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Military Airstrike in Burma’s Kachin State Kills 80 People

HeadlineOct 26, 2022

In Burma, the death toll from military air raids in the northern state of Kachin Sunday has risen to 80, while some 100 people were wounded. Sunday night’s attack came as hundreds of people had gathered to attend a concert celebrating the founding of the Kachin Independence Organization. It is likely the deadliest aerial assault launched by Burma’s military regime since it seized power in a February 2021 coup. Human rights advocates have accused the Burmese military junta of war crimes and have called on the international community to ban the sale of weapons and airplane fuel to Burma.

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