A man rows a small wooden boat in a misty morning on Inya lake in Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.(AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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The U.S. embassy in Yangon said it was "deeply concerned" over clashes involving ethnic armed groups and the military in northern Myanmar that have displaced thousands of people, warning that the violence threatened to unravel the country's delicate peace process.Heavy bouts of fighting broke out last week in Shan state between two ethnic rebel groups in the region, the Restoration Council for Shan State (RCSS) and the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA).The TNLA has accused the Myanmar army of assisting the RCSS, which is one of eight groups that participated in government-led peace talks seeking to end decades of civil warfare between the state and the country's patchwork of ethnic minorities.But the TNLA and other major ethnic militias locked in ongoing conflicts with the military boycotted the dialogue, which was steered by the outgoing quasi-civilian government that took power in 2011 and transitioned Myanmar out of decades of military junta rule.
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