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Myanmar troops commemorate Armed Forces Day

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 00:38

Myanmar troops celebrate the annual Armed Forces Day to commemorate the Burmese army's resistance towards the Japanese occupation in 1945.

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Myanmar's military marked the 71st Armed Forces Day with a parade in the capital Naypyitaw. More than 10,000 troops participated in the event which honours the start of the army's nation-wide resistance against the Japanese occupation in 1945. The parade comes only days after Aung San Suu Kyi's winning political party unveiled Myanmar's first freely elected cabinet in more than half a century. Suu Kyi is seeking a broad ceasefire to end all conflict between the armed forces and ethnic groups.

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Myanmar troops commemorate Armed Forces Day

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 00:38