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Fighting continues in Myanmar's troubled Kokang region

Heavy fighting is continuing in the Kokang region in north-eastern Myanmar.

A state of emergency was declared on Tuesday after more than 50 government troops and 26 rebels were killed in clashes.

The violence was triggered by the return of a rebel leader from the Kokang ethnic group, who was driven out of the country in 2009.

The BBC's Jonah Fisher, who is the only international journalist to have made it into Kokang special region, reports.

  • 19 Feb 2015
  • From the section Asia
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