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Skirmishes break out between Burma Army and KIA in two areas

Skirmishes break out between Burma Army and KIA in two areas

Skirmishes broke out between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army in two areas yesterday morning (24 January). An official from KIA Brigade 6 confirmed to KNG that the two armies clashes in Kawng…

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Burma army transports large supply to Putao

Burma army transports large supply to Putao

More than 80 Burmese military trucks loaded with a large supply of rations and unknown items departed this morning from Myitkyina to Putao, the northernmost part of Kachin State. It is a significant sign that…

Burma Army Launches Air Strike Against KIA Post near Gidon

The Burma Army launched air strikes on the Kachin Independence Army’s (KIA) Battalion 3 Lai Hpawng Post, near Gidon, on 19 December. The Burma Army started attacking the post with heavy artillery at noon and…

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Burma Army Allegedly Bomb Roman Catholic Church in Mongkoe

Burma Army Allegedly Bomb Roman Catholic Church in Mongkoe

The Burma Army has allegedly bombed a Roman Catholic Church in Mongkoe town in northern Shan State where it is fighting with the Northern Alliance. During fighting in Mongkoe, soldiers from the Burma Army took…

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Burmese Government Blocks Kachin Workshop in Myitkyina

Burmese Government Blocks Kachin Workshop in Myitkyina

The Burmese Government in Naypyidaw has refused permission for a Kachin public workshop to be held in Myitkyina, the Kachin State capital, on 28 November. Though the organisers of the two-day workshop titled ‘Pursuing Justice…

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Anti-KIO Protest Held in Myitkyina

Anti-KIO Protest Held in Myitkyina

As public and religious organisations across Burma call on the Burma Army to halt its offensives a protest against the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) was held in Myitkyina, the Kachin State capital, on 31 October.…

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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…