• Short Summary

    Fierce fighting raged between rival factions for control of Portuguese Timor on Sunday (30 August).?

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    Fierce fighting raged between rival factions for control of Portuguese Timor on Sunday (30 August).

    The left wing Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (Fretilin) appeared to have gained control of the capital, Dili, but the rival Timor Democratic Union (UDT) still holds the second largest tow, Gaucau, and sections of the eastern and western regions.

    Bodies still litter the streets -- stark evidence of the continuing battle.

    Meanwhile discussion continues on whether a multi-national Peace keeping force will go to Timor.

    Indonesia and Portugal have agreed there should be a peacekeeping authority in which they would be represented, along with Malaysia and Australia. Malaysia has already agreed, but Australian Prime Minister, Cough Whitlam has said his country would not send troops.

    Hundreds of people, including women and children are reported to have been killed in the civil war, which has raged for three weeks.

    A large scale air-lift of medical supplies started from Darwin on Tuesday (2 September).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6321C2BN2JVMX84W3V9UVCZIC
    Media URN:
    VLVA6321C2BN2JVMX84W3V9UVCZIC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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