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Tsunami suspicions.

American troops faced initial suspicion from Indonesian forces during their tsunami relief efforts.

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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