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Makikit (Indonesia)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 316
Country: Indonesia
Date formed: Jan. 1, 1976
Details of Formation: from source: 'Founded in 1976 by the Army's Special Force (Kopassus) to help TNI deal with Fretilin/East Timorpro-independence fighters; militaristic, co-opted by the government.' Sources indicate that it was active as a pro-integration militia in Timor between 1997 and 1999.
Date dissolved: Aug. 20, 1999
Details of Termination: Apparently disarmed in 1999, and no mention after that time. It is likely that its members joined larger pgms.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type2
Government Link(s): state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: merchant's guild; military
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ideology; adolescents
Location: Viqueque (East Timor)
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): unarmed political opposition, government critics; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group
Purpose(s): protect national borders and integrity; self-defense and security
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