The Kachin Independence Army’s objective in recent attacks launched by the ethnic armed group against government troops was limited to attempting to “disrupt” the military, not to “overrun” the bases it has targeted, according to a KIA spokesperson.
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The Tatmadaw appears to be pressing its advantage in Kachin State after conquering the Gidon mountaintop outpost, held until earlier this month by the Kachin Independence Army near the group’s Laiza headquarters, with a statement from Senior General Min Aung Hlaing proclaiming the capture of point 768, known by the KIA as Lai Hpawng, on Tuesday.
Youths light candles for cadets killed, pray for continuation of Burma’s peace process.
The Shan Ethnic Affairs Organisation says 98 villagers have managed to escape forced service in the KIA, but that hundreds remain.
Government representatives will meet members of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) on 13 May to try to resolve recent violence in northern Burma. The meeting will be held in the[…]