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Victims of the conflict sit on board a rescue truck as they flee fighting in the Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Friday, February 20 2015

Aid workers called on February 19 for a ceasefire to allow the evacuation of people trapped around a town at the centre of fierce fighting between Myanmar's army and ethnic rebels, after the deaths of two more civilians in an area cloaked by a state of emergency.

Myanmar people gather as they await the arrival of rescue trucks to flee fighting in and around the Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Thursday, February 19 2015

The Myanmar government and Kokang rebels are trading accusations over the February 17 attack on a Red Cross convoy, one day after the government declared a state of emergency in the northern region, according to Voice of America on February 18.

Volunteers of Myanmar Red Cross organisation carry wounded volunteer U Moe Kyaw, 45, as the war vrefugees fleeing from Laukkai sit on the truck after vehicles of a rescue convoy were attacked by Kokang rebels near Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Two volunteers from Myanmar Red Cross Society injured in rescue convoy attack. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Thursday, February 19 2015

The Myanmar Journalist Network on February 18 issued a statement urging government troops, who are taking responsibility to provide security in the Kokang area, to protect media personnel who have been covering the fighting in the area.

A wounded Red Cross volunteer lies on ground after vehicles of a civilian rescue convoy were attacked by Kokang rebels near the self-administered Kokang capital Laukkai, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 17, 2015. Two volunteers from the Myanmar Red Cross Society were injured in the convoy attack. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo
Wednesday, February 18 2015

In what is said to be the first attack against the Myanmar Red Cross, two Red Cross volunteers were shot when a convoy carrying war refugees was attacked on February 17.

President U Thein Sein visits injured military personnel and families of soldiers killed during clashes with Kokang fighters in Laukkai area, Shan State, on February 16, 2015. Photo: President's Office
Wednesday, February 18 2015

Myanmar’s president has vowed “not to lose an inch” of territory in clashes with ethnic rebels in a region bordering China, state-backed media said on February 17, after intense fighting sent tens of thousands fleeing across the frontier.

Military troops march as they clear the area in Chin Shwe Haw town of the Kokang-administered area, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 16, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA
Tuesday, February 17 2015

Nay Pyi Taw – The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has condemned the actions of ‘Kokang renegades’ who attacked civilians, government troops and local security forces in the Laukkai area of Kokang in northern Shan State.

Tuesday, February 17 2015

China warned of a threat to border stability after the dramatic upsurge in conflict in a remote region in Myanmar's northeastern state of Shan, reports said February 16.

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