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NEWS - More Armed Ethnic Rebels Sur
- Subject: NEWS - More Armed Ethnic Rebels Sur
- From: BurmaJapan@xxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 11:51:00
More Armed Ethnic Rebels Surrender in Myanmar
YANGON (Nov. 19) XINHUA - Another 21 members
of various anti-government armed groups in
Myanmar surrendered to the government in different
military regions in the first half of October, the
official paper The New Light of Myanmar reported
Those who "exchanged arms for peace" in the
northeastern, southeastern, western, southern and
coastal region command areas between October 1
and 15 included members of the ethnic Kayin
National Union (KNU), the All Burma Students'
Democratic Front and the Burma Communist Party.
They brought in some arms and ammunition, the
report said. Of the 16 anti-government ethnic armed
groups in Myanmar, 15 have made peace with the
government, leaving the largest one, the KNU, still
in opposition, official sources said.