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Myanmar bridles at US unrest concern as army advances

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Myanmar's army captured a key strategic outpost in an escalating conflict in northern Kachin state, rebels said Saturday, as the government issued a rebuke to the US over its concerns about the fighting. 

Rebel Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldiers stand guard as they secure an area on Hka Ya mountain in Kachin province, on January 20, 2013. Myanmar's army captured a key strategic outpost in an escalating conflict in northern Kachin state, rebels said Saturday, as the government issued a rebuke to the US over its concerns about the fighting.

Bloody unrest has continued despite a government announcement of a unilateral ceasefire earlier this month, with fighting edging ever closer to the rebels' headquarters in the busy town of Laiza on the Chinese border.

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