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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Warlord's Base Taken

BANGKOK () -- Burma's opium warlord Khun Sa was at his Ho Mong headquarters, now under the control of government troops who marched in without resistance, rebel sources and Thai border police said Wednesday.

The report strengthened suspicions among Khun Sa's former fellow rebels that he had struck a deal with Rangoon.

Troops began arriving at Khun Sa's strongholds over the weekend and reached Ho Mong in the hills of northeastern Burma on Monday without resistance. Officers in his guerrilla force said they had been told to hand over their bases to the troops.