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SaDO: Search and Destroy Operation

SGI: Satuan Gabungan Intelijen (Integrated Intelligence Units)

Yonif: Batalyon Infantry (Infantry Battalion)

Kostrad: Komando Strategis Angkatan Darat (Armyís Strategic Reserve Command)

TNI: Tentara National Indonesia (Indonesian National Armed Forces)

TNA: Teuntra Neugara Acheh (Acheh State Armed Forces)

Contact person of this report, Adam Albiruny: Email albiruny@gmail.com

     

FIELD REPORT (16 May 2005)

 

Date

Time

Location

Incident

Number of Victims

Village and Subdistrict

District

Killed

Injured/ Tortured

Hostage

Rape/

Sexhrssmt

05.05.05

1000

Fishermen villages of Kuala Bugak and Seumarang Muda Itam, Peureulak Teungoh East Acheh

"LEGAL EXTORTION?"

Units of Marine battalion 8 led by Chief Seargeant Try Sutrisno. The seargeant has issue orders to the fisherman community to compulsarily submit:

  1. Rp 50,000/boat/Friday.
  2. Fish or shrip/boat/trip.
  3. One mug of uncooked rice/family/day.

Defiants are regarded disloyal to the NKRI.

       

05.05.05

2100

Dama TutŰng, Peureulak Teungoh East Acheh

TNI Marine Battalion 8, Company Mandau led by 1st Leut. Suparman Suboro raid Dama TutŰng village. Fifteen males were brutalized.

 

15

   

06.05.05

  Buket Seulamat, Makmur Bireuen

SaDO*) by TNI battalion 403.

A male, Mr. ...... (30) was severely tortured because he shares the same name with a TNA personnel on TNIís list.

 

1

   

06.05.05

1500

Lung Baroe, Seunagan West Acheh

Frustrated TNI batt. 623 has shot dead 5 water buffaloes belong to local villagers as a retaliation for their lost of 3 soldiers in the previous 30 April fight. The TNI was on constant patrol in the village in the aftermath of the fighting.

       

08.05.05

  Krueng Simpo, Juli Bireuen

SGI from Cot Gapu command post Bireuen has taken hostage of alleged GAMís wife and children.

  1. Ms. Nurlaili Hanafiah, 35, housewife,
  2. Rosmawati, 14, child,
  3. Haryati, 8, child.

They became hostages and detained at SGI post in Cot Gapu, Bireuen.

   

3

 

08.05.05

  Mns. Krueng, Syamtalira Bayu North Acheh

TNI battalion 514 took hostage of 4 local traders and request ransom from them. The allegation was the traders sold goods to GAM.

   

4

 

08.05.05

0500

Balee Buya, Peureulak Teungoh East Acheh

SaDO at dawn by TNI Marine Battalion 8, Company Mandau. Harassed a housewife until she was fainted.

 

1

   

08.05.05

1300

Seuneubok Acheh, Peureulak Teungoh East Acheh

TNI Marine Battalion 8, Company Mandau led by 1st Leut. Suparman Suboro has abducted one male, Mr. Zainuddin Razali, 27, fisherman. His Honda motorbike was later seen being used by the TNI

   

1

 

08.05.05

1400

Seuneubok Drien, Idi Tunong North Acheh

TNI units from battalion 330 Kostrad posted at Kuta Baro have gathered villagers and beaten 7 of them.

 

7

   

09.05.05

  Mbang, Syamtalira Bayu North Acheh

These people have been taken hostage by TNI battalion 514:

  1. Nasruddin Abdullah, 28,
  2. Sulaiman, 39,
  3. Abdul Muthalib Hamzah, 37,
  4. Zulkifli A. Rahman, 16,
  5. Hanafiah Abdullah, 18,
  6. Asnawi Abubakar, 32.

All are GAM family members. They are still detained with other 19 women. (ctrl + click here)

       

09.05.05

0900

Paya Lipah, Peureulak Teungoh East Acheh

Unit of TNI Marine Battalion 8 posted at Matang Aron under 1st Seargeant PONIMAN launched SaDO in Paya Lipah.

       

09.05.05

1100

Matang Gleuem, Peureulak Teungoh East Acheh

TNI Marine Battalion 8 posted at Kuala Leugee-Peureulak Teungoh (under 1st Seargeant Hadi Abdullah) launched SaDO in the Matang Gleuem village. In its action, the marines have brutalized at least 25 villagers (we have the names).

 

25

   

09.05.05

2000

Alue Lhok, Paya Bakong North Acheh

TNI battalion 503 brutalized villagers of Alue Lhok. Two males were in critical condition.

 

2

   

10.05.05

  Kampung Maheng, Indrapuri Acheh Besar

TNIís SaDO in Maheng.

       

10.05.05

  Pante Labu and Blang Seunong Teungoh, Pante Bidari East Acheh

Joint forces of TNI battalion 900 Raider, battalion 700 Raider, battalion 330 Kostrad launched a major offensive in the areas. The TNI gathered all villagers they could find to walk in the front line. This human shield tactic has been used broadly by TNI in Acheh.

       

10.05.05

current

  Mbang, Syamtalira Bayu North Acheh

TNI Yonif 514 posted at Mbang gathered GAMís wives and children at the TNIís post. They were instructed to be at the posts every day from 0700 to 1800. They are not allowed to work or their lives. The following are names of GAMís wives being half hostages at TNI post in Mbang:

Origin Kampung Rayeuk Jawa, Syamtalira Bayu:

  1. Habsah Sjamaíun, 35,
  2. Rosmiati Ibrahim, 22,
  3. Badriah A. Manaf, 25,
  4. Nurdjannah Daud, 40,
  5. Safrina Abubakar, 20,
  6. Nurhayati Ramli, 25,

    Origin Kampung Peudari, Syamtalira Bayu:

  7. Saudah Ali, 61,
  8. Kamariah Daud, 36,
  9. Yusra Puteh, 21,
  10. Chadidjah Djalil, 43,
  11. Annisah Abubakar, 45,
  12. Aminah Ismail, 33,
  13. Habidah Hasyem, 48,

    Origin Kampung Dayah Seupeng, Syamtalira Bayu:

  14. Hamdiah Sjafari, 42,
  15. Linawati Hasyem, 22,
  16. Husna Zakaria, 45,
  17. Habibah Hasbi, 43,
  18. Nurdini M. Ali, 44,
  19. Ramlah Raja, 56,
   

19

 

10.05.05

0935

Gunung Kayee MeumÚn Alue Pineueng vlg, Blang Pidie Abdya (Southwest Acheh)

Clash in the mountain between TNA and TNI. Result not known

       

10.05.05

1100

High School compound SMA-1, Peureulak East Acheh

TNI-SGI posted at Keude Alue Nirťh-Peureulak, led by Captain Wahyu, has shot in the crowd a school student in the school yard. The victim was Tarmizi Ilyas (17). He was dragged to a TNI post of Raider 200 at Seuneubok Rawang village. The victim was later moved to SGI post at Alue Nireh.

 

1

1

 

10.05.05

1420

Jungle of Blang Sapeung and Tuwie Bunta, Beutong West Acheh

TNI Yonif 623 Wirabuwana ran SaDO on TNA position. TNA withdrew.

       

10.05.05

2000

Teumpeun, Peureulak Barat East Acheh

TNI Yonif 312 Kostrad posted at Buket Batee Kp Kabu launched house search in Teumpeun, Peureulak Barat for TNA. No TNA was found and the TNI personnel vented on a 17 year old boy who was unable to point out GAM hideout. The boy was hospitalized after the TNI left.

 

1

   

11.05.05

  Paya Bakong North Acheh

TNI batt 503 and 514 ran SaDO in Paya Bakong. Two males were taken hostage.

   

2

 

11.05.05

0200

Siron, Cot Gle Acheh Besar

TNI posted at Kp Bueng Simek-Kuta Cot Gle woke up all villagers, women and men, of Kp Siron. They are all stripped naked and forced to simmer in the Siron River at 0200 hours early morning. They blasted people with dirty words as by saying "you pigs sleep well while we are dying here looking for the security disturbers (GAM)".

       

11.05.05

0630

SeuneubŰk Syamtalira Bayu, Bandar Alam East Acheh

Joint forces of TNI Yonif 330 Kostrad posted at Jambo Reuhat-Bandar Alam (under 1st Seargeant Kusmadi) and TNI Yonif 330 posted at Blang Rambong-Bandar Alam (under 1st Seargeant Tatang) ran SaDO in Seuneubok Syamtalira Bayu. In their ops they have brutalized 7 villagers accused as GAM supporters.

 

7

   

11.05.05

1100

Lhok Duek, Bandar Baru Pidie

TNI Yonif 114 Kostrad posted at Blang Bili-Bandar Baru and SGI posted at Bandar Baru town have taken hostage of Aisyah Abubakar (65), the mother of Pidie TNA Commander, Sardjani.

       

11.05.05

1230

Subdistricts of Seunagan and Beutong West Acheh

Broad TNI offensive (mostly by battalion 623 Wirabuana) in the subdistricts of Seunagan and Beutong, West Acheh.

       

11.05.05

1330

Gunung Alue Buloh, Seunagan West Acheh

TNI units posted at Alue Buloh launched SaDO in the jungle above Alue Buloh village. In its operation, the TNI has taken hostage of a TNAís wife, Ms. Dewi Syafriani (22), from Paya Udeueng village-Seunagan, and used her as pointer.

   

1

 

11.05.05

1600

AluŽ PineuŽng, Makmur Bireuen

A continuing operation of TNI in Subdistrict Makmur. One school boy and one adult have been taken hostage by TNI-SGI:

  1. Abdullah ben Burhan, 17, student.
  2. Sulaeman ben Ahmad, 35, peasant.
   

2

 

12.05.05

    East Acheh

Broad TNI operation in East Acheh.

       

12.05.05

0500

Pulo Drien, Samalanga Bireuen

A joint forces of TNI involving 6 armored vehicles attacked 6 resting TNA personnel in a house at dawn. TNI killed 3 TNA personnel in the assault while 3 others managed to seek safety position and returned fire hitting, possibly fatal, 7 TNI personnel.

10

     

12.05.05

0600

Seuneubok Tutong, Idi Kuta East Acheh

TNI Yonif 330 posted at Sampoemah-Idi Kuta (under 1st Seargeant Suratman) launched SaDO in Seuneubok Tutong village. In its house to house search the TNI has brutalized the owners of 8 houses and destroyed the in-house properties. All of those victims are relatives of GAM.

 

8

   

12.05.05

0600

current

Darul Aman and Bandar Alam Subdistricts East Acheh

Widespread TNI operations in these subdistricts. So far, however, there is no armed clash with TNA because TNA has sufficient room for evasive manouver here.

       

12.05.05

0925

Lhok Sialang Rayek Mountain South Acheh

TNI raid was repulsed. One TNI was killed and 4 others were wounded.

GAM families who have been taken as hostages in TNI posts in South Acheh have not yet been released.

1

4

   

12.05.05

0930

Pucok Jalan, Bandar Alam East Acheh

TNI Yonif 330 Kostrad posted at Blang Rambong ran a SaDO in Pucok Jalan in which the TNI has brutalized 6 villagers.

 

6

   

12.05.05

1000

Sarah and Blang Lupu vlgs, Peusangan Bireuen

Offensive ops by TNI since 14 April 2005 in these area. One TNA soldiers was killed in a TNI SaDO.

1

     

12.05.05

1000

1220

Leubok Seutui, Peusangan Bireuen

TNI attackked TNA defensive position in a far deep village of Leubok Seutui (+ 15 km from the only main road). Three TNA personnel were killed in the raid.

  1. Sufi, 36,
  2. Muhammad A. Wahhab, 22,
  3. Ridwan, 36.

3

     

12.05.05

1400

Matang Ulim, Baktiya North Acheh

TNI attacked a TNA hideout in a remote village in Baktiya subdistrict. Report on casualty pending field verification.

       

12.05.05

1500

1730

Matang Ulim, Baktiya North Acheh

SaDO by TNI in a remote village of Matang Ulim, Baktiya in North Acheh has resulted in armed clash in which 3 TNA personnel were killed.

  1. Abdul Muthallib Abdullah, 19,
  2. Rusli Sulaiman, 23,
  3. Mukhtar Jamil, 22.
  4.  

3

     

13.05.05

    Acheh Besar

TNI operation in areas previously mentioned is still going on unabated.

       

13.05.05

0100

Panton, Nisam North Acheh

A TNA personnel, M. Saleh Nyak Phan (31) was taken at home in Panton vlg, Nisam. He was shot dead instantly in front of his frightened family.

 

1

     

UPDATED 16 MAY 2005 AT 0300 HOURS GMT

12.05.05

1100

Mns. Tuha Biheue, Laweueng Pidie

Team-2 Company Prasada TNI Yonif 743 led by 1st Seargeant Amin Dimyati has shot to dead one civilian, Ibnu Hajar (48), and kidnapped two other civilians from Gampong Batee, Laweueng.

1

 

2

 

12.05.05

1300

Mns. Labu Adang, Plandok Baroh, and Mns Blang Thoe Truseb, Tiro Pidie

SaDO in the three villages by TNI posted at an occupied boarding school Dayah Buket Thursina. Two civilians were kidnapped and kept in the TNI post.

   

2

 

13.05.05

    Acheh Besar

Thousands of TNI conducted a synchronized attack on previously determined and assaulted areas in 5 subdistricts around the outskirt of Banda Acheh.

       

13.05.05

  Banda Acheh Banda Acheh

We received reports that many Javanese migrants have arrived in the tsunami hit Banda Acheh. They are organized by TNI. Missions are still unknown.

       

13.05.05

  Simpang Ulim, Idi, Peureulak, Langsa East Acheh

Major offensive East Acheh. TNI has sent enforcement:

  • 25 truckloads of TNI and supplies to Simpang Ulim,
  • 35 truckloads of TNI and supplies to Idi,
  • 15 truckloads of TNI and supplies to Peureulak,
  • 10 truckloads of TNI and supplies to Langsa.
       

13.05.05

  Rumoh Rayek, Langkahan Utara North Acheh

Members TNI Battalion 503 unprovokedly ran amock in Rumoh Rayek village. The most brutal one was a personnel with hidden attribute known to villagers as YUNUS. A score of people were severely brutalized including women. Some of the victims have been taken to the local TNI hqs (Koramil) as hostages:

Tortured and taken hostage:

  1. Abdul Rahman, 40,
  2. Nurdin, 28,
  3. Darwin, 35,
  4. Dahlan, 33,
  5. Sarbani, 27.

Tortured but not taken hostage:

  1. Syamsiah, 25, f
  2. Zubaidah, 20, f
  3. Halimah, 26, f
  4. Anisah, 21, f
  5. Aisyah, 45, f
  6. Nurhayati, 30, f
  7. Nurbaiti, 18, f
  8. Saiful, 37,
  9. Rasyidin, 26,
  10. M. Nur, 30,
  11. M. Yusuf, 28,
  12. Hamdani, 26,
  13. A. Rani, 32,
  14. M. Rubi, 34,
  15. Masmanah, 32,
  16. Tgk. Basyah, 70,
  17. M. Kasem, 60,
  18. Nazaruddin, 16,
 

23

5

 

13.05.05

0700

Gampong Uteuen Raya, Peusangan Bireuen

TNI battalion 133 posted at Keudee Asan led by FIRMAN which was passing Gampong Uteuen Raya has brutalized 7 villagers it found on the way. No clear reason why it beat the people. No question was asked.

 

7

   

13.05.05

0730

Kuala Simpang Ulim, Simpang Ulim East Acheh

TNI Marine battalion 7 posted at Pante Bayam village, Simpang Ulim shot automatic fire toward fish pools and swamps. Fish farmers and other villagers fled for their lives from that shooting area. One people who fled but ran into the TNI was severely beaten and his hut was burnt. TNI reasoned "the sinner runs, the innocent stays". But, everyone there fled.

 

1

   

13.05.05

0900

Pante Bidari Subdistrict East Acheh

18 teams of TNI Yonif 900 Raiders and TNI Yonif 511 conducted SaDO and checked the implementation of "limited family food stock program", in which TNI forbade villagers from keeping more than 2 kg of rice per family per day. Upon checking, TNI brutalized 10 family heads because it found rice of more than 2 kg in each family.

 

10

   

13.05.05

1030

Padang Kasab and Alue Lhok, Pante Bidari East Acheh

TNI battalion 900 Raider ran SaDO in the villages. In its attempts to extort information about TNAís position, the TNI has brutalized 5 villagers.

 

5

   

13.05.05

1200

Gampong Meunasah Tuha, Lhoksukon North Acheh

Joint forces of Indon Armyís Special Forces-Kopassus, Battalion 514, 503, 641, 133, 113, and the Exxon-Mobilís TNI overran a resting TNA. A GAM civil servant, TM. Ali Ben (35), was killed by TNI. TNI was injecting more troops to:

Mns Reungkam, Gp Batee-1, Gp Batee-4, Sawet Beurandang, Mns Bili, Mns Keutapang, Mns Rata, Pante Kiroe, Mns Tektek, Mns Asan, Mns Biram, Mns Peureupuk, Alue Lhok, Cot Siron, and from Sarena Maju to ex Sugar Mill in Cot Girek.

All in Lhoksukon Subdistrict. TNI has established 42 new command posts in the areas.

At least 42 people in these villages have been brutalized. TNI accused them as GAM supporters.

In Meunasah Peureupuk one woman, Nurbaiti Abdullah (28) was accused to have hidden a handphone was stripped naked and fondled by TNI which is consisted mostly of young thugs. A small boy was called and forced to look into the poor womanís genital for possible handphone concealment in it. The true reason behind this was because the lady was a good-looking one. The perpetrators were TNI battalion 514 Com-A and battalion 503.

 

42

 

1

13.05.05

1300

Gampong Sikabot Krueng Tuan, Ranto Panyang East Acheh

Three teams of Army Special Forces KOPASSUS and 5 teams of TNI Battalion 200 Raider launched SaDO on TNAís position in the hills near Gampong Sikabot. One small unit of TNA withdrew after a brief fire exchange.

TNI started the inforcement.

       

13.05.05

1600

Paya Lipah, Peureulak Teungoh East Acheh

TNI Marine Battalion 8 posted at Matang Aron Blang Balok led by 1st Seargeant PONIMIN ran SaDO in Paya Lipah. TNI has demolished a house belongs to Muhammad Ibrahim (25). The house was the only shelter for Mr. Ibrahimís family with two small infants of 3 years and and 15 days, respectively. TNI accused Mr. Ibrahim as GAM supporter.

       

13.05.05

1800

Seuneubok Punti, Peureulak Timur East Acheh

TNI battalion 200 Raider posted at Alue Gureh-Peureulak Timur attacked TNA small unit on a hilly area of Seuneubok Punti village. The unprovoked assault has left one TNA personnel, Muhammad Abubakar (29), killed.

1

     

13.05.05

1900

Krueng Raya Acheh Besar

A civilian, Tarmizi Zakaria (22), was shot to dead by SGI posted at Krueng Raya.

1

     

13.05.05

2300

Lambaro Seubeun, Lhoknga Acheh Besar

Two truckload of Indon Policeís Mobile Brigade (Brimob) equipped with one Britishís Stormer armored Bren-Carrier stormed many houses and kiosks without warrant in Lambaro Seubeun. Loss of property after the raid has been reported.

       

14.05.05

    Nagan Raya

TNI in Nagan Raya District has started listing people, 10 people from each village, to attend a rally on 18 May 2005 to demand CIVIL EMERGENCY EXTENSION. Those who reject the appointment will be labelled pro GAM.

       

14.05.05

0000

Mountain and villages in Pasi Raya Subdistrict South Acheh

Major TNI offensive in the mountain and the villages in Pasi Raya Subdistricts. Villagers are being curfewed.

       

14.05.05

12.45

Ujong Dama, Baktya North Acheh

TNI surrounded a TNA outpost in the jungle of Ujong Dama village. One TNA was arrested and 7 handguns were taken.

   

1

 

14.05.05

0900

Meureue, Indrapuri Acheh Besar

TNI conducted SaDO in Meureu and flattened a house belongs to a TNA personnel.

       

14.05.05

0930

Cot Keu-euŽng, Kutabaro Acheh Besar

TNI took hostage of one civilian, Mr. .... (24), a relative of GAM

   

1

 

14.05.05

1000

Simpang Cot Matahe on the road to Mbang, Syamtalira Bayu North Acheh

TNI Yonif 514 has taken hostage Ms. Yusrawati Tgk. Puteh (22) resident of Meunasah Peudari, Syamtalira Bayu. She is wife of a TNA personnel. She was kidnapped by TNI when she was on the way to local market.

   

1

 

14.05.05

1000

Blang Sapeng and Tuwi Bunta, Beutong West Acheh

TNI Yonif 623 launched SaDO to the villages.

       

14.05.05

1245

Pasi Raya South Acheh

Mortar bombardment by TNI against TNA positions in the hills of Pasi Raya, South Acheh. No report on casualty.

       

14.05.05

1700

Meureue, Indrapuri Acheh Besar

TNI came close to TNA position. Armed clash was inevitable. TNI called for reinforcement. No report on casualty.

       

14.05.05

1700

Seuneubok Drien Gp Keumuneng, Idi Tunong East Acheh

TNI-SGI posted at Keudee Geureubak ran SaDO in the village and has extorted a school boy, Taufiq Ar-Rahman (14), for TNAís position. He was beaten.

 

1

   

15.05.05

0700

Panton Rayek, Kuta Makmur North Acheh

A boy, Aiyub Ali (13), was gunned down by TNI without being asked any question.

1

     

15.05.05

0800

Blang Mane, Paya Bakong North Acheh

SaDO by TNI Yonif 514 and Yonif 503, took hostage of one villager of Blang Mane, Mr. ... (22). His whereabouts is still unknown.

   

1

 

15.05.05

1100

Blang Mane, Paya Bakong NorthAcheh

SaDO by TNI Yonif 514 Company A and Yonif 503. One female, Huryati Ismail (35) with her child Mukhtar Harun (5) resident of Mns Peureupok adjacent to Blang Mane, has been taken hostage when she was in a betle nut field in the neighboring village. She left a 14-month old baby at home. Along with this women, 3 youngsters have been taken hostage in TNI post at Buket Simpang Bakhe. They are:

  1. Mawardi Ismail, 15,
  2. Musliadi Saifuddin, 14,
  3. Yusri Abdullah, 14.

They were all beaten up upon abduction. TNI alleged them delivering supplies to TNA.

 

4

5

 

15.05.05

1700

Buket Simpang Bakhe, Paya Bakong North Acheh

Huryati Ismail (35), a woman who has been taken hostage altogether with her child and 3 other youngsters by TNI Yonif 514 Company A and Yonif 503. She has been placed with other female hostages from different villages. All women are apparently GAMís wives. They were tortured and stripped naked and tied on a small hill in the back of the TNI post.

While the 3 youngsters Mawardi Ismail (15), Musliadi Saifuddin (14), Yusri Abdullah (14), and other hostage from different location, Abdurrahman Ubit (28) have been taken to jungle with them as pointers which usually executed after use. They were herded to jungle at 1830 hours same day.

       

15.05.05

2400

All subdistricts in Southwestern Acheh (Abdya) Abdya

TNI and Police forces have issued a grand summon to the people of Abdya District to attend a rally in the capital Blang Pidie. The rally, which is scheduled to take place at 1400 hours, is to demand the extension of the expiring Civil Emergency. Indonesian forces have warned people to "lift up" anyone who doesnít join the rally.

       
 

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