|East Timor||PRIEST DENIES REPORTS OF MILITARY KILLING IN DARE|
A priest working with refugees in Dare, a city south of East Timor's capital, denied reports on Friday that Indonesia's military had killed Timorese sheltering there.
Catholic World News reports that the priest, who asked to remain anonymous, said that the military had provided five tons of rice to the refugees and the International Committee of the Red Cross had promised to bring more.
"The refugees in Dare they are hungry but we cannot say there is a famine. It is also not true that the militias have besieged the area," he said.
"It's not true that the military have killed people there," he added. "The refugees are carrying guns and I never asked them if they are pro or against integration."
A United Nations official in Darwin, Australia, said on Sunday that he had received reports of massacres by Indonesian soldiers near Dare.
CWN 11:38am 20/9/99