139 STORIES TAGGED ‘FIGHTING’

KNU Calls on the Burma Army and Its Militia to End its Military Operations in Mae Tha Wor, Karen State – 2,000 villagers Displaced

September 13, 2016  •  Author: Karen News/S'Phan Shaung

The Karen National Union has issued a public statement today, September 13, objecting to and calling for an end to fighting in Mae Tha Wor between the the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) and the government’s military and its militias. The KNU’s statement said that... Read more ►

Villagers Flee as Govt Militia Reinforce Mae Tha Wor, Karen State

September 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

As many as 2,000 villagers from 12 villages in Mae Tha Wor areas have fled their villages in fear of being caught in the crossfire between the Burma army, Government backed militia the Border Guard Force (BGF) and the ethnic Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) troops. Arme... Read more ►

Karen State Fighting Escalates

September 7, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Armed clashes broke out in Karen State between splinter Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) forces and government backed militia. The fighting started in central Karen State on September 2nd, in Mae Tha Waw areas in Hlaingbwe Township, and has continued over the last few ... Read more ►

Asia Highway project ‘linked to conflict’ in Karen State

September 2, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Karen community based organisations have condemned the Asia Highway project for displacing local communities who had the “misfortune of standing in the way of transnational interests” in a report. The report, entitled ‘Beautiful Words, Ugly Actions: The Asian Highway ... Read more ►

Burma Army’s War in Kachin, Shan States ‘Escalating’

August 31, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A report by the frontline humanitarian organisation Free Burma Rangers has said that the war in Kachin and Shan States is escalating. The FBR said in a report dated 29 August 2016 that “clashes and infantry assaults backed by mortar attacks are now a daily occurrence, and ... Read more ►

Ethnic Armed Groups Not Recognized By Thein Sein’s Govt Announce Their Readiness to Join the Pin Long Conference

August 23, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Three ethnic armed organizations not recognized by the previous military backed government as part of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement have said they are prepared to attend upcoming political dialogue if they are invited. The three armed groups – the Myanmar National Tru... Read more ►

Family of Four Wounded in Militia Clash Near Kawkareik’s Asia Highway

August 6, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between troops from the Border Guard Force and renegade soldiers from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army this week wounded four villagers. The armed clash took place between Kawt Nwe and Tadangu village near the new Kawkariek-Myawaddy Asia Highway on August 4. The... Read more ►

*Amid war, Kachin rebels expand education system for IDPs

July 31, 2016  •  Author: Htet Khaung Linn

MAI JA YANG, Kachin State (Myanmar Now) – It’s nearly dinner time at the dormitory in Mai Ja Yang and teachers are busy in the kitchen, while several teenagers are lounging on benches outside the building in this Kachin rebel-controlled town on the Myanmar-China bord... Read more ►

Civilian Deaths in Shan, Kachin State Military Conflicts

July 18, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

The ongoing conflict in Shan and Kachin State is escalating, according to frontline humanitarian organization, Free Burma Rangers, with two civilians killed. “The Burma Army is currently engaged in an escalating conflict in both northern Shan and Kachin states. The situati... Read more ►

New Burma Army Offensives across Kachin and Shan States, Civilian Casualties

May 3, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Reports are emerging of a series of small scale attacks by Burma Army forces against Kachin Independence Army positions throughout Kachin State, and on the Shan-Kachin State border. Free Burma Rangers, a frontline humanitarian aid agency, has reported that the attacks have l... Read more ►

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