Thailand, Indonesia to share intelligence to combat insurgents

Thai Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong shakes hands with Malik Mahmud Al Haytar, former Free Aceh Movement leader, before a meeting with Indonesia's National Army Chief of Staff General Andika Perkasa at Aceh, Indonesia January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Panu Wongcha-um

ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) – Thailand and Indonesia on Tuesday signed an intelligence sharing agreement that the Thai army chief said would help limit the movements of insurgents operating in the Muslim-majority southern region of Thailand. Buddhist-majority Thailand and Muslim-majority Indonesia will share information on “movements of extremists, rebels or perpetrator groups who have been undermining […]

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