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Thailand eyes next moves in southern peace talks

Military leaders and Islamist insurgents must compromise to end violence

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Thai army soldiers search the area of a roadside bomb blast in the southern province of Pattani, Thailand, June 19, 2017.   © Reuters

Four years on from the launch of peace talks aimed at ending a separatist insurgency in Thailand's three southernmost provinces, progress is moving at a snail's pace. Some critics say that both the Thai government and Islamist militants appear to be going through the motions of a bogus peace process.

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