The Central Committee of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) has issued a statement ruling out the possibility of peace talks with Min Aung Hlaing. The coup leader had recently invited all of Burma’s EAOs to participate in face-to-face negotiations. The organization said it will only participate in peace talks when every group party to the …
The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has advised unlicensed gold and amber miners to vacate the sites of their operations as the ethnic armed group plans to launch guerrilla attacks against Burma’s armed forces in parts of Tanai Township from 10 April.
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.
The capture comes after several days of armed clashes in a strategic area that is home to several gold and amber mines under KIA control.
Government forces have reportedly launched assaults on its positions across Kachin State, including artillery shelling near the Kachin headquarters of Laiza.
The dwindling alliance of ethnic armed groups joined under the United Nationalities Federal Council banner convenes a conference in Thailand chaired by a leader of one of its former members, the influential Kachin Independence Army.