More Kachin Independence Army (KIA) outposts near the Lai Hpawng position that the ethnic armed group previously held in Waingmaw township, Kachin State, were captured by Burma Army troops on Sunday, according to the military.
Government forces in northern Burma are continuing to close in on Kachin Independence Army (KIA) positions in Waingmaw Township, southeast of Myitkyina.
KIA spokesman Col. Naw Bo told DVB that Burmese troops had launched assaults on frontline outposts in Waingmaw Township and a security post near Laiza.
Police in northern Burma’s Kachin State are questioning members of anti-drug vigilante group Pat Jasan concerning a violent brawl between the group and local opium farmers in Waingmaw Township last week.
Four volunteers from Mon Myat Sate Htar Nursing Home Association, lethally beaten and arrested by security forces during giving emergency health services in the deadliest crackdown in North Okkalapa on Wednesday, are in good health and sent to Insein prison last night, the Nursing Home’s official told DVB. At the time of their arrest, the …
During a brief trip to conflict-wracked Kachin State on Tuesday, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi visited displacement camps and, in a lighter moment, posed for photos with a pair of nonagenarians who similarly smiled for the camera with Suu Kyi’s father more than a half-century ago.