143 STORIES TAGGED ‘FIGHTING’

Burma Army shells from Thai side of the border to attack Karen fighters

October 26, 2011  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Last week the Burma Army and its militia, the Border Guard Force used the sanctuary of Thailand’s territory to attack Karen soldiers based in Hlaingbwe Township on the Burma side of the Moei River. Major Maung Lay, from the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army’s Klo Htoo Lar ... Read more ►

DKBA kill six Burma Army Soldiers

October 20, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Fighters from the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army launched an attack on a Burmese Army frontline unit at Wawlay area southern Myawaddy Town killing six soldiers and wounding one. Major San Aung, a DKBA spokesperson, confirmed for Karen News, that on October 12, DKBA’s ... Read more ►

Burma Army using Karen villagers as ‘shields’

October 10, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Villagers in the Three Pagoda Pass region have accused government troops of using them as human shields against attacks from ethnic armed groups in Karen State. After suffering casualties in ambushes by Karen fighters, Burma army soldiers from Artillery Battalion and Light I... Read more ►

Karen fighters kill 10 Burma Army soldiers

October 9, 2011  •  Author: Saw Poe Moo

Guerilla warfare waged by Karen fighters on the Burma Army near Kawkareik Township resulted in 10 dead and injured four soldiers from the Light Infantry Battalion 202 based on the main Myawaddy-Kawkareik road. The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army said its troops had on the aft... Read more ►

Karen fighters kill four Burma Army soldiers and torch bus

September 30, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

A combined force of Karen fighters launched an attack on a Burma Army outpost at Kyaung Sha Kone area in Myawaddy Township killing four soldiers and destroying a bus, according to the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army. Major San Aung, a DKBA spokeperson, confirmed that on Septe... Read more ►

Burma Army shoots down KNLA peace moves

September 26, 2011  •  Author: Karen News reporters

Last week the Karen National Union announced in a media statement that it would hold a ceasefire day to acknowledge the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. The KNU statement asked the Burma government to do likewise. “To demonstrate our commitment to peace, and r... Read more ►

DKBA attack Burma Army Tax Gates

September 13, 2011  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

In retaliation for a state controlled newspaper report that declared the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army was extinct, DKBA fighters attacked three different tollgates under the control of the Burma Army in Kawkareik Town, Karen State late last week. The attacks happened in th... Read more ►

Burma Army shell village, kill cattle

September 7, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Villagers from Kyauk Gu in Three Pagoda township said Burma Army soldiers randomly shelled their homes, destroying houses and killing cattle. Kyauk Gu residents say the Burma Army fired about 40, 60 mm mortars into the village after fighting between Karen armed groups and th... Read more ►

KNU deny State media accusations

August 21, 2011  •  Author: Saw Kyar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Karen National Union denied reports in Burma’s state controlled newspapers that claimed that on August 8 an attack by Karen fighters had wounded two children in Karen state. Major Saw Kler Doh, an office manager with the Karen National Liberation Army in Brigade 5, bas... Read more ►

Villagers face fighting, malaria, hunger and displacement

August 17, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Recent fighting between a breakaway Border Guard Force faction and a group under the control of the Burma Army drove more than 130 villagers in Hlaingbwe Township region from their homes. The villagers are now seeking temporary safety along the Thai Burma border. The fightin... Read more ►

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