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Ogimba, West Papua, January 2020

Several West Papuan villages were subjected to bombardment with FZ68 rockets during helicopter raids during January, February and March 2020. The child pictured is in the village of Ogimba, and is holding an unexploded Thales 'rocket'.

These weapons are manufactured by Thales Belgium SA, formerly Forges de Zeebrugge - FZ, a 100% affiliate of the French multinational Thales Group.  Thales Belgium claim to be world leaders in the field of 70mm air-to-ground rocket systems.

Banti, West Papua, 18-20 March 2020

Wreckage of Thales FZ68 rockets was recovered after helicopter attacks on the village of Banti, West Papua, 18-20 March 2020.