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War widows bear heavy burden

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Widowed and blinded in one eye by vengeful rebels, Tungrudee Jaiin was left to raise four children alone in insurgency-ravaged southern Thailand, where women carry a heavy burden of a seemingly endless war. 

Tungrudee Jaiin at her home in the army-protected state 'widows' village' of Rotan Batu, some 20km from Narathiwat. (AFP photos)

A scar knotting her brow marks where she lost an eye to a bullet fired by suspected militants who had already gunned down her husband in a punishment killing.

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