When did Indonesia invade East Timor?

September 9, 2019 Off By idswater

When did Indonesia invade East Timor?

December 7, 1975
Indonesian invasion of East Timor/Start dates
The Indonesian invasion of East Timor, known in Indonesia as Operation Lotus (Indonesian: Operasi Seroja), began on 7 December 1975 when the Indonesian military (ABRI/TNI) invaded East Timor under the pretext of anti-colonialism and anti-communism to overthrow the Fretilin regime that had emerged in 1974.

How long did Indonesia occupy East Timor?

Indonesian occupation of East Timor

Date De facto: 7 December 1975 – 31 October 1999 (23 years, 10 months, 3 weeks and 3 days) De jure: 7 December 1975 – 20 May 2002 (26 years, 5 months, 1 week and 6 days)
Location East Timor
Result East Timor gains independence after an independence referendum votes to leave Indonesia

What happened during the East Timor genocide?

In June 1976, TNI troops badly battered by a Fretilin attack exacted retribution against a large refugee camp housing 5–6,000 Timorese at Lamaknan near the West Timor border. After setting several houses on fire, Indonesian soldiers massacred as many as 4,000 men, women and children.

Did Australia invade East Timor?

Australia led the INTERFET operation in 1999, and provided substantial forces to the subsequent United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor and its successor operations. Australia also landed combat troops in the country in 2006 to quell ethnic fighting that involved East Timorese police and soldiers.

Which country did East Timor break away from?

East Timor declared itself independent from Portugal on 28 November 1975, but was invaded by neighbouring Indonesia nine days later. The country was later incorporated as a province of Indonesia.

Did the Japanese invade Portuguese Timor?

Japan occupied Portuguese (East) Timor in February 1942, not to incorporate the neutral territory into the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere but to expel Australian troops who had occupied the colony two months earlier on the assumption that Japan would invade.

Why did Australia get involved in East Timor?

Australian Defence Force units arrived in East Timor in 1999 to quell the rioting, disorder and low-level fighting created by the Indonesian military’s scorched earth campaign as it withdrew from its former possession in 1999.

Why is Australia helping Timor-Leste?

Through the Roads for Development Support Program, Australia is helping the Timor-Leste Government to rehabilitate and maintain the country’s rural roads. Better roads will make it easier for people to access health centres, schools and markets, and help farmers earn sustainable incomes.