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Kachin rebels sceptical over Myanmar ceasefire

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Kachin rebels cast doubt Saturday over a Myanmar government pledge to end a military offensive after weeks of intense fighting that sparked international concern, amid reports of fresh shelling. 

A rebel fighter is seen on patrol outside a town in Myanmar's northern Kachin state, on September 22, 2012. Kachin rebels cast doubt on Saturday over a Myanmar government pledge to end a military offensive after weeks of intense fighting that sparked international concern amid reports of fresh shelling.

The government move on Friday came after the country's fledgling parliament called for a halt to the fighting, which has left dozens reported dead in northern Kachin state and marred optimism about the country'scal reforms.

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