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As Mass Killing in East Timor Ensues, American Observers Remain in Dili
5 September 1999
Breaking reports from Dili indicate that the army and the militias are now working together openly to wreak new terror on the streets of East Timor's capital. The neighborhood of Becora has been attacked and witnesses tell of new deaths as the line between military and paramilitary becomes less distinct. International workers at the International Federation for East Timor's Observer Project (IFET-OP) office in Dili are standing by, ready to speak to reporters.
American observers have expressed their concern with the flight of foreign journalists, especially US media; they urge foreign media to remain in Dili to record what's happening.