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CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 05, 1975
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(Studio) Indonesia considers fighting on Timor threat to its security and may invade Timor to help pro-Indonesian forces.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Timor) In August, Timorese Democrat Union (U.D.T.) staged coup d'etat with police backing. They held out until Revolutionary Front of Independent E. Timor got army on their side. 2000 die in civil war. Army votes on all issues. Only elected leader can override vote, but soldiers can vote him out of office. Reporters allowed to go with army for attack. Weapons noted. Heavy mortar fire occurs. 3 mile of land on fire.
REPORTER: Tony Smith (New Zealand Broadcasting Corp.)

Mudd, Roger;
Smith, Tony

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