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Tensions Between KIO/A and Tatmadaw Rising in Chipwi Township

Tensions Between KIO/A and Tatmadaw Rising in Chipwi Township

Hostilities between armed forces is disrupting campaigning for election candidates in Burma’s northernmost Kachin State. Burma Army and Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) are in a standoff after the former demanded the latter to remove two…

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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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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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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…

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Parents Of Students Killed By KIA Want Bodies Back

Parents Of Students Killed By KIA Want Bodies Back

Parents of two students who were detained by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) following a brawl near a karaoke establishment in Burma’s Kachin State recently learned of their deaths while in custody. Kyi Kyi Khin,…

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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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KIA Accused Of Beating And Detaining Civilians

KIA Accused Of Beating And Detaining Civilians

A Kachin Independence Army (KIA) officer and several soldiers stand accused of assaulting civilians and then detaining some of them after attending a karaoke establishment in Mohnyin District, located in Burma’s Kachin State. Win Naing…