87 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNLA’

Karen Army Warns War is Close, if Government Troops Continue to Violate Ceasefire Agreement

May 15, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union’s army released a statement voicing its frustration and disappointment in national peace talks with Burma’s government and its military. The KNLA accused the government of using road building as a strategy to complete its attempts to militarize K... Read more ►

“NCA Clearly Reveals Which Tactics will be Used in Making a Move” – KNLA’s Vice Chief of Staff Lt-Gen Saw Baw Kyaw Heh

April 29, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Myanmar government and ethnic armed organizations including the Karen National Union (KNU) have signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA), but clashes have broken out in the area controlled by the KNU’s armed wing, the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) Brigade 5.... Read more ►

Burma Army Moves on Karen State – Builds Roads, Occupies Village Land, Displaces Thousands of Villagers and Fights KNLA

March 7, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting broke out between troops from Karen National Liberation Army and the Burma Army in Ler Mu Plaw village tract in Papun (Mutraw) District of Northern Karen State on March 6. The clash caused thousands of villagers in the areas to flee. Padoh Saw Gaw, a standing commit... Read more ►

Concerns Grow Over Conflict Between KNU and Mon Armies in Ye Township

February 28, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Tension is high after fighting between soldiers from the Karen National Union and the New Mon State Party in Ye Township the last weekend. It adds to government concerns as both ethnic armies are signatories to the National Ceasefire Agreement. The fighting took place on Feb... Read more ►

KNPF, KNLA Joint-Forces Seize Meth Pills and Arms in Kawkareik Township

January 23, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

A joint team of the Karen National Police Force (KNPF) and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) seized over 300 yaba (methamphetamine) pills and three percussion lock firearms and arrested the owners in Kawkareik Township, Karen State on January 21. The joint team cond... Read more ►

Fight for Self-determination Must Continue Through Peaceful Means: KNLA General

August 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

A leader of the Karen National Liberation Army has called for continuing the fight for ethnic autonomy, but through peaceful, political means. Speaking on the 67th anniversary of Karen National Martyrs’ Day, General Saw Johnny said Karen autonomy has not yet been realized,... Read more ►

Karen resistance fighter who served the KNLA for nearly seven decades passes away

July 31, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

General Saw Ka Sel Doh, a Karen resistance fighter who joined the Karen Nation Union’s armed wing in the first months of its existence in 1947, has passed away. Gen. Saw Ka Sel Doh, 92, died in Mae Sot Hospital, this morning, on July 31, after months of declining health an... Read more ►

KNLA Leaders Warn Soldiers to Remain Cautious of the Ceasefire

July 9, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

On Karen armed forced day last week, one ethnic armed group leader sounded a cautionary note, instructing soldiers to recall that a ceasefire is not the same as peace, while urging them to remain “alert”. “The ceasefire is a political game,” said Lieutenant General S... Read more ►

Territory, Natural Resources Dispute Fuels Fighting Between Karen and Mon Armies in Burma’s Southern Township of Yephyu

December 23, 2016  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Fighting between Karen and Mon soldiers over natural resources and control of territory resulted in one officer wounded by gunfire. The Karen National Liberation Army and the Mon National Liberation Army exchanged fire near Mann Aung village in Ye Phyu Township on December 2... Read more ►

ICRC Trains KNLA on Law of Armed Conflict

December 7, 2016  •  Author: Sa I Sue

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently gave training on the law of armed conflict (LOAC) to senior military leaders of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA). Over 40 military leaders from the KNLA under the KNU Brigade 7 attended the training, which... Read more ►

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