Thailand’s Muslim rebellion has army ‘living in fear’

At a border checkpoint crossing into southern Thailand’s conflict zone, a police officer rushed quickly from his wooden guard post toward a reporter who had been snapping a few pictures.

After the guard realized that the journalists were working on a report covering unrest in the region, he calmed down, adjusted his brown uniform, straightened his glasses and vented his frustration.

“It’s hard for me to find words that describe the permanent atrocities committed the rebels commit,” he said, while pointing to pictures of wanted separatists that hang at every checkpoint.

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