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April saw no insurgency-backed violence in Thailand’s Deep South, the first month without attacks in 16 years

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April saw no insurgency-backed violence in Thailand’s Deep South, the first month without attacks in 16 years

By Cod Satrusayang

 

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There was no insurgency-backed violence in Thailand’s Deep South for the month of April, the first time in sixteen years that there were no insurgency attacks taking place in a given month.

 

Thailand’s three southern Muslim-majority provinces of Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat have been embroiled in a separatist insurgency for the better part of two decades. Over 7,000 people have been killed by violence and many more injured during that time.

 

However, the coronavirus outbreak has prompted an ad-hoc ceasefire between the Thai government forces and the separatist.

 

Full story: https://www.thaienquirer.com/12607/april-saw-no-insurgency-related-violence-in-thailands-deep-south-the-first-month-without-violence-in-16-years/

 

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Last clash was in March 2020, so maybe a lull to regroup.

One clash-free month is not a trend, especially with a decades ongoing insurgency.

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They are not stupid, just keeping there heads down and letting Covid do there nasty work

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Bloodshed Returns to Insurgency-hit Thai Deep South after Month of Inactivity

A COVID-19 ceasefire announced by the largest insurgent group in Thailand’s Deep South appears to have crumbled after four people were killed during attacks at the weekend that followed a deadly raid by government forces against suspected rebels last week.

 

https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/thai/new-attacks-05042020183411.html

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