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Myanmar's ethnic groups form alliance

Myanmar's ethnic groups form alliance

An exile news agency says six armed ethnic groups in Myanmar have forged an agreement to join forces, fearing they will be attacked by the regime following Sunday's election.
The India-based Mizzima agency, staffed by refugees from the military-ruled nation, said the "landmark deal" was struck Tuesday in the Thai-Myanmar town of Mae Hong Son and included the most powerful ethnic armies.
The reported alliance comes amid fears that civil war could break out between the government and several ethnic groups who have denounced the elections as a means to end their decades-long struggle for autonomy under a federal system.