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Thailand says Muslim fighters seeking peace

Increasing number of surrendering separatists means battle in south is finally slowing, officials say.
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2012 05:36

An armed anti-government campaign in southern Thailand that escalated in 2004 has killed more than 5,000 people.

The violence is blamed on both ethnic Malay Muslims, and security forces have been deployed by the government of the
Buddhist-majority country.

The Thai government believes an increasing number of surrendering fighters in the south means the battle is going well.

Around 100 Muslim fighters have surrendered this year. Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Narathiwat province.

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Al Jazeera
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