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Burma ceasefire 'holds' in rebel-held Kachin areas

A ceasefire announced by the Burmese military fighting rebels in northern Kachin state appears to be holding.

Rebels have told the BBC there was some sporadic shelling, and reports of fighting, in the hours after the truce, which has since died down.

But rebel soldiers on the frontline remain wary and nervous.

Jonathan Head reports from Kachin.

  • 19 Jan 2013
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