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Pulling Myanmar from the brink will be a fraught effort

Protesters throw molotov cocktails in an attempt to block security forces in Yangon on March 16, 2021. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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BANGKOK - Molotov cocktails have been spotted on Myanmar streets as the military regime adopts battlefield tactics for use in urban Yangon.

With some 200 of their compatriots gunned down over the past month, people resisting the Feb 1 military coup are searching for and sharing information on incendiary devices like pressure cooker bombs and other weapons like slingshots.

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