peaceful.
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September 21, 1999 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the gunmen arrived at her home in East Timor to burn, rape and kill, 8-year-old Maria ran in terror together with other children to seek shelter with their priest. Now she is looking after her two small brothers, ages 5 and 2 1/2, in a makeshift refugee camp with no idea whether her parents are alive, or will ever come find them. Misery has masses of company among the 187,000 refugees in West Timor.
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September 20, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Australian-led international peacekeeping force arrived by ship and plane in East Timor today to end weeks of militia violence that has laid waste to the territory and uprooted virtually its entire population. The first C-130 Hercules transport plane, carrying a contingent of troops from Australia and New Zealand, touched down at Dili's Comoro Airport at dawn. There was no resistance, and the arriving troops received a cordial welcome from the dozen Indonesian army officers at the airport.
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February 10, 2000 | Associated Press
After denying responsibility for the devastation of East Timor, Indonesia's security minister said Wednesday that he will not address demands for his resignation until he explains his stance to President Abdurrahman Wahid upon Wahid's return Sunday from a European and Asian tour. Gen. Wiranto, who uses one name, told the Cabinet that people should "wait for a fair legal process" before he chooses to "resign or not resign."
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September 25, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With security deteriorating, Australian-led peacekeepers moved in force Friday to reassert control over this territorial capital, cordoning off neighborhoods, setting up roadblocks and sending helicopter gunships sweeping low over the city. Australian soldiers darted among burned-out houses near Dili's port searching for weapons and militia members as helicopters hovered overhead.
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September 25, 1999 | MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A second day of rioting here and news that the violence had claimed four lives prompted Indonesia's government late Friday to suspend a new law giving the military added powers to quell opposition and limit civil rights. The protests continued into the early hours today despite the announcement, but by dawn the crowds had broken up and the city was largely peaceful.
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September 21, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Encouraged by their initial deployment in East Timor, international peacekeepers took control of the capital, Dili, on Monday and prepared to move into Baukau, the territory's second-largest city. The commander of the U.N.-sanctioned, Australian-led Operation Stabilize, Maj. Gen.
NEWS
September 21, 1999 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the gunmen arrived at her home in East Timor to burn, rape and kill, 8-year-old Maria ran in terror together with other children to seek shelter with their priest. Now she is looking after her two small brothers, ages 5 and 2 1/2, in a makeshift refugee camp with no idea whether her parents are alive, or will ever come find them. Misery has masses of company among the 187,000 refugees in West Timor.
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September 20, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Australian-led international peacekeeping force arrived by ship and plane in East Timor today to end weeks of militia violence that has laid waste to the territory and uprooted virtually its entire population. The first C-130 Hercules transport plane, carrying a contingent of troops from Australia and New Zealand, touched down at Dili's Comoro Airport at dawn. There was no resistance, and the arriving troops received a cordial welcome from the dozen Indonesian army officers at the airport.
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