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Falintil Commander, Cornelio Gama. <br />
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He was one of East Timor's most charismatic jungle fighters and was always referred to by his resistance code name, L-7. <br />
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He's a war hero, revered by many Timorese for his seemingly magical powers having survived numerous wounds.<br />
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His Falintil name is Eli Foho Rai Boot, the first part of which means: 'one who asks god for help', the second part meaning: 'one who loves everyone'.<br />
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All the Falintil and Independence activists give themselves these names so that their real identities cannot be discovered. <br />
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Two of his younger brothers died fighting the Indonesian military in 1979 and 1980. <br />
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He has been living in the forest and fighting the Indonesians since they invaded East Timor in 1975.<br />
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East Timor, March 1999.