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Myanmar Clashes Ebb as Officials Set to Free Suu Kyi

Thousands of people who fled election violence have returned to Myanmar, where Agence France- Presse reported officials are preparing to release detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

About 20,000 people fled across the border to Thailand on Nov. 8 as troops clashed with the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, one of more than 30 ethnic armies based in Myanmar. The violence was sparked by the nation’s Nov. 7 election, which was won by a party backed by the junta and criticized for excluding Suu Kyi and about 2,100 other political prisoners.