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Defence Briefing— Global

Preface

Burmese insurgent armies, Iraq reinforcements and extremism in the Philippines.

Asian, Guerrilla war, Iraq, Israel, Philippines

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Burma [GUERILLA WAR]

The release of Aung San Suu Kyi last November may have eased some of the political pressure on Burma, but that has not prevented other dangerous pressures from building in the country’s northeast.

These remote hills and jungles, forming part of Burma’s Shan and Kachin states along the border with China, have been ruled for decades by a complex brew of insurgent armies demanding independence for the ethnic minorities they represent. The biggest of them, the United Wa State Army (UWsA), has more than 30…

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