Myanmar rebels say government continues offensive
YANGON (AP) - Ethnic Kachin rebels in northern Myanmar say the govenment is keeping up air and ground attacks against them despite international calls for restraint.
Mr La Nan, a spokesman for the Kachin Independence Army, says government troops attacked guerrilla hilltop outposts on Monday morning and used fighter planes and helicopters in aerial attacks in the afternoon.
No comment was immediately available from the government.
The Kachin, like Myanmar's other ethnic minorities, have long sought greater autonomy from the central government. They are the only major ethnic rebel group that has not reached a truce with President Thein Sein's elected government, which came to power in 2011 after almost five decades of military rule.