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Mahidi (Indonesia)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 338
Country: Indonesia
Date formed: Dec. 15, 1998
Details of Formation: armed in Dec 1998 as a pro-integration militia, received training and weapons from the army.
Date dissolved: Dec. 15, 1999
Details of Termination: Officially terminated by the army on the date given above; but continues to be active (although not clear if still armed and not now connected with the military) in the West Timor refugee camps. In Nov 2000 returns to E. Timor to be 'reconciled' with new E. Timor leadership. Subsequently dishes the dirt on Indon military.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel unclear
Types of Material Support: military
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ideology; village/rural; adolescents
Location: Ainaro (East Timor)
Force Strength: [1000, 7000]
Target(s): civilians; unarmed political opposition, government critics
Purpose(s): protect national borders and integrity; intimidation of ethnic/religious groups; intimidation of civilians
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