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Regime Restricts Food To Chipwi Township

Regime Restricts Food To Chipwi Township

The regime has imposed severe restrictions on food shipments to Chipwi to starve the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), but this also hurts civilians who cannot afford to bribe Burma Army (BA) soldiers to bring more

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Rare Earth Mining Poisons Eastern Kachin State

Rare Earth Mining Poisons Eastern Kachin State

After last year's coup, Burma has become the world's largest supplier of rare earths. According to a six-month report by Global Witness, which tracked the toxic mining of the mineral needed for computers and most

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PMF Pressures Waingmaw Residents To Accept Gold Mine

PMF Pressures Waingmaw Residents To Accept Gold Mine

The Gway Htu People's Militia Force (PMF) has been coercing residents to support its gold mining operations in Waingmaw Township, even though the majority of people in the area in Kachin State are against it.

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KIA Targets PMF Gold-mining Operation In Hpakant Township

KIA Targets PMF Gold-mining Operation In Hpakant Township

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) set fire to two excavators belonging to the leader of a People's Militia Force (PMF) allied with the regime in Hpakant Township, Kachin State. On 23 May, a few days

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Regime Deploys Kawnglanghpu PMF In Northern Kachin State

Regime Deploys Kawnglanghpu PMF In Northern Kachin State

Facing shortages, the Burma Army (BA) called on the Kawnglanghpu People's Militia Force (PMF) to provide fighters during the conflict against Kachin armed groups in Putao and Machanbaw townships in northern Kachin State. Although the

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PMF Turns Away Workers At Chipwi Rare-earth Mine

PMF Turns Away Workers At Chipwi Rare-earth Mine

The Laymai People's Militia Force (PMF) has been turning away workers who are desperate enough to pay exorbitant quarantine fees as a condition of working in their rare earth mines, while local residents fear the

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KIA Attack PMF In Hpakant Township

KIA Attack PMF In Hpakant Township

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) inflicted causalities during an attack on the Sanpya People's Militia Force (PMF) in a gold mining village in Hpakant Township, where the PMF was extorting money from residents, according to

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Waingmaw Residents Want PMF Checkpoint Removed

Waingmaw Residents Want PMF Checkpoint Removed

A People's Militia Force (PMF) is extorting money from people who passed through its checkpoint outside Wu Yang village in Kachin State. For the past month, it's charging each vehicle up to 2,000 kyat ($1).

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Burma Army Raids Kawng Kha Militia Headquarters

Burma Army Raids Kawng Kha Militia Headquarters

Burma Army troops raided the headquarters of the Kachin Defense Army (KDA) east of Kutkai town in northern Shan State, and reportedly detained top leaders from the group this week. The armed group, which is