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Burma's Kachin army prepare to fight civil war


The government of Burma is planning elections this year against a backdrop of political repression and unresolved conflicts.

There are around two dozen ethnic groups in Burma, mostly scattered around its borders, and the government is trying to pressurise those groups seeking autonomy from the state - raising fears of a new civil war.

The BBC's Alastair Leithead travelled to an area in northern Burma to meet with the Kachin Independence Army, who are anticipating civil war.


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