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Analysis: Myanmar turmoil deepens as clashes spread

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(Reuters) – The farming town of Depayin joined Myanmar’s list of shattered communities when the army moved in to crush a local anti-junta militia armed with makeshift weapons. When army trucks arrived at Depayin around dawn last Friday, local youths assembled to fight back but were quickly overwhelmed, six residents told Reuters by telephone. Dozens of people were killed afterwards by the soldiers and thousands have since fled with whatever they could carry, the residents said. The state-run Global New Light of Myanmar said “armed terrorists” had ambushed security forces, killing one and wound…

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