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How Sri Lanka Won the War | The Diplomat

Lessons in strategy from an overlooked victory How to win a civil war in a globalized world where insurgents skillfully exploit offshore resources? With most conflicts now being such wars, this is a question many governments are trying to answer. Few succeed, with one major exception being Sri Lanka where, …

Southern Thailand separatists suspend peace talks

BANGKOK (AP) — A Muslim separatist group has suspended peace talks with the Thai government aimed at ending nearly a decade of violence in southern Thailand because authorities have not responded to its demands, officials said Thursday. The National Revolution Front told Thai coordinators that it was awaiting a response …

Explosions wound 10 in southern Thailand

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Police say suspected insurgents detonated two bombs that wounded 10 people and staged a series of minor attacks in nearly 30 spots in Thailand’s violence-plagued south. Police Col. Tongsuk Jaranpong says the militants set off an improvised bomb in a garbage can in the city of …

4 merchants killed in Thailand’s restive south

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected militants robbed and killed four fruit traders in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south on Tuesday, while police arrested a suspect wanted for a deadly hotel bombing in the region. The insurgents stormed a shelter in Yala province’s Krong Pinang district Tuesday morning and tied up the four …

Thailand on alert after bombings in south kill 14

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities are warning of more possible attacks by Islamist insurgents after the deadliest bombings in years in two southern cities over the weekend. Deputy Prime Minister Yuthasak Sasiprapa said Tuesday that attacks similar to Saturday’s coordinated explosions in the commercial districts of Hat Yai and Yala …

5 soldiers killed in Thailand’s violent south

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Police say suspected Muslim insurgents have killed five soldiers and severely wounded another in a roadside bombing in Thailand’s violence-plagued south. Pol. Col. Kong-att Suwannaka says the explosive device was buried on a road in Pattani province and was detonated Thursday as the soldiers were passing …