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Team Saka (Indonesia)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 341
Country: Indonesia
Date formed: Jan. 1, 1983
Details of Formation: originated in 1983 during an earlier operation by the military in East Timor against the seccessionists. Apparently still alive throughout the 1990s it resurfaced as an active organisation in January 1998, as a pro-integration military-sponsored militia
Date dissolved: Dec. 2, 1999
Details of Termination: Date of East Timor Transition Government put in place.
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: military
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ideology; village/rural; adolescents
Location: Baucau (East Timor)
Force Strength: [unknown, 300]
Target(s): civilians; unarmed political opposition, government critics; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group
Purpose(s): protect national borders and integrity; intimidation of civilians
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