An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
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A number of hostages seized by the Arakan Army in a raid on a ferry packed with scores of Myanmar security forces have been killed, both sides said.