(Frontier Myanmar) – Civilians caught in the middle of the ongoing conflicts in Myanmar’s north have been forced to suffer through torture, disappearances, forced labour and restrictions on humanitarian access, with fears on the ground that clashes will intensify in the months ahead, according to a new report by Amnesty International. Surveying the past 12 months of clashes in Kachin and northern Shan states, Wednesday’s report by the London-based human rights group said that civilians in the area live in a “constant state of fear and harassment”.