At least 20 killed in clashes between Myanmar army and rebels

February 5, 2015 7:04 AM

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YANGON (Reuters) - Heavy fighting between Myanmar soldiers and ethnic insurgents this week has killed at least 20 people near the northeastern border with China, the government and an organization representing the rebel groups said on Thursday.

Various rebels groups have fought the central government in Myanmar since independence in 1948. While the government has struck ceasefires with almost all of the factions, clashes often flare up.

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