November 27, 2003 - Strategy Page: NEPAL: Making War on the Peace Corps

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NEPAL: Making War on the Peace Corps

NEPAL: Making War on the Peace Corps

NEPAL: Making War on the Peace Corps

November 27, 2003: The rebels are trying to get peace talks started again, as their military operations, and breaking the ceasefire, are not gaining them any advantage. Leftist politicians have been meeting with rebel leaders in India.

It's Winter in Nepal, and that means the rebels camped out in the forests are more vulnerable to army operations, and the army is taking advantage of this. If rebels are driven out of their camps, many will die from cold and starvation. Meanwhile, the rebels are wearing out their welcome in many parts of the country. While the rebels calls for social justice find a willing audience, the rebel tactics of attacking schools, and killing or terrorizing teachers, does not play well. Nor do attacks on local officials, who are often respected local men.

November 25, 2003: An army operation against a rebel camp southwest of the capital, and several other clashes, left 12 rebels and eight police dead.

November 24, 2003: Rebel violence left nine rebels and four civilians dead.

November 23, 2003: Rebel violence left six rebels dead.

November 21, 2003: Rebels bombed an office of the state airline in the southwestern city of Nepalgunj.

November 19, 2003: Some 30 American Peace Corps volunteers have been forced to leave western Nepal after receiving threats from rebels.

November 19, 2003: The Maoist Communist organization that runs the rebellion in Nepal is apparently having discipline problems. Some factions are disobeying orders to stop assassinations of senior government officials and attack on infrastructure (especially communications and electric power.) This may result in a civil war within the rebel movement, a common occurrence among radical communist rebel organizations.

November 18, 2003: Chinese border police arrested four Nepalese rebels

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