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CHRONOLOGY Over 1,000 dead in 2 years of Thai Muslim unrest

Thailand’s three southernmost provinces, where 80 percent of people are Muslim and ethnic Malay, have been convulsed by two years of separatist violence in which more than 1,000 people have been killed. Violence flared in Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani, which have a 100-year history of opposition to the Buddhist government in Bangkok, on Jan. 4 2004. Teachers, government officials, police and soldiers have been common targets and victims have come from both sides of the religious divide. Analysts fear it is only a matter of time before the likes of Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda get involved. Following is a chronology of the major events: Full Story

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