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2 Jun 2021

Myanmar: The Karen separatists helping young city kids take up arms against military

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Since the military junta seized power in Myanmar in February’s coup, violent resistance against the regime has been intensifying. Young people across the country have begun taking up arms to join the fight against their own army.

Some of them have been getting military training from the separatist Karen National Defence Organisation, which operates near the Thai border.