293 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA ARMY’

Burma soldiers and police beat boy

October 19, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler

The Burma government has worked hard in recent months to present a good image to the international community. They are seen engaging with opposition groups, offering peace talks to ethnic armed organisations and releasing a few political prisoners in an effort to convince th... Read more ►

Burma Army’s militia demands rice from villages

October 17, 2011  •  Author: Saw Poe Moo (KIC)

In early October, the Burma Army’s militia, the Border Guard Force based in Kawkariek Township, issued orders to local villages requesting their rice paddy be donated as rations for their soldiers. A resident told Karen News that the villages are in a tight spot as the... Read more ►

BGF stealing and selling village farmland

October 14, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

Htee Wah Keh villagers have accused the Burma Army’s militia, the Border Guard Force, of taking their farmlands and selling it to near-by villages in 200-acre blocks of land. Htee Wah Keh village is close to Kawkaraik Township, Karen State. The villagers claim that BGF... Read more ►

Militia bomb village to avoid frontline duty

October 10, 2011  •  Author: Naw Hser Kler (KIC)

A Non-Government Organization and local residents working and living in the area around Namhsan Godawng village in Shan State blame an exploded bomb on a militia group aligned to the Burma Army. Sources close to the militia group said the bomb blast was an attempt by the loc... Read more ►

Burma Army using Karen villagers as ‘shields’

October 10, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Villagers in the Three Pagoda Pass region have accused government troops of using them as human shields against attacks from ethnic armed groups in Karen State. After suffering casualties in ambushes by Karen fighters, Burma army soldiers from Artillery Battalion and Light I... Read more ►

Karen fighters kill 10 Burma Army soldiers

October 9, 2011  •  Author: Saw Poe Moo

Guerilla warfare waged by Karen fighters on the Burma Army near Kawkareik Township resulted in 10 dead and injured four soldiers from the Light Infantry Battalion 202 based on the main Myawaddy-Kawkareik road. The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army said its troops had on the aft... Read more ►

Karen fighters kill four Burma Army soldiers and torch bus

September 30, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

A combined force of Karen fighters launched an attack on a Burma Army outpost at Kyaung Sha Kone area in Myawaddy Township killing four soldiers and destroying a bus, according to the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army. Major San Aung, a DKBA spokeperson, confirmed that on Septe... Read more ►

Burma Army shoots down KNLA peace moves

September 26, 2011  •  Author: Karen News reporters

Last week the Karen National Union announced in a media statement that it would hold a ceasefire day to acknowledge the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. The KNU statement asked the Burma government to do likewise. “To demonstrate our commitment to peace, and r... Read more ►

Army rations destroyed on Thai Burma road

September 17, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

Karen soldiers attacked and destroyed Burma Army food supplies on a controversial highway construction linking southern Burma to Thailand. A source from the Karen National Liberation Army’s 4th Brigade told Karen News, that on September 10, KNLA soldiers burnt and dest... Read more ►

Burma army still using child soldiers

September 8, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

There may be a new government in Burma, but it is army is still using force recruiting children into its army according to a child soldier who recently deserted to the Karen National Union. Private Maung Ye Htet 17, no.T-438567 from Infantry Battalion 372 based at Maw Kee vi... Read more ►

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