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Junta Arrests Bhamo Teachers

Junta Arrests Bhamo Teachers

The regime's forces arrested a teacher who had joined the protest movement after going door-to-door to search every house in Bhamo, Kachin State, last week. "The teachers of the CDM (Civil Disobedience Movement) are resisting

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Gold Extraction Escalating Near Suspended Myitsone Dam

Gold Extraction Escalating Near Suspended Myitsone Dam

Under military rule, gold mining has increased around the suspended Myitsone Dam along the Mali hka and Irrawaddy rivers, and in Chipwi Township in Kachin State, with crony mining companies using large backhoes to extract

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KIA Fight Junta In Muse District

KIA Fight Junta In Muse District

Fighting between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Burma Army (BA) has intensified in Muse District after the junta attacked the KIA's camp in Mongpaw in northern Shan State. Last week, Battalion 36 of

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PDF Forms Civilian Administration In Sagaing Region

PDF Forms Civilian Administration In Sagaing Region

A People's Defence Force (PDF) fighting the Burmese regime in Pinlebu Township, Sagaing Region, is assembling a civilian administration in its area of control. The spokesperson for the Pinlebu PDF told KNG that the People's

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KIO Outlaws Junta Beer In Myitkyina

KIO Outlaws Junta Beer In Myitkyina

The Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) banned the sale of beer produced by the regime and crony companies in Myitkyina District. A KIO officer told KNG that Myanmar, Dagon and ABC beer companies have all been

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KIO Chair Warns Resistance Groups About Attacking Civilians

KIO Chair Warns Resistance Groups About Attacking Civilians

The chair of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) in his New Year's address has exhorted civilian resistance groups to stop all attacks on civilians and public facilities, including schools and hospitals. ''I would urge resistance

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KIA Attack PMF In Hpakant Township

KIA Attack PMF In Hpakant Township

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) inflicted causalities during an attack on the Sanpya People's Militia Force (PMF) in a gold mining village in Hpakant Township, where the PMF was extorting money from residents, according to

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Fighting In Kalay Township Prevents Volunteers From Collecting Bodies

Fighting In Kalay Township Prevents Volunteers From Collecting Bodies

Due to ongoing fighting between Burma Army (BA) and civilian resistance groups in southern Kalay Township, volunteers have been unable to collect the remains of all villagers killed in Nat Chaung village. A volunteer, who

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KIA Raid Junta Camps In Mogaung Township

KIA Raid Junta Camps In Mogaung Township

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) captured and destroyed two regime camps in Mogaung Township, Kachin State. In the attacks around 3am on 24 December, KIA Battalion 44 (Brigade 9) attacked Burma Army (BA) Light Infantry

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Rescuers Unable To Find Missing Miners After Hpakant Landslide

Rescuers Unable To Find Missing Miners After Hpakant Landslide

Rescue workers have recovered only one body from the landslide in Hpakant Township with many more feared to have perished in the disaster in Kachin State. "We still do not know the exact number of