87 STORIES TAGGED ‘DKBA’

Thousands Celebrate Karen New Year and DKBA Day

December 25, 2014  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

As many as 2,000 people joined the celebration of Karen New Year of 2754 and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army’s 20th formation day that was organized at DKBA’s Sone Si Myaing headquarter in Karen State. Karen villagers, representatives from political parties, Karen S... Read more ►

Karen Army General Explains Rational Behind Reformation Of Ethnic Alliance And Recent Conflict With Govt Troops

October 21, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Karen News spoke exclusively with General General Baw Kyaw Heh, the Karen National Liberation Army’s Vice-Chief of Staff, explains about what the alliance between four Karen armed groups and what lies behind the recent outbreak of fighting. For the sake of clarity, Karen N... Read more ►

Karen Armed Groups to Form United ‘Kawthoolei Armed Forces,’ but Questions Remain

October 16, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A statement released by members of the different Karen armed groups laid out plans for the major Karen armed organisations to form a united Karen force, the Kawthoolei Armed Forces (KAF). The statement spoke on behalf of the four major Karen armed organisations, the Karen Na... Read more ►

DKBA and Burma Army Fighting spreads Throughout Karen State

October 10, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting occurred between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army and Burma Army on October 10, forcing Karen villagers to flee. The latest armed clashes broke out at around 10am between the DKBA and the government’s army at Kaung Mu village in Kawkareik Township. Sources fro... Read more ►

Deadly Fighting Breaks Out Between Burma Army and Karen Armed Groups – Border Crossing Closed

September 27, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Residents of the Burma border town of Myawaddy told Karen News that fighting broke out at Aung Shwe Bo section between government soldiers and Karen armed groups. A woman resident said, “fighting took place at Aung Shwe Bo section where both the Burma Army and BGF [Border ... Read more ►

Government Uniform and Weapons Ban Upsets Karen Armed Groups

September 20, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

An order from the Burma Army banning Karen armed groups from wearing uniforms and carrying weapons has received a negative response from the militant groups. The Myawaddy based Burma Army Light Infantry Battalion 275, issued an order to the KloHtooBaw Karen Organization – ... Read more ►

Villagers Petition All Karen Armed Groups To Unite Under One Force

June 5, 2014  •  Author: Saw Nyut Thaung

Residents and monks from 30 Karen villages have called for all Karen armed groups to join under a single banner to stop drug running and to help restore law and order. Karen civilians from northern Kawkareik Township in Karen State delivered a petition calling on the various... Read more ►

DKBA Helps At Risk Displaced Villagers

February 18, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) has invited villagers displaced by the Burma Army to stay with them. The DKBA has told villagers from the Tha-Mee-Lay village, Hle-Gu Township, to come and stay with them after the villagers were forced from their homes by the Burm... Read more ►

DKBA General Battles Suspected Throat Cancer

February 15, 2014  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

General Saw Lah Pwe, head of the Democratic Karen Benovelant Army (DKBA), is recovering from what is thought to be throat cancer in a hospital in Singapore, a DKBA commander confirmed to Karen News. DKBA Tactical Commander General Saw San Aung said that General Saw Lah Pwe... Read more ►

Karen Armies Show Unity

February 12, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A line of soldiers adorned in flowered garlands threaded their way across the Karen National Defence Organisation’s parade ground in Karen State. The parade on the last day of January ushered in the first year that members of three Karen armed groups celebrated Karen Revo... Read more ►

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