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Thai junta's rush to end southern insurgency leaves villages smoldering

Military endorses counter-insurgency plan to resolve long-running conflict this year

Thai soldiers attend training at military barracks in Prachinburi Province, near Bangkok.   © Reuters

BANNANG SATA, Thailand -- Under the cover of darkness, Thai soldiers and paramilitary troops are raiding remote stretches of Thailand's southernmost provinces to arrest suspected Malay-Muslim insurgents.

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