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Timor Leste fights to remember, 37 years after the invasion

  • Ivo Mateus Goncalves

Dili | Sat, December 8 2012 | 12:01 pm

PREMIUM When I was a boy, my mother used to tell me about her nightmares of Dec. 7, 1975, when US-made Indonesian Armed Forces (ABRI) Skyhawk jets dropped bombs from the sky and people screamed in panic amid prayers for God’s help.

Many people fled Dili for the mountains to seek refuge, hiding from the Indonesian soldiers. Many children were later born in jungles, beaches and mountain caves.