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Clarity Over North Myanmar Fighting Lost in Fog of Conflict

Since early February, ongoing fighting in northern Myanmar near the Chinese border has forced as many as 100,000 people to flee. Myanmar’s army is fighting ethnic Chinese rebels, led by 84-year-old outlaw leader Peng Jiasheng. But getting a clear picture of rebel motivations and developments on the ground remains difficult.   For decades, northern Myanmar has been the site of periodic clashes between rebels and government forces. In this recent round of fighting, Chinese rebel leader...

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