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Refugees flee Ukraine rebel bastions fearing reprisal assault

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DONETSK, Ukraine - Thousands of panicked refugees are flooding highways and packed trains heading out of the main remaining rebel strongholds in eastern Ukraine fearing attacks by government forces who lost 30 soldiers to defiant militants. 

A woman carries plastic bags with food as she walks in front of Ukrainian tanks in the small eastern city of Seversk on July 12, 2014

Pro-Russian separatists killed 19 troops in a hail of heavy rocket fire on Friday near the Russian border in a bloody reminder of their resolve to reverse the recent tide of government gains across the east of the country.

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