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Thailand-Myanmar Border Conflict (2001)
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NAME OF CONFLICT:
Thailand-Myanmar Border Conflict (2001)

Thailand FlagMyanmar Flag

BELLIGERENTS:

Thailand

vs.

Myanmar

DATES OF CONFLICT:
BEGAN: February, 2001

ENDED: Late 2001

TYPE(S) OF CONFLICT:
Inter-State Border Conflict

RELATED CONFLICTS:

PREDECESSOR: (Related conflicts that occurred before)
Myanmar (Burma) Civil War (1948-Present)

 

CONCURRENT: (Related conflicts occurring at the same time)

SUCCESSOR: (Related conflicts that occur later)

CAUSES AND DESCRIPTION OF CONFLICT:
As a result of the continuing civil war in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), combat between the government and the various ethnic and political rebel guerrilla armies occasionally spills over the border into Thailand. In February, 2001, the Thai military responded to one such spillover with artillery. The Myanmar army responded in kind, and both sides suffered casualties.

In May, 2001, fighting between the Myanmar army and the Shan State Army rebels also resulted in incursions into Thailand. Again, the Thais responded with mortar fire.

Both nations accuse the other of suporting rival ethnic rebel groups involved in a lucrative cross-border drug trade and of waging a proxy war against each other.

 

 

 

 

CONSEQUENCES OF CONFLICT:
Increased tension along the border.
CASUALTY FIGURES:
Relatively minor, with Thailand reporting three civilian deaths
Sources:

R. Ernest, Dupuy, and Dupuy Trevor N. The Encyclopedia of Military History: From 3500 B.C. To The Present.New York: Harper & Row, 1970.

Kohn, George C. Dictionary of Wars. New York: Facts On File Publications, 1999.

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http://sg.news.yahoo.com/010430/3/o28j.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/asia-pacific/newsid_1306000/1306441.stm

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