21 Jan 2013
BANGKOK — Sporadic fighting has continued between Burma's army
and ethnic Kachin rebels in Burma's north Kachin state,
despite a government-declared unilateral cease-fire.
An eyewitness tells VOA that Burmese soldiers appeared
to use a brief lull in hostilities after the declaration to advance on rebel positions.
The close proximity of combatants is complicating efforts for peace talks.