Ethnic rebels in Myanmar 'seize army base' near Thai border | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Ethnic rebels in Myanmar 'seize army base' near Thai border

A major armed group in Myanmar says it has captured an outpost of the army near the country's eastern border with Thailand, as armed resistance ramps up against the military junta.

Forces of the Karen National Union (KNU) — one of the largest armed groups in Myanmar — reportedly seized the army base in Karen State near the Salween River early on Tuesday morning.

Footage posted on social media showed flames and smoke rising from the forested hills.

"Our troops captured the Burmese military camp," KNU's head of foreign affairs Padoh Saw Taw Nee told AFP. He said the camp had been burned down and the group was still checking on deaths and casualties.

Some villagers had already left their homes for other towns fearing retaliation from the Myanmarese military.

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