Meanwhile Sri Lanka's armed forces accused a relief group of trying to smuggle bomb-making materials to Tamil Tiger rebels.
And a British naval ship surveyed the ocean floor near the epicentre of the quake that triggered killer waves across Asia, checking the stability of tectonic plates as countries considered a tsunami-warning system for the region.
As the recovery effort entered its seventh week, Rear Adm William Douglas Crowder, commander of the USS Abraham Lincoln, said despite a difficult start the relationship with the Indonesian military improved after they worked together to deliver food and other relief supplies.
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|Publication:||Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Feb 8, 2005|
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