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Relatives of veterans of the CIA Secret War, a Hmong mother and child, sit in the shade of their tatched hut in their hidden village in the Vientiane province of Laos on 27 November 2007. Thousands of Hmongs who fought or collaborated with the American CIA until communists took over the country in 1975 remain hidden in the jungles of Laos and remain regular targets of the Lao People's Army. The woman pictured had bullet wounds in her arm from a previous clash with the Lao People's Army