Shan United Revolutionary Army

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Shan United Revolutionary Army
ရှမ်းပြည်နယ်တပ်ပေါင်းစုတော်လှန်ရေးတပ်မတော်
Participant in the Internal conflict in Myanmar
Shan United Revolutionary Army flag.png
Flag of the Shan United Revolutionary Army
Active 1960 (1960)[1]–1996 (1996)
Ideology Shan nationalism
Separatism
Leaders Mo Heng
Khun Sa
Yawd Serk
Headquarters Homong, Shan State
Area of operations Shan State
Part of Mong Tai Army
Became Shan State Army - South
Opponents

Union of Myanmar

Battles and wars Internal conflict in Myanmar

The Shan United Revolutionary Army (Burmese: ရှမ်းပြည်နယ်တပ်ပေါင်းစုတော်လှန်ရေးတပ်မတော်; abbreviated SURA), was a Shan insurgent group in Myanmar (Burma), led by several drug warlords such as Khun Sa.[2]

History[edit]

The SURA had multiple factions, such as the "Tai Revolutionary Council" led by Moh Heng, a group which would merge in 1985 with Khun Sa's Shan United Army (SUA)[3] in order to create the Mong Tai Army with its base of operations in Homong.[4][5] In 1996 most of its soldiers disarmed, but a group of 800 soldiers were integrated into the newly formed Shan State Army - South by Yawd Serk.

Further reading[edit]

  • Trevor Wilson (ed.) Myanmar's Long Road to National Reconciliation, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2006, ISBN 978-981-230-363-9; 981-230-363-4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Shan United Revolutionary Army". Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Uppsala Conflict Encyclopedia, Myanmar (Burma)". Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Shan United Army (SUA) - Mong Tai Army (MTA)". GlobalSecurity. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Golden Triangle drug Lords: Khun Sa, Lo Hsing Han, Miss Hairy Legs and the Wa State Army". Facts and Details. Retrieved 26 May 2016.; Bertil Lintner, in Asia Online; November 1, 2007
  5. ^ The Far East and Australasia 2003, p. 870. Retrieved 29 November 2014.