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Southern Thai insurgency remains local affair, for now

A ‘dirty war’ pitting ethnic Malay Muslim rebels against the predominantly Buddhist Thai state has so far remained free of outside interference, but some here are beginning to wonder just how long that can last. Viewed from afar, the insurgency bears the hallmarks of what many in the West see as a “clash of civilisations” with militant Islam. Yet there is little evidence linking the insurgents to al Qaeda or related groups. In fact, the differences are striking. Full Story

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