90 STORIES TAGGED ‘KNLA’

Together at last – KNLA and DKBA celebrate Martyrs’ Day

August 23, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

For the first time in 15 years the Karen National Liberation Army and the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army stood side-by-side to commemorate their fallen comrades at the 61st anniversary of Karen Martyrs’ Day. The historic event took place on August 12 at an area under the c... Read more ►

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

August 22, 2011  •  Author: Naw Htoo Paw

The ethnic people of Burma are having a hard time. Burma Army soldiers are targeting women in the Kachin and Shan State for rape. Villagers are used as forced labour for the Burma Army. Development projects mean forced relocation and slave labour. Half a million ethnic peopl... Read more ►

A Soldier’s Story: My escape from Hell

August 9, 2011  •  Author: Chamu

Forcibly recruited, Maung Lwin Soe served 10 years before he escaped from the Burma army. He tells Karen News reporter, Chamu, his story. In 2002, Maung Lwin Soe (not real name) from Bo Ga Lay town, in the Irrawaddy Delta visited his aunt who lived in Rangoon. When he arrive... Read more ►

Deadly ambush kills Burma army officers

July 8, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Karen National Liberation Army sources confirmed their fighters killed two Burma army soldiers and wounded four others in an ambush on the Kler Day road, Karen State on 2 July. The sources said the dead included a Burma army battalion commander Major Eh Hser Hser, office ma... Read more ►

Urban warfare hits Three Pagoda Pass

June 17, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay and Saw Thein Myint

A group of unknown gunmen drove into Three Pagoda Pass town in Kyain Seikygi Township, at about 12pm, shot at and burned a house, belonging to a businessman with close links to the Burma army. An eyewitness to the shooting incident told Karen News the gunmen arrived on a pic... Read more ►

KNLA attack kill 8 and wound 7 Burmese soldiers

June 17, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Karen National Liberation Army sources confirm that in clashes on June 10 in the area of Lamphan village – 19 miles south of Kawkreik town, Karen fighters had killed eight Burmese soldiers and wounded seven. The Burma army Light Infantry Brigade 201 operating in the La... Read more ►

KNLA attack killed and wounded 13 Burmese soldiers

June 8, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Karen National Liberation Army sources confirmed that clashes in May in the Walay area of Myawaddy Township between Karen fighters and the Burmese army had killed six Burmese soldiers and wounded seven others. Major General Saw Kyi Aung, commander of KNLA Battalion 201 who f... Read more ►

1,000 BGF troops join forces with Karen army

June 7, 2011  •  Author: Nan Paw Gay (KIC)

The Burma Army plans to militarize eastern Burma suffered a severe set-back in central Pa-an when more than a 1,000 soldiers of the recently formed Border Guard Force joined forces with fighters aligned to the Karen National Union. During the last 18 months, the Burma army ... Read more ►

Retired DKBA officers face threats, ongoing surveillance

June 6, 2011  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint (KIC)

Aging and infirm officers of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army’s Border Guard Force who have retired and fled to liberated areas of Karen State say they have received death threats from active officers. Saw Mu Hsoe, also known as Hta Kler, served as second in command of B... Read more ►

Enemies of the State

June 6, 2011  •  Author: Poe Taw

As the rainy season gains momentum, upwards of 14,000 ethnic Karen refugees remain in makeshift shelters just inside the Thai border, displaced by fighting between the Burmese army and a breakaway faction of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) that erupted following na... Read more ►

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