Bloody Endgame

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Rebel in chief: A crowd of supporters say farewell to Reinado, whom many saw as a defender.

The somber, ill-fitting suit Alfredo Reinado wore in his coffin on Wednesday surprised weeping mourners accustomed to the Major's trademark camouflage fatigues. As they surged forward to get a last glimpse of the East Timorese rebel — who had a handkerchief delicately folded over the bullet wound in his eye and what looked like a half-smile on his lips — the scene seemed as unlikely as the manner of his death.

Many wondered aloud why a man who had eluded Australia's and New Zealand's special forces had exposed himself to an ignominious end in...

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