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A Karenni soldier awaiting the impending Burma Army offensive. Scattered around the position are the decomposing corpses of scores of dead Burma Army soldiers who failed to capture the position three weeks previously. The wind reeks with the gagging stench of death. This soldier was shot in the shoulder during the offensive that followed. The Burma Army eventually overran the fortification, but not before sustaining hundreds of casualties. This soldier eventually left the Karenni Army and returned to farming in his home village in an area controlled by Rangoon's forces. The farmer was subsequently arrested by Burma Army troops, taken to an Army base, and tortured to death.