Burma-Myanmar: United Wa State Army (UWSA) releases Shan State Army-South (SSA-South) troops detained for 6 weeks
The United Wa State Army (UWSA) has released around 20 soldiers from the Shan State Army-South (SSA-South) following a meeting between representatives of the two groups last Sunday, said an SSA-South spokesman.
The SSA-South soldiers were taken into custody for trespassing into UWSA-controlled area in Mongton township, eastern Shan State, on July 31. Since then, the two groups had been in tense negotiations for the release of those captured.
SSA-South spokesman Maj Sai Lao Hseng told The Irrawaddy on Thursday that “the release came after three top SSA-South leaders met with UWSA leaders at their controlled area in the eastern Shan State town of Mongton.