This photo taken on March 5, 2016 shows children walking through an opium plantation in Pekon in southern Shan state. / AFP / PHYO HEIN KYAW
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Thousands flee fighting in Myanmar's Shan StateThousands of civilians have fled their homes in northeastern Myanmar after a recent upswing in fighting between ethnic minority rebels and the army, combatants and witnesses said Sunday.Suu Kyi has said bringing peace to Myanmar's border areas, where a variety of ethnic minority rebels have long fought insurgencies against central government rule, will be a priority of her new administration.Witnesses described how they had fled Myanmar's military. A Myanmar military spokesperson declined to comment.
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