Indonesian forces battle haze

Indonesian forces battle haze

18 October 2006

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Indonesia — Indonesia prepared to send in the troops to fight brush firesthat have sent a gray haze over Malaysia and Singapore.

Wildlife reserves have been shrouded in black smog and thousands of childrenhave been kept out of schools.

“We will deploy troops to … fight the fires,” Indonesia’smilitary chief Djoko Suyanto said.

They faced a monumental task, with hundreds of hotspots covering a vast area,mostly on Borneo and Sumatra.


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