• Thousands flee to neighbouring Thailand as Myanmar military carry out air strikes, many killed inclu

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    Naypyitaw: In an unabated attack on the unarmed, innocent civilians of Myanmar, the Myanmar military carried out air strikes on Saturday on a village near the Thai border in territory controlled by an armed ethnic group, the group said, as fears grow of civil war following last month’s military coup.

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    "They bombed the area... The villagers from that area said two dead and two injured," a spokesperson for civil society group Karen Peace Support Network said, adding that communication was difficult in the remote region and there could be more casualties.

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    A spokesman for the junta did not answer phone calls seeking comment.

    The recent attack has been the most significant one in years since the KNU had signed a ceasefire agreement in 2015 but tensions surged after the military overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government on Feb 1.

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