THE WORLDPOST
09/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Thousands Of Burmese Flee To China After Ceasefire Breaks Down In Shan State

The ceasefire in northeastern Shan State between the Burmese military junta and several ethnic armies, including the Kokang and the Wa, was broken on Thursday when a combined force of ethnic insurgents exchanged gunfire during at least three skirmishes in and around Laogai, the Kokang capital, which is located on the Salween River bordering China.

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