Reuters exclusively reports Indonesia's troop surge in Papua aims to 'wipe out' armed rebels - Reuters News Agency

Reuters exclusively reports Indonesia’s troop surge in Papua aims to ‘wipe out’ armed rebels

Reuters exclusively reported that a new security crackdown on armed separatists in the central highlands of Indonesia’s restive Papua region will be maintained until they are wiped out. Amid a worsening conflict, some 400 extra troops have been deployed to Papua following the assassination of a senior intelligence official. “The objective is to wipe out those behind these horrible acts of violence,” Paulus Waterpauw, an indigenous Papuan and head of Indonesian police intelligence told Reuters.  

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Topics of Interest: Politics
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Aerospace & DefenceEquities
Regions: Asia
Countries: Indonesia
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Important Regional Story
Paulus Waterpauw, head of the National Police Intelligence and Security Agency, gestures as he talks during an interview at his office in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 29, 2021. Picture taken April 29, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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