Myanmar rebel group claims control of India border town

The AA is one of the newest but best-equipped of Myanmar’s many ethnic armed groups, and has been battling the military – and gaining ground – in Rakhine State, and parts of neighbouring Chin State, for several years. Even before the military grabbed power in February 2021, AA fighters had made significant gains in Rakhine. Two years ago, it claimed to control 60% of the state.

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