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Burma Army Soldiers Take Up Positions in Karen Homes and Monasteries – Villagers Security Shattered

Villagers from Kyate (Kli) village are fearful for their security now Burma Army soldiers have taken up positions in their homes, underneath houses and at the local monastery. Villagers told Karen News, Burma Army and its militia, the Border Guard Force (BGF) returned to Kyate (Kli) village after abandoning their camp on August 21, after it had been destroyed by…

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Fighting Continues – Burma Army Sends 200 Soldier to Retake its Camp in Central Karen State

Villagers told Karen News that today, on Tuesday, 1st September, a firefight lasting around 30-minutes broke out at Pae Traw Doo (Paing Kalan Don) village, one-mile from North of Kyate (Kli) village in Kyainseikgyi Township between soldiers from the KNLA 6th Brigade and the Burma Army. Villagers explained to Karen News KNLA soldiers warned the Burma Army not to cross…

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Burma Military Increases its Troops and BGF Strength in KNU Territory – Plans to Crush People’s Defence Force and National Union Government

Reports circulated the Burma Army were putting in place plans to use counter-insurgency strategies against opposition against the military coup – the National Unity Government (NUG) and the People’s Defense Forces (PDF) – taking refuge in KNU controlled territory. Fighting in Karen National Liberation Army 5th and 1st Brigades has now spread to KNLA Brigade 6 and Brigade 7. Local…

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Burma Army Losses Climb as it Intensifies its Attacks in Karen Areas – 284 Dead Soldiers, and 297 Wounded

A Karen National Liberation Army spokesperson from its 5th Brigade said its records showed fighting since May had been on the increase. Lieutenant Colonel Saw Kler Doh said that with the increased number of clashes were higher death and wounded rates. Lieutenant Colonel Saw Kler Doh told Karen News since May until the end of June the KNLA had killed…

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Burma Army Shelling Continues in Mutraw, Northern Karen State – 90 Villages, 980 Households, 4,000 displaced people – Aid Desperately Needed

Naw Nang Thazin, a health care provider looking after IDPs told Karen News that building shelter is critical as the wet season has placed many of the displaced villagers at risk. “There are 4,000 refugees and as they are not settled in one place like before it has made it difficult to arrange shelters for them. A local Abbot has…

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Burma Army Fights DKBA and its Allies – 600 Villagers Displaced in Myawaddy Township

The fighting on 1 June, 2021, south of Myawaddy Town, close to the village of Palu, was over territorial infringements imposed by the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) and ignored by the Burma Army and its militia, the Border Guard Force. The heavy fighting forced the villagers to leave their village to find safety in nearby villages or to try…

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Burma Military Attacks Continue, Killing Another Mutraw District Villager

Burma Army soldiers based at the Paw Khay Kho military camp in Mutraw district fired twelve artillery shells into Yeh Mu Plaw, Tae Boe Plaw and Saw Mu Plaw villages around 4:30pm on April 8. The shelling killed Saw Ki Bu, from May Pwae Hta village in Yeh Mu Plaw village tract in Lu Thaw Township, Mutraw (Papun) district. The…

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Burma Army Attacks Displaced 20,000 Civilians kill 20 and injure 27 – Urgent Need for Shelter, Food, Medicine…

The Free Burma Ranger, a frontline humanitarian group, reported on April 5 the military launched two airstrikes on Dwe Loe Township, Mutraw (Papun) District northern Karen State. On the same day as it announced its one-month ceasefire, Burma Army troops indiscriminately fired mortars into villages in Lu Thaw Township. The air strikes and Burma Army bombardments that began on 27th…

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Burma Military Jets Bomb 10,000 Villagers Out Homes – 3,000 Flee to Safety in Thailand

Airstrikes by Burma military jets in the Northern Karen State of Mutraw (Papun) district forced more than 10,000 villagers from their homes and as many as 3,000 of them cross the border for their safety into Thailand. The Karen Peace Support Network said in a media statement the Burma military’s nighttime bombings raids followed helicopter surveillance flights around 3.30pm, Saturday…

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4,000 Displaced – European Alliance Demands Burma Military Stop its Attacks in Karen State

Community based groups have said the recent levels of military aggression, by the Burma Army against Karen people, is the worse since a ceasefire was agreed with the Karen National Union in 2012. Displaced people from villages within the Kyauk Gyi township track are desperate for help – without basic shelter, medical supplies, food and clean water. Karen community based…

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