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Despite Peace Talks, Myanmar Expands Kachin Offensive

Myanmar's Kachin rebels say the government has expanded its offensive against them while continuing peace talks with the country's ethnic groups. La Nan, a spokesman for the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), the political arm of the Kachin ethnic group, told VOA Monday the latest assault, which includes airstrikes, focused on Kachin bases near the town of Bahmo. "Given the fact that we were attacked whenever we held talks in the past, [the Myanmar military] appears...

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