Myanmar clashes with rebels 'kill 47 soldiers'

February 13, 2015 9:26 AM

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Myanmar clashes with rebels 'kill 47 soldiers'

Nearly 50 soldiers have been killed in a week of fighting between government troops and Kokang ethnic rebels in Myanmar, state media report.

The Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper said air strikes had been used in the response to the flare-up in Shan state, near the Chinese border.

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