143 STORIES TAGGED ‘FIGHTING’

Burma Army Violates Ceasefire

January 14, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Government troops fired artillery shells into Karen village areas in Northern Papun Township, KNU sources told Karen News. No villagers were injured in the shelling. On January 7, Burma Army Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) #401 fired at least three artillery shells into civi... Read more ►

A Migrant’s Tale

December 18, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Saw Hta, 31 is migrant living and working in in Phopra area. He is originally from Kawkreik Township in Karen State, Burma. Saw Hta left his home more than ten years ago and only visited his place of origin once. Saw Hta said that living as a migrant in Thailand had its adva... Read more ►

UNFC: Govt’s containment policy cause of fighting in Kachin State

November 22, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Hsu Nyar

The ethnic alliance, the United Nationalities Federal Council, blamed the government for the fighting in Kachin State. The UNFC said the ongoing fighting in kachin State is a result of the government’s territorial containment policy in ethnic states. The UNFC said that tho... Read more ►

Kachin State: Peace talks marred by killings

November 6, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

As peace negotiations continue, Kachin people continue to suffer human rights abuses including rape and arbitrary killings at the hands of the Burma Army, according to community-based organisations. The conflict between the Kachin Independence Army and Burma’s Army since J... Read more ►

KNU army and Govt’s militia clash – both sides blame each other for shooting first

August 21, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between the Karen National Liberation Army and the government’s militia, the Border Guard Force (BGF) erupted in the Weigyi area of Papun Township, Karen State last week. Soldiers from KNLA Battalion 102 Company under the command of Lieutenant Saw Eh Ka Mwe fought... Read more ►

Gun battle: Hpa-an police arrest and charge man for drug trafficking and weapon offences

August 16, 2013  •  Author: Taw Win Pan (KIC)

U Kyar Ku, 51 year-old a villager from Kaw Thin Shue, who is on a police wanted list was arrested on August 13 by Hpa-an police and charged with drug and weapon offenses. Speaking to Karen News, a police officer from Myoma Police Station in Hpa-an Townships said. “With inf... Read more ►

KHRG: Villagers wounded by grenades

July 8, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The independent Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG), documented in May that two incidents involving grenades and fired by soldiers wounded villagers, including children. The civilians suffered from injuries from grenades of the government’s militia, Border Guard Force, in ... Read more ►

Shan Rights Group: Stop attacking ceasefire groups and civilians…

July 7, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

A Shan human rights group condemned the Burma Army for shelling a Buddhist temple in central Shan State, eastern Burma and said the government disrespects religion, except when it uses it for its own propaganda. The Shan Human Rights Foundation claim that last week Burmese t... Read more ►

Burma Army attacks in Shan State undermine Govt’s claims of human rights reform

July 7, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Burma’s military has renewed offensives in Shan State this month, leading to displacement of civilians and has occupied a Buddhist temple, turning it into a military base, say local rights group. As Burma’s military attacked the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) last week, a... Read more ►

FBR: Situation for Kachin Refugees Remains Dire

June 16, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Thousands of displaced civilians fleeing conflict between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) in Kachin State, now face a life of extreme hardship with little to no access to food, medicine, clothing and in appalling living conditions. Free Burma Ra... Read more ►

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