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Mining in Conflict Zones: A New Form of Military Offensive

By Molo Women Mining Watch Network  •  October 3, 2013

The Burmese government has been granting mining concessions throughout Karenni state even though no political negotiations to bring about lasting peace have begun with the Karenni resistance forces. This is a ploy to benefit economically from exploitation of local natural resources while strengthening Burmese military control over the Karenni people.

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