281 STORIES TAGGED ‘BURMA ARMY’

Fortify Rights Accuse Burma Authorities and Government of Cutting Aid to Civilians as Bombing Continues – Demands China Does More to Protect Refugees

January 16, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Fortify Rights, an international human rights organization called on the government of China to offer safe refuge to “thousands of ethnic Kachin civilians fleeing ongoing armed conflict in Myanmar and prevent forced returns.” Fortify Rights in a statement on Friday 13 J... Read more ►

HRW Blame Government Military for Burning Villages in Rakhine State
 – “Witnesses and Satellite Imagery Reveal Pattern of Burning”

December 22, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The New York based Human Rights Watch have issued a report claiming that satellite imagery and on the ground interviews with refugees support allegations that places “responsibility for burnings of Rohingya villages in Burma’s Rakhine State squarely with the Burmese mili... Read more ►

Karen National Union Stops Kyaukgyi-Mu The’ Road Expansion

December 17, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The expansion of the 20-mile-long dry season road connecting Kyaukyi – Mu-The’ village in the Pago (Pegu) region has been ordered to to stop by the Karen National Union because they claim that little consultation with villagers has been done. Local Karen National... Read more ►

Burma Army, BGF and DKBA Human Rights Abuses Push Displaced Villagers To the Edge of Health Crisis

December 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Free Burma Rangers released a report documenting human rights abuses during fighting between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) and the Burma Army and its militia, the Border Guard Force on Karen villagers. FBR state that the villagers in the Karen National Lib... Read more ►

Burma Army Tortures Three Farmers for Talking Loudly and Shoots Farmer in Mong Yen, Northern Shan State

December 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A statement released by the Shan Human Rights Foundation on December 6, 2016, details the torture and shooting of villagers in northern Shan State. The statement alleged that three villagers were “tortured for speaking loudly.” The SHRF report that on “November 13, 201... Read more ►

“Fighting is everywhere…” Government Forces Use Airpower to Batter Ethnic Armed Groups in Northern Burma…Thousands Displaced

December 1, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Reports from an alliance of Kachin peace groups and a humanitarian organization have released reports documenting government army offensives against ethnic armed groups in northern Burma. The Kachin Peace Network called on the government’s military and the ethnic armed gro... Read more ►

Landmine Kills Three Burma Army and BGF Militia Soldiers Near Karen State’s Famous Tourist Spot, the Kyone Htaw Waterfall

November 28, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A Burma Army officer, two soldiers from both the Burma Army and its militia, the Border Guard Force, were killed by blast mines in the recent conflict area near Kyone Htaw Waterfall, Mae Tha Wor, Karen State, on November 22, 2016. The mine fatalities happened after months o... Read more ►

Burma Army Soldiers Remove Karen National Flag From School

November 23, 2016  •  Author: Sa I Sue

The Karen national flag flown in front of a primary school in the dual administration areas of Win Ye Township was taken down by Burma Army soldiers operating in the areas. Local KNU officials confirmed to Karen News that the incident took place on November 11, at Konekhaing... Read more ►

Burma Army Uses Jets Against Kachin and Wounded KIA Soldiers Claim Government Forces Using Chemicals in Attacks

October 10, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The Free Burma Rangers, a frontline humanitarian organization, released a report detailing the recent use of jet fighters by the Burma Army against the Kachin Independent Army. The FBR said that on October 7 “two Burma Army fighter jets dropped four bombs on Gidon Post”... Read more ►

Burma Army and Its Militia Claim Control Over the Mae Tha Waw to Myaing Gyi Ngu Road

September 21, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Government troops claim they have now taken control of the Mae Tha Waw area in Karen State following weeks of intense fighting. The fighting was between the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army and the Burma Army and its militia, the Border Guard Force (BGF). A BGF officer on Sep... Read more ►

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