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    Myanmar Army Pounds Rebels After Dozens Die in Combat

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    Myanmar’s army launched fresh airstrikes on the northern rebels Saturday after dozens of its soldiers died after armed conflict resumed in a region bordering China.

    The rebels said the Myanmar Air Force launched fresh air strikes following the government's rare admission that dozens of its troops were killed in Kokang, Shan State on Friday with severe clashes between fighters from several ethnic groups and the Myanmar army, AFP reports.

    State media reported Friday that heavily armed ethnic minority fighters attempted to capture Kokang's main city earlier in the week in a series of assaults that left at least 50 soldiers dead and dozens more wounded.

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