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04 September 1999 Military News

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  • EAST TIMOR CHAOS Voice of America 04 September 1999 -- The security situation in East Timor is deteriorating, with armed militia groups forcing U-N personnel to pull out of another town. One American civilian police officer has been wounded.
  • TIMOR / INDEPENDENCE Voice of America 04 September 1999 -- In the U-N / sponsored autonomy referendum held on Monday, 78-point-five percent of the votes were against an offer of wide-ranging autonomy for East Timor, proposed by the Indonesian government.
  • SIERRA LEONE / NIGERIA Voice of America 04 September 1999 -- The commander of ECOMOG, the West African peacekeeping force in Sierra Leone, says Nigeria has suspended the withdrawal of its troops from the country.
  • RUSSIA / DAGESTAN Voice of America 04 September 1999 -- Russia's Defense Ministry has assumed full control from the Interior Ministry over military operations against Islamic militants in Dagestan.

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