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Outcry over air strikes in Burma's Kachin state

Outcry over air strikes in Burma's Kachin state

Updated 4 January 2013, 10:46 AEDT
The international community has voiced concern at reports of air strikes in Burma's Kachin state, where a conflict between government troops and ethnic revels has been escalating.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the US State Department are urging the Burmese government to take steps to end the violence.

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced since June 2011, when a 17-year ceasefire between the government and Kachin rebels broke down.
 
Laura Tchilinguirian spoke to Professor Monique Skidmore, a Burma specialist at the University of Canberra, about the root of the conflict in Kachin state.
 
Presenter: Laura Tchilinguirian
 
Speaker: Professor Monique Skidmore, Burma specialist at the University of Canberra

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