67 stories tagged ‘DKBA’

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Burma Army Division Commander Pays High Price after Failing to Prevent Asia Highway Conflict With ...

August 27, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army was quick to replace its South-Eastern Division Commander, following his failure to prevent the recent closure of the Asia Highway due to fighting between the DKBA and government troops. Major General Tin Maung Win was replaced by Brigadier General Myo Win attached to the Military Operation Command 19. A security specialist based on ... Read more ►

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Karen Groups Deliver Aids to Displaced Civilians in Kawkareik Township

July 24, 2015  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

Karen community-based-organizations have come to the aid of civilians displaced by fighting between government troops and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) in Kawkareik Township. The Karen CBO’s have set up a committee to coordinate the assistance for the displaced people. The committee composed of nine members which includes Saw Lay Kw... Read more ►

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Karen State: Fighting Continues – Displaced Civilians Now in Desperate Need of Aid

July 23, 2015  •  Author: Nan Wai Pyo Zar and Sa Isue

Recent fighting between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army and Government troops displaced more than 1,000 people from their homes, left them stranded and in urgent need of assistance for food, shelter and other basic items. The villagers fled their homes to avoid being caught in the conflict that started on July 2nd on the Myawaddy-Kawkariek Asi... Read more ►

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KPSN: Asia Highway Fighting Damages Peace

July 17, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) released a statement that said that fighting between the DKBA and government army during July on the Asia Highway had damaged recent peace initiatives. The newly built Asia Highway connects Myawaddy and Kawkareik in Karen state and saw fierce fighting between the Burma Army and the DKBA over security for the ... Read more ►

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Talks to End Fighting Between Burma Army and DKBA Fail

July 8, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The fighting in Karen State between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) and Burma Army continue as negotiations to stop the fighting failed. Captain Saw Three Htoo, an Intelligence Officer from the Klo Htoo Wah Brigade said that fighting between Burma Army and the DKBA continues near Kaw Moo village, Kawkareik Township, Karen State. Speakin... Read more ►

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This is Karen Land…We Have the Right To Stay…

July 7, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

As fighting continues between the Burma Army and Democratic Karen Benevolent Army, the government has come under fire from a senior Karen General for trying to “shut down the DKBA.” Major General Nerdah Bo Mya, head of the Karen National Defence Organisation in an exclusive interview with Karen News said that the “Burma Army wanted the DKBA o... Read more ►

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Continued Fighting Makes Highway Travel Deadly

July 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army and the Burma Army is continuing along the newly opened Asia Highway 1. Nan Paw Gay had attended a preliminary Karen National Conference in Rangoon and hoping to return to the border area via Hpa-an. “There was fighting on Sunday and officials had told us that there was still shooting today.... Read more ►

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Gov’t troops and DKBA Clash Over New Asia Highway

July 2, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between government troops and soldiers from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army on the new Myawaddy – Kawkareik Asia Highway this Thursday morning, 2nd July. Karen News is led to understand that the fighting broke out over security for the highway over a planned official visit to the area. The fighting between the Burma Army Infantry Ba... Read more ►

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Karen To Merge Tollgates on Myawaddy-Kawkareik Asia Highway After Complaints

June 8, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Unity Committee for Karen armed groups held a special meeting to discuss the management of the tollgates on the Myawaddy-Kawkareik section of the Asia highway in Karen State. Currently the gates are run by different Karen armed groups that has caused difficulties for travelers and traders who need to use the road on a regular basis. The meeting... Read more ►

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DKBA and Burma Army Fighting Forces Kawkareik Traffic to a Standstill

March 12, 2015  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Fighting between government troops and soldiers from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army broke out yesterday, March 11 at around 2 pm near Kawkareik Town. DKBA sources confirmed to Karen News that the fighting was between the government’s Light Infantry Battalion 231, under its Military Operation Command 12, based at Kyaung Sha Gon and Ywa Thit ... Read more ►