INDONESIA12,000 in Aceh FleeHomes Amid UnrestAt least...
12,000 in Aceh Flee
Homes Amid Unrest
At least 12,000 villagers have fled their homes in Indonesia’s separatist Aceh province to escape fresh fighting or because they were ordered to evacuate for their own safety, witnesses said.
Carrying bedding, clothes and cooking utensils, residents of nine villages began streaming into Bireun. The area around Bireun, east of the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, has seen some of the heaviest clashes since the latest offensive to crush rebels.
From Times Wire Reports