Thailand: Islamic Terrorists Turn on Moslems

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November 7, 2007: In the south, violence is declining, and shifting to Moslem targets. As more of the population turns against the terrorists, more of the violence is aimed at Moslem civilians. Police believe the current increase in attacks is the result of rebels taking advantage of the rotation of troops. New units have arrived to relieve others that are returning to their bases up north. The new units are unfamiliar with the territory, and thus have a harder time hunting down terrorists after attacks. More roadside bombs are being used. One today killed a soldier, and wounded four others.

November 6, 2007: In the south, a bomb went off in a market place, wounding 32. Elsewhere, two Islamic terrorists were killed by police.

November 5, 2007: Two imams (Moslem clergy) were killed by rebels, apparently to silence criticism of the rebels.

November 4, 2007: In the south, four men, armed with M-16s and riding two motorcycles, shot up a village, killing two and wounding two, then sped away.

November 2, 2007: In the south, three Moslem civilians were shot dead by terrorists, while eight more were wounded by a market place bomb. Two policemen were hurt as well.

November 1, 2007: The uprising by Buddhist clergy and civilians in Burma (Myanmar) has been crushed. Some 200 people were killed and 3,000 arrested.

 

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