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War on Separatists Leaves Aceh in Turmoil

Red and white Indonesian flags have gone up outside nearly every home in Aceh province, from modern villas behind high fences to simple wood-plank dwellings on stilts nestled in the banana groves. It is a display of loyalty newly ordered by the government and enforced by fear. When Indonesian marines recently spied a home without a flag, they raided it. They discovered three men asleep and a stash of identity cards, raising suspicions that the occupants were in league with Acehnese separatists, according to a village chief. The marines shuttled the suspects among several villages to see if anyone would identify them. No one did. A little later, villagers heard several gunshots. Soon after, the village chief recounted, they found the men’s discarded bodies. Full Story

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