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Govt. hit squad (East Timor)

Name assigned by coder: yes
PGM ID Number: 353
Country: East Timor
Date formed: May 29, 2006
Details of Formation: Prime Minsiter Alkatiri fired half of the army for ethinc reasons, who then responded by rioting. Alkatiri and his interior minister Rogerio Lobato distributed weapons to this civilian militia to fight the rioters, who included regular people as well as the sacked soldiers and the police force.
Date dissolved: June 30, 2006
Details of Termination: Alkatiri deposed (and later indicted by the UN) on June 30 2006.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): person/minister
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: domestic government
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ethnic; adolescents
Location: Dili
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): unarmed political opposition, government critics; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group
Purpose(s): intimidation of ethnic/religious groups
Other Information: