Myanmar on Thursday reached a tentative peace deal with ethnic minority Kachin rebels aimed at ending the country's last major active civil war, which has displaced tens of thousands of people.
A soldier with the Kachin rebels guards a checkpoint on the Laja Yang frontline near the town of Laiza, on September 22, 2012. Myanmar has reached a preliminary ceasefire agreement with ethnic minority Kachin rebels, an official negotiator said, after two years of fighting that has sparked international concern.
Kachin and government representatives, meeting on home soil for the first time since fighting flared up two years ago, signed a seven-point plan to end hostilities in the remote northern region.
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