UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a "serious effort" to end the conflict raging in northern Myanmar, where ethnic minority Kachin rebels accused the military of breaking its ceasefire.
A soldier from the All Burma Students Democratic Front - Northern Burma , an ally of the Kachin Independence Army, looks out from an outpost on the Laja Yang frontline, some 10 km south of Laiza in Kachin state, on September 22, 2012. Kachin rebels in northern Myanmar accused the military of launching a fresh attack Sunday, days after a ceasefire pledge by the country's government.
Prime Minister Thein Sein's reformist government announced on Friday that it was ending a military offensive against the Kachin rebels, but fresh fighting erupted over the weekend.
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