Myanmar junta increases security as insurgents target trucks

A private fuel tanker burning after an attack by the Kachin Independence Army, along a highway in Shan State, on May 20, 2021. - AFP

YANGON (AFP): Myanmar's military will beef up security in a restive region bordering China following a string of rebel ambushes on fuel supply lines that have worsened a crippling fuel shortage for the junta, state media said Friday (May 21).

A huge and bloody uprising against the February coup that ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has left more than 800 dead and crippled the impoverished country's economy.

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