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Troops sent to stem Amazon loss

Date : 26th February 2008, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Some 160 Brazilian troops have been sent to the Amazon to join hundreds of police officers involved in efforts to tackle illegal deforestation. The move follows clashes last week when local people and sawmill workers forced environmental officials out of the town of Tailandia in the state of Para. Officials say they do not want more confrontations but the operation against illegal logging will go on. Deforestation in the Amazon jungle rose sharply in the second half of 2007.

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