Border Conflict (2001)|
(Related conflicts that occurred before)
(Burma) Civil War (1948-Present)
(Related conflicts occurring at the same
(Related conflicts that occur later)
AND DESCRIPTION OF CONFLICT:
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.
2001, fighting between the Myanmar army and the
Shan State Army rebels also resulted in incursions
into Thailand. Again, the Thais responded with
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
tension along the border.
Relatively minor, with Thailand reporting three
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