Rebels surrender in East Timor

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A dozen East Timor rebels including their commander Gastau Salsinha surrendered to the government during a ceremony in the presence of the President, Jose Ramos-Horta, on Tuesday in Dili according to AP. Both the President and the Prime Minister, Xanan Gusmao, were victims of assassination attempts. The former having returned to the country from Australia last week after recovering from gunshot wounds. The rebels had been fired of the regular army in 2006 after a strike for alleged discrimination.

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