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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar junta taps Russian air power to bomb ethnic rebels

Military raids on Karen and Kachin states sow 'terror' in anti-coup strongholds

MiG-29 jet fighters: Myanmar has bought 30 MiG-29s as well as 10 Mi-24 and Mi-35P combat helicopters.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- The skies above Myanmar's hinterlands have thundered from Russian-made jets over the past three weeks as they bomb strongholds of ethnic rebels along the country's borders with China and Thailand. On other nights, witnesses say, Russian-made attack helicopters shattered the silence and lit up the sky.

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