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"Saw O Moo's death is yet another casualty of ongoing fighting that has broken out between the Burma Army and the Karen National Liberation Army," KESAN said in a statement. "Since the fighting began on March 4th, over 2,300 villagers have been forced to flee their homes. Saw O Moo could ... environmental activist
Saw O Moo was ambushed by government troops on 5 April as he was riding a motorbike with a soldier from the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), a rebel group that is fighting for autonomy. The military has claimed both men were pain-clothes rebels "suspected of sabotage" who were armed ...

... who worked with KESAN as a "local community partner," was killed by soldiers with the Myanmar military while returning home from a community meeting to help organize humanitarian aid for villagers displaced by renewed hostilities between the military and the Karen National Liberation Army ... environmental activist
He was shot dead late in the afternoon of April 5, while giving a lift to a Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) soldier as he made his way home on his motorcycle. The KNLA soldier, Saw Hser Blut Doh, escaped after the shooting. He had been assigned to provide security and protect Karen civilians in ...
The government has embarked on a peace process with ethnic minority groups, like the mainly Christian Karen National Liberation Army. Fighting continues in some areas and talks appear to have stalled with no date set for a new round of negotiations. Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from territory held ... Myanmar rebel
This was punishment for not showing respect to the Tatmadaw Officer. •The village head, Mann K---, resigned from the village head position after the incident. •Villagers reported the forced labour case to the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) Battalion #16 office, which responded that they recorded the ... Myanmar rebel

The Tatmadaw violated the terms of the 2015 Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) by moving troops into this area and firing first, Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) Brigade 5 leaders said. Since the Tatmadaw crossed the ceasefire line in early March, armed clashes between their troops and the ... Myanmar rebel
Villagers have fled their homes amid fears the military buildup could lead to renewed fighting between government forces and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the armed wing of the KNU. According to a statement issued by the residents, over 1700 villagers, including the elderly, women and ... Myanmar rebel
The Karen National Union (KNU), an ethnic political organization with an armed wing called the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), issued a statement on March 16 calling on the government to withdraw its soldiers from the area. The KNU/KNLA fought the Myanmar army for more than 60 years until it ... Myanmar rebel
At 14, she was forced to work as a porter, carrying equipment through the jungle for the Karen National Liberation Army, the armed wing of the KNU. She said she missed her village in the Mae Tha Waw area, where she had been raising her three children. “We wanted to go back our own village at first but ... Myanmar rebel
Earlier this month, the Burma Army engaged in clashes with soldiers from the Karen National Liberation Army — the armed wing of the Karen National Union (KNU) — in Hpapun. The fighting has resulted in some of the most significant displacement of civilians in Karen State in years. At the heart of the ... Myanmar rebel
CHIANG MAI, Thailand – Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and Tatmadaw troops exchanged fire near Wah Tho Kho village in Kama Maung sub-township, Hpapun district, Karen State on Thursday afternoon, local sources said. The clash, which broke out around 1 pm, lasted about 15 minutes after ... Myanmar rebel
Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army – Peace Council (KNU/KNLA-PC) Battalion #776 soldiers led by Commander Hpah Htaw conducted logging in P'Ta Hkee Mountain near E--- village, F--- village, G--- village that are located in May Loh Baw village tract, Nabu Township. Situation ... Myanmar rebel
Although the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, signed a bilateral ceasefire in 2012 and the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in 2015, clashes between Tatmadaw troops and the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the armed wing of the KNU, have been reported as ... Myanmar rebel
Hundreds of Tatmadaw (military) troops entered villages controlled by the armed ethnic group Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) in Kayin State, triggering fears of renewed clashes, a peace advocate group has said in a statement. Over 600 Tatmadaw troops have occupied villages of indigenous ... Myanmar rebel
Clashes broke out at least eight times from March 4 to 8 between the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) in Papun Township, Karen State, forcing hundreds of Karen villagers to flee, according to local sources. The KNLA is the armed wing of the Karen National ... Myanmar rebel
The KPSN believes the Tatmadaw have mobilised inside the territory, under the de facto control of the Karen National Liberation Army, to expand a local road network, which villagers fear will be used to solidify military control over the area. Clashes between the Tatmadaw and KNLA last week prompted the ... Myanmar rebel

“The Burma Army soldiers violated the NCA by entering territory of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) without obtaining permission. Then, they started building roads, deployed around 600 soldiers from six battalions and displaced almost 2,000 villagers.” Saw Way Lay confirmed to Karen News ... Myanmar rebel
However, there are still a few old landmines that were previously laid by KNLA (Karen National Liberation Army) soldiers in the rubber plantation near Yun Slin river bank, western Daung Mweh village [also known as Meh Mweh Hta village]. The landmines were not found when they demined the plantation. Myanmar rebel
Over 200 people including officials from the Karen National Union (KNU), the Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army Peace Council, the Border Guard Forces, and the BPHWT and local residents attended the opening ceremony of the clinic. The BPHWT was established on August 8, 1998 to ... Myanmar rebel
According to Padoh Saw Robin Mu, the KNU Brigade 5 Mu Traw (Hpapun) District has reported the incident to respective Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) headquarters, the central secretariat office, and respective districts to prevent unwanted problems from taking place. When KIC News contacted ... Myanmar rebel
Fighting broke out between troops from Karen National Liberation Army and the Burma Army in Ler Mu Plaw village tract in Papun (Mutraw) District of Northern Karen State on March 6. The clash caused thousands of villagers in the areas to flee. Padoh Saw Gaw, a standing committee member of the Karen ... Myanmar rebel
YANGON — The Mon National Liberation Army (MNLA), the armed wing of the New Mon State Party (NMSP), which recently signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) with the government, clashed with NCA signatory the Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army (KNU/KNLA) on ... Myanmar rebel
Saw Joseph from the Karen National Union (KNU) Brigade 6 and Major Saw Sal Nay Htoo from the Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army – Peace Council (KNU/KNLA – PC) explained the JMC-S procedures during the public meeting, which attracted around 300 local residents. “In order for ... Myanmar rebel
A clash between soldiers from the New Mon State Party (NMSP) and Battalion 16 of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) reportedly erupted over the weekend near Mahn Aung village in Ye Township, Mon State. The skirmish flared eight miles away from the village. “The fighting lasted just for a short ... Myanmar rebel
This Situation Update describes events occurring in Bilin Township, Thaton District during the period between November and January 2017, including military activity, development, healthcare, livelihoods, Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army (KNU/KNLA) situation and logging. Myanmar rebel
Participants included the Kayin National Union (KNU), Karen National Liberation Army-KNLA, Democratic Karen Buddhist Army-DKBA, and the All Burma Student Democratic Front-ADSDF. The manager of JMC made the opening remarks. “As there had been armed conflicts occurring for nearly 70 years, ... Myanmar rebel
... Township and Thandaunggyi Township in Toungoo District between April 23rd and July 20th 2017, including civilians' situation, Tatmadaw military activity and its' bases, health, education, KNU/KNLA [Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army] activity, infrastructure projects and landmines. Myanmar rebel
Present at the discussions, which began on February 6, have been Chief of Staff General Saw Johnny of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), a subordinate of the Karen National Union (KNU), Major-General Saw Ai Zet Phoe of the KNU, Vice-Chairman (1) of the Joint Monitoring Committee-Union ... Myanmar rebel
Present at the discussions, which began on February 6, have been Chief of Staff General Saw Johnny of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), a subordinate of the Karen National Union (KNU), Major-General Saw Ai Zet Phoe of the KNU, Vice-Chairman (1) of the Joint Monitoring Committee-Union ... Myanmar rebel
This Situation Update describes events occurring in Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District during the period between January and October 2016, including development projects, military and Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) movement, education, healthcare and the region's social and economic ... Myanmar rebel
Local Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army (KNU/KNLA) troops and local residents tumultuously welcome the statue while wearing traditional Kayin costumes and performing the don dance. Local Karen people from Myoe Haung, Kha Lel Lay, Kha Lel Ta Khun Taing, Taung Dee, Kyon ... Myanmar rebel
During the emergency meeting held on January 5, the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) announced its refusal to accept the Tatmadaw's intention to disarm the EAOs and have them establish political parties to run in the election or live as civilians. Since starting the Karen revolution in 1949, the KNU ... Myanmar rebel
On October 11th 2017, KNLA [Karen National Liberation Army][8] Battalion Headquarter #16, led by the company's second-in-command, set up a security checkpoint along the Win Yay Township boundary between Brigade #4 [Mergui-Tavoy District] and Brigade #6 [Dooplaya District]. A local militia ...
The Karen National Union (KNU), an ethnic political organization with an armed wing called the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), issued a statement on March 16 calling on the government to withdraw its soldiers from the area. The KNU/KNLA fought the Myanmar army for more than 60 years until it ...
The latest round of fighting between the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the KNU's military wing, and the Myanmar military has forced about 2,300 residents from 16 villages to flee their homes. MEAT also called on Myanmar President Win Myint and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi to ... Army
Fighting between the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and the Tatmadaw has flared recently in the Ler Mu Plaw area, despite both sides being signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA). Amid a persistent military standoff, some 2,300 villagers who were earlier forced to flee the ... Indigenous
The Mon National Liberation Army (MNLA), the armed wing of the New Mon State Party, has clashed with the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), the armed wing of the KNU, twice recently. On Feb. 14, I wrote an article, “The UNFC: Reasons Behind Signing and Not Signing the NCA,” warning of a ... Indigenous
The fighting took place on February 24 near Man-aung village in Win Ye Township between troops from the KNU's armed wing, the Karen National Liberation Army's 16th Battalion under Brigade 6 command and NMSP troops from its 7th Battalion. Karen News is led to understand that the clash was due to ... Indigenous
The KESAN statement pointed out that "Saw O Moo's is yet another casualty of the ongoing fighting that has broken out between the Burma Army and the Karen National Liberation Army. The Burma Army broke the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in order to seize territory and to construct a road for ...
Saw Joseph from the Karen National Union (KNU) Brigade 6 and Major Saw Sal Nay Htoo from the Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army – Peace Council (KNU/KNLA – PC) explained the JMC-S procedures during the public meeting, which attracted around 300 local residents. “In order for ...
A skirmish broke out between soldiers from the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), of the Karen National Union (KNU) and the New Mon State Party (NMSP) over the weekend,near Man-aung Village, Ye Township, Mon State. Officials from both armed organizations confirmed that the skirmish broke ...
A clash between soldiers from the New Mon State Party (NMSP) and Battalion 16 of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) reportedly erupted over the weekend near Mahn Aung village in Ye Township, Mon State. The skirmish flared eight miles away from the village. “The fighting lasted just for a short ...
[Interview begins abruptly] What is the project that is being conducted? It is stone testing for producing cement. When did the project begin to be carried out? They [the company] came to ask permission from the villagers in 2013. Karen National Liberation Army's [KNLA][3] Lieutenant Ee Tha also came and ...
This Situation Update describes events occurring in Bilin Township, Thaton District during the period between November and January 2017, including military activity, development, healthcare, livelihoods, Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army (KNU/KNLA) situation and logging.
Participants included the Kayin National Union (KNU), Karen National Liberation Army-KNLA, Democratic Karen Buddhist Army-DKBA, and the All Burma Student Democratic Front-ADSDF. The manager of JMC made the opening remarks. “As there had been armed conflicts occurring for nearly 70 years, ...
This Situation Update describes events occurring in Win Yay Township and Kyainseikgyi Township Dooplaya District during the period between June and August 2017, including Tatmadaw activity, education, healthcare, development projects, land confiscation and recently returned IDPs and refugees.
Present at the discussions, which began on February 6, have been Chief of Staff General Saw Johnny of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), a subordinate of the Karen National Union (KNU), Major-General Saw Ai Zet Phoe of the KNU, Vice-Chairman (1) of the Joint Monitoring Committee-Union ...
This Situation Update describes events occurring in Win Yay Township, Dooplaya District during the period between January and October 2016, including development projects, military and Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) movement, education, healthcare and the region's social and economic ...
Local Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army (KNU/KNLA) troops and local residents tumultuously welcome the statue while wearing traditional Kayin costumes and performing the don dance. Local Karen people from Myoe Haung, Kha Lel Lay, Kha Lel Ta Khun Taing, Taung Dee, Kyon ...


 

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