Trouble in Dili (20:30 Dili time)

I’ve spoken to Lidia a member of Tyneside East Timor Solidarity now working for Lao Hamutuk, in East Timor, about the situation in Dili.

She says she and Narciso are both OK.

She says although it is very hard to get a good idea of what is going on it seems the situation has got worse since the Australian soldiers arrived.

The mobil phone system seems to be only working intermittently however there are reports of some of fighting in Tasi Tolu again and one of the markets has been torched.

As well as Australian soldiers at the airport there is a warship in the bay at Dili.

Dave

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