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    GAM Rebels Strengthen Hold in Aceh
    The flag of Gerakan Aceh Merderka (GAM), known as the Free Aceh Movement, is posted by a rebel security checkpoint in a remote part of Aceh Besar. The GAM rebels have been fighting for independence from Indonesia since 1976. The government in Jakarta has launched multiple counter-seperatist campaigns that have led to the death of over 15,000 people. Prior to the December 26 tsunami, Aceh was under martial law as the military launched an intensive operation to crush the rebels.
    Image: Jacqueline M. Koch/Corbis
    Photographer: Jacqueline M. Koch
    Date Photographed: November 12, 2000
    Location Information: Aceh Besar, Aceh, Indonesia

    GAM Rebels Control Region Near Exxon Mobil Operations
    Known by the local acronym GAM, Armed rebels of the Free Aceh Movement who control large swaths of North Aceh, near the Exxon Mobil liquid natural gas operation in Lhokseumawe. GAM, which has been fighting for independence from Indonesia for the last 30 years claims that Jakarta has siphoned off the province's resources while giving little back in return. Prior to the December 26 tsunami which decimated Aceh's coastal areas, the province was under martial law as the military launched a large-scale counter-rebel operation.
    Image: Jacqueline M. Koch/Corbis
    Photographer: Jacqueline M. Koch
    Date Photographed: March 11, 2002
    Location Information: Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia

    INDONESIA: BIRTHDAY OF THE GAM INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT
    Original caption: Free Aceh movement members celebrate 23rd anniver sary of the founding of the GAM.
    Image: JUFRI KEMAL/CORBIS SYGMA
    Photographer: KEMAL JUFRI
    Date Photographed: December 4, 1999
    Location Information: BIREUN, ACEH, Indonesia

    INDONESIA: BIRTHDAY OF THE GAM INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT
    Original caption: Members of the movemnet's special forces prefer to remain anonymous. Bersendal jepit pun tak masalah...yang penting semangat!
    Image: JUFRI KEMAL/CORBIS SYGMA
    Photographer: KEMAL JUFRI
    Date Photographed: December 4, 1999
    Location Information: BIREUN, ACEH, Indonesia

    INDONESIA: BIRTHDAY OF THE GAM INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT
    Original caption: Members of the Free Aceh Movement hoist up their flag on the 23rd aniversary of the movement.
    Image: JUFRI KEMAL/CORBIS SYGMA
    Photographer: KEMAL JUFRI
    Date Photographed: December 4, 1999
    Location Information: JEUNEUB, ACEH, Indonesia

    GAM Rebels Control Region Near Exxon Mobil Operations
    Known by the local acronym GAM, Armed rebels of the Free Aceh Movement who control large swaths of North Aceh, near the Exxon Mobil liquid natural gas operation in Lhokseumawe. GAM, which has been fighting for independence from Indonesia for the last 30 years claims that Jakarta has siphoned off the province's resources while giving little back in return. Prior to the December 26 tsunami which decimated Aceh's coastal areas, the province was under martial law as the military launched a large-scale counter-rebel operation.
    Image: Jacqueline M. Koch/Corbis
    Photographer: Jacqueline M. Koch
    Date Photographed: March 11, 2002
    Location Information: Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia

    GAM Rebels Control Region Near Exxon Mobil Operations
    Known by the local acronym GAM, Armed rebels of the Free Aceh Movement who control large swaths of North Aceh, near the Exxon Mobil liquid natural gas operation in Lhokseumawe. GAM, which has been fighting for independence from Indonesia for the last 30 years claims that Jakarta has siphoned off the province's resources while giving little back in return. Prior to the December 26 tsunami which decimated Aceh's coastal areas, the province was under martial law as the military launched a large-scale counter-rebel operation. Topinya punya MARINIR????
    Image: Jacqueline M. Koch/Corbis
    Photographer: Jacqueline M. Koch
    Date Photographed: March 11, 2002
    Location Information: Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia

    GAM Rebels Control Region Near Exxon Mobil Operations
    Known by the local acronym GAM, Armed rebels of the Free Aceh Movement who control large swaths of North Aceh, near the Exxon Mobil liquid natural gas operation in Lhokseumawe. GAM, which has been fighting for independence from Indonesia for the last 30 years claims that Jakarta has siphoned off the province?s resources while giving little back in return. Prior to the December 26 tsunami, which decimated Aceh's coastal areas, the province was under martial law as the military launched a large-scale counter-rebel operation.
    Image: Jacqueline M. Koch/Corbis
    Photographer: Jacqueline M. Koch
    Date Photographed: March 11, 2002
    Location Information: Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia

    Rebels March to Their Headquarters
    Rebels from the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) march to their headquarters as they hold their rifles shortly before they release more than a hundred hostages at Lhok Ju. Some 150 more civilian hostages were released by GAM hours before the midnight deadline set by the Indonesian Military lapsed. Indonesia lifted martial law on Aceh last week, but Jakarta has vowed to keep a large troop presence there.
    Image: nani Afrida/epa/Corbis
    Photographer: nani Afrida
    Date Photographed: May 18, 2004
    Location Information: Langsa, Aceh,, Indonesia

    An Acehnese Man Rides His Bike Past Free Aceh Movement Rebels
    An Acehnese man rides his bike as he passes members of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM). The Stockholm-based leaders in exile of Aceh's 26-year old separatist movement have agreed to meet with the Indonesian government in Tokyo for a last-ditch effort to salvage a ceasefire agreement.
    Image: NANI/epa/Corbis
    Photographer: NANI
    Date Photographed: May 15, 2003
    Location Information: Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia

    GAM Rebels Control Region Near Exxon Mobil Operations
    Known by the local acronym GAM, Armed rebels of the Free Aceh Movement who control large swaths of North Aceh, near the Exxon Mobil liquid natural gas operation in Lhokseumawe. GAM, which has been fighting for independence from Indonesia for the last 30 years claims that Jakarta has siphoned off the province?s resources while giving little back in return. Prior to the December 26 tsunami, which decimated Aceh's coastal areas, the province was under martial law as the military launched a large-scale counter-rebel operation. ini pake topi pet-nya CPM....
    Image: Jacqueline M. Koch/Corbis
    Photographer: Jacqueline M. Koch
    Date Photographed: March 11, 2002
    Location Information: Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia

    Members of the Free Aceh Movement Patrol a Village
    Members of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) hold their weapons as they patrol a village in northern Aceh. The Stockholm-based leaders-in-exile of Aceh's 26-year-old separatist movement have agreed to meet with the Indonesian government in Tokyo for a last-ditch effort to salvage a ceasefire agreement.
    Image: NANI/epa/Corbis
    Photographer: NANI
    Date Photographed: May 15, 2003
    Location Information: Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia

    INDONESIA: BIRTHDAY OF THE GAM INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT
    Original caption: The GAM troop commander, Tenghu Abdullah Syafei, on the movement's 23rd anniversary. (In Memoriam......)
    Image: JUFRI KEMAL/CORBIS SYGMA
    Photographer: KEMAL JUFRI
    Date Photographed: December 4, 1999

    GAM Rebel Leader Enjoys Widespread Support in Aceh
    Often described as "Indonesia's Most Wanted Man,"Abdullah Syaffi'i, the top field commander of the Free Aceh Movement, sports a formal suit to meets with journalists. Syaffi'i enjoyed widespread support among independence-seekig Acehnese. He was shot by Indonesian troops in early 2002 along with his wife. The separatist movement, known by its Indonesian acronym GAM, has been fighting for independence since 1976. The war has left 16,000 dead and is considered one of the most brutal conflicts in Southeast Asia.
    Image: Jacqueline M. Koch/Corbis
    Photographer: Jacqueline M. Koch
    Date Photographed: March 20, 2001
    Location Information: Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia

    GAM Rebels Control Region Near Exxon Mobil Operations
    Field Commander Sofyan Daud, spokesman for the Free Aceh Movement, known by the local acronym GAM communicates with other commanders from a remote location in North Aceh. GAM controls large swaths of the region near the Exxon Mobil liquid natural gas operation in Lhokseumawe. GAM, which has been fighting for independence from Indonesia for the last 30 years claims that Jakarta has siphoned off the province's resources while giving little back in return. Prior to the December 26 tsunami which decimated Aceh's coastal areas, the province was under martial law as the military launched a large-scale counter-rebel operation.
    Image: Jacqueline M. Koch/Corbis
    Photographer: Jacqueline M. Koch
    Date Photographed: March 11, 2002
    Location Information: Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia


    INDONESIA: BIRTHDAY OF THE GAM INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT
    Original caption: GAM militant in charge of security during ceremony to mark 23rd anniversary of founding of movement.
    Image: JUFRI KEMAL/CORBIS SYGMA
    Photographer: KEMAL JUFRI
    Date Photographed: December 4, 1999
    Location Information: BIREUN, ACEH, Indonesia

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    Female Members of the Free Aceh Movement
    Young women in Aceh Besar train in a remote jungle camp to join the armed wing of the Free Aceh Movement, known by its Indonesian acronym, GAM. In the years following the ouster of long-time dictator Suharto in 1998, and the democratic reforms that swept through Indonesia, GAM increased its strength and gained greater support. The violence of separatist conflict between armed rebels and military forces has lasted 30 years.
    Image: Jacqueline M. Koch/Corbis
    Photographer: Jacqueline M. Koch
    Date Photographed: March 15, 2001
    Location Information: Jeunieb, Sumatra, Indonesia

    Female Members of the Free Aceh Movement
    With the rebel flag fluttering in the background, women who have joined the rebels of the Free Aceh Movement, known by its Indonesian acronym, GAM, explain their training among the armed ranks of the movement. In the years following the ouster of long-time dictator Suharto in 1998, and the democratic reforms that swept through Indonesia, GAM increased its strength and gained greater support. The violence of separatist conflict between armed rebels and military forces has lasted 30 years.
    Image: Jacqueline M. Koch/Corbis
    Photographer: Jacqueline M. Koch
    Date Photographed: March 18, 2001
    Location Information: Bireun, Sumatra, Indonesia

    Young Indonesian Woman with Automatic Weapon
    A young woman in Aceh Besar trains in a remote jungle camp to join the armed wing of the Free Aceh Movement, known by its Indonesian acronym, GAM. In the years following the ouster of long-time dictator Suharto in 1998, and the democratic reforms that swept through Indonesia, GAM increased its strength and gained greater support. The violence of separatist conflict between armed rebels and military forces has lasted 30 years.
    Image: Jacqueline M. Koch/Corbis
    Photographer: Jacqueline M. Koch
    Date Photographed: November 30, 2000
    Location Information: Aceh Besar, Sumatra, Indonesia

    INDONESIA: BIRTHDAY OF THE GAM INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT
    Original caption: Women members parade in honor of 23rd anniversary of founding of GAM.
    Image: JUFRI KEMAL/CORBIS SYGMA
    Photographer: KEMAL JUFRI
    Date Photographed: December 4, 1999
    Location Information: JEUNEUB, ACEH, Indonesia

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    other rebels..
    [size=4]East Timor (OPM)[/size]


    EAST TIMOR GUERRILLAS.
    Original caption: Commander Eli Foho Rai Boot and soldiers (only veterans wear the red beret).
    Image: VINCE BEVAN/CORBIS SYGMA
    Photographer: Vince BEVAN
    Date Photographed: March 1, 1999

    EAST TIMOR GUERRILLAS.
    Original caption: Eli Foho Rai Boot, Commander of Falintil camp, has been in hiding in the forest since 1975.
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    Photographer: Vince BEVAN
    Date Photographed: March 1, 1999

    EAST TIMOR GUERRILLAS.
    Original caption: Commander Eli Foho Rai Boot (left, in center) with his men.
    Image: VINCE BEVAN/CORBIS SYGMA
    Photographer: Vince BEVAN
    Date Photographed: March 1, 1999

    EAST TIMOR GUERRILLAS.
    Original caption: Falintil fighters (Falintil: National Army Front for East Timor Liberation).
    Image: VINCE BEVAN/CORBIS SYGMA
    Photographer: Vince BEVAN
    Date Photographed: March 1, 1999

    EAST TIMOR GUERRILLAS.
    Original caption: Dan Kiak Raten Laek is a survivor of the massacre of Nov. 91 and has hidden in the forest since.
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    Photographer: Vince BEVAN
    Date Photographed: March 1, 1999

    EAST TIMOR GUERRILLAS.
    Original caption: Sarampang, war name that means 'when you've captured your ennemy dialogue with him.'
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    Photographer: Vince BEVAN
    Date Photographed: March 1, 1999

    EAST TIMOR GUERRILLAS.
    Original caption: Falintil fighters use weapons they have seized from Indonesian soldiers.
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    Photographer: Vince BEVAN
    Date Photographed: March 1, 1999

    EAST TIMOR GUERRILLAS.
    Original caption: The men start their training at 5.30 a.m. every day.
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    Photographer: Vince BEVAN
    Date Photographed: March 1, 1999

    EAST TIMOR GUERRILLAS.
    Original caption: A civilian independence fighter with a weapon he made himself.
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    Photographer: Vince BEVAN
    Date Photographed: March 1, 1999

    EAST TIMOR GUERRILLAS.
    Original caption: A civilian independence fighter with a weapon he made himself. (RPG ...???)
    Image: VINCE BEVAN/CORBIS SYGMA
    Photographer: Vince BEVAN
    Date Photographed: March 1, 1999

    EAST TIMOR GUERRILLAS.
    Original caption: Military training at dawn when it is still relatively cool.
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    Photographer: Vince BEVAN
    Date Photographed: March 1, 1999

    EAST TIMOR GUERRILLAS.
    Original caption: Halai Sai (his war name) was imprisoned by the Army in 98 but managed to escape.
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    Photographer: Vince BEVAN
    Date Photographed: March 1, 1999

    EAST TIMOR GUERRILLAS.
    Original caption: The fighters are given nutritional supplements in the form of injections. (look at the shirts, seems like its a stolen one from indonesian army)
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    Photographer: Vince BEVAN
    Date Photographed: March 1, 1999

    EAST TIMOR GUERRILLAS.
    Original caption: Lakohi spent 4 years and 8 months in Indonesian prisons before joining his companions.

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    Thanks for that Post!!!
    Really good pictures and a good subject behind them.
    Thanks again.

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    dude, I thought you where joking.... This is picture perfect.
    The way I see it when jamaican went ballistic, this goin to look like.


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    Where? (...Not joking!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shilka234 View Post
    Where? (...Not joking!)
    Indonesia. Aceh is on the Northern tip of Sumatra while East Timor was a former Portuguese colony that was ruled by Indonesia from 1975 to 1999.

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    bob marley lookalike?
    those are tough fighter indeed...

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    Veeery interesting, what appears to be an original CAR-15.

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    makavelli.. OPM is abbreviation for Organisasi Papua Merdeka (Papua Independence Organization)..

    I believe those are fretilin or falintil fighters of East Timor, not OPM of Papua.

    Anyway, very good pics, thanks..

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    whoa i just found this threadd .. veryy interresting. How come most of the camo they wear looks exactly like the current Indonesian Army DPM ? And im not talking bout one or two rebels .... all of emm. So yea .. any info on that?

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    Well Indonesia occupied East Timor for some decades, more than enough for something like uniforms to get out and about.

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    damn .. i just found out that ex-GAM leaders are allowed to run as local governors, mayos etc. Thats kinda messed up..

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    Why?
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    Its like a part of the peace deal. Oh and theyr suggesting that Aceh should have the Islamic Law instead of the current ones (close to the laws at Afg.) fu.ck heads

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    Why meaning why is it messed up.

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