Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 18 April 2015

Australia withdraws troops from East Timor

Australia is pulling 200 troops out of East Timor.

Troop numbers in the country were increase after an attempted assassination of President Jose Ramos-Horta.

The withdrawal will reduce Australia's troop commitment in East Timor to 750.

Australia says the reduction reflects the improved security situation following the attack.

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