YANGON - Myanmar's army has captured a key strategic outpost in an escalating conflict in northern Kachin state, rebels said on Saturday.
The report came as the Myanmar government issued a rebuke to the United States for expressing its concerns about the fighting.
Bloody unrest has continued despite a government announcement of a unilateral ceasefire earlier this month, with fighting edging closer to the rebels' headquarters in the busy town of Laiza on the Chinese border.
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