Myanmar’s Army Makes Gains In Battle Against Rebels, Observers Say -- New York Times
BANGKOK — Government troops in Myanmar captured a strategic hilltop position outside the headquarters of ethnic Kachin rebels on Saturday, a photographer and another observer in the area reported. The takeover of the hilltop would be a significant advance in a long and bloody campaign near the border with China.
The intense fighting near the town of Laiza, the rebel base, comes amid increased foreign criticism of the military campaign and heightened tensions between the Burmese ethnic majority and minority groups, who make up one-third of the country’s population.
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More News On The Conflict between Myanmar And The Kachin Rebels
Myanmar’s Kachin rebels report loss of key outpost protecting their headquarters -- Washington Post
Kachin rebels lose major strategic post to Myanmar military -- Times of India/AFP
Kachin rebels in Burma lose key hilltop -- BBC
Myanmar military seizes key rebel outpost in northern Kachin state -- Global Post
Myanmar captures key rebel-held outpost -- Al Jazeera
Myanmar Rejects US Criticism Over Ethnic Conflict -- ABC News/AP
Kachin rebels cling to last stronghold amid Burmese army's deadly barrage -- The Guardian
Last stand of the Kachins -- Kate Hodal, Hindustan Times
My Comment: After 5 decades of war .... this conflict may be finally coming to an end.