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Nepal's Maoists hope for peace

A cease-fire in Nepal’s Maoist insurgency is an opportunity to find out what the rebel fighters are thinking. In the mountainous mid-western district of Jumla, nearly 400 kilometres (250 miles) west of Kathmandu, the revolution is cautiously emerging from the shadows of illegality. A few hours walk from Jumla town, we met our first Maoist guerrillas. They were resting in a riverside village, doing laundry and bathing. A “platoon” of about 40 fighters was relaxing in the late winter sun, some carrying guns, some unarmed. Full Story

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