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At the start of 1990, with Moses threatened by chaotic rebel elements as well as the PNGDF, they accepted the Australian government's offer of entry for Moses and flew to Sydney.
134) That first Burnham meeting led to a truce and, over the next year or so, a ceasefire was achieved; eventually the PNGDF left Bougainville.
It's also clear that local men served in the PNGDF and that, unlike Sam, some did not defect, perhaps because the army was their livelihood, perhaps because their clans were not affected by the mine.
The new PNG government asked Australia to impound the ex-Soviet equipment being delivered to the PNGDF by Sandline.
80 to 90 per cent of Bougainville is now firmly under rebel control with the PNGDF confined to a steadily-dwindling number of bases and the number of Bougainvilleans in their territory dwindling even faster.
Careless mouths meant that the PNGDF already knew we were there and weren't too happy about it.
Partly thanks to the mine's closure, lack of budget often leaves the PNGDF without electricity and its troops are left to gaze upon the defiant lights spangling the rebel territory they're blockading.
In fact, there were many back and forth accusations about SI support for the BRA, on the one hand, and PNGDF incursions into SI on the other.
Support for the BRA against the PNGDF is refrained and reshaped to establish and solidify new forms of identity in Guadalcanal, especially by comparison of their experiences with the people of Bougainville.
Much of the reporting focused on alleged atrocities committed by the PNGDF against civilians in Bougainville.