Myanmar Attacks Shan Rebels After They Skip Cease-Fire Meeting

Myanmar Attacks Shan Rebels After They Skip Cease-Fire Meeting Myanmar’s military launched an attack against a group of ethnic insurgents in the country’s eastern Shan state on Tuesday, according to a rebel spokesman who said the move was retribution for refusing to sign a nationwide cease-fire agreement the government hopes to conclude later this month. The fighting erupted near Loilen district’s Monghsu township headquarters of the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N)—the armed wing of the Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP)—causing Shan residents of five area villages to flee to safety, SSPP spokesman Lt-Col Sai La told RFA’s Myanmar Service. “About 300 government troops from the Middle Eastern Command [in the state capital Taunggyi] attacked us at ...
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