Seven civilians have been injured during a shootout with rebels in West Papua, Indonesia's military says.
OPM & Armed Resistance
September 19, 2019
Jakarta – A toddler and teenager were among three people killed in a gunfight between security forces and independence-seeking rebels in Indonesia's restive Papua region, the military
August 23, 2019
Antara & Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Police exchanged fire with a group of gunmen at the Jibama market in Wamena in Papua's Jayawijaya district on Friday morning.
Jakarta – Indonesian police shot dead a member of a Papuan separatist group on Friday during an exchange of fire, a spokesman said, after violent demonstrations this week in other plac
August 13, 2019
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – The police have confirmed the death of a police investigator in Papua after he was taken hostage by an armed group on Monday.
August 10, 2019
Timika, Papua – The Indonesian military (TNI) and Papua police will take necessary precautionary measures against security disturbances in the PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) mining area
July 29, 2019
Indonesia's military, or TNI, says its soldiers have taken control of an regional headquarters of the West Papua Liberation Army in Papua's Highlands.
July 25, 2019
Patrick Dupont – West Papuan separatist groups have recently united under a single banner.
July 23, 2019
Febriana Firdaus, Wamena, West Papua, Indonesia – Evidence is emerging that children are joining the long-running conflict in the restive Indonesian province of West Papua, six months
July 21, 2019
Robert Isidorus, Jakarta – An Indonesian soldier was killed in a separatist attack on the Yuguru River Bridge construction project in Nduga district, Papua, on Saturday.
July 9, 2019
There's strong opposition in West Papua to a reconfiguration of military forces in the struggle for independence from Indonesia.
Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi Wangge – Blood Diamond, a 2006 Hollywood blockbuster, depicts how the illicit economic activity to secure diamonds in Sierra Leone involved conflicting dome
The West Papua National Committee has come out against a reconfiguration of military forces fighting for independence from Indonesia.
July 8, 2019
Taylor McDonald – The looming 50th anniversary of a so-called referendum that condemned the two Papuan provinces to exploitation by Indonesia has coincided with a rising tide of milita
July 5, 2019
Ahmad Rafiq, ABC, Jakarta – The Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto called the formation of the West Papua Army was a separatist activity.
Febriana Firdaus & Kate Mayberry, Jakarta, Indonesia – The three main armed separatist groups in West Papua have joined forces to step up their push for independence as clashes bet
July 3, 2019
Jordan Fennell and Tracey Shelton – Three armed separatist groups in the Indonesian region of West Papua have announced they have united to form the West Papuan Army, as activists lobb
Mackenzie Smith – The main organisation advancing West Papuan independence aims abroad has committed to ending the use of child soldiers by armed rebels fighting under its flag.
July 2, 2019
Helen Davidson – A leading West Papuan independence organisation claims to have unified three rebel armies under its control, led by exiled leader Benny Wenda, who says they are now "r
July 1, 2019
The three main West Papuan military factions announced their unification today, following a historic declaration signed under the auspices of the United Liberation Movement for West Pa
Armed rebel groups in Indonesia's West Papua have reportedly united to form a new army under a single command.
June 24, 2019
Doused in black warpaint, draped in ammunition and clutching guns almost as big as some of them, the boys stare with hardened gazes into the camera.
June 23, 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia – The long-simmering armed conflict between Indonesia's military and Papuans seeking independence includes indigenous teenagers and boys who appear barely adolescent
May 15, 2019
At least one Indonesian soldier has reportedly been killed by West Papuan rebels during a prolonged shootout on Monday.
May 14, 2019
Jakarta – At least one Indonesian Military (TNI) officer was killed in a clash with West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) freedom fighters in Nduga regency, Papua, on Monday morn