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Myanmar town near India border sees exodus as thousands flee fighting

By Reuters and published by Channel NewsAsia MOST of the population of a Myanmar town near the Indian border have fled after buildings were set ablaze by artillery amid fighting between militia forces opposed to military rule and the army, according to residents and media reports. About 10,000 people normally live in Thantlang in Chin

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Myanmar sinking into chaos as militias proliferate, warns International Crisis Group

By Nirmal Ghosh, The Straits Times Washington – A new report from the International Crisis Group (ICG) describes increasing lawlessness and chaos in Myanmar as conflict in the country spreads since the Feb 1 coup, with armed militias proliferating in both rural and urban settings. Some of these militias, armed with hunting rifles and other

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Karens: Fighting still raging despite Myanmar junta extending ceasefire

WHILE Myanmar’s military government has extended its unilateral monthlong ceasefire by another another month till May 31, 2011, the Karen insurgents said today (May 2) that fighting between the two sides is still continuing, TV Channel 7 said On Friday Myanmar’s Supreme Command announced the extension of the ceasefire so that the State Administration Council

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