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29 August 1999 Military News

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  • TIMOR BALLOT Voice of America 29 August 1999 -- Australian Prime Minister John Howard has told Indonesia's President B-J Habibie that Australian defense force units are on alert ahead of a ballot Monday in East Timor likely to see the province vote for independence.
  • EAST TIMOR / SUNDAY Voice of America 29 August 1999 -- In East Timor, groups fighting for and against independence are promising not to disrupt Monday's United Nations / sponsored referendum on the future of the disputed territory.
  • AFGHAN BLAST Voice of America 29 August 1999 -- The leader of Afghanistan's Taleban Islamic movement is blaming an unnamed foreign country for a bomb blast near his home in Kandahar, but says the United States was not involved.

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