Indonesia to deploy more troops to troubled Papua region

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    Indonesia is preparing to deploy hundreds of soldiers to its eastern provinces in an effort to combat separatist groups.

    Recent shoot-outs with armed fighters in Papua and West Papua have forced villagers to flee their homes.

    There is now concern the government’s decision to designate Papuan groups as terrorists may inflame tensions even further.

    Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from Jakarta, Indonesia.

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