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River, northern Myanmar. Rising in the northern mountains, it flows 520 mi (840 km), at first northwest through the Hukawng valley, then southwest near the border with India, and finally south to join the Irrawaddy at Myingyan. It is generally navigable below its confluence with the Uyu River. It was the scene of heavy fighting during World War II.
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