Myanmar says clashes with ethnic rebels near Chinese border kill dozens

February 13, 2015 8:00 AM

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YANGON, Myanmar – Clashes between Myanmar troops and ethnic Kokang rebels near the Chinese border have left 47 government soldiers dead and 73 wounded, state media said Friday.

The Global New Light of Myanmar said there have been more than 13 clashes in the last several days between government troops and rebels, with the government carrying out five airstrikes. The number of rebel casualties was not immediately known.

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