Two Kachin fighters look across at Hka Ya mountain from one of their last outposts as the relentless daily bombardments around Laiza by government forces continued two weeks ago. Photo: Steve Tickner Two Kachin fighters look across at Hka Ya mountain from one of their last outposts as the relentless daily bombardments around Laiza by government forces continued two weeks ago. Photo: Steve Tickner
Two Kachin fighters look across at Hka Ya mountain from one of their last outposts as the relentless daily bombardments around Laiza by government forces continued two weeks ago. Photo: Steve Tickner

Kachin rebels retreat in Myanmar as government troops close in

Government troops close in on fighters’ last foothold amid talks to end a half-century of struggle

Two Kachin fighters look across at Hka Ya mountain from one of their last outposts as the relentless daily bombardments around Laiza by government forces continued two weeks ago. Photo: Steve Tickner Two Kachin fighters look across at Hka Ya mountain from one of their last outposts as the relentless daily bombardments around Laiza by government forces continued two weeks ago. Photo: Steve Tickner
Two Kachin fighters look across at Hka Ya mountain from one of their last outposts as the relentless daily bombardments around Laiza by government forces continued two weeks ago. Photo: Steve Tickner
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