Manhunt: The Raid On Reinado

Photos for TIME by John Wilson

TEARS OF GRIEF Australian soldiers bring the body of Deolindo Barros to Dili's Gido Valadares hospital.

A few hours before dawn on Feb. 26, East Timor's most wanted man, rebel leader Major Alfredo Reinado, drove into the small town of Same, 50 km south of Dili, with about 70 armed supporters. Many residents of the town sympathized with Reinado, who has been a focus of anti-government feeling since he led a mass desertion from the Army last April. When he and his men took over a house on a hill overlooking the town, groups of young men wrote VIVA ALFREDO on walls, held a sit-in at the crossroads about 100 m below the house, and set up...

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