Deserters disarming or not?

Major Reinado, the leader of the deserted soldiers who have been the cause of so much devastation in the last two months, has finally (apparently) agreed to handover weapons to the ADF(Aussie army) following a request from the President Xanana Gusmao.

In what appears to be a largly symbolic gesture Reinardo is continuing his attempt to undermine the Prime Minister Mari Alkateri claiming he will only answer to Xanana.

According to ADF commander Brig. Mick Slater he expected between 40-50 weapons to be handed in. He also indicated that most of the deserters weapons would remain in the hills “for many, many years to come.”

ADF with police and army deserters

Guarding Reinardo’s villa

Pictures from Nug


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