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More fighting reported in northern Myanmar as Kachins push for autonomy

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A group of native Kachin living in Thailand hold banners and shout slogans as they protest in front of Myanmar's embassy in Bangkok January 11, 2013
A group of native Kachin living in Thailand hold banners and shout slogans as they protest in front of Myanmar's embassy in Bangkok January 11, 2013 Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom

Fighting is reported to be continuing in the far north of Myanmar as Kachin rebels continue to push for greater autonomy. Violence erupted in June 2011 along with several other ethnic conflicts as Burma, as it's also known, began the transition from military rule towards fledgling democracy. Nineteen months on, a Thailand-based Kachin Rights group says the Myanmar army has deliberately targeted civilians and broken international humanitarian law.

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