Ongoing Conflict Blocks A Nationwide Ceasefire, says UNFC

October 6, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A statement released by the United Nationalities Federal Council has warned that ongoing conflict in Burma’s Kachin and Shan States is blocking negotiations for a nationwide ceasefire agreement. The UNFC noted that it had held at least 27 meetings with the Burma Government... Read more ►

Burma Army Attack Leaves Two Shan Villagers Dead, Several Injured

October 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A Burma Army attack on a village in Southern Shan State, that left two villagers dead was tantamount to a war crime, a human rights organisation claims. The attack occurred on September 12, when about 100 Burma Army soldiers attacked Nawng Pa Deb village. The Shan Human Ri... Read more ►

Karen Villagers – “We Lost Everything In Asia Highway Conflict….”

September 27, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting in early July 2015 between soldiers from the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army and government troops along the Asia Highway, not only forced villagers from their homes, but caused them to lose most of their household belongings and food supplies when fleeing the conf... Read more ►

Explosions and Shooting Increase Security Concerns on Eve of New Asia Highway Official Opening

August 30, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Local residents said mortars and gunfire exploded yesterday morning on the new Myawaddy-Kawkariek Asia Highway. A Karen soldier stationed close to the area and who heard the shooting said. “The explosions sounded like three mortars and four or five shots of small guns. It ... Read more ►

Burma Army Division Commander Pays High Price after Failing to Prevent Asia Highway Conflict With DKBA

August 27, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Burma Army was quick to replace its South-Eastern Division Commander, following his failure to prevent the recent closure of the Asia Highway due to fighting between the DKBA and government troops. Major General Tin Maung Win was replaced by Brigadier General Myo Win att... Read more ►

Kachin War Continues – Offensives in Mali Yang, Villagers Suffer

August 2, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A report by Free Burma Rangers has recorded renewed offensives by government forces in Northern Shan State and Mali Yang in Kachin State. The fighting in Kachin State started in 2011, and in spite of attempts to negotiate a ceasefire the conflict has continued. The FBR esti... Read more ►

Karen Groups Deliver Aids to Displaced Civilians in Kawkareik Township

July 24, 2015  •  Author: Saw Nyunt Thaung

Karen community-based-organizations have come to the aid of civilians displaced by fighting between government troops and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) in Kawkareik Township. The Karen CBO’s have set up a committee to coordinate the assistance for the displac... Read more ►

Karen State: Fighting Continues – Displaced Civilians Now in Desperate Need of Aid

July 23, 2015  •  Author: Nan Wai Pyo Zar and Sa Isue

Recent fighting between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army and Government troops displaced more than 1,000 people from their homes, left them stranded and in urgent need of assistance for food, shelter and other basic items. The villagers fled their homes to avoid being ca... Read more ►

KPSN: Asia Highway Fighting Damages Peace

July 17, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue

The Karen Peace Support Network (KPSN) released a statement that said that fighting between the DKBA and government army during July on the Asia Highway had damaged recent peace initiatives. The newly built Asia Highway connects Myawaddy and Kawkareik in Karen state and saw... Read more ►

Talks to End Fighting Between Burma Army and DKBA Fail

July 8, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The fighting in Karen State between the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) and Burma Army continue as negotiations to stop the fighting failed. Captain Saw Three Htoo, an Intelligence Officer from the Klo Htoo Wah Brigade said that fighting between Burma Army and the DK... Read more ►

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