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DEPLOYMENT OF TROOPS TO
The ADF will deploy an additional 120 strong infantry company group to Dili by this Saturday to address current uncertainty and prevent deterioration in the general security situation in Timor-Leste following the escape of Alfredo Reinado on 30 August.
The soldiers will reinforce the ADF and
The escape of Alfredo Reinado and 56 other prisoners from Becora prison has added an unpredictable element to the situation in Timor-Leste. The ADF is deploying additional personnel to provide greater flexibility in responding to potential security threats.
Following general improvement to the security situation, and
the establishment of a comprehensive commercial logistic support contract in
August, elements of the ADF deployment have progressively returned to
These returns will continue with 130 logistic and other
personnel returning to
Taking the returns and the additional deployment announced today into account, 925 ADF personnel will remain in Timor-Leste.
The 120 soldiers are drawn from the Townsville based 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR).
Details of the location and time of departure for personnel will be provided when available.
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