Long Term Reduction of Troops in the South Possible
By: Talk Bangkok
As reported earlier, the Thai government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) have reached a non-violence agreement during the month of Ramadan. The deputy prime minister of Thailand is now stating that if they ceasefire holds, Thailand may reduce the number of troops stationed in the contentious south, reports the Global Post.

While the government will not withdrawal all of the 60,000 troops stationed there, the first week of Ramadan has left Thai officials optimistic, as there have been no deaths or injuries.

The south has been rife with conflict and violence for the past decade as the BRN has tried to separate from the rest of Thailand.

*Photo by Love Krittaya via Wikimedia 

 


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