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29 August 2008

UNMIT: The weapons collection campaign will conclude 31 August

United Nations Integrated Mission in East Timor: The weapons collection campaign will conclude 31 August

Baucau, 22 August – As part of the Government’s ongoing weapons collection campaign, citizens in Buibau Village, Baucau Sub-district surrendered quantities of old ammunition and military equipment to representatives of the F-FDTL and PNTL on 9 August.

Among the items handed in were 2,288 ball rounds from a variety of mixed weapon types and one Kenwood hand-held radio set.

Officials at the hand over ceremony commended the local population for the surrender to the competent authorities and said it was a great example that should be followed by all other villages.

The weapons collection campaign will conclude 31 August.

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