Myanmar: ethnic armed group seizes military base near Thai border

Myanmar: ethnic armed group seizes military base near Thai border

The Guardian

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Groups that have been fighting military for decades have voiced support for anti-coup protesters

A prominent ethnic armed group in Myanmar says it has captured a military base near the Thai border, as clashes escalated days after the junta chief committed to immediately end violence in the country.

The junta has launched brutal crackdowns against civilians in an attempt to suppress the opposition it faces from the public. Some of Myanmar’s ethnic armed groups, which have spent decades fighting the military for greater autonomy, have voiced support for anti-coup protesters.

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