Villagers Fear DKBA and Government’s Militia Fighting Near Kawkareik Will Result in Displacement

October 19, 2016  •  Author: Ka Hsaw Wah

Soldiers from the breakaway Democratic Karen Buddhist Army clashed with the government militia, the Border Guard Force, in Htee Poe Zan village tract near Kawkareik at noon on October 19. The fighting between the DKBA soldiers and the BGF battalion 1017 lasted around 40 minu... Read more ►

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Fighting ‘directly linked’ to Hat Gyi Dam Project – Claim Karen Leadership

October 5, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Ongoing military operations by the Burma Army and government militia against DKBA forces are a threat to the peace process, Karen military leaders and community organisations warn. Karen Rivers Watch have blamed the Hat Gyi dam project in Karen State as igniting the latest... 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 ►


KNU Calls on the Burma Army and Its Militia to End its Military Operations in Mae Tha Wor, Karen State – 2,000 villagers Displaced

September 13, 2016  •  Author: Karen News/S'Phan Shaung

The Karen National Union has issued a public statement today, September 13, objecting to and calling for an end to fighting in Mae Tha Wor between the the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) and the government’s military and its militias. The KNU’s statement said that... Read more ►


Villagers Flee as Govt Militia Reinforce Mae Tha Wor, Karen State

September 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

As many as 2,000 villagers from 12 villages in Mae Tha Wor areas have fled their villages in fear of being caught in the crossfire between the Burma army, Government backed militia the Border Guard Force (BGF) and the ethnic Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) troops. Arme... Read more ►

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Karen State Fighting Escalates

September 7, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Armed clashes broke out in Karen State between splinter Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) forces and government backed militia. The fighting started in central Karen State on September 2nd, in Mae Tha Waw areas in Hlaingbwe Township, and has continued over the last few ... Read more ►


Family of Four Wounded in Militia Clash Near Kawkareik’s Asia Highway

August 6, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between troops from the Border Guard Force and renegade soldiers from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army this week wounded four villagers. The armed clash took place between Kawt Nwe and Tadangu village near the new Kawkariek-Myawaddy Asia Highway on August 4. The... Read more ►


DKBA Soldiers Reunite with KNLA

June 20, 2016  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Soldiers from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army, including a battalion commander, reunited with the Karen National Liberation Army 201 Battalion, Brigade 6th on June 17 in Kawkareik Towship Karen State. The DKBA troops led by Lieutenant Colonel Saw Naw Ku, commander of 90... Read more ►


Buddhist Abbot Fuels Religious Tension in Karen State by Building Pagodas in Church and Mosque Grounds

April 27, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Followers of Sayadaw U Thuzana, were instructed by the Buddhist leader to build a pagoda in a Christian church’s compound in Kun Taw Gyi also known as Tha Blu Kla village in Hliangbwe Township, Karen State on April 23. Villagers are concerned that the Abbot’s provocative... Read more ►

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DKBA Leader, Major General Saw Ler Pwe Succumbs To Cancer

March 13, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Major General Saw Ler Pwe, the commander-in-chief of Democratic Karen Benevolent Army also known as Na Kham Mwe, died Today (March 13) from cancer at his home in Pegu Town. Saw Yin Kyi, DKBA Liaison Officer in Kawkareik confirmed to Karen News about the general’s death... Read more ►