DKBA and KNLA Join Forces For Revolution Day Parade

January 30, 2014  •  Author: S' Phan Saung

The Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) will hold a joint Military Parade for the first time to mark the 65th anniversary of the Karen Revolution Day on Friday January 31. Saw Moshay, the DKBA’s deputy chief-of-staff told... Read more ►

Released KNLA Soldiers – “Ceasefire needs clear rules and defined territory…”

October 19, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

The arrest of two Karen soldiers by the government’s military has added to tension created by a series of recent bomb explosions in Burma. The two arrested Karen National Liberation Army soldiers have just been released after being detained by the Burma Army for nine days ... Read more ►

KNU Condemns Burma Bombers – Reaffirms Its Commitment to Peace

October 17, 2013  •  Author: *Naw K'nyaw Paw

A Karen National Union District Office in a statement received by Karen News has lashed out at the perpetrators of the recent series of bomb blasts in Burma that have injured innocent civilians. The KNU Muthraw District underlined in its statement called the bomb blasts ‘d... Read more ►

Burma Army Arrest Karen Soldiers Operating Tax Gate

October 7, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

The Burma Army reneged on an agreement it had with the Karen National Union and arrested two Karen soldiers for collecting taxes at a temporary checkpoint. The two soldiers, from the Karen National Liberation Army Brigade 2, based in the Taungoo District were arrested while ... Read more ►

KNU Gen. Baw Kyaw Heh Exposes How Ceasefire Agenda has Shifted to Business

September 5, 2013  •  Author: Eh Na

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, General Baw Kyaw Heh, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and is its second highest commander explained his concerns about the current peace building process with the government and why he thinks the... Read more ►

KNU army and Govt’s militia clash – both sides blame each other for shooting first

August 21, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Fighting between the Karen National Liberation Army and the government’s militia, the Border Guard Force (BGF) erupted in the Weigyi area of Papun Township, Karen State last week. Soldiers from KNLA Battalion 102 Company under the command of Lieutenant Saw Eh Ka Mwe fought... Read more ►

Burma Army truck blows-up – two dead

February 14, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

A Burma Army supply truck was hit by a mine on Tuesday evening in Tantabin Township, Toungoo District, eyewitnesses said the explosion left two injured and two dead. The blown-up truck was from the 4th Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) under the command of Deputy Colonel Ye Thw... Read more ►

Ceasefire, but BGF ambush KNLA – wounding one soldier and one civilian

January 29, 2013  •  Author: Nan Thoo Lei (KIC)

Fighting broke out between the government’s Border Guard Force militia and the Karen National Liberation Army close to Mae La Hta village in Papun Township, Karen State. The conflict erupted last week wounding two in the conflict – a KNLA soldier and a civilian. KNLA sou... Read more ►

General Jonny elected as head of Karen Army

December 24, 2012  •  Author: Eh Na

Brigadier General Saw Jonny, commander of the Karen National Union (KNU) Brigade 7 has been elected as the commander-in-chief of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA). The KNLA is the armed wing of the KNU. Brig-Gen Saw Baw Kyaw Heh the commander of the KNLA Brigade 5 h... Read more ►

Italian NGO to work only in KNU controlled areas in Karen State

November 19, 2012  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The spokesperson of an Italian non-government organization, Popolis, which has been working in Karen State since 2001, said it would only operate in areas under the control of the Karen National Union. In a statement to Karen News, Popili’s spokesperson (who requested that... Read more ►

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