140 STORIES TAGGED ‘FIGHTING’

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 ►

German Tourists and Local Guide Injured in Burma Landmine Blast

April 29, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Three people were wounded when a landmine exploded as they were sightseeing in Northern Burma on Tuesday 26 April. The three people were two German tourists and their local guide. The area where the explosion took place is close to where the Burma Army is fighting with an et... Read more ►

Villagers Killed in Burma Army Attacks

April 22, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A Burma Army attack on a village on the Shan-Kachin State border has seen civilians targeted and killed, according to a report by the front line humanitarian organisation Free Burma Rangers. The attack happened on the 30th of March at Pang Hka village. During the attack a 70... Read more ►

Karen Blame Burma Army’s Lack of Respect For Ceasefire Agreement For Latest Fighting

March 3, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

Fighting broke out between the Burma Army and Karen fighters in Papun Township, northern Karen State on February 24, over claims that the government soldiers had violated a ceasefire agreement. The dispute began when the Burma Army transported food rations to its frontline ... Read more ►

BGF Militia Commander’s Truck Attacked by Unknown Group With Mines and Guns

February 9, 2016  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

A pick-up truck carrying a commander of the Border Guard Force and troops was attacked by an unknown armed group on the old Myawaddy-Kawkareik Road last week – no casualties were reported. The incident happened on the 2nd February, 2016 at about 4 pm when a pick-up tru... Read more ►

‘Tens of Thousands’ of Civilians Displaced in new Burma Army Attacks

December 16, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A humanitarian aid organisation said that Burma Army offensives during October and November have displaced more than 10,000 civilians,. The Free Burma Rangers, delivers medical aid and monitors conflict areas inside Burma, recorded 92 new armed clashes in parts of Northern S... Read more ►

*Ceasefire ‘Broken’ Before It Began

November 5, 2015  •  Author: Phil Thornton

The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement signing ceremony on Oct 15 was Thein Sein’s big chance to add some much-needed credence to the national elections to be held next Sunday. But despite Thein Sein and Gen Mutu Sae Po’s optimism, not everyone is convinced the NCA will brin... Read more ►

Shan Call for Halt in Burma Army Attacks

October 20, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Ethnic Shan human rights organisations have urged the Government to halt Burma Army attacks in Shan State, saying these attacks undermine hopes for a lasting peace agreement. The statement, which was signed by 18 organisations including the Shan Human Rights Foundation and t... Read more ►

Burma Army Attacks Blocking Nationwide Ceasefire, Civil Society Groups Warn

October 15, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Ongoing Burma Army offensives in Shan and Kachin State are blocking key armed groups from signing a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, the community based organisation, the Women’s League of Burma warned. The NCA is set to be signed on October 15, but only eight armed groups ... Read more ►

Fighting Between Karen and Govt’s Militias Force Village School To Close

October 9, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between soldiers from the government’s militia, the Border Guard Force and a splinter group of the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army occurred yesterday at around 10am and continue into today on the old Kawkareik-Myawaddy Road. A BGF officer confirmed the firefight ... Read more ►

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