Violence continues between navy and insurgents in Thailand’s deep south

The fighting between the military and insurgents within the Southern border provinces of Thailand continues. Yesterday the Thai navy killed a suspected insurgent after a shootout in a peat swamp within the Bacho district of Narathiwat, a province on Thailand’s southern border. This marks the sixth insurgent killed in the space within the final week.
A combined force of Thai army and paramilitary rangers used a backhoe to make their method through the thick jungle in pursuit of the insurgents. Soldiers had been ambushed, and a ten minute gun battle ensued. The insurgents finally retreated, and as Thai safety forces followed their trail, they found the useless body of a man killed in the preventing. The suspected insurgent’s physique was next to a HK33 assault rifle, and rounds of ammunition.
Forensic experts from Yala province were brought in to examine the physique. They concluded that the person was a suspected insurgent, identifying him as Sufian Yusoh. Sufian is believed to have been involved in a number of shootings and bombings as a half of the continued insurgeny within the region.
This swamp had been generally identified as a hideout for the insurgency. Last week, the army engaged in one other shootout in the identical swamp. Copy had been killed during that incident, as properly as two Thai military officers.

The peat swamp has been underneath siege since September 28 this 12 months. A safety source mentioned that the siege is prone to continue, and if the insurgents didn’t give up they’d “all be flushed out and killed”..

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