87 STORIES TAGGED ‘DKBA’

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 ►

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 ►

Karen Armed Groups Unite, Agree KNU Takes Political Lead

March 5, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A recent meeting between different Karen armed groups reached a decision that the Karen National Union is to lead the groups political agenda. The meeting held on February 29, 2016 at the Karen National Liberation Army’s headquarter in Pa-an District, Karen State is a regu... Read more ►

BGF Militia Commander’s Truck Attacked by Unknown Group With Mines and Guns

February 9, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A pick-up truck carrying a commander of the Border Guard Force and troops was attacked by an unknown armed group on the old Myawaddy-Kawkareik Road last week – no casualties were reported. The incident happened on the 2nd February, 2016 at about 4 pm when a pick-up tru... Read more ►

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 ... Read more ►

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 – ... Read more ►

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 conf... Read more ►

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