Indonesia sends thousands of security personnel to combat forest fires

Indonesia sends thousands of security personnel to combat forest fires

Indonesia is deploying thousands of military and police to douse forest fires after declaring an emergency in six provinces on the island of Sumatra and in the province of Kalimantan on Borneo, a disaster mitigation official said on Wednesday. Indonesia has faced global pressure to put an end to slash-and-burn clearance of land, often to...

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