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Australian troops storm East Timor rebel’s stronghold: witness

Australian troops backed by tanks, helicopters and airplanes have stormed the East Timor town where a rebel leader is holed up, entering his stronghold, a witness said on Sunday. Residents were fleeing the town of Same, where Major Alfredo Reinado has been under siege for several days, a local radio correspondent told AFP. “Gunshots were heard between 2:00 and 4:00 am this morning but it is not yet clear who fired those shots. Australian troops already have control over the town,” Julio Guterres said. Full Story

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