Thailand

No End in Sight as South Thai Rebellion Enters Fifth Year

January 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5isPOKDAUr2Zz_UwqtVYb9Cr_wTmQ

Brutal killings have reached unprecedented levels in Thailand's Muslim-majority south, experts say, as the region enters the fifth year of a separatist insurgency that is tearing communities apart.

A government policy of reconciliation in the region has backfired, analysts told AFP, with rebels beheading, mutilating and even...

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Four Muslims Shot Dead in Thai South: Police

December 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Associated Foreign Press

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jb4mVsFss9vtxY5Wz18nu91fvxHA

Four Muslim men, including a village chief, were shot dead by suspected rebels in separate attacks in Thailand's insurgency-torn south, police said Sunday.

The latest attacks followed last week's gruesome killings of a Muslim military informant and two Buddhist men in the region, which has been rocked by...

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Bomb Attacks Kill 4, Wound 5 in Thai Muslim South

November 7, 2007

Author: Nopporn Wong-Anan

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSBKK9380

Suspected separatist rebels launched two bomb attacks in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south, killing four people and wounding five, including a Muslim boy, police said on Wednesday.

Three members of a bomb squad were killed and one wounded when they went to check out what turned out to be a remote-controlled bomb on a bridge in Pattani, one...

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Bomb Blasts in Thailand's Restive South Kills 1, Wounds 12

October 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/01/asia/AS-GEN-Thailand-Southern-Violence.php

Nine bombs exploded near bustling markets in Thailand's restive south early Monday, killing a soldier and wounding 12 people including a Buddhist monk, police said.

The coordinated blasts, triggered by mobile phones...

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Thailand's Frenzy for Amulets

September 3, 2007

Author: Jonathan Head

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6976705.stm

For advertisers in Thailand, the most spectacular location to promote their products is on the side of the country's tallest building, the Baiyoke Tower in Bangkok.

But the image that appeared there a few weeks ago was not the usual logo for shampoo or a mobile phone company.

It depicted the statuesque head of a mythical Hindu figure,...

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Insurgents Target Thai Civilians

August 28, 2007

Author: Amy Kazmin

Source: Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3dcb853a-54c8-11dc-890c-0000779fd2ac.html

Separatist insurgents in southern Thailand are deliberately targeting Muslim and Buddhist civilians in their brutal campaign for an independent Islamic state, undermining their claims to legitimacy, a new report by Human Rights Watch says.

While the Thai armed forces have committed serious and widespread abuses...

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Two Buddhists Decapitated in Thai South

August 9, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Scotsman.com

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.scotsman.com/latest_international.cfm?id=1248622007

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Suspected Muslim militants killed and decapitated two elderly Buddhists, then burned their houses in violent-wrecked southern Thailand, police said on Thursday.

The attacks in Yala province on Wednesday night followed a security sweep by government...

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