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  Signatures over to lasting a forgotten war   Insurgents in Acheh have been fighting for independence since 1870, when Dutch colonialists occupied the sultanate. Achenese assisted Indonesia's successful 1945-49 war against the Dutch, but launched a decade-long uprising in the early 1950sthis time against Jakarta's rule. The current rebellion began in 1976.  
 

 

 
 

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