70 stories tagged ‘DKBA’

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Fighting Between Karen and Govt’s Militias Force Village School To Close

October 9, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between soldiers from the government’s militia, the Border Guard Force and a splinter group of the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army occurred yesterday at around 10am and continue into today on the old Kawkareik-Myawaddy Road. A BGF officer confirmed the firefight between soldiers from the BGF’s Battalion 1017 and the DKBA’s splinter ... Read more ►

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Ceremony Held to Support Karen Armed Groups Decision to Sign NCA

October 7, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Villagers from villages along Eastern Donna Range gathered at Htee Mae Wah Kee village in Myawaddy Township on October 4th to show their support for the three Karen armed groups who have decided to sign the ceasefire agreement with the government. The Karen armed groups – Karen National Union (KNU), Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) and KNU... Read more ►

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Karen Villagers – “We Lost Everything In Asia Highway Conflict….”

September 27, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting in early July 2015 between soldiers from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army and government troops along the Asia Highway, not only forced villagers from their homes, but caused them to lose most of their household belongings and food supplies when fleeing the conflict. Control of the newly built Asia Highway that connects Myawaddy to Kaw... Read more ►


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 ►


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 ►


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 ►