As Myanmar seeks peace deal, small rebel army keeps fighting, claiming they are not heard

February 9, 2015 9:30 AM

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As Myanmar seeks peace deal, small rebel army keeps fighting, claiming they are not heard

In this Jan. 12, 2015 photo, a Buddhist pagoda is nestled in the mist-shrouded hilltop village of Mar Wong, in northern Shan state, Myanmar. The area is controlled by the Ta’ang National Liberation army (TNLA), an ethnic insurgency that claims to have 4,000 troops and is refusing to sign a nationwide ceasefire citing the lack of ethnic minority aspirations in dialogues. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) (The Associated Press)

In this Jan. 12, 2015 photo, officers with the Ta’ang National Liberation Army gather in the steep hillside jungles in Mar Wong, a village in northern Shan state, Myanmar. The tiny ethnic armed group, fighting for the rights of a half-million Buddhist minority Ta'ang, was marking the anniversary of ...

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