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Tuesday 11 January 2005

Militants Jump Into Aceh Aid Efforts

From Banda Aceh, here is a report on uneasy presence between known enemines who express grudging admiration of other side due to efforts. Their presence and plan to develop long-term influence could complicate efforts to bring peace.

Hundreds of Muslim militants, best known for smashing up Jakarta discos or advocating Islamic rule, have poured into devastated Aceh province with the help of the Indonesian military to aid in disaster relief. So far, the two sides have kept their distance. But the militants' presence and their apparent plan to develop long-term influence here could complicate efforts to bring peace to a region long troubled by a separatist conflict and make the province a religious battleground.

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Anonymous Anonymous said :

i think the tsunami has bad influence on our children. Now they all wanna be like the tsunami! I HATE THAT STUPID TSUNAMI!!!!!

Mon Jan 10, 11:26:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

hello there... im am so verry upset about this tsunami tragedy and i hope that all of the parents and the children and the loved ones are ree united once again. i would just like to let you all no that me and my family are here for you.
thank you verry much.
bye

Mon Jan 10, 11:36:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Anonymous#3 this is #6.
Your comment showed two things. One, your insensitivity and two, your ignorance. Last I knew the weather channel couldn't predict an 8.9 earthquake. They have trouble enough with forecasting rain.

Tue Jan 11, 07:13:00 AM IST