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Ethnic Kokang Rebels Declare Unilateral Cease-fire in Myanmar

Ethnic Kokang rebels fighting against government troops in northeastern Myanmar declared a unilateral ceasefire on Thursday. Rebel spokesman Htun Myat Lin told The Associated Press the Kokang fighters made the declaration in response to an appeal by China for a peace along the border region and to ensure that elections expected in Myanmar later this year are peaceful in the area.   Clashes between the Kokang rebels and government troops in Myanmar since February have left hundreds...

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