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KIO Chairman Pessimistic on Chances for Peace

KIO Chairman Pessimistic on Chances for Peace

On the 56th anniversary of the founding of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), their Chairman, General Lanyaw Zawng Hra, warned in a speech that the Burma Army’s ongoing offensive against all eight of the KIO’s…

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KIO Says Army Offensives Undermine Peace Process

KIO Says Army Offensives Undermine Peace Process

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) Central Committee released a statement on 8 October accusing the Burma Army of undermining the ongoing peace process. The KIO, Burma’s second strongest ethnic armed group has been at odds…

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More Kachin State Air Strikes

More Kachin State Air Strikes

The Burma Army launched its most intense air strikes to date in the area of the Kachin Independence Organisation’s (KIO) headquarters on 7 October. The KIO information officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Naw Bu, said that the Burma…

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Protests Held Against Burma Army’s Kachin State Offensives

Protests Held Against Burma Army’s Kachin State Offensives

Residents of Mytkyina, the Kachin State capital, and Tanai staged demonstrations on 3 October to protest against the ongoing Burma Army offensives against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in northern Kachin State. The protest march…

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Burma Army Launches Air Strikes Against KIA Camps

Burma Army Launches Air Strikes Against KIA Camps

Following two weeks of fighting between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Kachin State the Burma Army launched jet fighter and helicopter air strikes against KIA camps on 23 September. The…

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Kachin Drug Gang Beats Policemen

Kachin Drug Gang Beats Policemen

A drug gang beat Burmese Police after they arrested a major drug dealer of the Indawgyi area of Kachin State with alleged connections to high-ranking Burma Army officers. Officers from Mohnyin Township Police Force and…

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Burma Army Raids Sar Maw IDP Camp

Burma Army Raids Sar Maw IDP Camp

The Burma Army raided an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp located inside a Kachin Baptist church compound in Sar Maw Village on the Myitkyina to Mandalay Railway line on 18 September. One of the IDP…

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Burma Army Stops WFP Rice from Reaching Kachin IDP Camp

Burma Army Stops WFP Rice from Reaching Kachin IDP Camp

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Man Win IDP Camp face food shortages because the Burma Army prevented trucks containing a month’s supply of rice from the World Food Programme (WFP) from reaching the camp. The…

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300 Burma Army Soldiers Enter China Disguised as Civilians

300 Burma Army Soldiers Enter China Disguised as Civilians

About 300 Burmese soldiers wearing civilian clothes have allegedly entered China in small groups since 3 September as part of a planned offensive against the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) said a border military affairs observer.…

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Burma Army Seizes Medicines Meant for IDPs

Burma Army Seizes Medicines Meant for IDPs

The Burma Army stopped a Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) vehicle transporting medicine to internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Eastern Kachin State near the Chinese border and seized all the medicines on 25 August. The…