87 STORIES TAGGED ‘DKBA’

Former BGF fighters ready for war

July 14, 2011  •  Author: Saw K'Shee

The desertion, in April of a 1,000 Border Guard Force soldiers from under the control of the Burma Army has given a huge boost to other Karen armed groups. Karen News reporter Saw K’ Shee has just returned from interviewing the renegade BGF leader, Major Saw Beeh at his u... Read more ►

Border closure hurts traders

June 30, 2011  •  Author: Karen News

Since July 2010, Burma’s military regime has insisted on keeping the Myawaddy-Mae Sot border checkpoint closed in retaliation for what it claims was the unofficial construction of a concrete embankment on the Thai side. A year has almost passed and the border crossing betw... Read more ►

KNLA attack killed and wounded 13 Burmese soldiers

June 8, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Karen National Liberation Army sources confirmed that clashes in May in the Walay area of Myawaddy Township between Karen fighters and the Burmese army had killed six Burmese soldiers and wounded seven others. Major General Saw Kyi Aung, commander of KNLA Battalion 201 who f... Read more ►

1,000 BGF troops join forces with Karen army

June 7, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The Burma Army plans to militarize eastern Burma suffered a severe set-back in central Pa-an when more than a 1,000 soldiers of the recently formed Border Guard Force joined forces with fighters aligned to the Karen National Union. During the last 18 months, the Burma army ... Read more ►

Retired DKBA officers face threats, ongoing surveillance

June 6, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Aging and infirm officers of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army’s Border Guard Force who have retired and fled to liberated areas of Karen State say they have received death threats from active officers. Saw Mu Hsoe, also known as Hta Kler, served as second in command of B... Read more ►

Enemies of the State

June 6, 2011  •  Author: Poe Taw

As the rainy season gains momentum, upwards of 14,000 ethnic Karen refugees remain in makeshift shelters just inside the Thai border, displaced by fighting between the Burmese army and a breakaway faction of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) that erupted following na... Read more ►

The enemy of my enemy

June 6, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The establishment of Burma’s so-called civilian government following national polls in November has done little to change the realities on the ground in Karen State, but as villagers describe near-daily scenes of armed conflict between government soldiers and a breakaway f... Read more ►

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