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Aceh rebels warn Jakarta they’re still strong

Rebels fighting Indonesian troops in tsunami-hit Aceh said on Thursday that the government’s lifting of emergency laws in the province this week was a “cruel joke” and warned Jakarta that its forces were still strong. The veiled threat follows the lifting of the state of civil emergency a day earlier, and comes ahead of a fourth round of peace talks between Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and government negotiators in Helsinki next week aimed at ending one of Asia’s oldest insurgencies.Full Story

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