Surinamese Interior War

The Surinamese Interior War (Dutch: Binnenlandse Oorlog) was a civil war waged in the Sipaliwini District of Suriname between 1986 and 1992. It was fought by the Tucayana Amazonas led by Thomas Sabajo[2] and the Jungle Commando led by Ronnie Brunswijk, whose members originated from the Maroon ethnic group, against the National Army led by then-army chief and de facto head of state Dési Bouterse.

Surinamese Interior War

Date22 July 1986 – 8 August 1992
(6 years, 2 weeks and 3 days)
Location
Eastern Suriname
Result Jungle Commando surrenders after restoration of democracy.
Belligerents
National Army Jungle Commando
Tucayana Amazonas
Commanders and leaders
Lachmipersad Frederik Ramdat Misier
Ramsewak Shankar
Johan Kraag
Ronald Venetiaan
Dési Bouterse
Ronnie Brunswijk
Thomas Sabajo
Casualties and losses
60 jungle commandos
at least 300 civilians[1]

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