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Myanmar army pauses operations in north in rare conciliatory action


(Reuters) - The Myanmar military on Friday announced a more than four-month cessation of its activities in northern areas where it is fighting ethnic minority insurgents, in what appeared to be a rare conciliatory move aimed at kick-starting peace talks.

The army would "stop military operations in respective military regions" in the north and east of the country until April 30, 2019, the office of the military's commander in chief said in a statement.

   

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