Folks live in the shadow of war


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  • Sunday, 08 Jun 2003

BANDA ACEH: It was probably a regular exchange but the clatter of American M-16 against the Russian-made AK-101 automatic riffles were enough to create a terrible fear in a wooden hut here. 

“I was sleeping,” said grandmother Aisyah, showing her old pandan-woven rug “bed” located next to a kitchen, which she shares with her two daughters, a son-in-law and six grandchildren.  

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