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Burmese Fighting Reported Spreading to Shan State

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese ethic media say fighting that began last week in Kachin state between government forces and Kachin rebels has now spread into Shan state. The Kachin News Group reported that two battalions of the ethnic Kachin Independence Army have been engaged with Burmese forces since Tuesday evening in northern Shan state. It said the fighting […]

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Burmese Refugees Flee Fighting Between Army, Kachin Rebels

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Fighting between Burma’s military forces and an ethnic militia in northern Burma has forced hundreds of civilians to flee across the border to China. A spokesman for the Kachin rebels said from Thailand that Burmese troops pushed the ethnic forces from a key mountain post Tuesday. Kachin rebels destroyed a strategic bridge used by the […]

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Kachin Rebels Say Burmese Fighting Likely to Spread

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders of an ethnic-based army in Burma are warning of a wider war unless government troops immediately halt an offensive against bases of the Kachin Independence Army. Reports Tuesday quoted KIA officials saying the rebel movement had “lost patience” and ordered its forces to resist unless the government pulled back by midnight Monday. The group […]

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Heavy Fighting Reported in Northern Burma

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Heavy fighting continued Monday between government forces and an ethnic minority rebel group in northern Burma, with reports of casualties on both sides. The fighting between the Kachin Independence Army and government forces broke out last week in Kachin State not far from the Chinese border. VOA’s Burmese Service reports that the rebels have lost […]

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