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home / archives / 1999 / 13th October

Dispute over border in East Timor.

An exchange of shooting occurs due to confusion over the border between East and West Timor. It turned out the Indonesian Armed Forces, the TNI, were using a Dutch map from 1930 and the Interfet forces were using an Indonesian map from 1992.

Afterword: a UN sponsored investigation into the incident later announced that the map the TNI were using was, in fact, the correct one.