Successful Thai cave rescue a boost for junta chief as election looms

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gestures with acting Chiang Rai province governor Narongsak Osatanakorn during a meeting at the Tham Luang cave complex where schoolboys and their soccer coach are trapped inside in Chiang Rai, Thailand, July 9, 2018. Picture taken July 9, 2018. Thailand Government House/Handout via REUTERS

BANGKOK (Reuters) – “Hooyah! Hooyah!” Thailand’s junta chief, Prayuth Chan-ocha, was greeted with a rousing cheer when he inspected the operation to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave this week. Thailand’s elite navy SEAL unit, hundreds of military personnel and foreign rescuers took part in the gripping, 17-day mission to […]

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