Thailand's dirty secret by Abbie Trayler-Smith

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Armed soldiers at one of the many checkpoints in and around the town of Pattani. The insurgency in Southern Thailand began as a conflict between the Malay muslim population and central government, but now the boundaries have become blurred and various guerilla groups have become involved. No-one seems certain as to who is fighting who. As of March 2008, the insurgency had claimed as many as 3,000 lives.