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Halilintar (Indonesia)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 318
Country: Indonesia
Date formed: Jan. 1, 1975
Details of Formation: from source: 'Formed in 1975 and now led by xx. It was active as a major pro-integration militia in E. Timor from 1997-99.
Date dissolved: Feb. 25, 2003
Details of Termination: After 2000 relocated to West Timor, where it appears to have been active in regulating East Timor refugee camps. Denied connection to 'operation' in 2003. No mention after.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): state/military institution; sub-national government
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel unclear
Types of Material Support: domestic government; military
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ideology; adolescents
Location: Maliana, Bobonaro (East Timor)
Force Strength: [unknown, 2400]
Target(s): civilians; unarmed political opposition, government critics; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group; journalists
Purpose(s): protect national borders and integrity
Other Information: i.e. oppose independence