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DATE=9/19/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=TIMOR FORCE (S 2ND UPDATE) NUMBER=2-254077 BYLINE=KYLE KING DATELINE=JAKARTA CONTENT= VOICED AT: /// Adds details on initial deployment in first 3 grafs /// INTRO: Troops from a multi-national peacekeeping force are flooding into the violence-torn province of East Timor. From Jakarta, V-O-A's Kyle King reports. TEXT: Transport planes carrying troops from Australia, New Zealand and Britain landed at the airport in Dili just after dawn. The troops, in full battle gear, immediately secured the airport and began fanning out in the area. Dozens of flights are expected during the day. Indonesian officials who met with the commander of the peacekeeping force on Sunday say some peacekeepers are also expected to come ashore from ships. The U-N mandated troops are charged with restoring order in East Timor, where pro-Jakarta militias went on a looting and killing spree after the August 30 independence referendum. The peacekeepers did not encounter any resistance as they began their mission. The commander of the peacekeeping force, Major General Peter Cosgrove, says his troops will respond robustly to any attack. (Signed) Neb/kbk/gm 19-Sep-1999 22:22 PM EDT (20-Sep-1999 0222 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .





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