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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar's generals look to court ethnic militias on Union Day

Mobile internet curbs expected as military watches for attacks and protests

Refugees fleeing new fighting between Myanmar's army and insurgent groups receive aid from Thailand on the border Jan. 6.   © Reuters

BANGKOK/YANGON -- Myanmar's ruling military has invited representatives from militant groups to a ceremony Saturday for the 75th anniversary of a landmark agreement between the country's Burmese majority and ethnic minorities, an offer the generals hope will lead to peace talks.

A little over a year has passed since an elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy was ousted, replaced by a State Administration Council headed by armed forces leader Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing.

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