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20 November 1999 Military News

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  • INDONESIA - EAST TIMOR Voice of America 20 November 1999 -- Human rights investigators in East Timor say the Indonesian military planned the systematic destruction of East Timor last September, when armed anti-independence militia groups overtook the territory.
  • WHAT NEXT FOR INDONESIA? Voice of America 20 November 1999 -- Indonesia's first free elections led to the selection in October of Abdurrahman Wahid, a leading Muslim intellectual, as president. He now must preside over a nation that is still in serious economic difficulty, in grave need of reform, and is facing separatist movements in several provinces. This month over a half million people demonstrated in Aceh, demanding independence, which was recently granted to East Timor.
  • CHECHNYA - REFUGEES Voice of America 20 November 1999 -- United Nations officials say they would not describe the plight of Chechen refugees in Ingushetia as a "humanitarian catastrophe" but stressed the need for humanitarian aid before cold weather sets in.
  • CHECHNYA/REFUGEES Voice of America 20 November 1999 -- The United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees is wrapping up a visit to Russia with more meetings with government officials in Moscow.
  • CHECHNYA/TROOPS Voice of America 20 November 1999 -- Russian forces are continuing their assault on the Chechnya capital, Grozny, and military officials say they have nearly surrounded the city.
  • CONGO REBELS Voice of America 20 November 1999 -- Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo are reporting renewed clashes with government forces in the north of the country.
  • AFGHAN / U-N AID Voice of America 20 November 1999 -- Afghanistan's Taleban movement says it will allow the United Nations to move humanitarian aid across the country's frontlines to help refugees stranded in the Panjsher Valley north of the capital.

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