Myanmar soldiers take part in a military parade marking the 65th Armed Forces Day in Nay Pyi Daw on 27 March 2010
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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.

The BBC's Myanmar correspondent, Jonah Fisher, says it is the heaviest fighting in at least two years, and that the rebels are "well-equipped".

  • 13 Feb 2015
  • From the section Asia
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