144 STORIES TAGGED ‘FIGHTING’

The New Year Starts With Armed Conflict Between Karen and Burma Armies in Northern Karen State

January 16, 2019  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

Armed clashes in January 2019 between troops from the Karen National Liberation Army and Burma Army soldiers in Northern Papun District of Karen State. KNLA sources reported that two armed skirmishes happened on January 5 and 13 in the Karen National Union’s controlled Pap... Read more ►

Skirmishes Between Burma Army and KNLA Increase in Northern Karen State

September 12, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Skirmishes between the government troop and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) have occurred more frequently in recent weeks in Mu Traw (Hpapun) District, Northern Karen State, according to sources from local KNLA officers. The latest skirmishes have broken out betwee... Read more ►

Over 200 IDPs Arrive in Myaing Gyi Ngu after KNLA, Tatmadaw Clashed

September 1, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Over 200 local residents fled to Myaing Gyi Ngu Camp on August 29 after clashes resumed between the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) Brigade 5 and the Tatmadaw in Hpapun Township on August 28. “Only [the residents] of Kan Nyi Naung Village arrived yesterday. I heard t... Read more ►

Skirmish breaks out in KNU Brigade 5 area amid 21st Century Panglong Conference

July 18, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A skirmish erupted between the Tatmadaw and the Karen National Union (KNU) in the area controlled by the KNU Brigade 5 in Hpapun (Mu Traw) District in the Karen State on July 12 while the third session of the Union Peace Conference (21st Century Panglong) is being held in Na... Read more ►

Australian Karen Community Urge Foreign Minister to Pressure Suu Kyi and Burma’s Military to Stop Rights Violations

May 31, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Australian Karen Organisation wrote to Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop to ask her to use her position to pressure Burma’s government and its Army to immediately withdraw its soldiers from ethnic regions. The AKO explained in its letter to Ms Bishop, that ... Read more ►

Burma Army Kills Karen Aid Worker

April 10, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Local Karen community based groups confirmed that an aid worker who was helping displaced villagers in the area was shot and killed by a Burma Army soldier on April 5th. The aid worker was named as Saw O Moo, a villager from Ler Mu Plaw and he is survived by his wife Naw Pa... Read more ►

Meeting on Hpapun Incident Postponed in Kyaukkyi

April 2, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The meeting between the Tatmadaw and the Karen National Union (KNU) in Kyaukkyi Township, Bago Region has been postponed although it was slated for March 29-30, according to the Union-level Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC-U)’s secretary (2) Col Wunna Aung. “We will only ... Read more ►

Karen Nationals Thahaya Association urges Tatmadaw and KNU to follow NCA on Hpapun issue

April 2, 2018  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Rangoon-based Karen National Thahaya (Friendship) Association issued a statement on March 28 to urge the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Tatmadaw to keep their troops in line with the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) after armed clashes broke out in the KNU-controlled... Read more ►

Burma Army Moves on Karen State – Builds Roads, Occupies Village Land, Displaces Thousands of Villagers and Fights KNLA

March 7, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting broke out between troops from Karen National Liberation Army and the Burma Army in Ler Mu Plaw village tract in Papun (Mutraw) District of Northern Karen State on March 6. The clash caused thousands of villagers in the areas to flee. Padoh Saw Gaw, a standing commit... Read more ►

Concerns Grow Over Conflict Between KNU and Mon Armies in Ye Township

February 28, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Tension is high after fighting between soldiers from the Karen National Union and the New Mon State Party in Ye Township the last weekend. It adds to government concerns as both ethnic armies are signatories to the National Ceasefire Agreement. The fighting took place on Feb... Read more ►

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