Thursday, February 14, 2008

Burmese Rebel Leader Is Shot Dead

From The BBC:

The secretary general of Burma's largest rebel group, the Karen National Union, has been killed.

Pado Mahn Shar, who was in his sixties, was shot at his home in the Thai border town of Mae Sot, his family said.

He was targetted by two men in a pick-up truck, while sitting on the veranda of his home. He died instantly.

The KNU and its military wing, the Karen National Liberation Army, have spent nearly 60 years fighting the Burmese government.

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My Comment: A conflict that has been going on since the end of the second world war .... it appears that this war is on its last legs.

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