Kosuke Okahara

Shan state army soldiers practice marching at the military training camp. Shan state army is the biggest rebel group in Burma.
Shan state army soldier at the training camp. They spend 6 months training period before being deployed into the jungle of Shan state to fight.
Shan state army soldiers at the military trainng camp.
Shan state army soldier prepare for the training at the military training camp.
Shan state army soldiers petrify themselves as Col.Yawd Surk is reaching the military training camp. Almost all of people in Loi Taileng petrify themselves when they see Col.Yawd Surk.
A shan state army soldier taking a nap after the training at the military training camp in Shan state. Shan state army is the biggest rebel group in Burma.
Shan state army soldiers carry water from the river to the military training camp. They use water to generate electricity in the training camp.
Shan state army soldier wash they body after the trainng. They spend 6 months in the military training camp before being deployed into the jungle of Shan state.
Shan state army soldiers have fun to shoot the picture of Than Shwe, senior general of Burmese military regime.
Shan state army soldiers taking a brake during the patrol to the frontline between Shan state army and Burmese governmen army.
Sai Yawd Merng, a Shan state army soldier, had been a monk for 20 years. There are 30 to 40% of soldiiers who were monks.
Shan state army soldiers and Col. Yawd Surk play SepakTakraw after training. Shan state army is the biggest rebel group in Burma.
A shan state army watches Burmese government military camp located in the next mountain. Shan state army is the biggest rebel group in Burma.
A Shan state army soldier taking a nap after day-long training at the military training camp. Soldiers train 6 months before being deployed into the jungle of Shan state.
A shan state army soldier communicate with Headquaters from the frontline between Shan state army and Burmese government army.
Loi Taileng, headquaters of Shan state  army as well as the home of IDPs along the Thai-Burma border,

 

Rebels on the edge

– Burma’s Shan State Army¬†–