UWSA soldiers participate in a military parade in 2019, to commemorate 30 years of a ceasefire signed with the Myanmar military in the Wa State. Photo: AFP
UWSA soldiers participate in a military parade in 2019, to commemorate 30 years of a ceasefire signed with the Myanmar military in the Wa State. Photo: AFP
Myanmar

China-backed Myanmar rebels call on junta to embrace peace talks

  • The 25,000-strong UWSA is one of the world’s largest non-state militaries, making its own guns and conscripting a member from each household in areas it controls
  • Sticks to its enclave on northern border and so far has had little involvement in fighting sparked by toppling of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government by the military

UWSA soldiers participate in a military parade in 2019, to commemorate 30 years of a ceasefire signed with the Myanmar military in the Wa State. Photo: AFP
UWSA soldiers participate in a military parade in 2019, to commemorate 30 years of a ceasefire signed with the Myanmar military in the Wa State. Photo: AFP
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