287 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA ARMY’

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 ►

Burma Army shell village, kill cattle

September 7, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Villagers from Kyauk Gu in Three Pagoda township said Burma Army soldiers randomly shelled their homes, destroying houses and killing cattle. Kyauk Gu residents say the Burma Army fired about 40, 60 mm mortars into the village after fighting between Karen armed groups and th... Read more ►

My father would be proud of Karen army unity

September 4, 2011  •  Author: Zoya Phan

I can’t remember how many times the Karen National Union and other ethnic political organisations have been dismissed as losing, or being on the verge of defeat. In February 1950 General Ne Win boasted to international media that victory over the Karen ‘insurgents’ wou... Read more ►

Villagers killed in Burma Army attack

August 31, 2011  •  Author: Nan Sunday Htoo Khin

Villagers who witnessed two civilians killed last week say Burma Army soldiers on a search and kill mission fired indiscriminately into a jungle hiding site killing the two civilians in Southern Burma, on August 21. A local Karen National Union source from Mergui-Tavoy Distr... Read more ►

BGF in chaos – another 80 join Karen army

August 23, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei

The Karen National Union issued a statement claiming more than 80 Border Guard Force soldiers had joined their forces in 1st and 7th Brigade in recent weeks. The BGF was a strategy used by the Burma government to unarm, reduce the number of soldiers in the armed ceasefire g... Read more ►

Little hope for immediate national ceasefire

August 21, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

In a rare statement read out on the national state-controlled television last week, Burma’s government urged ethnic groups engaged in armed conflict to contact regional governments to start the process for ceasefire talks. Saw Khar Su Nyar reports. Naing Han Tha, secretary... Read more ►

KNU deny State media accusations

August 21, 2011  •  Author: Saw Kyar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen National Union denied reports in Burma’s state controlled newspapers that claimed that on August 8 an attack by Karen fighters had wounded two children in Karen state. Major Saw Kler Doh, an office manager with the Karen National Liberation Army in Brigade 5, bas... Read more ►

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