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Shan ethnic rebels surrender weapons to Myanmar’s junta

Two Shan ethnic minority guerrilla factions have surrendered their weapons to Myanmar’s military regime, state-run media reported Monday. The 119 men who relinquished their weapons at a ceremony Sunday in Lashio, northeastern Myanmar, included rebels from the Shan State National Army and the Shan State Army, the daily Myanma Ahlin reported. The SSNA signed a cease-fire with the government in 1995 but, like most of the ethnic insurgents who gave up their armed struggle, was allowed to keep its weapons for self-defense. It was the third of five SSNA guerrilla brigades to turn over their weapons to the government in recent months. Full Story

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