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Not all troops to leave far South, they're still needed, says Pracha

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There will be a partial withdrawal of troops from the restive far South, but many will remain there because they are still needed for specialist tasks, Deputy PM Pracha Promnok said on Tuesday. 

"We won't withdraw all troops from the area but we can reduce the number and focus on development rather than fighting,'' Pol Gen Pracha, who oversees national security, told reporters at Government House.

His remarks came after the Thai government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) separatist group agreed to curb violence over a 40 day period, including the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, from July 10 to Aug 18.

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