Myanmar fighting kills 'dozens'

Friday, 13 February 2015 - 12:38

Nearly 50 soldiers have been killed in three days of fighting between government troops and Kokang ethnic rebels in Myanmar.

The Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper said airstrikes had been used in the response to the flare-up in Shan state, near the Chinese border.

There are reports that thousands of people have fled, including some who have crossed the border in to China.

Myanmar said it had formally informed China of the fighting.