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According to the Karen Peace Support Network, a network of community-based organizations, on March 4 more than 600 Myanmar army soldiers descended from their bases to civilian areas claimed by the Karen National Union (KNU), which has been in rebellion against the central government since ...
The Karen National Union (KNU) and New Mon State Party (NMSP) may be close to reconciliation after both sides sat for talks in the Mon border town of Three Pagodas Pass on Tuesday. The talks were called following two armed clashes between the ethnic armies recently: first in Ye Township, Mon State, ...

8, after the Tatmadaw resumed construction of a road in Hpapun district, according to local sources. Until early March, there had been almost no fighting in those areas since the Karen National Union, the political wing of the KNLA, signed bilateral and national ceasefires with the government in Yangon five ...
Some schools, which were built by the Karen National Union [KNU], were restored without outside support; however, these schools continue to use the Karen Education Department [KED][5] curriculum. After the students complete primary school [Standard Four], they continue their studies at Htoe Lwee Wah ...
[10] The KNU/KNLA Peace Council (also called the Karen Peace Council or KPC), is an armed group based in Htoh Kaw Koh, Hpa-an District, which split from the Karen National Union (KNU) and signed a ceasefire agreement with the SPDC government in 2007. The KNU/KNLA-PC subsequently refused ...

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 ...
Over 100 families were forced to flee their homes to escape the violence. The NMSP signed the NCA in February, while the KNLA – the armed wing of the Karen National Union (KNU) – has been a signatory of the NCA since October 2015. “We can't provide details of today's meeting, but we agreed to stop ...

The political wing of the KNLA, the Karen National Union, was one of eight original signatories for the national ceasefire accord in October 2015. Under the terms of the NCA, the Tatmadaw is required to seek permission before entering territory under the jurisdiction of non-government signatories. Concerns ...
The KPSN statement explained that the recent attacks have caused the largest forced displacement of civilians in Mutraw since the Karen National Union signed a bilateral ceasefire with the Burma Army in 2012. Saw Way Lay said that this is a concrete example why IDPs and refugees are reluctant to make ...
YANGON — The Karen National Union (KNU) has put its troops on alert after Karen militias clashed with Tatmadaw troops in areas controlled by KNU Brigade (5). Home Guards, formed by local Karen ethnic villagers, clashed with Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) troops after the latter allegedly trespassed in Lu ...
Karen Police burned confiscated methamphetamine tablets and opium in its attempts to fight illicit drug use. The Karen National Police Force (KNPF) under the Interior Department of the Karen National Union in Doo Pla Ya District, destroyed thousands of methamphetamine tablets (Ya Ma) and opium in an ...
Tension is high after fighting between soldiers from the Karen National Union and the New Mon State Party in Ye Township the last weekend. It adds to government concerns as both ethnic armies are signatories to the National Ceasefire Agreement. The fighting took place on February 24 near Man-aung ...
The NMSP signed onto the accord just recently, while the KNLA — the armed wing of the Karen National Union (KNU) — has been a signatory since the NCA was initially inked, in October 2015. Other members of Burma's myriad ethnic armed groups have also clashed with each other since 2015, but ...


 

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