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Myanmar Clashes Continue Despite Peace Talks

Fighting between the Myanmar army and Kachin rebels broke out Saturday and continued until Monday, according to the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO).  KIO liaison officer, Colonel Zaw Taung, told VOA Burmese government troops attacked a rebel outpost Monday in Hukawng valley. He added the attack occurred despite the fact his group has been in touch with Myanmar military and government officials, following clashes in the jade mining area of Phakant. “We are trying to control...

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