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Indonesia Says It Will Press Attacks on Separatists in Sumatra

The Indonesian government has vowed to push ahead with its military offensive against separatist rebels in Aceh Province, the Foreign Ministry said today. The foreign minister, Hassan Wirayuda, told a meeting of ambassadors that Indonesia had pursued negotiations with the Free Aceh Movement for three years, and was not prepared to revive the talks. The government now felt justified in pursuing a military solution, the minister’s spokesman, Marty Natalegawa said after the meeting today. Full Story

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