Rise of armed civilian groups in Myanmar fuels fears of full-scale civil war

2nd Jun, 2021

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A photo issued by Myanmar’s shadow national unity government (NUG) shows People’s Defence Force (PDF) soldiers who have been training to challenge the ruling junta. Photograph: National Unity Government/EPA


Myanmar is on the verge of a new civil war, a spokesperson for the country’s parallel government has warned, as communities increasingly take up arms to protect themselves from a relentless campaign of military violence.

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