JAKARTA: The Indonesian military said on Friday it was continuing to launch raids against separatist rebels in tsunami-devastated Aceh, despite having earlier called a ceasefire to help aid efforts.

“Our security operations continue, the only difference is that it may be less in scale and intensity,” Lieutenant Colonel Nachrowi, of the military headquarters’ general information department, said. “We continue to launch raids into suspected (GAM) Free Aceh Movement areas.” Indonesian military chief General Endriartono Sutarto had on Monday called for a temporary ceasefire with the rebels so focus could be shifted onto rebuilding the remote province. — AFP