Myanmar, Kachin in key peace talks
- Published: 10 Oct 2013 at 12.49
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Myanmar on Thursday looked to build on a tentative peace deal with Kachin rebels, with talks aimed at ending the country's last major active civil war.
General Gwan Maw of the Kachin Independence Army speaks during a meeting with Myanmar government officials and a delegation of the rebel Kachin Independence Organization in Myitkyina, in the country's northern Kachin state on October 8, 2013
Fighting in northern Kachin state has displaced tens of thousands since a 17-year ceasefire crumbled two years ago, with bouts of heavy combat that have undermined the reformist government's aim of securing countrywide peace.
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