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Myanmar conflict with Kokang rebels may test draft cease-fire pact
Myanmar conflict with Kokang rebels may test draft cease-fire pact

Wang Jia's life in the northern Myanmar city of Laukkai was the picture of normality. The 40-year-old mother of four watched her 5-month-old son and her three other children. Her husband, a farmer, kept busy slaughtering pigs. But when fighting erupted in early February between an ethnic Chinese militia and government troops, Wang and her husband piled what they could into their orange three-wheeled motorized cart and drove their children four hours south to Lashio, taking shelter at the Mansu Monastery. "All our neighbors have left, and we've heard our house has been looted — the furniture and everything," Wang said, rocking her infant son in a makeshift...

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