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Friday 31 July 2015

Australia withdraws troops from East Timor

Published 27/04/2008 | 07:57

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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