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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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Only One Army Polling Station for Kachin State

Only One Army Polling Station for Kachin State

In Kachin State, there will be only one army polling station, meaning most soldiers in the state will be voting at the same locations as regular civilians during the upcoming 2020 general election on November…

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Burma Army Clashes With MNDAA in Northern Shan State

Burma Army Clashes With MNDAA in Northern Shan State

The Burma Army’s Light Infantry Division (LID) 22 and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) engaged in intense clashes in northern Shan State’s Kunlong Township on Saturday morning. Local sources told KNG that the…

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PMF Beats Kachin Youth at Checkpoint in Hukawng Valley

PMF Beats Kachin Youth at Checkpoint in Hukawng Valley

A family of a Kachin youth, who was beaten by the Shahtuzup People’s Militia Force, (PMF) in Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley, demanded the Northern Military Command punish their son’s assailants. Lamai Htoi Bawk, 20, was…

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KIO/A Won’t Allow Polling In Its Area

KIO/A Won’t Allow Polling In Its Area

The Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) won’t allow polling to occur in its areas during the national election. The ethnic armed organization (EAO) said it doesn’t recognize the 2008 Constitution. Col Nhpang Naw Bu, in charge…

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Displaced Kachin Civilians Return To Village To Clean Church

Displaced Kachin Civilians Return To Village To Clean Church

After living in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp for almost a decade, Kachin villagers, who were displaced by fighting between the Burma Army and Kachin Independence Army, returned to their village to clean their…

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“Jade land Is A Licensed Death Ground”, CSOs say

“Jade land Is A Licensed Death Ground”, CSOs say

Kachin civil society organizations (CSOs) questioned the conditions leading to the senseless deaths of jade miners during last week’s tragic incident at the Hpakant jade mines in Burma’s Kachin State. CSOs created a Facebook group…

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Displaced Villagers Want Electricity For Everyone In New Village

Displaced Villagers Want Electricity For Everyone In New Village

Over 200 internally displaced Kachin families living in the outskirts of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, want the government to provide all the households in their village with electricity. Residents of Ngwi Pyaw San…