Indonesia: September 30, 1999


Indonesia warned that if peacekeepers crossed into West Timor, they would have to fight the Indonesian army. It is feared that anti-independence militias may use West Timor for bases from which they would launch guerilla attacks into East Timor. As Indonesian troops left East Timor, many handed their weapons over to the militias. The peacekeepers are now seizing these weapons when they find them. The US has demanded that the Indonesians disarm the militias in West Timor, but the Indonesians have not shown much enthusiasm for this. 




Help Keep Us From Drying Up

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling.

Each month we count on your contribute. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage.
Subscribe   contribute   Close