Peace marchers arrive in rebel stronghold
A group of activists, who set off on a peace march from central Burma weeks ago, arrived at the former headquarters of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Laiza on Wednesday afternoon
Voices from Laiza
Residents from Laiza speak about whether they think there is a possibility for real future peace in the war-ravaged Kachin state.
Laiza schools face closure
Yin Aung lives in Laiza and likes going to school with his siblings. Recently he hasn't been able to attend his classes because his school has been forced to close due to heavy shelling in the area. As Burmese troops step up their attacks, more schools like Yin Aung's face closure.
Military steps up strikes against Kachin stronghold
The Burmese military continues to intensify its frontline offensive against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) by coordinating ground and air strikes against rebel territories near their stronghold in Laiza
Government denies Kachin attacks
Shelling hit the rebel stronghold town of Laiza early yesterday morning. Three civilians were killed and six more injured in a series of attacks by the Burmese army. But the government denies any attacks in the area.
Fighting erupts near Kachin group’s base
Intense fighting between the military and the Kachin Independence Army broke out in eastern Kachin state’s Bhamo district close to the armed group’s headquarters in Laiza on Tuesday
Images show scorched earth in Kachin war
Houses razed by Burmese troops on Friday last week, despite orders from President Thein Sein to stop attacks on the Kachin