Fighting a Brutal Regime With the Help of a Video Game

Opponents of the coup in Myanmar have flocked to a new online game that lets players shoot virtual soldiers while raising money for the real-life resistance.

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Assassinations Become Weapon of Choice for Guerrilla Groups in Myanmar

A movement to restore democracy has evolved into deadly warfare between a ruthless military and a resistance force with limited weaponry.

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Thousands Flee Myanmar for India Amid Fears of a Growing Refugee Crisis

For decades, armed conflict, political repression and targeted campaigns against minorities have forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave the country. Now many more are expected to follow.

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Myanmar’s Army Escalates Attacks on a Struggling Resistance

The army has escalated attacks on militias that oppose its rule, driving thousands of people into the hills. A shadow government has called for a nationwide uprising.

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Resistance Fighters Battle Myanmar’s Military in Mandalay

A shootout in Myanmar’s second-biggest city was the first time the military and a group of armed civilians known as the People’s Defense Force clashed in a major urban area.

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