The Jungle Commando (formally known as the Suriname National Liberation Army) was a guerrilla commando group in Suriname. It was founded by Ronnie Brunswijk in 1986 to ensure equal rights for Suriname's minority Maroon population. The group was formed after the Suriname troops committed mass murder against 35 people in Moiwana Village, near Moengo, after the Suriname national army failed to capture Ronnie Brunswijk. The commando fought against Desi Bouterse and the Surinamese army in the Suriname Guerrilla War. In the war against the military regime of Desi Bouterse, Jungle Commando got a supply of money, weapons from a group of people who live in the Netherlands Suriname as organisasi buruh Motherbond, Paul Somohardjo, and the Suriname National Liberation League (Henk Chin A Sen)
The Jungle Commando fought a guerrilla war against the Surinamese government of Dési Bouterse in the 1980s, before a truce was negotiated in March 1991.
At one time the Jungle Commando controlled a large area in East Suriname. The commando was, and some ex-members or relatives still are, heavily involved in drug trafficking to Europe. This was mostly done by setting up links with Surinamese expatriates to the Netherlands.
In 2005, Brunswijk warned that the Jungle Commando could resume fighting if the 1992 Kourou peace accord's conditions were not met.
- ↑ To Suriname Refugees, Truce Means Betrayal 14 April 1991. New York Times.
- ↑ http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/04/08/ex-leader-jungle-commando-and-convicted-smuggler-says-will-run-for-suriname/
- ↑ Former Suriname rebel leader warns against new insurgency 30 March 2005. Caribbean Net News.
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