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Thai Islamic insurgency escalates

General Sonthi Boonyaratkalin, Thailand’s military chief, conceded on Tuesday that an Islamic separatist insurgency in the Muslim-majority southern provinces is worsening, despite government efforts to extend an olive branch to the rebels.nn”We must admit the insurgent groups are now at their peak,” Gen Sonthi told Bloomberg in an interview. He acknowledged that insurgents are “trying to expand their network and operations. It is what terrorists normally do.” Full Story

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