Hmong Anti-Communist Fighters Leaving the Jungle

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Margie Szendrey, Nhia Zhang Yang and Edward Szendrey

From left: Americans Margie Szendrey, Nhia Zhang Yang and Edward Szendrey. The trio, recently deported from Laos, say they were trying to help families of former veterans of the CIA's secret army surrender to authorities after decades on the run. Doualy Xaykaothao hide caption

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Failed anti-communist fighters are beginning to emerge from the jungles of Laos, 30 years after defeat. The fighters once worked with the CIA to overthrow the communist government of Laos — and ran for their lives after the communists won in 1975 — are finally beginning to leave the jungles of Laos and re-enter society. Doualy Xaykaothao reports from Bangkok.

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