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Her Majesty the Queen is deeply concerned over an escalation of violence in the deep South which has forced Buddhist monks and civilians to flee, said Her Majesty's close aide. 

Gen Naphon Buntup, deputy chief aide-de-camp general who serves on a team of personal staff working for the Queen, said dozens of temples and homes in the three southernmost provinces have been abandoned.

Several of the 260 Buddhist temples across the region have few monks left, he said.

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