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ambil malam: “Taken at night,” in which a person is removed from their home during the night, often by unknown persons.

DOM: Daerah Operasi Militer, or Area of Military Operations, a designation given to Aceh during anti-insurgency operations carried out from 1990-1998.

GAM: Gerakan Aceh Merdeka, or Free Aceh Movement. This is the most common name for the armed separatist movement that began in 1976.

BKO: Bawah Kendali Operasi, the designation of auxiliary forces from outside Aceh and nominally placed under local commands.

jaga malam: Compulsory night guard duty.

KTP Merah Putih: Kartu Tanda Penduduk Merah Putih, or red and white identification card required by Acehnese under martial law.

Kodam: Komando Daerah Militer, Regional Military Command

Kodim: Komando Distrik Militer, District Military Command

Kopassus: Komando Pasukan Khusus, Special Forces

Koramil: Komando Rayon Militer, subdistrict military command

Korem: Komando Resort Militer, sub-regional military command

Kostrad: Komando Strategis Angkatan Darat, army strategic reserve command

Polda: Polisi Daerah, provincial level police

Polres: Polisi Resort, district level police

Polsek: Polisi Sektor, subdistrict level police

TNI: Tentara Nasional Indonesia, the Indonesian military

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December 2003