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UN Human Rights Chief Calls for Urgent Action on ‘Catastrophe’ in Myanmar

OHCHR chief Michelle Bachelet says the global community needs to do more to keep the situation from becoming a ‘full-blown conflict’. The post UN Human Rights Chief Calls for Urgent Action on ‘Catastrophe’ in Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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UN Human Rights Chief Calls for Urgent Action on ‘Catastrophe’ in Myanmar

OHCHR chief Michelle Bachelet says the global community needs to do more to keep the situation from becoming a ‘full-blown conflict’. The post UN Human Rights Chief Calls for Urgent Action on ‘Catastrophe’ in Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Villagers Displaced by Myanmar Military Regime Infected With COVID-19

Coronavirus cases are surging in Kayah State, where over half the population has been displaced by fighting between junta forces and Karenni resistance groups. The post Villagers Displaced by Myanmar Military Regime Infected With COVID-19 appeared first on T
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Villagers Displaced by Myanmar Military Regime Infected With COVID-19

Coronavirus cases are surging in Kayah State, where over half the population has been displaced by fighting between junta forces and Karenni resistance groups. The post Villagers Displaced by Myanmar Military Regime Infected With COVID-19 appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Fears of More Atrocities as Myanmar Junta Blocks Internet in Parts of Chin, Magwe

Local resistance fighters say the regime wants to prevent villagers from relaying information on troop movements, and to cover up news of its soldiers’ atrocities. The post Fears of More Atrocities as Myanmar Junta Blocks Internet in Parts of Chin, Magwe a
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Fears of More Atrocities as Myanmar Junta Blocks Internet in Parts of Chin, Magwe

Local resistance fighters say the regime wants to prevent villagers from relaying information on troop movements, and to cover up news of its soldiers’ atrocities. The post Fears of More Atrocities as Myanmar Junta Blocks Internet in Parts of Chin, Magwe appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Woman Hospitalized After Being Beaten by Myanmar Junta Forces

The former student was interrogated and beaten in Dawei for holding records of donations made to local civilian resistance fighters. The post Woman Hospitalized After Being Beaten by Myanmar Junta Forces appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Woman Hospitalized After Being Beaten by Myanmar Junta Forces

The former student was interrogated and beaten in Dawei for holding records of donations made to local civilian resistance fighters. The post Woman Hospitalized After Being Beaten by Myanmar Junta Forces appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Seeks to Arrest Doctor Assisting Displaced Persons in Chin State

It said it will prosecute Dr. Aye Nyein Thu, who has been providing medical care for those displaced by clashes in Mindat, for allegedly aiding civilian resistance units. The post Myanmar Junta Seeks to Arrest Doctor Assisting Displaced Persons in Chin State
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Myanmar Junta Seeks to Arrest Doctor Assisting Displaced Persons in Chin State

It said it will prosecute Dr. Aye Nyein Thu, who has been providing medical care for those displaced by clashes in Mindat, for allegedly aiding civilian resistance units. The post Myanmar Junta Seeks to Arrest Doctor Assisting Displaced Persons in Chin State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Thirty Myanmar Police, Troops Defect in Chin State Since War Declaration Against Junta

Twenty-one police and nine soldiers have joined the Civil Disobedience Movement since Sept. 7; three brought their weapons with them, the Chinland Defense Force said. The post Thirty Myanmar Police, Troops Defect in Chin State Since War Declaration Against Ju
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Thirty Myanmar Police, Troops Defect in Chin State Since War Declaration Against Junta

Twenty-one police and nine soldiers have joined the Civil Disobedience Movement since Sept. 7; three brought their weapons with them, the Chinland Defense Force said. The post Thirty Myanmar Police, Troops Defect in Chin State Since War Declaration Against Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

More Volunteers and Civilians Detained in Myanmar’s Anti-Regime Stronghold

Two activists working with displaced people in Kayah State and a grandmother and her grandchild have been detained for over a week and denied access to lawyers. The post More Volunteers and Civilians Detained in Myanmar’s Anti-Regime Stronghold appeared fir
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More Volunteers and Civilians Detained in Myanmar’s Anti-Regime Stronghold

Two activists working with displaced people in Kayah State and a grandmother and her grandchild have been detained for over a week and denied access to lawyers. The post More Volunteers and Civilians Detained in Myanmar’s Anti-Regime Stronghold appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Australian Advisor Appears in Naypyitaw Court

Sean Turnell, a key economic adviser to the ousted State Counselor, and three Union ministers appeared in court for the first time since their detention in February. The post Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Australian Advisor Appears in Naypyitaw Court appeared firs
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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Australian Advisor Appears in Naypyitaw Court

Sean Turnell, a key economic adviser to the ousted State Counselor, and three Union ministers appeared in court for the first time since their detention in February. The post Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Australian Advisor Appears in Naypyitaw Court appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Brother of Slain Myanmar Pastor Says Regime Fails to Take Accountability for Atrocities

Cung Biak Hum was killed and his corpse dismembered and looted when junta forces rampaged through Thantlang, Chin State. The post Brother of Slain Myanmar Pastor Says Regime Fails to Take Accountability for Atrocities appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Brother of Slain Myanmar Pastor Says Regime Fails to Take Accountability for Atrocities

Cung Biak Hum was killed and his corpse dismembered and looted when junta forces rampaged through Thantlang, Chin State. The post Brother of Slain Myanmar Pastor Says Regime Fails to Take Accountability for Atrocities appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Regime Forces Kill Family of Four in Mandalay Region

A toddler aged two and a female relative were also seriously injured after drunken junta troops opened fire randomly. The post Myanmar Regime Forces Kill Family of Four in Mandalay Region appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Regime Forces Kill Family of Four in Mandalay Region

A toddler aged two and a female relative were also seriously injured after drunken junta troops opened fire randomly. The post Myanmar Regime Forces Kill Family of Four in Mandalay Region appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Diplomacy Is Wasted on Myanmar’s Junta

While foreign capitals uselessly call for peace, the regime’s atrocities worsen by the day, only serving to justify the National Unity Government’s call to arms. The post Diplomacy Is Wasted on Myanmar’s Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Diplomacy Is Wasted on Myanmar’s Junta

While foreign capitals uselessly call for peace, the regime’s atrocities worsen by the day, only serving to justify the National Unity Government’s call to arms. The post Diplomacy Is Wasted on Myanmar’s Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta’s Internet Blackout Violates Residents’ Rights

Internet access has been cut in parts of Upper Myanmar as the military regime tries to restrict the flow of information to civilian resistance fighters. The post Myanmar Junta’s Internet Blackout Violates Residents’ Rights appeared first on The Irrawaddy
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Myanmar Junta’s Internet Blackout Violates Residents’ Rights

Internet access has been cut in parts of Upper Myanmar as the military regime tries to restrict the flow of information to civilian resistance fighters. The post Myanmar Junta’s Internet Blackout Violates Residents’ Rights appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Former UN Under-Secretary-General Tipped as Next Special Envoy to Myanmar

Singaporean Noeleen Heyzer established a working relationship with the previous military regime, and later with its proxy government, as head of ESCAP. The post Former UN Under-Secretary-General Tipped as Next Special Envoy to Myanmar appeared first on The Ir
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Former UN Under-Secretary-General Tipped as Next Special Envoy to Myanmar

Singaporean Noeleen Heyzer established a working relationship with the previous military regime, and later with its proxy government, as head of ESCAP. The post Former UN Under-Secretary-General Tipped as Next Special Envoy to Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Thai Security Forces on Alert for Myanmar Border Arms Smuggling

Deputy PM tells border security personnel to be extra vigilant amid reports that arms dealers are trafficking weapons to groups fighting Myanmar junta. The post Thai Security Forces on Alert for Myanmar Border Arms Smuggling appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Thai Security Forces on Alert for Myanmar Border Arms Smuggling

Deputy PM tells border security personnel to be extra vigilant amid reports that arms dealers are trafficking weapons to groups fighting Myanmar junta. The post Thai Security Forces on Alert for Myanmar Border Arms Smuggling appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Offers COVID-19 Vaccines to Arakan Army

The military regime has previously said that all ethnic armed organizations will receive jabs. The post Myanmar Junta Offers COVID-19 Vaccines to Arakan Army appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Offers COVID-19 Vaccines to Arakan Army

The military regime has previously said that all ethnic armed organizations will receive jabs. The post Myanmar Junta Offers COVID-19 Vaccines to Arakan Army appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Locals Describe Myanmar Military Massacre of Yaw Villagers

Residents recount how regime soldiers and armed militia executed 18 villagers and looted and burned down homes on September 9. The post Locals Describe Myanmar Military Massacre of Yaw Villagers appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Locals Describe Myanmar Military Massacre of Yaw Villagers

Residents recount how regime soldiers and armed militia executed 18 villagers and looted and burned down homes on September 9. The post Locals Describe Myanmar Military Massacre of Yaw Villagers appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Coup Leader Met by Protests in Kachin State

Kachin youths staged a protest against Senior General Min Aung Hlaing’s visit to the Kachin capital Myitkyina. The post Myanmar Coup Leader Met by Protests in Kachin State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Coup Leader Met by Protests in Kachin State

Kachin youths staged a protest against Senior General Min Aung Hlaing’s visit to the Kachin capital Myitkyina. The post Myanmar Coup Leader Met by Protests in Kachin State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Scores of Myanmar Regime Troops Killed in Clashes With Civilian, Ethnic Groups

Junta soldiers clashed with People’s Defense Force and KIA fighters in Sagaing Region, and with the KNDF and KA in Kayah State. The post Scores of Myanmar Regime Troops Killed in Clashes With Civilian, Ethnic Groups appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Scores of Myanmar Regime Troops Killed in Clashes With Civilian, Ethnic Groups

Junta soldiers clashed with People’s Defense Force and KIA fighters in Sagaing Region, and with the KNDF and KA in Kayah State. The post Scores of Myanmar Regime Troops Killed in Clashes With Civilian, Ethnic Groups appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Jailed Myanmar Actress Wins Top Award at German Film Festival

Eaindra Kyaw Zin, who is being held in Yangon’s Insein Prison for anti-regime protests, won the Best Performance Award at the Oldenburg International Film Festival. The post Jailed Myanmar Actress Wins Top Award at German Film Festival appeared first on Th
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Jailed Myanmar Actress Wins Top Award at German Film Festival

Eaindra Kyaw Zin, who is being held in Yangon’s Insein Prison for anti-regime protests, won the Best Performance Award at the Oldenburg International Film Festival. The post Jailed Myanmar Actress Wins Top Award at German Film Festival appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Rohingya Armed Groups Active Again in Western Myanmar

At least three Rohingya armed organizations are believed to be operating along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border in Rakhine State. The post Rohingya Armed Groups Active Again in Western Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Rohingya Armed Groups Active Again in Western Myanmar

At least three Rohingya armed organizations are believed to be operating along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border in Rakhine State. The post Rohingya Armed Groups Active Again in Western Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Agreement Moves Myanmar’s Kyaukphyu Port Project a Step Forward

Chinese companies ink agreement to launch preliminary field investigation work for the Rakhine State project, which is part of China’s BRI infrastructure scheme. The post Agreement Moves Myanmar’s Kyaukphyu Port Project a Step Forward appeared first on Th
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Agreement Moves Myanmar’s Kyaukphyu Port Project a Step Forward

Chinese companies ink agreement to launch preliminary field investigation work for the Rakhine State project, which is part of China’s BRI infrastructure scheme. The post Agreement Moves Myanmar’s Kyaukphyu Port Project a Step Forward appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Residents of Town in Myanmar’s Chin State Flee Junta Artillery Barrage

The whole population of some 8,000 has fled Thantlang as soldiers shell residential areas and roam the streets randomly firing into houses; many homes have burned down. The post Residents of Town in Myanmar’s Chin State Flee Junta Artillery Barrage appeare
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Residents of Town in Myanmar’s Chin State Flee Junta Artillery Barrage

The whole population of some 8,000 has fled Thantlang as soldiers shell residential areas and roam the streets randomly firing into houses; many homes have burned down. The post Residents of Town in Myanmar’s Chin State Flee Junta Artillery Barrage appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Denies False Reports That She Opposes Armed Resistance to Junta.

Her lawyers said the detained State Counselor told them she would never go against the people’s will. The post Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Denies False Reports That She Opposes Armed Resistance to Junta. appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Denies False Reports That She Opposes Armed Resistance to Junta.

Her lawyers said the detained State Counselor told them she would never go against the people’s will. The post Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Denies False Reports That She Opposes Armed Resistance to Junta. appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Regime’s Military Reinforcements Arrive in Upper Myanmar as Clashes Escalate

Regime troops deploying by land, river and air as civilian resistance fighters step up attacks along the banks of the Chindwin River. The post Regime’s Military Reinforcements Arrive in Upper Myanmar as Clashes Escalate appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Regime’s Military Reinforcements Arrive in Upper Myanmar as Clashes Escalate

Regime troops deploying by land, river and air as civilian resistance fighters step up attacks along the banks of the Chindwin River. The post Regime’s Military Reinforcements Arrive in Upper Myanmar as Clashes Escalate appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Regime Soldiers Kill Christian Pastor, Cut Ring From His Hand

The atrocity occurred in Chin State’s Thantlang after the pastor came out to try and save homes torched by junta troops during a clash with civilian resistance fighters. The post Myanmar Regime Soldiers Kill Christian Pastor, Cut Ring From His Hand appeare
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Myanmar Regime Soldiers Kill Christian Pastor, Cut Ring From His Hand

The atrocity occurred in Chin State’s Thantlang after the pastor came out to try and save homes torched by junta troops during a clash with civilian resistance fighters. The post Myanmar Regime Soldiers Kill Christian Pastor, Cut Ring From His Hand appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

China Withholds Full Legitimacy From Myanmar Junta: Old Wine in a New Bottle?

Beijing has long played a complex diplomatic game in its southern neighbor, hedging its bets by courting all stakeholders; the UN representation issue is no different. The post China Withholds Full Legitimacy From Myanmar Junta: Old Wine in a New Bottle? appe
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China Withholds Full Legitimacy From Myanmar Junta: Old Wine in a New Bottle?

Beijing has long played a complex diplomatic game in its southern neighbor, hedging its bets by courting all stakeholders; the UN representation issue is no different. The post China Withholds Full Legitimacy From Myanmar Junta: Old Wine in a New Bottle? appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

UN Ambassador Saga Spotlights China’s Cautious Approach to Myanmar

Beijing will continue to back the junta to protect its access to the Indian Ocean, but it has learned not to put all its eggs in one basket in its southern neighbor. The post UN Ambassador Saga Spotlights China’s Cautious Approach to Myanmar appeared first
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UN Ambassador Saga Spotlights China’s Cautious Approach to Myanmar

Beijing will continue to back the junta to protect its access to the Indian Ocean, but it has learned not to put all its eggs in one basket in its southern neighbor. The post UN Ambassador Saga Spotlights China’s Cautious Approach to Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Military-Backed Myanmar Beer Warehouse Bombed in Monywa

Civilian resistance fighters are stepping up their attacks on the military regime and its assets following the National Unity Government’s declaration of war. The post Military-Backed Myanmar Beer Warehouse Bombed in Monywa appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Military-Backed Myanmar Beer Warehouse Bombed in Monywa

Civilian resistance fighters are stepping up their attacks on the military regime and its assets following the National Unity Government’s declaration of war. The post Military-Backed Myanmar Beer Warehouse Bombed in Monywa appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Dozens of Junta Troops Killed in Attacks by Civilian PDF Units

People’s Defense Force teams claim to have killed at least 26 regime personnel in a series of attacks in four states and regions since Thursday as fighting intensifies. The post Dozens of Junta Troops Killed in Attacks by Civilian PDF Units appeared first o
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Dozens of Junta Troops Killed in Attacks by Civilian PDF Units

People’s Defense Force teams claim to have killed at least 26 regime personnel in a series of attacks in four states and regions since Thursday as fighting intensifies. The post Dozens of Junta Troops Killed in Attacks by Civilian PDF Units appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Arrests Two More Journalists

Over 100 journalists have been detained since the coup and Myanmar is now the world’s second-biggest jailer of reporters. The post Myanmar Junta Arrests Two More Journalists appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Arrests Two More Journalists

Over 100 journalists have been detained since the coup and Myanmar is now the world’s second-biggest jailer of reporters. The post Myanmar Junta Arrests Two More Journalists appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Violating Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Rights by Holding Her in Secret Location: Legal Experts

Many fear the junta is using the detained State Counselor as a bargaining chip by keeping her whereabouts a secret. The post Myanmar Junta Violating Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Rights by Holding Her in Secret Location: Legal Experts appeared first on The Irrawad
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Myanmar Junta Violating Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Rights by Holding Her in Secret Location: Legal Experts

Many fear the junta is using the detained State Counselor as a bargaining chip by keeping her whereabouts a secret. The post Myanmar Junta Violating Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Rights by Holding Her in Secret Location: Legal Experts appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Military Launches Artillery Strike Near Kachin Armed Group’s HQ

The junta is expanding its military presence in Kachin State, including close to the headquarters of the Kachin Independence Army in Laiza. The post Myanmar Military Launches Artillery Strike Near Kachin Armed Group’s HQ appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Military Launches Artillery Strike Near Kachin Armed Group’s HQ

The junta is expanding its military presence in Kachin State, including close to the headquarters of the Kachin Independence Army in Laiza. The post Myanmar Military Launches Artillery Strike Near Kachin Armed Group’s HQ appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Over 20 Myanmar Military Soldiers Killed in Clashes

Civilian fighters ambush junta troops in Chin State, Sagaing and Magwe regions as armed resistance to the junta intensifies. The post Over 20 Myanmar Military Soldiers Killed in Clashes appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Over 20 Myanmar Military Soldiers Killed in Clashes

Civilian fighters ambush junta troops in Chin State, Sagaing and Magwe regions as armed resistance to the junta intensifies. The post Over 20 Myanmar Military Soldiers Killed in Clashes appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Youth Killed, Several Detained as Myanmar Junta Forces Raid Yangon Neighborhoods

Residents in several townships said regime personnel conducted violent night raids, beating detainees for information and looting homes. The post Youth Killed, Several Detained as Myanmar Junta Forces Raid Yangon Neighborhoods appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Youth Killed, Several Detained as Myanmar Junta Forces Raid Yangon Neighborhoods

Residents in several townships said regime personnel conducted violent night raids, beating detainees for information and looting homes. The post Youth Killed, Several Detained as Myanmar Junta Forces Raid Yangon Neighborhoods appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Boy, 13, Among Three Villagers Killed by Myanmar Junta Troops in Raid in Magwe

Soldiers chased down the boy and a young man and shot them dead, and burned a third victim alive inside a house, Sanpya Village residents said. The post Boy, 13, Among Three Villagers Killed by Myanmar Junta Troops in Raid in Magwe appeared first on The Irraw
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Boy, 13, Among Three Villagers Killed by Myanmar Junta Troops in Raid in Magwe

Soldiers chased down the boy and a young man and shot them dead, and burned a third victim alive inside a house, Sanpya Village residents said. The post Boy, 13, Among Three Villagers Killed by Myanmar Junta Troops in Raid in Magwe appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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