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Jakarta Shoots Rockets into Aceh

Indonesia’s military said on Tuesday that it had used helicopters to fire rockets at suspected rebel positions in Aceh province, forcing residents to flee their homes. The military has since Sunday fired rockets from helicopters at several rebel areas at Nisam in North Aceh district, said military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Yani Basuki. ‘The aim of the strike is to prevent rebels from leaving their areas, it is not intended to kill,’ he said. It was not clear if the attacks were continuing on Tuesday. He denied a report in the Jakarta Post which quoted residents as saying that jet fighters had been used, and said the military had to evacuate residents whose villages were affected by the air strikes to designated refugee camps. Full Story

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