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Myanmar Ethnic Rebels Form Combined Federal Army

Twelve of Myanmar's ethnic rebel groups have announced the establishment of a Federal Army, a move likely to anger the national government. The new force, called the Federal Union Army (FUA), will be under the supervision of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), an umbrella group that has been trying to negotiate a nationwide cease-fire between ethnic minorities and the national military. Major Khun Okkar, co-secretary of the UNFC, tells VOA the new force will be vital...

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