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Indonesia Air Force Attack Reported

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Indonesia Air Force Attack Reported

From Indonesia, there are reports of the ensuing battle of army units with militants in the area of ​​the Mugi military airfield.


The report said that the Indonesian Air Force helicopter, on board of which there were five military personnel, underwent intensive shelling at the time of the landing. The pilot decided to abandon the landing and again raise the rotorcraft to return to the military base from which he began to fly. Then the militants opened fire within their means aviation, at that moment already at the airport.

The soldiers of the Indonesian army, who were at the Mugi airfield, tried to stop the shelling of the helicopter and the airfield. As a result, a battle ensued.

It is reported that the opposition to the Indonesian military in the region is militants who advocate for the independence of the Indonesian province of West Papua (aka Indonesia Papua). The militants represent the Free Papua Movement and call the Indonesian contingent "occupying forces."

At present, data on losses on both sides is not yet provided. There is information that the militants could suspend the shootout, waiting for "reinforcements". In the region, according to the most conservative estimates, the number of separatist troops is about 5 thousand people.

The police chief of the Indonesian region of Papua, bordering Papua New Guinea, ordered to strengthen the protection of important facilities and provide assistance to the military. In addition to patrolling, about 3 of thousands of police officers are involved.

One of the leaders of the Free Papua Movement said it would "initiate a referendum on Papua independence in the near future."

For your information:

1 December 1961 years Papua, the western part of the island of New Guinea, declared itself independent of the Netherlands. In 1969, the Indonesian army entered the region, and the authorities declared it to be the Indonesian part. The UN supported Indonesia's sovereignty over West Papua, which the indigenous people did not agree with.
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Facebook / Ministry of Defense of Indonesia
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    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 2 December 2019 09: 16
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      Quote: Far In
      UN supports Indian sovereignty over West Papua
      Urgent fix - the Indians have nothing to do with it, all the Indonesians did it.

      Indonesia, and there is Dutch India, so there is no crime. And from the fly of an elephant, then a straw is needed, but lack of mind ..... feel
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 2 December 2019 08: 36
    +1
    It’s bad if another hearth breaks out with renewed vigor ...
    1. Siberia 75
      Siberia 75 2 December 2019 08: 39
      -1
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      It’s bad if another hearth breaks out with renewed vigor ..

      Indonesia is an island country with a huge population. If it burns, it will be hot for everyone.
      1. Free wind
        Free wind 2 December 2019 08: 58
        -1
        Palm oil burns hot of course, but it stinks a lot. laughing
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 2 December 2019 09: 07
        0
        Quote: Siberia 75
        Indonesia is an island country with a huge population. If it burns, it will be hot for everyone.

        That was already the case when the pro-Dyshem militants overthrew Sukarno and his party, what was there!
      3. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 2 December 2019 09: 19
        +3
        Quote: Siberia 75

        Indonesia is an island country with a huge population. If it burns, it will be hot for everyone.
        Where is the logic? request Island state, consider no neighbors. feel
        1. Sergej1972
          Sergej1972 2 December 2019 10: 25
          +4
          It shares the island of Kalimantan with Malaysia, the island of Timor with East Timor, and New Guinea with Papua New Guinea. So there are three land neighbors. Plus Brunei and Australia are located nearby. And Indonesia itself is a huge country, in 4th place in the world in terms of number of inhabitants and in the fourteenth place in terms of territory size. And given the presence of a mass of islands, it controls a vast area of ​​water.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 2 December 2019 10: 03
      +1
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      It’s bad if another hearth breaks out with renewed vigor ...

      It was already when Sukarno and his party were overthrown. Blood was the sea.
    3. RideMaster
      RideMaster 2 December 2019 16: 29
      +1
      What a jerk. Instagram women on fabulous Bali will not be able to fly. Pichal.
  3. knn54
    knn54 2 December 2019 08: 40
    0
    Copper, gold, nickel, hydrocarbons-WHO will refuse this.
    1. Chaldon48
      Chaldon48 2 December 2019 11: 55
      0
      Certainly not the USA!
    2. orionvitt
      orionvitt 2 December 2019 14: 08
      -1
      So in troubled waters, it is easier to fish. We are waiting for the support of the United States, the new "freedom fighters" and "democracy".
  4. Far B
    Far B 2 December 2019 08: 59
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    And Indonesia is greedy, damn it. East Timor was a genocide, West Papua was wailing ... The Timorese have freed themselves, the Papuans have not yet. Will it work out?
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 2 December 2019 10: 05
      +2
      Probably not. East Timor was never part of Dutch India, it was a Portuguese colony, most of the inhabitants did not want to be part of Indonesia, sought independence. Therefore, the UN did not recognize it as part of Indonesia.
  5. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 2 December 2019 09: 05
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    The UN supported Indonesia's sovereignty over West Papua, which the indigenous people did not agree with.
    The situation, as with Lao PDR, the indigenous people do not agree, and do not want to live in / on error 404.
    1. protoss
      protoss 2 December 2019 10: 25
      +1
      In LDNR, the indigenous people are a big question. there, the main population shortly before the Second World War was formed in connection with industrialization and the need for coal, then they came from other regions there. my grandfather with his family in the Donbass from the Smolensk region. he just arrived - to work.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 2 December 2019 10: 47
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        Quote: protoss
        my grandfather with his family in the Donbass from the Smolensk region. just arrived - to work

        If your grandfather came to Donbas, then you are already a native, that's for sure. I once lived in the Smolensk region.
        1. protoss
          protoss 2 December 2019 14: 00
          +1
          no, my grandfather was drafted into the army, and the grandmother with her newborn daughter under her arm went back to the Smolensk region. there their war caught up. and I’m already Murmansk.
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 2 December 2019 13: 40
      +1
      It is incorrect to compare us, the inhabitants of LDNR, with the Papuans. They are less than a hundred years ago, only descended from a palm tree.

      Yes, and this everyday separatism whimpers with "Western partners". Indonesia is a rich country.
  6. Igorpl
    Igorpl 2 December 2019 10: 57
    +1
    In Indonesia, that is a tangle of contradictions. They killed the prime minister there, the llama tigers are also there. There are national, cultural and religious differences. I hope they solve them, east all the same.
    1. protoss
      protoss 2 December 2019 14: 03
      0
      Llama tigers - did they run away from the zoo or are you confusing something with Sri Lanka?
      1. Igorpl
        Igorpl 2 December 2019 15: 21
        0
        Blunt sorry