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Myanmar ends offensive against Kachin rebels: Ministry

Published on Jan 18, 2013 10:32 PM

NAYPYIDAW (AFP) - Myanmar announced today an end to a military offensive against ethnic minority rebels in the northern state of Kachin in the face of growing international concern.

The statement from the information ministry came hours after the country's fledgling parliament passed a motion calling for a halt to the fighting, which has marred optimism about the country's political reforms.