Thai army talks with two top terrorists
The army is negotiating with two top
terrorist separatist leaders to try to persuade them and their group to end their campaign of violence in southern Thailand.
The move follows this week's surrender of 93
terrorist insurgent suspects, led by Waeali Copter Waji, alias Jeh Ali, a suspect in the Jan 4, 2004 arms heist at the 4th Development Battalion.
Army sources say 4th Army commander Lt Gen Udomchai Thamsarorach has dispatched officers to negotiate with Sapaeing Basor and Masae Useng, leaders of the BRN Coordinate
terrorist separatist group.
The officers accompanied several community leaders for the secret talks. Both
terrorist separatist leaders are based abroad. Mr Sapaeing hopes to be prime minister of a Pattani state and Mr Masae its defense minister or army chief if their goal of independence is ever achieved.
The negotiations cover demands relating to their possible prosecution. The
terrorist separatist leaders are also waiting to see how the authorities will deal with the 93 former terrorists militants.
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