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120 troops to head for East Timor

April 1, 2018
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As Australia announced it was rushing a 120-strong infantry companyto head off a feared escalation of violence in East Timor, NATO hascalled on nations fighting in Afghanistan to send more soldiersthere to help defeat a resurgent Taliban. – (The Age — 8 September, 2006)
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NATO’s top commander of operations says the alliance has been takenaback by the violence in southern Afghanistan. – (The Age — 8 September, 2006)
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The Federal Government will send an infantry company of 120soldiers from Darwin to East Timor immediately to reinforceAustralian soldiers policing the country. – (Sydney Morning Herald — 7 September, 2006)
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Prime Minister John Howard on Thursday denied Australia is the U.S. sheriff of the region, a phrase that has dogged him since he reportedly used it six years ago. (International Herald Tribune — 7 September, 2006)
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Prime Minister John Howard has told Parliament an additional 120 soldiers will be sent to East Timor in the next couple of weeks The infantry company from Darwin will reinforce the Australian conti (ABC News — 7 September, 2006)
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Nato’s leaders appeal for members to send more troops to help fight the Taleban in southern Afghanistan. (BBC News — 8 September, 2006)
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NATO’s secretary general, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, will hold a special meeting of alliance ambassadors in Brussels on Monday to ask member nations to send long-promised reinforcements to Afghanistan. (International Herald Tribune — 12 hours ago)
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NATO military chiefs have stepped up the pressure on alliance members to quickly provide more troops and equipment for Afghanistan but they are yet to get a positive response At a meeting in Warsa (ABC News — 10 September, 2006)
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A bomb in Kabul kills at least 16 people, hours before Nato starts talks on sending extra troops to Afghanistan. (BBC News — 9 September, 2006)
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