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Myanmar Fighting Traps Kachin Civilians

As heavy fighting continues between Myanmar government troops and ethnic Kachin rebels, nearly 2,000 civilians have become trapped in the crossfire, leading to concerns for their safety. A local Kachin leader in the Phakent area, who did not want to be named, told VOA's Burmese service hundreds have fled to the village of Kan See. "We are concerned on the situation and their security since the fighting may happen again anytime. All the ways to the area have been blocked since...

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