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Gem Prices Plummeting in Kachin State

Gem Prices Plummeting in Kachin State

Gem prices in Kachin State have been plummeting since the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, with merchants forced to sell off their stock at half of the regular rates. Tin…

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More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Hpakant

More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Hpakant

Four COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Burma’s jade-rich Hpakant town, located in Kachin State. The new transmissions may have been infected by Case 1712, which they all had direct contact with. Tint Naing, who’s…

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Tatmadaw Warns KIO/A to Remove Military Camps in Chipwi Township

Tatmadaw Warns KIO/A to Remove Military Camps in Chipwi Township

The Burma Army wants the Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) to eliminate two of its military camps in Kachin State. Col Kyaw Lin Aung, minister of security and border affairs, sent a formal request to KIO/A…

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Fighting Between KIA and Tatmadaw Continues in Northern Shan State

Fighting Between KIA and Tatmadaw Continues in Northern Shan State

Yesterday saw fighting between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Tatmadaw troops in Burma’s northern Shan State. A KIA officer told KNG that Burma Army LID-88 and LID-99 fought with Kachin soldiers at three sites in…

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Burma Army Fights With Northern Alliance Forces in Muse District

Burma Army Fights With Northern Alliance Forces in Muse District

Clashes that started on Friday in Muse District between the Burma Army and forces belonging to the Northern Alliance of ethnic armed organizations continued on Monday. Burmese military columns and combined forces from the Arakan…

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Fighting Between Burma Army and KIA Continues in Muse District

Fighting Between Burma Army and KIA Continues in Muse District

The Burma Army and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) fought clash in Kyukok sub-township—also known as Pang Hseng—in Muse District in northern Shan State on Saturday morning.  According to a KIA officer from Brigade 6, the…

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Hundreds Displaced by Fighting Between Burma Army and Northern Alliance

Hundreds Displaced by Fighting Between Burma Army and Northern Alliance

More than 200 villagers fled their homes after fighting broke out between the Burma Army and forces belonging to the Northern Alliance of ethnic armed groups in northern Shan State’s Muse District on Friday. The…

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Tatmadaw Block Kachin IDPs From Returning Home

Tatmadaw Block Kachin IDPs From Returning Home

Civilians displaced by the conflict in Burma’s Kachin State, who are eager to go home, are being blocked by the Burma Army despite receiving the green light from the government to return to their village.…

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Unclear if Govt Will Enforce Closure of KIO Office in Myitkyina

Unclear if Govt Will Enforce Closure of KIO Office in Myitkyina

The Burmese government’s peace negotiation body has yet to respond to an inquiry from the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) about whether they will close the KIO’s Technical Advisory Team (TAT) office in Myitkyina. The Burma…

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LID 88 and KIA Clash in Muse

LID 88 and KIA Clash in Muse

The Burma Army’s Light Infantry Division (LID) 88 and the Kachin Independence Army’s (KIA) Brigade 6 engaged in clashes in northern Shan State’s Muse Township on Friday and Saturday.  A KIA officer told KNG that…