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NOVEMBER 2014

November 26
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Battles every day now

TNLA 478 and Myanmar army LID 88 clashed near Pha Dan village in Nam Kham township on 26 Nov 2014. The battles broke out around 8:00 a.m.

TNLA 256 and Myanmar army LID 77 clashed near Loi Kham village in Nam Hsan tsp in northern Shan state around 3:15 p.m on 26 Nov 2014.

November 26
6 Innocent Rohingyas Arrested by Border Guard Police to be Imprisoned

Genocide is when your group is punished simply for being alive.

November 25
Burma Military's Continued Use of Sexual Violence 'Widespread' Against Ethnic Women

This has been going on for decades. When Burma is called a "success story," it is clear that the rights of ethnic nationality women are considered to be of no value. We should all thank Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, and all the other sleazebag international politicians for this!!!

November 25
Burma army shells land near Kachin IDP camps

The regime has fired its artillery on each of the three days since it murdered the 23 ethnic cadets.

November 25
Tortured KIA Soldier Body Found inside Mai Nawng Post

Another Burma Army war crime.

November 25
Abduction Victims Secretly Flee Their Native Khaw Zar

The Mon villagers who were kidnapped are now being harassed by the Burma Army.

November 24
Burma plants mines in Burma-Bangladesh border

This is another way to kill the Rohingya, when they attempt to flee Burma.

November 23
Burmese Army Shells Fall Near IDP Camps

Regime continues heavy weapons attack even after the atrocity in which 23 ethnic nationality cadets were killed. Three new clashes reported. 2 BA soldiers die in one of them.

November 22
Nong Khio-based government troops slit throats of 2 Shan villagers

Images now published of a brutal regime murder in 2011.

November 21
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Open warfare

TNLA 773 and Myanmar army LIB 324 clashed near Pan Maw Khan village in Hpa Saung village track in Namtu tsp in northern Shan state on 20 Nov.

TNLA 478 and Myanmar army LID 88 clashed near Sar Lu village and Ma Wow village in Mann Ton township in northern Shan state on 20 Nov.

November 21
Myanmar Army's Major Tun Hlaing Zaw Says His Salary Increased After Killing Three Rohingyas

Burma's military dictatorship rewards genocide!!!

November 21
China sells Myanmar strategic HQ-12 missiles

Missiles for use against U.S. jets.

November 20
Burma Army shelling of Laiza training ground was deliberate says KIO

More news about recent Burma Army artillery attacks against the Kachin.

November 20
KIO Calls For Withdrawal of Troops and Heavy Artillery from Hka Ya Bum

Additional coverage of the attacks.

November 20
300 Rohingya Prisoners Taken as Porters to the Frontline in Kachin State

This signals greatly increased future conflict. Also, forced porters are typically killed when they are no longer strong enough to carry their loads. This is the beginning of a new mass war crime!!!

November 20
An Unregistered Rohingya Refugee Woman Gang-Raped in Bangladesh

One of the risks faced by Rohingya who flee Burma's crimes against humanity.

November 20
State govt approves Arakanese(Mogh) settlements in Buthidaung, Maungdaw

The genocide is well underway! The regime is seizing depopulated Rohingya land to give to local Rakhine racists.

November 20
The Mon Peace and Defense Front (MPDF) abuses its authority in Mon State

Rogue militia in Mon State.

November 20
Dooplaya Situation Update: Kawkareik Township, September 2014

Large-scale land thefts in Karen State.

November 19
22 Dead as Burma Army Fires on Kachin Military Academy, Rebels Say

Now that Obama has left, major regime attacks resume.

November 19
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Open warfare again underway

KIA 12 and 17 under brigade 3 and Myanmar army LIB 317 clashed near Hka Shang village in Mansi tsp in southern Kachin state on 17 Nov 2014

KIA 26 under brigade 2 and Myanmar army 51 clashed near Nam Hkyi Maw village in Tanai township in northern Kachin state on 17 Nov 2014.

KIA 12 and 17 under brigade 3 clashed with Myanmar army LIB 417 near Hka Shang village in Mansi township in Kachin state on 16 Nov 2014.

November 19
Two Civilians Injured in an Artillery Attack in Nam Hkyi Maw

More local victims of Burma Army aggression. Good description of the conflict outbreak from the new Burma Army offensive against the KIA.

November 19
PWO Part One: 'It's the women and children that are suffering'

What it is like for Palaung villagers in the areas where the Burma Army has been attacking the TNLA.

November 18
51st LIB Troops Launched Attack on KIA's Nam Hkyi Post

Burma Army again attacks with artillery.

November 18
KIA fight with Burma Army in Kachin state

More news about the latest conflict.

November 18
Villagers to Protest Over Grisly Death of Kachin Jade Picker

Regime refuses to investigate.

November 17
Fighting Resumes in Kachin As Summit Concluded

New clash as Burma Army invades KIA area. More expected now that Obama has finished his celebrity tour.

November 17
Murder suspect shot dead by police in Shan State

Article title reflects regime propaganda. Police intentionally kill SNDP politician.

November 15
Relatives says thousands of Rohingya missing en route to Malaysia

16,000 Rohingya refugees are missing!

November 15
Border Guard Police Torture Rohingyas on Guard for Ransom

Four more Rohingya men beaten and robbed by regime police.

November 15
88th LID Troops Arrived in Nam Hkam

The enemy brings in more reinforcements to Northern Shan State.

November 13
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A clash during Obama's visit! The dictatorship is laughing at him!!! He is their number one sucker, even more than Suu Kyi!

TNLA 223 under strategic command 5 and Myanmar army IB 242 under MOC 16 clashed near Pan Ku village in Kutkai township on 13 Nov 2014.

November 12
Attacks Continue: Year-to-Date Situation Update

Report by Free Burma Rangers about clashes and abuses in their areas of operation (not the entire country!). Notable information: 2 girls raped by BA soldiers; 23 villagers "disappeared"; 193 BA soldiers killed in the clashes.

November 12
An Innocent Rohingya Missing after the Arrest by Police

Rohingya man "disappeared."

November 11
Border Guard Police Torture Innocent Rohingyas and Vandalize their Homes

Regime police attack villagers while trying to seize their phones.

November 10
About 1,000 militia forces involved in attacks against SSPP/SSA

Detailed account of the Burma Army's current offensive against the SSA-N.

November 10
Four civilians in Hsipaw arrested and beaten on suspicion of having contact with Shan State Army

Another example of a very common type of Burma Army abuse.

November 10
Landmine Kills One and Injures One in Mongpawn Area

More casualties of Burma's civil war, which is 100% the fault of the military dictatorship!

November 8
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Another clash. No letup whatsoever in Burma Army aggression against the TNLA.

TNLA 717 under brigade 2 and Myanmar army LIB 391 under LID 77 clashed near Nam Twe village in Mong Ngao sub-tsp in Kyaukme tsp on 6 Nov

November 7
An Innocent Rohingya Youth Shot by Armed Rakhine Terrorists

Another racist attack.

November 7
High-profile BGP official killed a Rohingya old man

A drunk regime Border Guard Police officer tries to rape a young Rohingya girl and then kills an elderly man. This is done with complete immunity. He will never be arrested or prosecuted.

These types of atrocities against the Rohingya occur daily. How many will take place during President Obama's visit?

November 7
Trio of Burma Govt Leaders Guilty of War Crimes: Report

Lot's of activists have been saying this for decades, but no one pays attention until a group of lawyers from Harvard speak up!

November 7
Afraid to go home: Recent violent conflict and human rights abuses in Karen State

Good report of the military regime's continuing aggression and abuses in Karen areas (and which the KNU, under its traitorous leadership, does its best to ignore). Area map and details of clashes.

November 7
'No respite from militarisation' in southeast Burma: TBC

No real reform from the regime for the ethnic nationalities, only a bunch of useless ceasefires.

November 7
KIO Accountant Arrested for Collecting Tax in Hpakant

Many new regime checkpoints in the jade mining area. New efforts as well to undermine the KIO/KIA.

November 5
Par Gyi tortured before death

The new reformed Burma: torture and murder of journalists!

November 4
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Another clash. Good luck TNLA!

TNLA 376 under brigade 3 and Myanmar army LID 77 clashed near Lao Jel village in Mann Ton township in northern Shan state on 4 Nov 2014.

November 4
Villagers under Arrest for Helping Ethnic Armed Forces

Burma Army aggression against ethnic nationality villagers.

November 4
Army Threaten to Shoot Villagers Who Use lights after 10pm

Another case of regime abuse.

November 3
Tension High in Awng Len Village as Burmese Troops Advance Into KIO Territory

Even more Burma Army aggression, in this case against the Kachin people.

November 1
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Clashes between Burma Army and TNLA still ongoing

TNLA 256 under brigade 2 and Myanmar army LID 77 clashed near Pan Siri village in Nam Hsan township on 1 Nov 2014. (TNLA info dept#)

November 1
17 Innocent Rohingyas Sentenced To Five Years Imprisonment With Hard Labour

How many will survive their false imprisonment as political prisoners?

November 1
Human Trafficking Disasters: 37 Rohingya Corpses Buried at Thai-Malay Border|

Report of a crime against humanity against the Rohingya in Northern Malaysia.

OCTOBER 2014

October 30
Battle News from TNLA

1. Kutkai BA Artillery Unit in Attack on TNLA Camp (October 29)

On the evening of October 28 from 1700 to 2400 hours, the BA troops launched a withering attack on the camp of Battalion-335 under TNLA Tactical Command-5, on She-pyin-kyaing Hill, which is in Tamonyeh Township.

The attack started with the firing of light and heavy weapons from 1700 to 2000 hours and then, the artillery unit fired 120 mm mortar shells without cessation, until well beyond 2400 hours, according to report from Tactical Command-5 office.

The BA troops sent from Kutkai to Tamonyeh for the attack, in 4 trucks yesterday evening, and among them were also artillery unit troops.

As the TNLA Battalion-335 had moved its camp away from the hill, there was no casualty on the TNLA side.

2. TNLA Troops Fired on Mine-wee based BA Troops (October 28)

The TNLA troops from Battalion-478 under Brigade-1, fired from 0615 to 0645 hours on BA troops based in Minewee village of Namkham Township, which were operating in the area. In addition to small arms fire, the troops fired 5 rounds of heavy weapons. Casualty on the enemy side is still not known.

In addition to taking positions in villages of Paden, Munlon and Kaungwain village tracts, the BA has beefed up its strength in Kyaram village. The BA troops are combing jungle areas, where they think the TNLA troops are hiding, and are mistreating the villagers.

3. Widespread Clashes broke out after Encirclement and Blockade Operations by BA near Namkham (October 26)

After the BA conducted blockade operation on October 24, small clashes broke out in many places near Nam-kham Town, in areas of Kaungwain, Namtsari, Namthom and Ngawngar villages. Though the BA troops suffered heavy losses in the clashes, details still cannot be confirmed.

The BA troops from LIB-45, under Division-88, laid blockade and started attack on October 24. On that day, at 1000 hours, the TNLA Battalion-112 troops resisted with RPG fire for about 15 minutes, near Kaungwain village. On October 25, around 1000 hours, the TNLA Battalion-112 troops, with light and heavy weapons, attacked the BA troops from Namtsari village, at a place between Namtsari and Namthom villages for a few minutes.

On October 25, at about 2200 hours, troops from the TNLA Battalion-478 fired 2 RPG rounds on the BA troops near Ngawngar village.

After the clashes, the enraged BA troops set up, all over the places, checkpoints on roads, questioned and searched people from nearby villagers and threatened them by pointing guns at them.

Yesterday morning, at about 0900 hours, the BA troops, to intimidate, fired guns into the courtyard of Lwemon villager, Tamaukleik's (Ayaing - aged 62 years) house, wounding Tamaukleik (Ayaing) in the head.

We have learned that today, the BA troops sent for village heads of the villages, where clashes took place, for a meeting in Lwemon village.

News and Information Department
PSLF/TNLA

October 29
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Open warfare still underway

Myanmar armed forces from Kutkai tsp attacked TNLA 335 at Shi Pyin Kyaing hill in Tar Moe Nyae sub-township in Kutkai tsp on 28 Oct 2014.

October 29
Myanmar's Military Torture Rohingyas and Loot their Properties

The last two weeks have seen a resumption of widespread regime abuse and murder of Rohingya villagers.

October 28
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TNLA attacks the Burma Army

TNLA 478 under brigade 1 attacked Myanmar army of LID 88 bases in Mong Wee village in Nam Kham township on 28 Oct 2014 around 6:15 a.m.

October 28
Mongyang Municipal Worker Kills Three in Explosion

The actions of a population under great stress.

October 27
Update on Burma Army Activity in Kachin State and Northern Shan State

Clashes and BA activity in October and BA abuses from August to October.

October 26
Border Guard Police Brutally Kill Rohingya Religious Scholar

Another murder, from a regime gang beating.

October 26
Myanmar BGP police and Rakhine men killed a Rohingya in Maungdaw

More coverage of the murder.

October 26
Myanmar's Military Extremely Persecute Innocent Rohingya People

Three more beatings, also descriptions of recent regime lootings.

October 25
Burma army clashes with KIO and its allies in Shan state

Description of a collection of clashes in Tamonye Township that started on October 15th.

October 25
Mass exodus of Muslims from Myanmar following arrests

8,000 Rohingya flee northern Rakhine State in one week! There clearly is no letup in the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya ipeople n Burma.

October 25
Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

100,000 in two years. 900 per day since October 15. And this doesn't count the tens of thousands killed, and the more than one hundred thousand held in concentration camps. President Obama and Europe are actually rewarding the dictatorship - they are rewarding a gang of genocidal war criminals!

October 24
Missing Reporter Killed in Custody of Burma Army: Report

If such a thing is possible, this is a particularly egregious murder.

October 24
Battle News from TNLA - detailed sitrep

Reports on military activities in the Ta'ang Region, in brief, are as follows. The strategy of the Bamar Army (Tatmadaw, or BA) has been wiping out the ethnic resistance forces, one at a time, since the beginning of its colonial war, starting with the Karen in 1949. The BA has been trying to wipe out the ethnic resistance forces in the northern part of the country, since 2011, beginning with the KIO/KIA. According to its plan, the KIO/KIA was to be wiped out in two months, but the war has been going on for more than 3 years, now.

In contravention to its own strategy, the BA extended its war to the SSPP/SSA-North and the PSLF/TNLA areas. Apparently, its masters, like the Nazis in WW2, are pushing the BA to achieve something impossible. Thein Sein government seems to be unable to stop the senseless war, in which the BA troops are perpetrating widespread and gross violations of human rights and crime against humanity, which are verging on genocide.

1. BA Conducting Battle of Encirclement against TNLA near Namkham Town (October 24)

Units of BA Division-88 deployed 4 military columns in Kaukwain, Walaik, Namtsari and Namtya villages and attacking TNLA Battalion-112. BA troops in Kaukwain village have been shelling TNLA mobile camp, starting from 0830 hours. The civilian populations in the area are terrified by sounds of the shelling. At the time of this report, the TNLA has not returned the fire. Big battles can occur if the BA troops continue to advance. After bringing in more reinforcement on October 21, the BA troops have been trying to blockade and attack the TNLA troops.

2. TNLA Troops Clashed with Troops from BA Division-77 in Namtsam Area, BA Troops Suffered Heavy Losses (October 21)

This morning, from 0500 to 0530 hours, troops from TNLA Battalion-256 under Brigade-2, clashed head on with BA troops from LIB-106 of Division-77, in Namkay village area near Namtsan Town. The TNLA troops were on area patrol when the clash took place, and it lasted over 30 minutes. Though details had not been received, at least 5 BA troops were probably killed by the RPG round fired by the TNLA troops, said a report from the front.

3. Battle between TNLA and BA Troops near Kutkai Town (October 20)

A battle took place between troops from the TNLA Battalion-101 under Brigade-1 and the BA troops, from 1730 to 1800 hours, at a place between Maingyu and Ngawngar villages not far from Kutkai Town. It was an attack by BA troops from IB-45 on the TNLA troops, which were active near Ngawngar village.

Casualty on the BA side is not known. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Yesterday and in the morning of today, the BA brought in 60 truckloads of reinforcement from Lasho to Kutkai, Muse and Namkham.

4. TNLA Troops Attack BA Troops of Division-88 in Namtkam-Namtsari Villages (October 17)

Troops from TNLA Battalion-112 fired on the BA troops from Division-88 active in Namtkam-Namtsari Villages, at 2055 hours. The exchange of fire took place until 2150 hours. Casualty on the BA side is not known.

Up to late evening at the time of this report, 3 fire fights had taken place in Namtkam area, as a result of the expansion of activities on the part of Division-88 and the blocking of routes and attacks by it.

5. TNLA Troops Fired on Sakanthit Hill near Namtkham Town (October 17)

Some troops from TNLA Battalion-112 fired on Sakanthit Hill outside of Namtkham Town, at 1940 hours, where commander of Division-88 set up camp. The exchange of fire went on until 2000 hours.

The attack on the Hill was by troops from Company-1 of Battalion-112 to prevent the sending of reinforcement to a place at 13-Mile Post, on Namtkham-Namtpetka motor road, where a battle between Battalion-487 troops and troops from Division-88 was taking place. Heated exchange of fire took place for about 15 minutes.

It is still not known, whether the divisional commander was at the Sakanthit Hill at the time of the attack, and the casualty on the BA side. There was no casualty on the TNLA side.

6. Battle between TNLA and BA Troops in Namtkham Area (October 17)

Clashes between troops from TNLA Battalion-478 and BA Division-88 took place at 13-Mile Post on Namtkam-Namtpetkar motor road in Namtkham Township. The clashes started at 1914 hours and they were continuing at the time of this report. Head on clashes took place, because of expansion of activities by troops of Division-88. Reports on battles will be continued.

7. BA is Launching Fierce Offensive against Combined Ethnic Forces in Northern Shan State (October 16)

Troops from BA Division-99 and Division-11 started fierce offensive against the combined ethnic forces of the TNLA, KIA and MNDAA at 1000 hours in Lwekan-Panphyet areas in Tamonyeh Township of Northern Shan State.

Battles took place from 1020 to 1050 hours and from 1220 to 1300 hours. The battle starting from 1350 hours was still raging at the time of this report. Casualties on both sides are still not known. They will be made known in later reports. TNLA troops involved in the battles are from Battalions 919 and 447 under Tactical Command-4 of the TNLA. Battles took place in the area also yesterday from 1330 to 1700 hours and beyond.

8. Clash between TNLA and BA Troops in Namtu Township (October 10)

TNLA troops from Battalion-773 under Brigade-3, clashed with troops from BA Division-77, from 0730 to 0750 hours, at a place near Nantselin village, between Mansi and Panlon villages in Namtu Township. In the battle, 6 BA troops were seriously wounded. After the increase again of BA troops in the first week of October in Ta'ang Region, the probability of more clashes taking place in the region has increased.

9. BA Increased Military Strength again in Ta'ang Region (October 4)

According to information received, the BA sent in on October 4, over 30 fully loaded trucks of troops and ration to Kunlon highway side in Kutkai Township and over 10 fully loaded trucks to Muse-Namtkham side, an estimated increase of 400 troops.

In April and May of 2004, the BA sent in units from Divisions 11, 77 and 88 to Ta'ang Region to beef up the garrison troops, and the sending in of more troops again on October 4, was the second time increment.

10. Battle of Tamonyeh Area (October 2)

The BA troops suffered heavy casualty of 17 dead and 10 seriously wounded, in the battle taking place on October 1, from 1000 to 1830 hours, between troops from the combined ethnic forces of TNLA, KIA and MNDA, and troops from BA Division-11.

Though the battle ended at dusk, there was a probability of more clashes taking place, as the BA troops had remained in Tamonyeh-panpyet area, according to information from TNLA Tactical-4 Command.

11. BA Offensive against TNLA in Namtkham (October 1)

In the battle taking place from 1330 to 2000 hours in Namtkham area, not less than 10 troops from BA Battalion-45 and Division-88 were killed. One wounded company commander, who was being taken to Namtkham hospital, died on the way. The BA troops were said to be withdrawing toward Namtkham.

12. BA Offensive against TNLA near Namtkham Town (October 1)

At 1330 hours, troops from TNLA Battalion-112, under Brigade-1 clashed with BA troops from Division- 88 at Upper Panka in Namtkham Township.

The BA troops, which were inactive in September, have now started to launch offensive against the TNLA in the month of October. At the same time, troops from the combined ethnic forces of TNLA, KIA and MNDAA are exchanging fire with BA troops, near Panpyet village in Tamonyeh Sub-Township. More report will be made when details have come in.

13. Clashes between TNLA and BA Troops Continue in Kyaukme Township (September 28)

The TNLA Battalion-717 troops battled the BA troops from a column of Division-77, which were shelling and advancing towards their camp, situated at a place between Hoson and Marnpauk villages of Kyaukme Township. The clash took place on September 28, today, from 0800 to 0830 hours.

Suffering heavy casualty, the attacking BA troops fell back at 0830 hours. There was no casualty on the TNLA Battalion-717 side. The exact casualty figure on the BA side is not known. A TNLA officer, who participated in the battle, assessed the casualty on the BA side to be heavy.

The TNLA troops, in defense of their camp, were ready to do battle again with the BA troops, which were still not very far away and who could launch attack on the camp again at any time.

14. Violent Battles between TNLA and BA Continue in Ta'ang Region (September 6)

On September 6, today, troops from Battalion-367 under TNLA Brigade-3, clashed head on with troops from the BA Division-77, from 1445 to 1515 hours, near Lwemauk village of Momeik Township in Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on the BA side is still not known. More report will be issued when details come in.

On September 6, 2 battles took place in Ta'ang Region, one in Namtsan Township at 1400 hours, and the other in Momeik Township at 1445 hours.

15. TNLA and BA again Clash (September 6)

On September 6, from 1400 to 1420 hours, troops from TNLA Battalion-885 under Brigade-2 clashed head on with troops from BA Division-77, near Pankyarot village of Hukin village tract, Namtsan Township in Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on TNLA side. Casualty on the BA side is still not known.

16. Battle between BA Troops and TNLA Troops on Field Trip for Anti-drug Education (September 4)

A clash took place between TNLA troops from Battalion-101 under Brigade-1 and BA troops from IB-45 on September 4, from 1400 to 1445 hours, at a place between Marnmu and Naungsaing villages in Kutkai Township, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on TNLA side. Casualty on BA side is still not known. The TNLA troops were on a drug eradication trip, giving anti-drug education to people in villages, and the BA troops were tracking them for attack. The two groups came face to face at a place between Marnmu and Naungsaing villages, where a head on clash took place.

17. Two Battles in One Day between TNLA and BA Troops (August 23)

On August 23, head on battles took place, from 0900 to 1030, between TNLA troops from Battalion-717 under Brigade-2 and BA troops from Division-77, and again from 1400 to 1430 hours, near Namtkhun village in Kyaukme Township, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on TNLA side, while 4 were killed on BA side. Head on battles took place, because the BA troops, coming to Ta'ang Region for offensive, gave chase for battles and blocked the routes, used for travel by the TNLA troops.

18. BA Troops from Division-88 Shot 2 Villagers (August 18)

After head on battle with TNLA troops from Battalion-112 under Brigade-1 on August 18, at a place between Kaungwain and Marnsup villages, the BA troops from Division-88, shot at two Awehlaw villagers, who were on their way to Namtkham Town. The villager, Nyi Naing Jar was killed and as the other villager Yaing Tun Than was seriously wounded, he had to be sent to Muse Hospital for treatment.

19. Battle between TNLA and BA Troops (August 18)

A head on battle between troops from TNLA Battalion-717 under Brigade-3 and BA troops from Division- 77, took place on August 17 from 2000 to 2030 hours, at a place between Lwean and Konsa vullages in Kyaukme Township, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on TNLA side, while 2 were killed on the BA side.

20. Battle between TNLA and BA Troops (August 14)

On August 14, a head on battle took place, from 0700 to 0730 hours, between TNLA troops from Battalion-367 under Brigade-2, and BA troops from Division-77, at a place between Yepon and Molon villages of Yepon village tract in Momeik Township, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on TNLA side. Casualty on BA side is still unknown.

The head on battle took place while the BA troops, coming to Ta'ang Region for offensive, were marching up from Marntong to give chase to TNLA troops for battle, met the TNLA troops on the way.

21. Two Battles in One Day (August 3)

On August 3, head on clashes took place between TNLA troops from Battalion-101 under Brigade-1, and BA troops from IB-123, from 1530 to 1600 hours, near Mineyu village in Kutkai Township, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on TNLA side. Casualty on the BA side is still not known. More report will be made, when details come in. Two battles took place on the same day of August 3.

22. Battle between TNLA and BA Troops in Kyaukme Township (August 3)

On August 3, a head on clash took place from 0855 to 0915 hours, between TNLA troops from Battalion- 527 under Brigade-2 and BA troops from Division-88, at a place between Pankyawt and Mingon villages of Palain village tract in Kyaukme Township, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on TNLA side. Casualty on the BA side is still not known.

October 23
Shan Human Rights Foundation: "Burmese government troops shell civilian area, commit other human rights abuses in Ke See township…"

Widespread abuses against villagers by the Burma Army from October 12-18, in Northern Shan State.

October 23
Burma Army continues troop deployment to SSPP/SSA areas, despite promising to withdraw

The dictatorship is a collection of lying bastards!

October 23
Clashes in Myanmar's Shan State Leave Two Government Soldiers Dead

More coverage of the clashes with the TNLA.

October 23
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Action against the regime allied Karen BGF.

An unknown group attacked BGF. One killed and a BGF officer got injuries on 19 Oct 2014

October 20
Landmine Blast Injures 3 at Kachin School

Locals believe the Burma Army was responsible for the mine. The detonation followed threats from the BA for local villagers to leave.

October 20
Government troops reinforced while SSPP representatives meet U Thein Zaw

The regime's common pattern of using talks to cover attacks and other aggressive actions.

October 20
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New clash with the TNLA

TNLA 256 and Myanmar army LIB 106 clashed Nam Khur village in Nam Hsan township on 21 Oct 2014. Battles broke out around 5 a.m. (TNLA info)

October 19
Rakhine Extremists Attempt to Starve Crippled Rohingyas in Rathedaung

Genocide by starvation.

October 18
Border Guard Police Mercilessly Kill Innocent Rohingya Man

Rohingya areas are Black Zones, where all regime agents kill on site!

October 17
Fighting Escalates Between Gov't, Rebel Alliance in Shan State

Burma Army invades TNLA territory.

October 17
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New clashes with the TNLA

TNLA forces and Myanmar army LID 88 clashed at least three times in a day in Nam Kham township on 17 Oct 2014.

October 17
BGP killed another Rohingya to Implement Rakhine Action Plan

Systematic murder is part of the regime's "Action Plan" for genocide.

October 16
Villagers flee due to firing of over 20 mortar shells in Ke See township

This is a common type of regime war crime.

October 16
Tatmadaw Commander Tries to Buy Guns To Avoid Punishment

Burma Army commander tries to lie about battle losses and the overall battle situation to his superior officers.

October 14
Karen refugees pushed back from Thailand

Thailand refouling refugees from war, which is a crime under international law, to help the Burmese dictatorship build a dam.

October 13
Over one thousand die in labour camps over last decade

Information about Burma's gulag. As the source is the dictatorship itself, it must be taken with a grain of salt. The causes given for the deaths, for instance, are ridiculous. There is also no doubt that the gulag is as active as ever.

October 12
Four civilians killed in explosion in troubled Myanmar region

Casualties of the fighting between the regime and its allied Karen militia.

October 12
Four dead, ten injured after heavy weapon blast hit Dawna Range

More coverage of the incident, as well as news of another clash and of 200 villagers who had to flee from it.

October 12
Myanmar Rohingya 'tortured over alleged terror ties'

At least 58 Rohingya men arrested.

October 11
Heavy shelling during renewed Burma Army offensive causes civilian deaths and further displacement of hundreds in Central Shan State

Detailed report of the latest Burma Army offensive against the SSA-N. New information that BA soldiers murdered two villagers.

October 10
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Burma Army aggression continues

DKBA and Govt forces clashed in Kawkareik township on 10 Oct 2014

TNLA 773 under Brigade 3 and Myanmar army LID 77 clashed near Nam Selin village in Namtu township in northern Shan state on 10 Oct 2014.

October 10
More Fighting in Karen State Forces Villagers to Flee

More info about above tweet. Clashes in two Karen State townships.

October 9
Kachinland news update
Kachin ambush an advancing Burma Army column, 1 BA soldier killed

No. 5 section of Kachin volunteer troops under KIA's 36th Battalion on Monday ambushed a column of Burmese army troops from 221st Light Infantry Battalion and 217th Light Infantry Regiment at a location between Hka Chyang hkaraw and Hka Lum village in Muse Township.

A KIA source said Kachin volunteers attacked Burmese army column because it is moving towards KIA's 36th Battalion position at around 3 pm on Monday. One Burmese army soldier was killed and three others have been wounded in this attack, said the source.

October 9
KIO closes Hukaung amber mines following tensions with Burma army forces

Burma Army aggression in Western Kachin State, blocks road to KIA brigade HQ.

October 9
Government Artillery Shells Kill Two Civilians

Details of earlier reported incident. Burma Army shelled Shan villages.

October 9
Arbitrarily detention and killings take place over Rohingya in western Burma

Report of 5 Rohingya found dead in a river.

October 8
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Another casualty of Burma's Civil War, which is solely due to Burma Army aggression in the ethnic nationality homelands!

Landmine Kills an IDP in Maija Yang

Malang Htu Lum, 58-year-old IDP from Pa Kahtawng Camp, was killed by a land mine blast Monday in a forest near Maija Yang.  A Maija Yang resident said Htu Lum was out in the forest to look for bamboo shoots when she stepped on a landmine.

As many other IDPs, Htu Lum was looking for a way to earn extra money by selling bamboo shoots for her husband's outstanding medical bills.

No side has claimed responsibility for the blast. There were intense fighting between KIA and Burmese Army in area close to Maija Yang, the second largest city in KIO-controlled territory, during the height of the Kachin war.

October 7
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Full-on regime aggression resumes at the Kachin Front. The regime will not negotiate in good faith for the NCA, and instead has decided to attack!

Battle Rages near Dak Nai Village

A battle took place between KIA's 9th Battalion troops and Burmese army's 290th Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) troops at Bang Lap Hkyet near Dak Nai village in northern Shan State on Oct 2 at 2:30 pm. No casualties have been reported on either side.

On the same day, Burmese army's 523rd Light Infantry Regiment troops attacked Shan State Army (North/SSPP) position at Ta Hpa Sawng at 6:30 am. A SSA source said its troops had to withdraw from Ta Hpa Sawng after hours of intense fighting.

Allied Troops Fought Burmese Army

A combined force of KIA's 2nd Battalion, TNLA and Ko Kang (MNDAA) troops on Wednesday fought against Burmese army troops from 125th LIB, 215th LIR and 217th LIR at a location between Bang Hpik and Zup Awng village in northern Shan State at around 9:30 am [October 2], reported a KIA source. The battle lasted for about 4 hours. No casualty information is available from both sides engaged in intense battles.

212 LIB Troops Captured A KIA Soldier

Burmese government troops from 212st Battalion arrested and detained a KIA private, Lagwi Ying Ting, from 2nd Battalion under 4th Brigade at Hu Lin village in northern Shan State on Sept 30. Lagwi Ying Ting was captured with his own weapons at around 11 pm. KIA sources said they still do not know whereabouts of Ying Ting.

Burmese army soldiers who captured the KIA soldier is believed to be from 212st Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) based in Yung Maw village. Burmese army troops from 212nd LIB, 312nd LIB, 215 LIR and 217 LIR are currently based in Yung Maw village.

A local villager said they are terrified by the presence of large number of Burmese army troops around his village.

KIA's 36th Battalion Battles 568th LIR

A battle took place between KIA's 36th Battalion troops and Burmese army's 568th Light Infantry Regiment troops at Lung Ja Bum, located in Muse Township in northern Shan State, on Sept 29 at 12:30 pm. No casualties have been reported on either side.

October 7
Tensions in Myanmar's Kachin State Forces Thousands to Flee

New regime offensive leads to 5,000 new IDPs.

October 7
Government, Rebels Suffer Fatalities in Myanmar's Shan State Clashes

Burma Army pursuing a major offensive against the SSA-N.

October 7
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Regime offensive leads to civilian casualties.

Two civilians were killed in the battles in Shan state

October 7
Border Guard Police Torture Rohingya to Death in Maungdaw

More information about the latest regime murder of a Rohingya man.

October 6
Clashes break out between TNLA and government troops

Update on the recent attacks by the Burma Army against the TNLA.

October 6
Two policemen wounded in Taunggyi bomb blast

More information about the Shan State bomb blasts.

October 6
BGP killed a Rohingya Scholar in Northern Maungdaw

No letup in the regime's reign of terror against the Rohingya people. This is not surprising, since there is no pressure from the West - none at all - to stop these crimes against humanity.

October 5
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Bomb explosions in capital of Shan State

Three bombs exploded in Taung Gyi around 10 p.m on 4 Oct 2014. One police got injuries.

October 5
BGP tortures under aged Rohingya in western Burma

Regime police torture Rohingya boy.

October 3
Fighting in Central Shan State Reportedly Kills 5 Soldiers, 2 Rebels

A post form September 29 predicted this Burma Army offensive. Way to go SSA-N!!!

October 3
Burmese army launches 'unprovoked attack', say Shan rebels

More coverage of the attack against the SSA-N. At least five separate battles.

October 3
PSLF battle news
Continuous fighting between TNLA and Myanmar Army (28 September 2014)

The clash occurred 28 September from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM, because of Myanmar Army division 77's offensive movement between Hosun and Manpauk villages in Kyaukmae Townshp in Ta'ang region.

The Myanmar Army column, firing artillery, marched to the camp side of Ta'ang army regiment 717. The Myanmar Army retreated at about 8:30 AM.

According to a Ta'ang official, there were some casualties on the Myanmar Army side. The Myanmar Army remained nearby, so clashes were expected in the near future. The TNLA troops were waiting on alert.

October 3
Mon Peace and Defence Force Battalion Commander Arrested for Possession of Arms

Interesting: Officer of pro-regime armed group that split from the NMSP arrested by the regime.

October 2
Heavy Fighting in Shan State Kills 17 Govt Soldiers, Rebels Claim

Way to go, pro-democracy resistance!!! Defeat the Burma Army aggressors!!!

October 2
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Numerous clashes in Karen State

KNU and Burma army exchanged gun firefight on 1 Oct

DKBA forces and Myanmar army forces clashed near Nabulae village in Kawkareik township in Karen state on 1 Oct 2014.

DKBA forces and Myanmar army forces clashed near Tantarkyo (broken bridge) (Dawna Mountain cross route) in Myawaddy township on 1 Oct 2014.

October 1
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Renewed fighting in Northern Shan State; two new fronts

Combine forces of KIA, TNLA and MNDAA clashed with Myanmar forces near Pan Pyet village in Tamoenye sub-tsp in northern Shan state on 1 Oct.

TNLA 112 under brigade1 and Myanmar army LID 88 clashed near Pan Khar village in Nam Kham tsp on 1 Oct 14. Battles broke out around 13:30 p

October 1
Monitoring archive

Good month by month summary of Burma's civil war.

October 1
Burmese security force inhumanely tortures Rohingya Scholars at Maungdaw

Continued reports of abuse against the Rohingya people.

SEPTEMBER 2014

September 30
Karen Soldier Killed in Latest Fighting, KNU Claims Government Troops Attacked First

Detailed report about the Burma Army attack on the KNDO.

September 30
Government Troops Reinforced Around Kyaikmayaw Township

Update on the new conflict in Mon State.

September 30
PSLF battle news
Two more battles; 7 BA dead including an officer

TNLA troops and Myanmar Army clash in Kyaukmae Township (25 September 2014)

A joint operation of Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) IBs 517 and 717 clashed with Myanmar Army brigade 2 and division 77 troops near Panlaw Village, Maingngaw Sub-Township, Kyaukmae Township, in the Ta'ang Region, northern Shan State.

After half an hour of fighting from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm, the troops on both sides became quiet.

The TNLA troops defended against the column of the Myanmar Army that marched near Panlaw Village. It was reported that Myanmar Army division 77 camped at Khonkhar Village.

There is no information about casualties from the Myanmar Army side. Detailed news will be announced soon.

Update on battle news

During the one hour-long battle that took place on 25 September 2014, from 2 pm to 3 pm, between TNLA IBs 517 and 717 under brigade 2 and Myanmar Army division 77 troops, one division 77 captain was seriously injured and died on the way to Kyaukmae City.

Note: Battle new on 28 sep that 6 Bama tamadaw killed will be released in English soon.

September 29
Heavy Fighting Breaks out Between DKBA and Gov't troops; Residents Flee for Safety

Major fighting in Mon State.

September 29
More Clashes Between Govt and Karen Rebels in Mon State

Additional coverage. Clashes also reported in southern Karen State, and report of defections from one pro-regime militia to another.

September 29
In Central Mon State, Villagers Flee as Soldiers Hunt for Karen Rebels

1,000 regime forces moved to the area. 5 DKBA soldiers killed.

September 29
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More reports from southern Karen State

A civilian bus was attacked between Kyone Doh and Thamanya in Karen state on 29 Sept

Burma army attacked KNDO in Kyauk Gyi township on 27 Sept

September 29
Government army are scheming to fight SSPP/SSA

Burma Army offensive against SSA-N may be imminent.

September 29
Govt.troops order villagers to carry sand

Burma Army using forced porters to expand camps in Shan State.

September 29
Militiamen of PNO/PNA shoot two civilians with no reason

Shooting in disputed area in southern Shan State.

September 28
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More clashes between the Burma Army and the TNLA

TNLA 717 and LID 77 clashed near Mann Pauk village in Kyaukme township on 28 Sept 2014. The battles broke out around 8:00 am to 8:30 am.

September 28
Deadly Fighting Breaks Out Between Burma Army and Karen Armed Groups – Border Crossing Closed

Report of another clash between the DKBA and the BA, in the KNLA's 6th Brigade area. 4 BA soldiers killed.

September 28
Unknown Armed Group Demands 750 Thousand Kyats For Khawzar Town Hostages

Kidnapping extortion now underway.

September 27
Heavy Fighting Erupts Near Myawaddy, Residents Flee Homes

Major clash between the DKBA and the Burma Army.

September 27
Fighting closes Mae Sot border post

More coverage. Report of at least 10 KIA on both sides.

September 27
Battles Rage in Ethnic Lands as Ceasefire Talks Stall

Burma Army renews attacks against the Kachin Independence Army. Also, two new clashes with the TNLA.

September 27
Battle Rages in Kyauk Me Township

TNLA ambushes BA unit.

September 26
DKBA Rebels Injure 2 Soldiers, Detain 8 in Mon State

Pro-regime DKBA at odds with supposed Burma Army allies.

September 26
Tatmadaw purposely attack SSA-South

So much for the SSA-S ceasefire!

September 26
Govt.troops bully villagers and orders bamboo from them

Burma Army expanding Shan State camps.

September 26
Chin Farmers Re-Arrested After Accusing Burma Army of Torture

Farmers forced to sign document saying that they were not tortured.

September 25
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New clash between the Burma Army and the TNLA

TNLA 517 and Myanmar army LID 77 clashed near Pang Lawt village in Kyaukme township on 25 Sept 2014. The battles broke out around 2:30 pm.

September 25
TNLA Troops Fought Burmese Army's 88th LID

Yet another clash between the BA and the TNLA.

September 25
Kachin Volunteers Fought 323rd LIR Troops

New report about a clash earlier this month.

September 25
Burma army detains KIO officer in western Kachin state

Regime renews aggressive behavior against the Kachin.

September 25
BGF Arrests 5 Soldiers for Suspected Involvement in KNU Killing

I predict that the murderers will be released in a few days.

September 24
NLD member killed in Mandalay

NLD member murdered with impunity by regime soldiers.

September 24
Four inhabitants of Khau-zar kidnapped yet

Kidnapping of villagers bu unidentified armed group in Mon State.

September 23
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New clash between the Burma Army and the SSA-S

RCSS and Myanmar army clashed near Paing San village in Mong Pu Lon area on 22 Sept 2014

September 23
Murdered Karen soldier's body found in Myawaddy

KNLA soldier killed by pro-regime BGF.

September 22
Govt. army and TNLA fight at China border

New clash reported.

September 21
Mob Attacks Mosque Near Bagan After Allegations of Buddhist Maid's Abuse

Yet another anti-Muslim incident.

September 19
Govt. policemen shoot villager, accusing contact with Shan State Army

Another typical example of regime agents murdering a villager.

September 19
Two Arakanese arrested with US made hand-grenades in Sittwe

Burma is full of weapons.

September 19
Explosion at Shan politician's home injures one

Attack against pro-democracy politician.

September 19
Nine police hurt freeing hostages at factory rally

Police backed company exploiting laborers.

September 19
Mayhem in Myawaddy as Karen rebel dies in drunken shootout

Police kill a regime-affiliated militia member.

September 18
Army Tortured 6 Chin Farmers, Rights Group Alleges

Typical Burma Army abuse, this time in Western Burma.

September 17
Karen Rebels, Govt Troops Clash as Peace Talks Loom

Burma Army unit intrudes on KNU territory. Clash results and one BA soldier killed.

September 17
Tensions Rise as Military Orders Rebels to Disarm in Myawaddy

Regime appears to be going after its own ethnic allies. The Karen groups targeted are all long-standing traitors to the Karen cause.

September 16
Second Bomb Found in Thai-Burma Border Town

It seems this was well orchestrated. Again, the question is, by whom?

September 16
Bomb Found Near Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge In Myawaddy

Who would benefit from terrorism in Myawaddy?

September 15
3 Rohingya Drown After Police Fire Rubber Bullets at Boat

Aggression by regime security agents again leads to Rohingya deaths.

September 15
No deal on Pa-O, SSA-S land dispute

Interesting point that the regime has a role in the dispute.

September 15
Medics Struggling to Cope with Numbers of Displaced in Kachin Conflict

The guns may be quiet for the moment, but the crisis continues.

September 5
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Two new clashes involving the TNLA

TNLA 367 under brigade 3 and Burma army LID 77 clashed near Loi Mauk village in Mong Meik (Moe Meik) township on 6 Sept.

TNLA 885 under brigade 2 and Burma army LID 77 clashed near Panjarok village in Nam Hsan township in northern Shan state on 6 Sept.

September 5
Govt. Soldiers bullied villagers accusing pro-Chin National Army

Villagers abused in western Burma.

September 4
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New clash involving the TNLA

TNLA 101 under brigade 1 and Burma army IB 45 clashed near Mann Muu and Naung Hsai village in Kutkai township on 4 Sept.

September 3
Fighting breaks out between Pa-O and Shan armies

Territorial clash between two of Burma's revolutionary armies.

September 3
Shan, Pa-O Rebels Clash Over Territorial Dispute

More details. SSA-S admit that they are the ones who attacked.

September 1
Security forces kill one and injure several others for refusing to provide population data in Maungdaw

State-organized repression of the Rohingya continues. Houses in another village burned.

AUGUST 2014

August 30
Myanmar's Armed Forces Plunder Rohingya Homes under Population Survey Banner

More villages raided. The regime's genocidal aggression against the Rohingya people is unabated! It is impossible to live like this, under daily threat, yet the international community, now so in love with the dictatorship, says nothing.

August 30
Myanmar's Armed Forces Besiege and Savage Rohingya Villages

Regime reign of terror against two villages in Maungdaw.

August 29
Army destroys Rohingya-owned betel farms in Maungdaw

Destruction of livelihoods; two villagers beaten.

August 29
Unstoppable Burmese Army's tyrant

Burma Army unit destroys villagers' belongings in Shan State.

August 28
Myanmar's Military Torture an Innocent Rohingya for Ransom

Rohingya man beaten by a Rakhine extremist, and then arrested, beaten and held for ransom by regime soldiers.

August 25
Column of government troops shoot villagers

Three BA soldiers injured from a bomb. Column kills one villager in a revenge attack.

August 25
A remained bomb kills boys

Two village boys killed and one injured by a Burma Army bomb.

August 25
Reckless Gunfire by Myanmar's BGP Kills a Rohingya Farmer

Regime security agents murder a Rohingya man.

August 24
Rohingya Teenager Die after Injections by a Racist Rakhine Doctor

Rohingya in need of medical care risk their life to get it.

August 24
An Untold Tragedy: Rakhine Nurses Torture a Muslim Lady and Kill Her Son

Report of the death of another Rohingya person while seeking medical care.

August 24
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New clash involving the SSA-S

SSPP/ssa and Burma army IB 287 clashed in Kehsi township on 22 Aug.

August 23
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New clashes between Burma Army and TNLA

TNLA 717 and Burma army LID 77 clashed near Nam Khun village in Kyaukme tsp on 23 Aug. Battles broke out at 9 am - 10:30 am and 2 - 2:30 pm

August 20
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Two more battles; 12 BA soldiers killed.

On August 17, from 20:00 pm to 20:30 pm, there was a head-on clash between regiment 717 of Ta'ang National Liberation Army-TNLA brigade 3 and division 77 of Myanmar army between Lwe-an and Kone sar villages, Kyauk Mae township, Ta'ang region.

There was no casualties from Ta'ang troop side, but two Myanmar soldiers killed. The clash was occurred because of offensive attacks from Myanmar army side.

At least 10 Myanmar soldiers killed in action on 18 August 2014

The clash was broken out between regiment 112 of Ta'ang troop brigade 1 and division 88 of Myanmar army between Kaung Waing and Mansut villages on 18 August from 09:45 am to 10:00 am. At least 10 Myanmar soldiers were dead, but no harm in TNLA side.

According to the TNLA regiment 112 commander, the fightings are continued in the respective regions until 18 August between the Myanmar army and the troops from TNLA troops. On the other hand, on that date, the UPWC and NCCT are trying to negotiate on the signing of
nationwide cease-fire agreement.

It makes the people to be questionable and bewildered on so-called genuine peace in entire nation in near future. Majority of the people in Myanmar, in these days, are lack of confidence on the nationwide cease-fire agreement procedures and the Myanmar political weather is
still overcasting by doubt.

August 18
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New clashes between Burma Army and TNLA

TNLA 717 and Myanmar army LID 77 clashed in Kyaukme township on 17 Aug. TNLA 112 and Myanmar army LID 88 clashed in Nam Kham tsp on 18 Aug.

August 18
One Civilian Killed After TNLA, Govt Troops Clash

Details on the latest clashes. Ten Burma Army casualties. BA soldiers shoot two villagers.

August 14
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New clashes between Burma Army and TNLA

TNLA 367 and Myanmar army LID 77 clashed near Yaypon and Moe Lon village in Moe Meik township. Battles broke out around 7 to 7:30 a.m today.

August 14
Villagers in Central Burma Surround Police Sheltering in School After Shootings

Police shoot three farmers, members of a group protesting that their land was stolen.

August 13
Repeated clashes between army and KIA in Kachin ruby mine

Conflict breaks out again as the regime tries to take control of a ruby mine. Two clashes. Four Burma Army soldiers killed.

August 13
200 Kachin Civilians Flee Fighting Near Hpakant

New clashes lead to new IDPs. The ethnic nationalities of Burma still live under the military dictatorship's reign of terror. Great progress Obama and Suu Kyi!!!

August 13
Myanmar Military Ransack Rohingya Villages in Maungdaw

No letup in the intense oppression of the Rohingya people. Six villages attacked.

August 12
Burmese army encircle Shan State Army and fights

Burma Army attacks SSA-N. Orders villagers from five villages to leave.

August 10
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New clashes between Burma Army and KIA

KIA and Myanmar army clashed 2 times in Kutkai township on 7 and 8 Aug. Again, the two armies clashed in Hpakant township on 8 Aug.

August 9
Rohingya children in Myanmar camps going hungry

The purposeful starvation of children is genocide!!!

August 8
Four Rohingyas Arrested In Maungdaw For Opposing BGP's Census

Regime police raid and loot a Rohingya village. Village men rescue their women from rape.

August 7
Breaking News: A Rohingya Killed and Two Critically Injured during Gunfire by Security Force in Sittwe

Police attack Rohingya IDPs: one killed, two critically wounded, and at least fifteen arrested.

August 7
Burmese government must stop new military operation against ceasefire army in northern Shan State

Detailed update on the regime offensive against the SSA-N.

August 7
Open Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Humanitarian impact of the regime offensive against the SSA-N.

August 6
Authority Arrests Three Innocent Rohingya, a High School Caught Fire in Maungdaw

Rohingya village raided. Three villagers who accused regime security agents of extortion arrested.

August 6
Fatal shooting sparks fear of conflict in Kutkai

Burma Army soldiers murder a boy in Shan State.

August 4
People flee from village after it's surrounded by BGP

Rohingya villagers forced to flee.

August 4
Some 4,000 IDPs in Taaung/Palaung Region depend on local aids

4,000 IDPs now just from the Burma Army aggression against the TNLA.

August 3
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New clashes between Burma Army and TNLA

TNLA 527 and Myanmar army LID 88 clashed in Kyaukme township in Shan state on 3 August 2014. The battles broke around 8:55 a.m.

August 1
Shan Village Abandoned for Fear of Burma Army Reprisals

Four hundred villagers flee following Burma Army threats.

JULY 2014

July 30
16-year-old IDP Killed by Burmese Government Troops

Young man working in a field shot on sight. Northern Burma is still a Black Zone.

July 30
Burmese Army Officers Murdered in Violence-Wracked Namkham

How can you "murder" murderers. This is war!

July 30
Prisoners break the prison and killed by jailor

Attempted jail break in Shan State.

July 30
Inhumane Treatment of (Loon Hting) Myanmar Border Force at Kyeing Chaung, Maungdaw

Two Rohingya men abused by regime agents.

July 29
PSLF battle news
Two more battles; 3 BA soldiers killed.

Two battles took place on July 27, from 1700 to 1830 hours, at a place between Yebon and Moneh villages of Momeik Township, Ta'ang Region. The clashes were between troops from Battalion 367, under TNLA Brigade-2, and Manton based Bama Army (Tatmadaw) battalion IB 130.

Three were killed and 7 were wounded on the Bama Army side. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. The clashes have been taking place, because the Bama Army troops have been deliberately seeking battle with the TNLA troops engaged in eradication of the narcotic drugs production and trafficking in their areas.

July 29
Police and villagers clash in Maungdaw

Police steal food. Rohingya villagers fight back.

July 29
Villagers attacked by riot police in Maungdaw

Rohingya villagers refuse to participate in the U.N. census, since they will be classified as Bengali. The regime reacts with violence.

July 27
PSLF battle news
Two new battles; 5 BA soldiers killed.

Clashes Continuing in Ta'ang Region - July 27

On July 27, from 1000 to 1025 hours, a battle took place between troops from Battalions 101 and 112, under Brigade-1 of the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and Bama/Myanmar Army troops from Infantry Battalions (IBs) 45, 53 and 114, at a place between Kaung Waing and Pan Han villages of Namkham Township, Ta'ang Region. The Buma Army units are those that have come into Ta'ang Region for launching more offensives against the TNLA.

In the battle two were killed on the Bama Army side. There was no casualty on the TNLA side.

Two battles have taken place now, while the ethnic armed resistance organizations are holding meetings on terms and conditions for Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, at Laiza, the KIA Headquarters.

Battle News - July 26

On July 26, a battle took place from 1700 hours onward, between troops from Battalions 101 and 112 under Brigade-1 of the TNLA and troops from Bama/Myanmar Army, at a place between Kaung Waing and Panka villages of Namkham Township, Ta'ang Region.

In the clash, three were killed on the Bama Army side. There was no casualty on the TNLA side.

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July 25
KIO-Burma army clashes erupt along rail line in Southern Kachin state

Renewed conflict with the KIA, this time in its western range. KIA attempting to halt regime resupply by rail.

July 25
800 Civilians Newly Displaced by Fighting in Shan States: Group

An additional 500 people flee (from the last report).

July 23
Twelve Rohingya IDP Arrested for an Alleged Scuffle with Camp Committee

The regime steals aid from Denmark for Rohingya concentration camp residents. The Danish Refugee Council does not protest.

July 22
Clashes Continue Between SSA and Burma Army

BA resumes its offensive against the SSA-N. Three hundred new IDPs.

July 22
Resume fighting between Burma Army and Shan State Army-North affects six villages

More coverage of the new offensive. People from six villages forced to flee.

July 22
Landslide Kills 5 Civilians in Kachin Camp

More victims of Burma's military dictatorship.

July 22
Two Innocent Rohingyas Arrested, a Pregnant Woman Killed in Hospital

Are Rakhine doctors purposefully killing Rohingya women when they give birth?

July 21
Two Civilians Killed in Renewed Clashes in Northern Shan State: TNLA

Burma Army attacks village. Adult civilians killed and more than ten children wounded. Four new clashes.

July 21
False rape claim caused riots, says ministry

Documentation of the premeditated effort in Burma by racists, backed by regime agents, to commit ethnic cleansing.

July 19
Battles Rage On in Northern Shan State

Five new battles. Two BA soldiers killed in one of them.

July 18
178 Govt Troops Killed by TNLA This Year: Rebel Leaders

Regime attacks on the TNLA are some of the least publicized, and most punished!

July 17
Atrocities against Rohingyas by Myanmar Border Guard Police

Another Rohingya man murdered, presumably by Rakhine extremists. Regime agents then raid his village.

July 14
KIA soldier killed by Burma army, 2 KIA officers arrested

Another Burma Army attack. Two KIA soldiers arrested and abused in another incident. Regime building up its troops in the jade mining area.

July 14
Shan girl gang raped by Burmese government soldiers

14 year old girl close to death. Do you approve, Aung San Suu Kyi, of the behavior of your beloved Sit-tut?!!! Maybe if you were raped, you would understand what it means to be an ethnic nationality woman in Burma!!!

July 14
Breaking News: New Round of Violence against Rohingyas Looms in Kyauktaw

Two Rohingya farmers kidnapped. Rohingya girls falsely accused of damaging Buddha figures, to create an excuse for new attacks by regime agents and Rakhine racists.

July 12
Rohingya Farmer- Hit by Rakhine Motorcyclists- Suffers Severe Injuries

Another "accident" with a Rohingya victim.

July 11
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New clash, three BA soldiers wounded

On July 9, 2014, from 1300 to 1620 hours, a head-on clash took place between troops from Battalion 717, under the command of Ta'ang Army Tactical Command 2, and Myanmar Army Division 77, at a place between Kwin-sa-lin and Parn-lone villages of Kyaukme Township, Ta'ang Region. In that clash, 3 on the side of Myanmar Army were wounded.

July 11
Burmese government must stop new military operation against ceasefire army in northern Shan State

Detailed reporting of the recent regime aggression against the SSA-N.

July 11
Burmese Army Increases Harassment and Extortion of Rohingyas in Maungdaw South

As this abuse is state-sanctioned if not organized, it is certain to still be underway when John Kerry and then Barack Obama visit Burma later this year. Our kudos to the Obama Administration for it ability to ignore crimes against humanity!!!

July 11
Journalists sentenced to 10 years for revealing 'state secrets'

Indirect confirmation of the dictatorship's chemical weapons program.

July 9
Rohingya Child Killed After Being Hit by a Rakhine Motorcyclist

An accident?

July 9
NLD Rally Attacked With Slingshots

Pro-democracy campaigners in Sagaing Division attacked by regime thugs.

July 7
Over 100 villagers flee Burma Army abuses amid mounting tension in central Shan State

Regime aggression in the SSA-N's area of control.

July 7
Fighting Between KNLA and Burma Army – Kills One, Wounds One…

BA invades KNLA area.

July 7
Burmese Army Soldier Assaults Elderly Rohingya Man

The United States backs the abusers!!!

July 6
Unknown Assailants Kill a Rohingya Fisherman in Maungdaw

Another Rohingya man murdered.

July 5
Burmese Army and Rakhines Destroy Rohingya Property in Maungdaw

Continuing - never-ending - attacks against the Rohingya is Western Burma.

July 5
Funeral Sparks Further Unrest in Mandalay

Buddhist racists burn a Muslim cemetery.

July 5
Central Mandalay Calm After Heavy Police Deployment

Buddhist racists burn a Muslim orphanage.

July 3
TWO KILLED IN SECTARIAN VIOLENCE IN MYANMAR'S SECOND CITY

A new pogrom of Muslims is being instigated in Mandalay by Buddhist monks.

July 2
Police line streets of Mandalay after fresh riots

Buddhist racist fabricates another rape story, triggers riots against Muslims in Mandalay. No deaths, but shops, homes and a mosque destroyed.

July 2
KNU and Myanmar army clashed in Phapon township on 26 June

Another regime clash with the KNLA.

July 2
Burmese Military fight SSPP/SSA

Fierce battle. Eight BA soldiers reported killed.

July 1
Army, TNLA fail to hold talks to curb fighting

Twenty-three clashes in June between the Burma Army and the TNLA.

JUNE 2014

June 27
In eastern Burma, landmines remain an invisible curse to farmers

Regime refuses to remove its land mines, resulting in many villager deaths and injuries.

June 27
PSLF battle news
11 clashes reported; a total of 7 BA soldiers killed in two of them; BA casualties for the other clashes are unknown; one villager arrested and "disappeared"

Clash between TNLA and Myanmar Army Troops - June 18

On June 18, a head-on clash took place between troops of Battalion 527, under Ta'ang Army Tactical Command 2, and Myanmar Army Division 77, at a place between Lwe Hsa and Mingon villages, starting from 1220 hours. Details of losses on both sides is still unknown. Update will be made later.

Update on June -18 Battle

The battle that took place from 1220 to 1250 hours, on June 18 at a place between Lwe Hsa and Mingon villages of Kyaukme Township, Ta'ang Region, between troops from Battalion 527, under TNLA Tactical Command 2, and Myanmar Army Division 77, there was no casualty on the Ta'ang Army side. Two were killed and 4 wounded on Myanmar Army side.

Shelling of Lwe Hsa by Myanmar Army - June 20

After the battle between troops from Battalion 527, under TNLA Tactical Command 2, and Myanmar Army Division 77, at a place between Lwe Hsa and Mingon villages, Myanmar Army troops shelled Lwe Hsa village, where there were no combatant, with 5 heavy-weapon rounds. A round hit and burnt down the house of villager, U Aik Kywe. All the villagers were thrown into fear, as a result of the shelling, and fled from the village.

In the 4 days from June 15 to 18, the Myanmar Army troops had been lobbing heavy-weapon shells, on three occasions, into villages, where there were only innocent villagers. The shelling has destroyed 3 houses, so far.

Marn Aung Village Battle - June 21, 2014

On June 21, a clash took place from 0430 to 0515, near Marn Aung village of Nam Kham Township, Ta'ang Region, between troops from TNLA Battalion 478 and Myanmar Army Division 88. Five troops were killed on Myanmar Army side. The clash broke out when the Myanmar Army troops sprang a surprise attack on the TNLA Battalion 478 troops, which had set up a temporary base and had been maneuvering in the environ of Marn Aung village.

Head-on Clash between TNLA and Myanmar Army Troops - June 23

A head-on clash took place on June 23 from 1215 to 1245 hours near Panka Pyan village of Kyaukme Township, Ta'ang Region, between troops from Battalion 717 and Myanmar Army Division 88. Details of losses on both sides is still unknown.

The head-on clash took place, because about 300 troops from Myanmar Army Division 88 had been giving chase to the Ta'ang Army troops, which were active in the area.

Combined Force's Attack on Myanmar Army Camp - June 24

The combined force of the TNLA, KIA and MNDAA attacked from 0430 to 0600 hours on a camp of Myanmar Army troops near Mone-ya village of Mone-ya Village Tract in Tamo Nyeh Sub-Township of Kutkai Township, Northern Shan State. There was no casualty on the side of the combined force. Casualty on the side of Myanmar Army is still not known.

The attack on troops of Myanmar camp was carried out, because the Myanmar Army troops had been chasing and setting up blockade against troops of the TNLA, KIA and MNDAA combined force, which were active in Kutkai Township.

Missing Person - June 24

U Tun Hla, aged 48, son of U Aik Hsam and Daw E Kham, a villager of Hsaing Lain village of Mogok Township, Ta'ang Region, was arrested and taken away on June 17 by troops of IB 95 of Myanmar Army, based in Mandalay. He is missing up to this day.

According to villagers, U Tun Hla was arrested on the accusation of being a zone head in the PSLF/TNLA administration. There has been no communication by him with his family members, up till now.

Clash between Myanmar Army Offensive Troops and TNLA Troops - June 25

The Myanmar Army troops, coming up to Ta'ang Region for offensive, clashed head-on with TNLA troops. One army truck of Myanmar Army was hit by an RPG round and destroyed.

The clash took place on June 25 at 0930 hours, on the motor highway near Namt Marn village in Mine Ngort Sub-Township of Kyaukme Township, Ta'ang Region. On TNLA side, the troops were from Battalion 717, under Tactical Command 2, and on Myanmar Army side, the troops were from units under Division 77. Details of losses on both sides is still unknown.

Head-on Clash between TNLA Troops and Fresh Myanmar Army Troops - June 25

On June 25, a head-on clash took place, at 1125 hours, between troops from Battalion 527, under TNLA Tactical Command 2, and Division 77 of Myanmar Army, near Pan Kya-rawt village of Lwe Kham Village Tract in Kyaukme Township, Ta'ang Region. Details of losses on both sides is still unknown.

The head-on clash was between the TNLA troops, which were on a trip to Ta'ang villages for narcotic drugs eradication and area control, and troops from Myanmar Army Division 77.

Three Battles in One Day between Myanmar and Ta'ang Armies - June 25

A clash took place from 1600 to 1730 hours near Nant Hsaingba village of Mongoe sub-township in Museh Township, Northern Shan State. It was a head-on clash between troops from a combined force of TNLA Battalion 818, KIA and MNDAA (Kokant Army) and Myanmar Army. Details of losses on both sides is still unknown.

The head-on clash resulted from chasing of the TNLA, KIA and MNDAA combined force, which is active in the area, by the Myanmar Army troops. The heavy weapon fired by both sides subsided at 1730 hours and the two sides are in a state of keeping watch on each other.

On this same day of June 25, two clashes took place between troops of the TNLA and Myanmar Army in Kyaukme Township.

June 26
Four Killed as Fighting Flares in Northern Burma: Kachin Rebels

Latest developments in Burma's civil war.

June 26
Mon-Karen Relationship Strains as Ten Plantation Workers Arrested and Detained in Thanbyuzayat Township

More bad news about the activities of the KNU under its corrupted leadership.

June 24
Burmese troops and KIA repeatedly clash in southern Kachin state

Fighting every day last week after Burma Army invades KIA area.

June 24
Rakhine Extremists Torch a Rohingya Home, Witnesses Forced to be Quiet

The racist plan to "burn-out" the Rohingya is unabated.

June 24
BGP Captain Brutally Beat a Rohingya Man in Northern Maungdaw

Rohingya man abused for not being fluent in Burmese.

June 23
Over 1,300 Rohingyas have Died while Attempting to Reach Malaysia

UNHCR estimates 86,000 Rohingya have fled the ethnic cleansing.

June 23
BGP Open Fire in Maungdaw

Regime agents fire on boats in Rohingya area.

June 23
Captures of Two Rakhine Militants Lead to a Battle between ALA and Myanmar Military

Clash in Chin State.

June 23
A Rohingya Youth Hospitalized After Being Tortured By A Myanmar Military Captain

The regime has complete immunity to commit any crime.

June 21
Kachin family call for Rule of Law, refuse blood money from Burmese commander

Report about yet another murder of a Kachin villager.

June 21
Maungdaw Police Harass and Torture Innocent Rohingyas for Money

New cases of abuse of Rohingya villagers.

June 20
Rakhine Extremists Try To Terrorize Baggona And Duchiradan Rohingya Villages

Rohingya villagers defend themselves from ethnic cleansing!

June 19
SSA-North loses Mongsu camp to Burma Army

No letup in regime aggression. Four ethnic armies - SSA-N, KIA, TNLA and MNDAA - now actively fighting in self-defense.

June 19
Kachin Volunteers Fight Government Troops

Four new battles. When your homeland is invaded, everyone has to fight!

June 18
PSLF battle news
Clash in Ta'ang/Palaung Region & Northern Shan State from June 4 to 17

Clarification on Death of Acting Battalion-241 Commander

On June 4, 2014, Myanmar government troops planned to encircle and annihilate, with three military columns, troops of TNLA Tactical Command-5 and MNDAA (Kokant Army), who were active in areas between Kutkai and Tamo Nyeh.

The local Battalion 241 commander Major Kyaw Htin Aung was commander of the three Myanmar Army columns of troops from Division 88, battalions under MOC 16, and Battalion 241.

Contrary to reports in Myanmar military officers' media, the family members of the battalion
commander were not with him. As clashes took place frequently in the area, no military officer would bring his family to the area. The family of the Battalion 241 commander was at Kutkai-based Battalion 241 Camp.

Normally, the troops of KIA, TNLA and MNDAA would combine force for activity in the KIA Brigade 4 area, east of Kutkai. On that day, because of other important matter, the local KIA troops did not join the task force.

The TNLA-MNDAA military column vanguard was starting to cross Kutkai-Tamo Nyeh motor road at a place where the road led to the area where 3 columns of Myanmar Army troops had taken position. At that time, guards on three 4-wheel SUVs, bearing Myanmar army officers on the way to supervise military operations, sighted the crossing and started to shoot. An exchange of fire occurred and the TNLA-MNDAA troops noticed the presence of Myanmar military officers in the cars and fired 2 RPG rounds at them.

One round hit the front part of the second car and exploded and the other exploded on the ground on the side of another car. The front part of the car taking direct hit was crushed and the TNLA-MNDAA military column had reported that officers in the front part of the car would surely be killed. At that time, it was not known that the battalion commander was in the car and he was killed. When the RPG round hit the car, gun fire from Myanmar troops ceased and, as the TNLA-MNDAA troops beat a hasty retreat, the fire fight ended.

Human Rights Violation (June 10)

According to local sources, villagers of Naung Ang, Phalin, Hsaingtaung, Manaung etc. villages in Namkham Township have been arrested and tortured on flimsy charges of being TNLA spies by Myanmar Army troops from 88 Division. The local villagers are in the grip of fear as the Myanmar Army troops, after suffering severe losses in battles against the TNLA Army Battalion 478, are arresting, torturing and forcing the villagers to serve as porters, who are working in the rice fields and farms, and who are searching for their cattle in the forest. On June 4 and 5, Myanmar Army troops seized and tortured 8 villagers. Man-aung villagers, 70- year old Ta Agok and Kun Aik Hsay, have to be treated for severe injuries. Likewise, Mankan villager, Aik Yaing
Ton, who was forced to serve as a guide by troops of Myanmar Army 88 Division, was kicked and beaten up violently on the way from Phalin village to Naung An village. The villagers tortured by troops of the 88 Division are: (1) Ta Agok, (2) Kun Aik Hsay, (3) Aung Than (4) Aiklon Kyan Aye, (5) Aik Nyan Kar, (6) Aik Ngay, (7) Aik Naing Aung, (8) Aik Yaing Ton.

Clash on June 11

On June 11, 2014 from 1550 to 1630 hours, a head-on clash took place between troops from TNLA Battalion 478 and Myanmar Army LIB 8 of the 77 Division at a place between Kyankar and Mankaung villages of Mantong Township, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on the Ta'ang Army side. Three were wounded on the Myanmar Army side. The wounded were reportedly taken to Mankaung village for medical treatment.

Clash on June 12

On June 12, 2014 a clash took place again, from 1020 to 1050 hours, between troops from TNLA Battalion 487 and Myanmar Army LIB 8 of the 77 Division, at a place between Kyankar and Mankaung villages of Mantong Township in Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on the Ta'ang Army side. Casualty on Myanmar Army side is not known.

Clash between TNLA-KIA-MNDAA Combined Force and Myanmar Army Troops (June 13)

On the morning of June 13, from 0715 to 0820 hours, a head-on clash took place near Man Hong village of Manpyet Village Tract in Kutkai Township, Northern Shan State. The clash was between the combined force of troops from the TNLA Battalion 335, KIA Battalion 38 and Myanmar National Alliance Army (MNDAA, or Kokant Army) Battalion 17 and troops from IB 290 of the Myanmar Army based at Tamo Nyeh. There was no casualty on the TNLA, KIA and MNDAA side. One killed and 2 wounded on the Myanmar Army side.

Clashes Continue (June 14)

Clashes between Myanmar Army and Ta'ang Army Troops Continue at places between Ngawt Ngart and Kyayan villages of Kutkai Township, Ta'an Region on June 13, 2014, from 1330 to 1425 hours. It was a head-on clash between troops from TNLA Battalion and Myanmar Army Division 77. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on Myanmar Army side was not known.

Clashes in Momeik Township

Troops from Ta'ang Army Battalion 717 and Myanmar Army clashed on June 14, 2014 in Pan Sachay (Pan Sha-say) village of Momeik Township, from 1545 to 1630 hours. The clash took place, because the Myanmar Army troops started to fire on the Ta'ang Army Battalion 717 troops, who were patrolling near Pan Sachay village.

Earlier reports

Previously, on June 15, 2014, without any provocation, the Myanmar Army troops lobbed more than 20 rounds of heavy weapons into Lonkan village in Kutkai Township of Northern Shan State. The shelling destroyed the house of Lonkan villager, Ta Kun Htay, and all the villagers had to flee from the village, out of fear. The village has 110 households.

The PSLF/TNLA news with dateline June 15, 2014 said that troops from Ta'ang Army Battalion 101 and Myanmar Army IBs 241 and 242, under MOC-16 and IB 41, clashed at a place between Lonkan and Tonpan villages in Kutkai Township of Ta'ang Region. Clashes starting earlier died down at 1500 hours and they resumed from 1630 to 1740 hours. Then the clashes went on sporadically. There was no casualty on the Ta'ang Army Side and casualty on the Myanmar Army side was not known.

Contrary to earlier report saying that shelling by Myanmar Army troops burnt down a house in Naungsant village in Ta-mo Nyeh Sub-Township of Kutkai Township, Northern Shan State, further inquiry revealed that the Myanmar Army troops burnt down 2 houses hit by heavy weapon shells. The houses burnt down belonged to 2 Kachin ethnic people, U Zaw Mya and U Zaw Taung. The shelling had frightened Naungsant villagers and made them to flee towards Tamo Nyeh Sub-Township for refuge.

Clash with Myanmar Army Troops from Division 77 (June 17)

On June 17, 2014, troops from Company-3 of Battalion 376, Ta'ang Army, under Tactical Command- 3, clashed head-on with Myanmar Army troops from Division 77, based at Yebon, at a place between Tonkyi and Lwemauk villages. The clash took place from 1000 to 1115 hours, and 5 Myanmar Army troops were killed. There was no casualty on the Ta'ang Army side.

June 18
Two Kachin Civilians Killed by Burmese Army Soldiers

More regime murders with impunity.

June 18
Buddhist set ablaze Muslim houses in Magway Division

Another Muslim quarter burned down.

June 18
Soldier attempts to rape Chin woman

The woman was assaulted, but nearby villagers intervened.

June 17
Trust Shaken as Burma Army Allegedly Attacks Karen Soldiers

Details of the regime attacks on the KNLA, in which one Karen soldier was executed.

June 17
Ceasefire Under Threat as Burma Army's Attack on Karen Army Kills One and Wounds One

Karen News coverage of the attacks.

June 17
Recent mmpeacemonitor twitter post

KIA battalion 12 under brigade 3 clashed with Myanmar army of IB 217 and LIB 318 near Mung Dinpa village in Mansi tsp on 15 June around 6 am

June 17
Talking Peace, Thinking War

Regime on a war footing. Frontline bases in the ethnic areas now have helicopter pads, and are stocked with rocket launchers and artillery.

June 16
Recent mmpeacemonitor twitter posts

KNLA brigade 4 clashed with Myanmar army in Weipha area in Taninsarri region on 14 June. Two KNLA soldiers were killed in the battle.

2 battles broke out between TNLA 101 clashed with IB 241, 242, and 40 near Lon Kan village in Kutkai township on 15 June

TNLA 717 clashed with Burma army near Pansa Kyay village in Moemeik township on 14 June. The battles broke out around 3:45 p.m to 4:30 p.m.

TNLA 101 clashed with LID 77 between Ngao Nga and Kyaran village in Kutkai township on 13 June. Battles broke out around 1:30 pm to 2:25 pm

June 16
Palaung Villagers Flee Burmese Army Shelling: TNLA

Hundreds flee. Battlers since last week. Six BA soldiers killed.

June 13
Battles Rage in Northern Shan State as Renewed Kachin War Enters Fourth Year

Three new battles. Two BA soldiers killed in one of them.

June 12
MiG-29 fighter jet crashes in Magwe, pilots safe

The regime loses one of its MiGs.

June 12
Burma Jails Another Kachin on Explosives Charges

Recent cases of arrest and torture of Kachin civilians.

June 12
Cholera And Diarrhoea In Buthidaung Left 28 Dead; Need Urgent Help

Another tactic of genocide - the regime is preventing international health workers from treating an epidemic.

June 12
Five found dead after clash on migrant ship in Bay of Bengal

Fleeing Rohingya victims of Thai human traffickers.

June 12
Two missing after escape from Thai fishing trawler

More victims of Thai human trafficking.

June 12
More Than 86,000 Have Fled Arakan State by Boat: UN

Mass exodus from the genocide of the Rohingya.

June 11
Villagers in northern Shan state suffer after Tatmadaw's Kachin offensive

Details of the regime's ongoing war crimes.

June 9
TNLA Kills Burma Army Major and 2 Soldiers

More info from an ambush last week. Way to go TNLA! Drive the invaders out!

June 9
Burmese Army Accused of Torture as Kachin Conflict Enters Fourth Year

Isn't it wonderful how Barack Obama and Europe support a gang of torturers!? With torture now U.S. policy, it would be inconsistent to criticize it elsewhere, no matter the scale.

June 5
Battles Continue in Northern Shan State

Six new battles. Both the KIA and the TNLA have been actively fighting the Burma Army for months, in response to BA incursions into their territory.

June 5
Ongoing attacks by Burma Army against civilians during operations to control strategic border near Namkham (April 10- June 2, 2014)

Detailed report of recent attacks on Shan villagers.

June 5
Politician murdered in Taunggyi

Shan pro-democracy politician murdered by unknown party.

June 5
Myanmar Military Gang-Rape and Kill Rohingya Woman in Northern Maungdaw

Unbelievable regime brutality, and with no consequences due to the complicity of Barack Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi.

June 5
Breaking News: More than 20 Rohingya Shops Burn Down in Northern Maungdaw

Cause of fire at this point unknown.

June 3
PSLF battle news
Two new clashes

Update on Clashes between TNLA and Burman/Myanmar Troops (June 3)

On June 3, 2014, a clash took place from 0840 to 0915 hours, between troops from Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) Battalion 478 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Division 88, at a place between Namt Seint and Sankar villages in Namkham Township of Ta'ang Region. One killed on Division 88 side and there was no casualty on the TNLA side.

Clash between Myanmar and Ta'ang Army Troops (June 2)

On June 2, 2014, a clash took place from 1630 to 1700 hours and again at 2100 hours, between troops from TNLA Battalion 527 and Myanmar Army Division 77, near Pa-lain village in Kyaukme Township of Ta'ang Region. Casualties on both sides were still not known. Details will be reported later.

June 3
Befitting response: 4 Myanmar Army personnel killed, 3 injured in BGB retaliation

Details of border action between the regime and Bangladesh.

June 1
PSLF battle news
New clash; 6 BA soldiers killed.

Battle News Update (May 31)

The clash, which took place on May 30, 2014 at a place between Honant village and Za-yan-man-mai village of the Anauk Kin Village Tract, in Ta'ang Region, between troops from Battalion 256 of the Ta'ang Army and Division 77 of the Myanmar Army. The clash lasted about 20 minutes, from 0130 hours to 0150 hours. In the clash, 6 killed and 3 wounded on the Myanmar Army side.

MAY 2014

May 31
Tensions flare at Burma-Bangladesh border

Another border clash yesterday.

May 31
Army to provide "people's militias" with new weapons

Regime arming allied militia in Kachin State.

May 31
Ten Rohingyas Forced To Serve As Porters For Myanmar Military In Bangladesh-Myanmar Border Armed Conflict

Significant conflict developing between the regime and Bangladesh. The Rohingya are in the middle!

May 31
Member of Bangladeshi Border Guard Killed by Burmese Police

Regime police attack Bangladesh border guards.

May 28
Karen State: Landmine Kills Six-Year-Old Girl And Critically Injures Five Villagers

Ordinance left over from old regime offensive.

May 28
2 Burma Army Soldiers Accused of Rape in Kachin State

Thanks to the international community slobbering over Burma's natural resource wealth, the regime continues to have 100% immunity for all crimes including rape and genocide!!!

May 28
Two IDPs Injured in Landmine Explosion

Landmines planted by Burma Army troops!

May 26
A Young Rohningya Refugee From Kutupalong In Bangladesh Shot Dead By Myanmar Border Guard Police

Regime police kill a refugee across the border in Bangladesh, shoot at three others.

May 25
PSLF battle news
1. Clash between Ta'ang Army and Myanmar Army Division-77 Troops (May 22)

According to report sent in from the front, a clash took place from 1200 to 1230 hours between troops from TNLA Battalion 717 and Division-77 of Burma/Myanmar Army, at a place between Kyauk Pyu and Panlaw villages, in the Sub-township of Mine Ngoc Township. In that clash, 2 from Myanmar Army Division-77 were killed. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Development taking place after the clash will be reported in detail, later.

Clashes have been taking place in Ta'ang Region, as the Myanmar Army has been launching military operations with the plan of wiping out the Ta'ang Army, using more than 60 battalions of troops from Divisions 77, 88, 55, 11, MOC (1) and MOC (16).

2. Clash between Troops from Burma/Myanmar Army and TNLA, KIA and MNDAA (May 20)

Clashes took place twice from 0600 to 0630 hours and from 0700 hours up to the time of this report, between troops from the Burma/Myanmar Army and from Ta'ang Army (TNLA), Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) near Kaung-mu-lain village in Mon-koe Sub-Township, Museh Township.

There was no casualty on the side of the TNLA, KIA and MNDAA. Casualty on the Myanmar side is not known. Any news following the clash will be reported later.

3. A Clash Broke Out between TNLA and Burma/Myanmar Army Troops (May 19)

On May 19 at 0200 hours, on tip off, the Ta'ang Army troops raided the house of Walaik militia's house in Wa-line village of Namkham Township, Pan-say Region, to seize narcotic drugs. In the raid, the Ta'ang Army troops seized 20 Viss (30 Kg) of raw opium, 10 packages (2,000 tablets) of amphetamine, 4 M- 22 rifles and 2 M-20 pistols.

While the raid was in progress, Myanmar Army troops from Division-88, based in Wa-line militia camp, fired on the Ta'ang Army troops. The Ta'ang Army troops fired 3 RPG rounds into the camp in response. As a result, the fire fight went on for about half an hour. In this clash, there was no casualty on the Ta'ang Army side. One killed on the Myanmar Army side.

May 25
One Died, Three Lost Consciousness And Three People's Condition Worsened After Treatment Of Myanmar Red Cross Society In Minbya

Unusual and unexplained Rohingya death.

May 22
Myanmar Border Guard Police Kill At Least 36 Rohingyas In Myanmar – Bangladesh Border

New regime slaughter of Rohingya villagers in the last four days!!!

May 21
Burmese Government Soldiers Raped 15-year-old Girl and Ransacked Civilian Homes

With no real democracy, which both President Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi openly accept, the regime continues to have complete immunity. BA soldiers can commit any crime, with no fear of punishment.

May 21
A Rohingya Lady Gang-Raped By Police Officer And Village Administration

One more in the never-ending list of regime-sponsored gang rapes, this time of a Rohingya women by the police.

May 21
Over 1173 Rohingya refugees arrested along the Burma-Bangladesh border

Indirect evidence of the genocide against the Rohingya that is being committed in western Burma.

May 19
Four Police Killed in Attack on Burma-Bangladesh Border

Attacking group and their rationale is unknown.

May 18
A Rohingya Killed In Paik Thay, Minbya By An Unknown Group

Another Rohingya man is murdered.

May 16
Battles Rage in Kachin and Shan State as Peace Talks Stumble

Open warfare now. Perhaps a dozen or more clashes in the last few days. The MNDAA is now fighting alongside the TNLA. Many Burma Army casualties.

May 16
PSLF battle news
Clashes between Tatmadaw (Burma/Myanmar Armed Forces) and TNLA, KIA and MNDAA Troops (May 12-13)

On May 10, a clash took place from 1430 to 1530 hours, at a place between Mone-ko and Paung Hsing villages, in Mone-ko Sub-Township, Muhseh District, Northern Shan State, between troops from Burma/Myanmar Army LIB-507 and LIB-568 and troops from Ta'ang Army Battalion-818, KIA Battalion-38 and the MNDAA (Kokant Army) Battalion-17. Tatmadaw (Burma/Myanmar Army) suffered 7 dead in the clash.

On May 12, a clash took place between troops from Ta'ang Army Battalion-256 and Tatmadaw Division LID-77, from 1800 to 1830 hours at a place between Munpat and Hsam-ngam villages in Namsam Township, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on Ta'ang Army side. Casualty on Burma/Myanmar side is still not known.

Update on Clashes in Ta'ang Region (May 13, 2014)

On May 13, clashes took place between troops from Ta'ang Army Battalion-478 and troops from a column of Tatmadaw Division-88, from 1112 to 1210 hours, near Htet-kyet village (Pang-pa-lang) in Nam-kham Township, Ta'ang Region. Six troops were killed on the Tatmadaw Division-88 side and several were wounded. There was no casualty on the Ta'ang Army side. The Myanmar troops, getting a good beating, have retreated.

The Myanmar Tatmadaw has been using 8 battalions from regional based North- Eastern Command, 10 battalions from MOC-1, 10 battalions from MOC-16, 10 battalions from Division-77, 7 battalions from Division-88 and 2 battalions from Division-55, a total of 47 battalions, for offensive activities in the entire Ta'ang region under the control of Ta'ang Army. (3 battalions from Division-88 is used by Tatmadaw for offensives, in KIA Brigade-3 areas.)

Clashes are taking place every day in Mon-go area, which is in the KIA Brigade- 4 areas, as a result of Tatmadaw, using military columns composed of troops from its 13 battalions, to attack the combined forces of the KIA, TNLA and MNDAA.

May 16
Blasts Rock Lashio, Northern Shan State

Some people believe the bombs were intended to scare the public away from an NLD rally.

May 16
Police assault protestors in Pegu, say witnesses

Twenty protestors beaten by the police.

May 15
After Ceasefire, Some Rights Abuses Decrease, Others Worsen: Karen Group

The ceasefire was an excuse to help the regime, which the traitorous KNU leaders allowed!

May 15
Burma Army Detains Palaung Man Accused of TNLA Links: Activists

The Burma Army raids three Palaung villages. Daily clashes with the TNLA.

May 13
Thousands Flock To Greet KIO Delegation, Battles Continue

Seven new battles reported.

May 11
Village Administrator Puts Two Rohingyas Into Wooden Stocks And Demands Ransom

Burma is still in the Dark Ages!

May 10
Burma army and KIA fight whole day in southern Kachin state

Major battle two days ago.

May 10
16 Month Old Rohingya Baby Died In Sittwe Hospital; Dead Body And Mother Missing

This shows a truly insidious side of the genocide.

May 10
Shan army publication: More than 200 clashes since ceasefire

When will people stop calling what the dictatorship is doing in the ethnic areas a "ceasefire"?!

May 10
Militiamen bully villager

More abuse in Shan State from pro-regime militia.

May 8
Shan leader abducted by Army in Kengtung

Again Yawdserk, isn't your ceasefire with the Tatmadaw turning out to be just so, so sincere.

May 8
PSLF battle news
Details of the latest clash between the TNLA and the military dictatorship

Near the Asia World Gate on Lasho-Theinni-Kunlong motor road in Kunlong Township, about 17 miles from Kunlong Town, a head on clash took place at 1000 hours on May 7, between troops from Ta'ang Army Battalion 335 and troops from the Burma/Myanmar Army.

At least 3 killed and many were wounded on the Myanmar Army side. There was no casualty on the side of the Ta'ang Army troops. The Ta'ang army troops attacked a convoy of about 40 trucks, used by the Myanmar army troops, in offensive in the Ta'ang region. Ta'ang troops fired four RPG rounds at the convoy and destroyed 2 trucks, which caught fire from hit by the RPG rounds.

May 7
Ambush on Burma Army Convoy Kills 3, TNLA Claims

TNLA attacks large regime convoy. True casualties potentially much greater.

May 7
IDPs Flee Fighting in Mungpaw, Some Confined to Their Camp

400 new IDPs in Northern Shan State. Regime seizing more territory. One villager injured by a bomb.

May 7
An Innocent Rohingya Beaten To Death By Myanmar Military In Maungdaw

Regime soldiers and police torture a Rohingya villager to death.

May 7
Burma military intelligence raids RCSS liaison office in Keng Tung

Great ceasefire, Yawdserk!

May 7
Gun Long villagers bombed and villagers beaten deliberately

Regime troops mine Shan village trail. One villager injured by an explosion, and another villager arrested and beaten.

May 5
Fierce Battles Continue in Kachin and Northern Shan State

Two new battles, the regime uses its artillery, and a resistance ambush of a Burma Army convoy in which two BA soldiers are killed.

May 5
14 Kachin refugees arrested by Burmese Army

Regime raids an IDP camp.

May 3
Clashes in Shan between KIO and government forces

Heavy clashes still underway in Northern Shan State. Latest regime offensive now two weeks old.

May 3
Three Civilians Injured in Land Mine Blasts

New casualties in Kachin State.

May 3
Shan Free Burma Rangers Conducts Relief Missions in areas of Narcotic Production Controlled by Local Burma Army Militia

Details of regime-aligned militia's extortion of local villagers.

May 3
Shocking images of the world's most forsaken people starving to death

Photo gallery of victims of regime-backed genocide against the Rohingya.

May 3
A Military Personnel Brutally Beat Two Rohingya Passers-By

Rohingya villagers beaten and robbed by Burma Army soldiers.

May 1
Villagers Flee Fighting in Pangsai Township

Another month, no let up in Burma Army driven conflict and abuse.

APRIL 2014

April 30
Battles Rage in Northern Shan State Amid Peace Talks

Two new battles yesterday.

April 30
Myanmar Police And Extremists Launch An Attack Like Duchiradan In Buthidaung

Forty police raid Rohingya village of Aley Chaung on April 28th. Villagers abused and twenty-one arrested and still detained. Two villagers killed in a similar attack on April 19th.

April 30
A Rakhine Extremist Attacks an INGO Staff In Buthidaung

A Rohingya driver for a French NGO is severely beaten.

April 30
Rohingya villagers assaulted

35 Rohingya villagers out collecting firewood attacked by Rakhine extremists.

April 29
Battles in Kachin State

Overview of recent conflict.

April 29
Health Crisis in Arakan after Aid Groups Forced Out

Death of a Rohingya child.

April 28
Seven IDPs in Kachin State Arbitrarily Arrested and Intimidated – Four Still Detained in Burma Army Camp

New revenge assaults against Kachin civilians.

April 28
Chinese Nationals Caught With Illegal Weapons in Northwest Burma

Smuggling of weapons through Burma.

April 27
PSLF battle news
Details of TNLA attacks that killed at least 6 BA soldiers

Ta'ang/Palaung Army Troops Attacked Myanmar/Burmese Army Camp (April 25, 2014)

Ta'ang/Palaung troops' attack on Myanmar troops of Hteinkan Camp, who have been forcibly collecting protection money from the people, killed at least 6 Myanmar soldiers.

Hteinkan Camp is situated near Lwecheck village of Ta'ang Region in Namkham Township. The attacking troops were from Battalion 478 of the Ta'ang Army and the attack took place from 0510 to 0525 hours, on April 25.

Myanmar troops under the command of MOC 16, after confiscating tea factory on the highway where the gas pipe line crossed near Mancheck (Lwecheck) village, have set it up as Hteinkan Camp and forcibly collected protection money from the people, who are using the highway.

Three truck drivers, who were hauling charcoal from Minewee and taking rest at the camp after having narcotic drug together with the Myanmar soldiers, were wounded slightly in the attack.

After attack on the camp, the Ta'ang troops attacked the militia camp of Manpan village, at 0630 hours, and captured 8 M-22 rifles, one carbine, one pistol and some narcotic drug. On April 23, a Myanmar military column seized and executed a Chinese, who was on his way back from Panhsay after buying narcotic drug.

The Myanmar Army North-Eastern Command has formed and armed militia organizations with villagers in the region. Militia troops of these organizations are cooperating with militia troops of Namkham Town militia organization, under the command of a Chinese by the name of Aik San, who has split from Panhsay Kyaw Myint.

The attack carried out by the Ta'ang Army troops was due to complaints by the local people. The town militia organization reportedly has given a Pajero SUV to each of the village militia organizations in the region for drug trafficking.

There was no casualty on the side of the Ta'ang Army troops in the attacks.

April 26
Skirmishes Continue in Kachin and Northern Shan State

Five new battles. At least six Burma Army soldiers killed in one of them.

April 26
Civilian Killed by Landmine, Teenage Girl Raped and Over 3,600 New IDPs in Kachin State

Latest sitrep from the Free Burma Rangers.

April 26
PSLF Battle news
Detailed accounts of the latest conflict between the PSLF/TNLA and the Burma Army.

1. Clashes between Ta'ang Army troops and Myanmar/Burmese Troops Continue
At least 10 killed on the side of Myanmar forces (April 23, 2014)

On April 23 at about 0530 hours, troops from Battalion 112 of Ta'ang Army attacked the Myanmar Army camp (New camp) of Namkham Town, in the Ta'ang region.

The fire fight took place for about 15 minutes. There was no casualty on the side of the Ta'ang Army. Details about casualty of the Burmese is still not known.

Then, at about 030 hours, a clash broke out near Namkham Town between troops from Battalion 478 of the Ta'ang Army and the Myanmar army troops under MOC 16, who were coming down from Pan-hsay-gon region to Namkham Town, at a place on motor road below Hsa-lu Group Ngaw-kite (Kyu-Hsaing) Village, Lower Namkham-Nampet-ka

The clash lasted only about 15 minutes. However, the four rounds of RPG heavy weapons fired by Ta'ang troops landed among the Myanmar troops and hit the troop trucks, killing at least 10 and wounded many Myanmar troops.

The RPG rounds of Ta'ang Battalion 478 hit two four-wheel cars carrying young officers of the Myanmar troops, and one of the cars was thrown off the road and destroyed. Entire head of the other car was also destroyed.

At the time of this report, which was 1300 hours, sounds of gun fire were still heard intermittently, coming from lower area of Ngaw-kite (Kyu-hsaing) Village.

According to the call made by Ta'ang elders and people, the Ta'ang Army has been doing the field work of organizing and holding mass meetings, in the Ta'ang region, for the eradication of narcotic drug abuse and trafficking, among the Ta'ang people. As the Myanmar army troops have been blocking and attacking the Ta'ang troops, they have to respond by resorting to the guerilla warfare.

2. Battle Near Namkham Town (April 20, 2014)

A battle between the Burma/Myanmar government troops from MOC-16 and the Ta'ang Army Battalion-478 (Palaung, or Ta'ang National Liberation Army) started at about 1815 hours on April 20, 2014, at a place between Man-aung and Hsa-lu Villages.

The battle took place as the Myanmar government forces gave chase to the Ta'ang Army troops, who were on patrol to Man-aung, Pa-den, Hsa-lu and Hsaingdaung villages. The heavy weapon shells fired by the Myanmar forces completely destroyed a house in Man-aung village. Man-aung and Hsa-lu villagers are in panic and running for their lives and going into hiding, because of the battle. The battle is continuing at the time of this report, and more details will be given later.

At about 0630 hours, a Myanmar military column from LIB-77 fired about 30 heavy weapon rounds at Ain-lort village in Kay-kin Village Tract of Namsan Township. The heavy weapon shells fell and exploded near houses in the middle of the village.

However, the shells luckily did not fall on the houses and hurt the villagers. The government troops are shelling the villages indiscriminately, on the assumption that the Ta'ang and Kachin army troops are active in the area.

April 23
10 Soldiers Killed in Shan State Clashes: TNLA

Way to go TNLA! Kill the Sit-tut rapists and murderers! Fight to free your country! Not like those pacifist do-nothings in the NLD!

April 23
Ta'ang village intentionally bombed by Burmese Army

Regime revenge attack.

April 23
Myanmar Police Arrest, Torture And Rob A Rohingya Refugee In Sittwe

Example of the regime's policy of systematic abuse of the Rohingya people.

April 23
Police Denied Filing Case Against A Lout In Buthidaung

Rakhine racist severely injures a Rohingya man.

April 22
Burma Army Rapes Teenage Girl, Shoots Civilians and Displaces Over 3,600 People in Attacks in Northern Kachin State, Burma

Sitrep for the Kachin front.

April 21
5,000 Displaced by Kachin Clashes Amid KIO Leader's US Visit

Regime uses the census as an excuse to launch new attacks against the Kachin ethnic nationality. Resulting IDP crisis grows to 5,000 people.

April 19
Burmese Army's unfinished violence in Shan State

Regime soldiers assault a villager, shoot at three others, and reportedly arrest two others.

April 18
Interfaith couple targeted by mob in Pegu

Four homes burned.

April 17
Humanitarian Crisis Looms as Fighting Intensifies in Kachin and Northern Shan State

Two new battles started by Burma Army units.

April 17
Kachin Group: Burma Army Still Using Rape as a Weapon of War

Seventeen year old girl gang raped by Two BA soldiers on April 10th.

April 17
A Rohingya woman sold by human traffickers

Detailed account of an incident from April 11th, with the names of the members of the different trafficking gangs that were involved.

April 16
KIA Ambush Burmese Army Convoys as More Troops Deployed

Heavy warfare underway right now.

April 15
Myanmar Police Arrest And Torture Four Rohingyas On False Accusations That Rohingyas Torched MRCS And UNHCR Office

A new pattern is emerging. Regime agents commit crimes, and then torture Rohingya people to confess to them.

April 15
Burma Army Soldiers Accused Of Armed Robbery

Regime soldiers savagely assault a Shan villager.

April 15
Burma Army attacks villages in Kachin State; IDPs flee across the border to China.

Update on the new regime offensive, with photos.

April 14
3,000 displaced by recent Kachin fighting

Latest estimate of the scale of the the regime's new humanitarian crisis.

April 14
Myanmar Police Torch An Office Building Of MRCS And UNHCR In Taung Pyo Lat Wal

Aid organizations that help the Rohingya are still under assault.

April 13
One Civilian Hit By Mortar Fire as Battles Rage in Southern Kachin State

Two new battles reported. Regime using artillery against KIO posts.

April 12
Heavy fighting on last day of census in Burma's northern Kachin state

30 BA soldiers and 4 KIA soldiers reported killed. Regime trying to take important border post with China. Thousands of new IDPs. 10 Shan villages abandoned.

April 12
China Closes Border as Thousands Flee Kachin War

More news about the border crisis.

April 12
From One Hell to Another: Chin Refugees Fleeing Persecution in Burma – Victims of Sex Attacks In India

Rare news about the Chin situation in Western Burma. Mass rapes of Chin women who have fled to India.

April 11
KIA Under Attack On Several Fronts

Major new regime offensive, involving 1000 soldiers, in Northern Shan State near China. Regime Lt. Colonel killed. Many new battles; fighting still ongoing.

April 11
Burma army sends more troops to Pangwa

Regime also sending troops into central Kachin State. Renewed widespread conflict likely.

April 11
Burma's Kachin conflict turning into a war between militias

Burma Army forcing allied Kachin BGF units to attack the KIO.

April 11
Burma Army attacks Kachin and Shan villagers and a Kachin IDP camp; over 1,800 people displaced.

Regime also attacking IDP camps, in addition to KIO units.

April 11
Hundreds flee as census-related clashes break out in Kachin

More coverage of the new regime offensive.

April 11
China Closes Border as Thousands Flee Ongoing War

IDPs attempting to cross into China. China won't help them.

April 10
Hundred Displaced as Burma Army Shells Kachin Rebel Post

Burma Army attacks KIA positions. 300 local residents flee.

April 10
Burmese Military Accompanies Census Enumerators in Conflict Area

Regime troops accompany census counters in Northern Shan State. Villagers flee.

April 9
Fresh troops sent to Maungdaw

Regime sending more soldiers to Rohingya areas. Report of one woman being gang-raped. Extremist Rakhines released after being arrested with guns.

April 9
Pregnant woman killed by Sittwe Hospital staff

More information about this already reported murder.

April 7
Body of pregnant Rohingya woman from Sittwe Hospital returned with severe injuries

Not only are the child-bearing rights of Rohingya people limited, if a woman does get pregnant and go to the wrong hospital, she will be killed! That's genocide!

April 6
SHAN news release:
Territorial clash between the SSA-S and the UWSA

Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) says a fight broke out between its troops and the United Wa State Army (UWSA) column providing security for dredgers digging for gold along the Salween on 2 April. The clash took place near Loi Zaktaw on the west bank of the Salween in Mongpan township. The UWSA's domain is on the east bank in Mongton township. "It should have notified us of its presence," said RCSS/SSA leader Yawdserk. "We could have avoided unnecessary losses and bad feelings emanating from it."

April 6
Brawl Leads to Anti-Muslim Riot in Rangoon's Outskirts

Burma is now a country of blind hate.

April 5
A Rohingya hacked by extremists

Fisherman attacked by racists.

April 4
Burmese Army Threatens Use of Force to Take Census in KIO Area

1000 regime troops arrive at a major Kachin IDP site. Thousands of people at risk.

April 4
TNLA Clashes With Burma Army as Census Continues

Fighting also continues in Northern Shan State.

April 4
UN's Nambiar urges greater KIO commitment to peace as battles rage in Kachin

The title of this - and Nambiar - are obscene! It is the military dictatorship that lacks a commitment to peace!

April 3
A Series of Battles Fought Between KIA and Burmese Government Troops

Four more battles reported. Five BA soldiers die in one of them. The regime is using heavy artillery. Many regime reinforcements are being brought to Kachin areas, so there is no end to the battles in sight. Other than by the ethnic media, the civil war in Burma is being ignored.

April 3
Sexual violence by Burma army still a major concern

The regime is still using rape as a weapon of war. Over 100 cases documented but the true number is believed to be far higher.

April 2
Census teams kick down doors

Refusing to recognize the Rohingya as an ethic group in Burma is the first step in justifying violence against them. The military regime is 100% for the genocide of the Rohingya people. It sets the overall tone, and then local racists and regime security forces do the killing.

MARCH 2014

March 31
Police arrest and torture two Rohingyas for claiming to be Rohingya

Let's hear it for the United Nations census! How many people will die because of the idiots at the U.N.!? U.N., you already have blood on your hands, on the first day of the census!

March 28
Time-bomb explodes in Tedim, no casualties reported

Bomb at an office of the resistance group the Chin National Front.

March 28
Aid Workers Flee, Girl Killed as Attacks Continue in Sittwe

Buddhist racists force aid workers to flee. A girl was accidentally killed by the police when they confronted the racists.

March 28
At least 15 INGO properties attacked

Rakhine racists target non-profit workers attempting to help the Rohingya.

March 27
Doe-Dan Bazaar torched

Rohingya market burned down.

March 26
Battles Resume in Northern Shan State

Two new clashes.

March 26
Burma Army arrests and tortures suspected of associating with SSA

Seven Shan villagers arrested and tortured.

March 26
Action of Burmese troops looks heist

After a battle, Burma Army soldiers commit armed robbery against an entire Shan village.

March 26
Sai Aung Liang accused and arrested by Burmese Battalion 506

Another Shan villager arrested.

March 25
Police torture Rohingya women

More info on two recent fires, in which 100 and 72 Rohingya homes were burned. Four Rohingya women were arrested by the police and tortured to say that they started the fires. They are still being detained.

March 24
The village bombed and the villagers beaten

Burma Army attacks Shan State village.

March 21
Burmese Military patrol Koaolam area

New clash between the regime and the SSA-S.

March 21
Burmese Army LIB (77) raid, arrest and beat Wan Keum Mai villagers

Regime abuse in Northern Shan State.

March 21
2,000 Civilians Flee Burma Army Attack

New IDP crisis in Northern Shan State grows to 2,000 people.

March 21
One Dead in Kachin IDP Camp Fire

Thirteen year old girl dies. Will the IDPs ever be able to go home? Not without an end to the Tatmadaw!

March 21
Another fire in Maungdaw

Rakhine extremists continue arson attacks against Rohingya villagers.

March 21
Rohimngya villagers strip their roofs to prevent arson attacks

New arson attacks every day in Maungdaw Township.

March 19
Burmese fight SSPP/SSA at Wan Heun Wo village

Two battles between the Burma Army and the SSA-N. A total of 13 BA soldiers killed.

March 19
Government brigade and South Shan State Army fight fiercely

Burma Army enters a village and commits abuse including yet another rape. Battle with the SSA-S after leaving the village. 10 regime troops killed.

March 19
Five Rohingya women tortured

Two more Rohingya neighborhoods burned. Regime police arrest five women and torture them to confess that they set the fires themselves.

March 18
1,000 Shan Villagers Flee Burma Army: Rights Group

How can there be peace when the Burma Army continues its ethnic cleansing?

March 18
Burmese army tortured Shan civilians, says rights group

Burma Army shells 11 villages in Northern Shan State.

March 13
Troop rape villager

Yet another rape report. Burma Army soldiers continue to have impunity for even the worst crimes.

March 13
Burmese soldiers arrest and beat the village head

More regime human rights abuses.

March 12
Chemicals used against Rohingya

Report that 113 Rohingya houses were burned using chemical accelerants.

March 12
FBR Video Man Shot by Burma Army

Man who videotaped Burma Army offensive is shot.

March 11
Another fire in a Rohingya village

Another 40 houses burned.

March 10
Burmese troops demand food supply and beat villagers

Regime extorts food from villagers after their food runs out after a battle.

March 10
New fire in Duchiradan

Eleven homes burned.

March 7
Abuses Increased as More Government Troops Deployed in Kachin Region

Burma Army soldiers extorting local villagers.

March 7
Burma Army forbids people to cross at Tar Hsarm Pu

Regime withdraws from two SSA-N outposts, but maintains its pressure on local villagers.

March 6
Burmese Army Sends More Troops to Frontline as Peace Negotiators Prepare to Meet

New battle in Northern Shan State. Regime bringing in reinforcements.

March 6
US accuses Burma of continuing military ties to N Korea

Why would the Burmese dictatorship end its relationship with North Korea, and its nuclear program, when the West has ended all pressure?

March 4
Army Increases Attacks in North Burma, Seizes 2 Shan Rebel Camps

Regime attacks two SSA-N camps. Battles underway with the TNLA and the KIA as well.

March 4
SSPP leaders in Naypyitaw, but attack at home

More information on the regime aggression against the SSA-N.

March 3
Government Troops Overrun Another Kachin Military Base

Two battles in Northern Shan State. Three BA soldiers killed in one of them.

March 3
Ta-ang National Liberation Army and the Burmese army clash

Battle ongoing for four days. Many casualties.

March 2
Eleven Rohingyas killed

No letup in the regime-sponsored genocide.

March 2
Burmese Army Seized KIO's Se Zin County Administrative Office

Regime aggression against the KIO continues. Also report of a battle in Northern Shan State in which ten Burma Army soldiers were killed.

March 2
Shelling of Division 77 killed a village secretary and some wounded

Long range shelling of Myanmar Army Division 77 dropped and exploded on the house of the village secretary in Panphyat village, Kyaukme township on 27 February at about 10:00 am. It killed U Kyaw Lu, village secretary, and wounded other three villagers. While moving column of Ta'ang Army IB 717 under technical command 2 of TNLA-Ta'ang National Liberation Army troops took a night shelter at Panphyat village, the shelling of Division 77 exploded in the village. The Myanmar troops rounded the village up and clashes occurred at 10:15 am. After ten minute fighting, the Ta'ang troops retreated from the village to safer area. The Myanmar troops followed the Ta'ang troops, but the Ta'ang troops avoided the clash as of security of the village and villagers. There were some casualties, but not in specific data. The column of Division 77 of Myanmar army was a brutal killer in Saffron revolution in 2007. They threatened the villagers to kill those who tried to flee or tried to contact the revolutionary forces and also they would burn all households. The column of Division 77 camped at Panphyut, Pan Kwan, Pan Sapay villages and they are continually attacked on Ta'ang troops by shelling.

PSLF/TNLA News and information Department

FEBRUARY 2014

February 27
Myanmar Army Division 77 Lost at least 10 in Its Offensive in Ta-an (Palaung) Region

A military column from Myanmar Army Division 77, entering into Ta-an Army military base area, clashed with troops from Ta-an Army Battalion 367, under Ta-an Army Tactical Command 3, for about half an hour from 1245 hours to 1315 hours, on February 26, 2014, on the Mantong-Momeik motor highway, near Shubain (Yebon) Village of Momeik Township.

In the clash, at least 10 troops were killed and many wounded from the military column of Division 77 that had ruthlessly killed the Sanghas (Buddhist monks) of the Golden Robe Movement. There was no casualty on the Ta-an Army side.

The military column from Myanmar Army Division 77, having more than 200 troops, arrived at Momeik Town on February 24, and from there it launched offensive against Ta-an Army Tactical Command 3, which was situated between Mantong and Momeik.

Though the clash had ceased at about 1315 hours, Division 77 continued to fire heavy weapons intermittently.

We have learned that the remaining military columns from Division 77 will be entering into Ta-an Region from Lasho, and Division 88 will soon arrive in Ta-an areas of Namtsan and Kyaukmeh Townships for launching offensives.

Some troops from Kachin Independence Army (KIA) Battalion 34 also are active near the area, where the clash took place.

News and Information Department PSLF/TNLA

February 27
Burma Army clashes with SSA-S, TNLA in Shan State

The regime is now attacking three resistance armies: the TNLA, SSA-S and KIA.

February 25
Battles Rage in Northern Shan State

Three new battles reported between the regime and the KIA.

February 25
Burma Army Attacks Displaced 3,000 Palaung Civilians: Rights Group

European and United States policy towards Burma described as succinctly as possible: Who cares about atrocities when there is money to be made!!!

February 25
Burma Army, Shan Rebels Clash Over Temporary Camp

Regime once again attacks the SSA-S.

February 25
Rohingya crisis: Burma govt implicated in 'Crimes against Humanity'

Genocide is undeniable when it is formal state policy.

February 25
Three Rohingya houses torched

Attacks in Duchiradan village continue.

February 22
Burmese Army Acquires Chinese Military Equipment Amid Peace Talks

Regime imports artillery from China; massive buildup of new Burma Army troops in Kachin and Northern Shan States.

February 19
Three Myanmar Troops Killed in Clash with Ta-an (Palaung) Army Battalion-367

On February 18, 2014, at about 1215 hours, troops from Company-2 of the Ta-an National Liberation Army (TNLA) ran into troops from a military column of LIBs 17 and 114 of the Myanmar Army, near Namt Pa Kyaing Village in Mantong Township, and a head-on clash broke out. In the clash, at least 3 Myanmar Army troops were killed and many were wounded.

One Ta-an Army troop was wounded in the hand by a splinter from a heavy weapon shell. The clash lasted only about 15 minutes. It ended when troops from both sides withdrew simultaneously. The Myanmar wounded were said to be taken to Namtu Town.

The retreating Myanmar military column took position on Mantong-Namtu motor road and shelled hourly, with heavy weapons, the hills where Myanmar troops thought the Ta-an troops were located.

News and Information Department PSLF/TNLA

February 14
Burma army captures posts near KIO's Laiza capital

Heavy fighting continues. Regime again uses heavy weapons. The dictators are attacking on at least three fronts - near Laiza, near Bhamo, and in Northern Shan State.

As long as the international community does not impose a cost, the regime will continue to attack with impunity.

February 14
Palaung Battle News, at least 25 BA soldiers killed
P.S.L.F/ T.N.L.A News & Information Department

- Teh-jet (Shu-wine) Battle February 7, 2014

A battle took place between troops from Battalion 223 of the Ta-an National Army and troops from LIB 505 of Myanmar Army, near Teh-jet-Shu-wine, at about 1515 hours. Many Myanmar troops, including 505 column commander, Lt. Col. Thant Zin Tun, were killed.

The clash broke out when LIB 505 Column came down from Shuman Village of Namsan Township and went up the Teh-jet-Shu-wine Hill for offensive, where it ran into troops from Battalion 223 of the Ta-an Army. At least 10 from LIB 505 Column were killed in the clash.

In the clash taking place earlier, at about 12 noon, between Homain and Pan-hsway, near the site of the battle mentioned above, at least 3 Myanmar troops were killed, also.

The Myanmar Army has formed 5 military columns for operations in border area of Namsan-Mantong and more clashes could break out in the near future. We received information that at about 1530 hours, a convoy of 10 military trucks with troops passed through Namtu Town and it was likely to be headed to the area, where clashes were taking place.

- Continuing Clashes Raised Tension February 7, 2014

The clashes that started at about 12 noon, at a place between Homain and Pan-hsway villages, between troops from Namsan Township based Battalion 256 of the Ta-an Army and Myanmar Army battalions LIBs 17, 506 and 115 military columns was continuing, at the time of this report.

On February 3, 2014, troops from Myanmar battalions 17, 506, 115 and those from the battalions under Division 99 arrived at Namsan Town in the Palaung Self-administered Region, and launched successive encirclement and annihilation military operations, in Namsan Township.

The Myanmar troops were encamped in Pan-hsway and Homain villages for attacks against the Ta-an Army troops active in the nearby forest ranges, and clashes were continuing. Sounds of small arms and heavy weapons fire were reverberating in the area constantly.

In the clash that took place on January 25, 2014, between troops from the Ta-an Battalion 256 and Myanmar Battalion 506 Military Column, a total of 5 troops, including the Battalion 506 column commander, one company commander and 3 other ranks were killed.

In the clash that took place between troops from Ta-an Battalion 717 and Myanmar Battalion 223, on February 3, 2014, near Mogok Town, one sergeant from Myanmar battalion was killed and one MA-1 rifle with some rounds were captured. The Myanmar Army had sent out 5 military columns in Nasam Township alone and it was launching offensives against the Ta-an Army.

- 6 Myanmar Troops Killed in Clash between TNLA Bn 367 and Myanmar Bn 114 February 9, 2014

A firefight broke out on February 9 at about 1000 hours, between troops of Ta-an Army Battalion 367 and troops from Myanmar Army Battalion 114, on Tarban Hill (on Mantong-Namtu motor road) in Mantong Township. It was a head-on clash, in which 6 Myanmar troops from LIB 114 were killed and 4 MA-1 assault rifles and about 100 rounds were captured by the Ta-an troops.

The clash took place when some Battalion 367 troops of Ta-an Army Strategic Command (3), on patrol for area security, ran into the Myanmar troops, while they were crossing the Mantong-Namtu motor highway. The clash ended at about 1035 hours and lasted about half an hour after troops from both sides withdrew from the site of the clash. There was no casualty on the Ta-an Army side.

Before the clash, a convoy of 10 military trucks with soldiers passed by to reinforce the Myanmar military operations in Ta-an region.

February 13
Burmese Army Continues Offensive Operations Against Kachin Independence Army

More coverage of the dictatorship's latest offensive against the Kachin people.

February 13
Burma Army Launches Deadly Incursion Into Kachin Rebel Territory

Comments from KIA general on latest clashes.

February 12
2 KIA officers killing during clash in Bhamo district

Many clashes, near Bhamo and also in Northern Shan State.

February 11
Battles Rage as a New Offensive Begins near Laiza

Three new battles reported. 3 BA soldiers killed in one of them.

February 9
Burma Army Continues Attacks in Nam Lim Pa Area, Kachin State

Regime attacks and loots four Kachin villages south of Bhamo.

February 7
Burma army takes another KIA post in southern Kachin state

Heavy fighting. Large regime troop movements.

February 6
Burma Army Captures Karen Villagers and Steals Cattle in Dooplaya District, Karen State

Seven Karen villagers kidnapped by regime soldiers.

February 3
Government convoy hit by explosion

Bomb attack outside of Mandalay.

February 3
KIA soldier dies resisting Burma army attack

Update on the latest regime attack against the Kachin.

February 3
Death list of 52 Rohingyas

Rundown of Duchiradan ethnic cleansing. The true death toll is believed to be over 100, as many people are still missing.

February 2
Journalists Detained for Reporting Alleged Burmese Chemical Weapons Factor

The regime is still making chemical weapons. I would be shocked if the nuclear program was not still active, too. And there are idiots out there who believe that Burma is undergoing democratic reform. Bullshit! They are self-serving carpetbaggers, perfectly happy to profit from human suffering.

February 1
Burma Army Attacks Kachin Villages, Capturing 18 Villagers; Bodies of Torture Victims Discovered

The bodies of three previously detained villagers who were then tortured and killed by Burma Army soldiers have been found. 18 more villagers have now been detained, and are at risk of the same fate.

February 1
Burmese Army Seized KIA's Dagaw Mada Post

More regime attacks are expected. And the pro-regime ethnic traitors are perfectly willing to sign a nationwide ceasefire!

JANUARY 2014

January 31
Burma army captures KIA post, heavy fighting continues in southern Kachin state

Now that the ethnic resistance meeting is over, the Burma Army has resumed its attacks against the Kachin.

January 29
Soldier Accused of Rape Attempt in Mon State

This is an example of state sanctioned terrorism.

January 29
Fire razes Muslim houses in Duchira Dan

Burma-style genocide - after you kill them, burn their houses down!

January 27
Thai police rescue hundreds of Rohingya

The Rohingya were being held as slaves.

January 26
Nine Rohingya women arrested

Escapees of the genocide arrested - their fate is unknown.

January 25
4 year old Rohingya girl beaten by Burma Army soldiers

The regime's brutality knows no limits.

January 25
Authorities remove forces from the massacre area

The coverup of the genocide begins.

January 23
UN: Myanmar Buddhists killed more than 40 Muslims

The true scale of the latest bout of ethnic cleansing is becoming clear.

January 23
A Rohingya mother gang-raped by Burma Army soldiers.

Rape is another recognized tactic of genocide.

January 22
Tortured Bodies Found in Mungding Pa

Documentation of at least seven murdered Kachin villagers.

January 20
Rohingya father and two sons killed

Racist murders in Doon Pike village.

January 20
Rohingya updates

Report that 50 Rohingya people were killed in Duchiradan village from January 14-17. 330 household village devastated.

January 18
Security forces continue hunting Rohingya in Maungdaw

Good review of the latest regime-backed ethic cleansing.

January 18
Rohingya village heads arrested

Continuing repression at the village site of the ethnic cleansing.

January 18
Graves Found Near Abandoned IDP Camps in Kachin State

Graves found of Kachin villagers murdered by Burma Army soldiers.

January 16
16 Rohingya Muslims killed

Update: At least 16 killed in the latest action of the Regime's genocide. Over 100 missing. Mass grave discovered.

January 16
Rakhine extremists destroy vegetable farms

Another Rohingya village attacked. The police do nothing.

January 16
Village deserted after killings

Eight more Rohingya workers murdered in the same village.

January 15
Three Rohingya killed and two hundred wounded

Police and Rakhine racists loot a village and rape a Rohingya woman.

January 14
Burmese Army entering Wan Bang Nam Zor perpetrate violent-beating and rob villagers

Regime commits gross human rights violations against southern Shan villagers.

January 14
Burma Army Violates Ceasefire

Two new acts of regime aggression in Karen State. On January 6th the Burma Army attacked the KNLA. The next day it shelled Karen villagers.

January 12
Burmese Army Troops Fire at Each Other near Hpakant

Regime troops fight each other! At least 6 killed and 10 wounded.

January 11
KIA releases two Tatmadaw soldiers following clashes

New clashes. 2 BA soldiers killed in Northern Shan State.

January 11
Burmese Army Soldiers Raping Ethnic Women With Impunity

Additional information regarding the next news item.

January 10
298th LIB Soldiers Gang-raped a Bus Passenger

A Kachin woman gang-raped by Aung San Suu Kyi's beloved Tatmawdaw. Two women still in custody.

January 10
Government Brigade and RCSS/SSA clash

New clash with the SSA-S.

January 7
Battles Rage in Southern Kachin and Northern Shan State

Full-on regime aggression. Three battles reported. At least 8 BA soldiers killed. Regime jets flying again.

January 7
Burma Military Investigates Alleged Rape of 13-Year Old Girl

Report of yet another ethnic minority girl raped by a regime soldier.

January 3
News report from PSLF/TNLA Information Department
Myanmar Army Battalions 502/506 Military Column Attack Ta'ang (Palaung) Battalion 256

A clash took place on January 2, 2014 at 1640 hours, between troops from Myanmar army Battalions 502 and 506 and TNLA Battalion 256, at a place between Manlon and Pan A-lauk villages of Manlon Village Tract, in Nam San Township of Ta-an Region. The clash lasted about 30 minutes. The number of casualties on Myanmar government side is still not known. There was no casualty on the TNLA (Ta'ang National Liberation Army) side.

On January 2, 2014, at 1445 hours, about 100 troops from Myanmar government army LIBs 502/506 started firing with heavy and light weapons towards places of Pan A-lauk village, where they thought the PSLF/TNLA troops were located. However, the Ta'ang troops did not return fire. Later, when Myanmar army troop column marched down towards the position of Ta'ang troops, it ran into directional (Claymore) mines and a fire fight broke out with TNLA troops of the guerrilla camps. After the fire fight, Myanmar troops withdrew as a result of sustaining casualty. After the clash, Myanmar troops seized about 40 men from Manlom and Pane-lon villages and used them as shields against mines and moved to another location. On January 3, 2014, at 0900 hours, these Myanmar troops fired 6 rounds of heavy weapons from Manlom monastery towards Pan A-lauk village.

DECEMBER 2013

December 31
Myanmar army uses Rohingya women as sex slaves

What an abomination!!!

December 28
Burmese Army's 121st LIB Troops Withdraw from Mu Bum

Regime using Chinese territory.

December 26
Christmas clashes between Burma army and KIA

Reports of latest battles.

December 26
Violence in Kachin State Continues Christmas Eve

The regime's aggression is absolutely premeditated.

December 26
For the second time this month, an "improvised explosive device" is uncovered in Taung Gyi

Anti-Muslim terrorists target orphans.

December 24
Remote controlled mines target Burma army troops in Kachin state

KIA ambush of Burma Army troops near Bhamo in Kachin State. Two BA soldiers killed in another clash in Northern Shan State two days ago..

December 24
Ta'ang army claim govt offensive in Kyaukme

Regime's latest offensive in Northern Shan State against the Talang continues. Burma Army using heavy artillery again. Also report of a clash in Central Shan State.

December 20
Battles rage in Namlim Pa and Mungding Pa

Continued Burma Army aggression. As was obvious to anyone with half a brain, the military regime was never sincere about the ceasefires that it signed.

December 18
Battles Continue in Kachin and Northern Shan State as Ethnic Armed Groups Prepare for the Next Meeting

Two battles on December 16th. All of the recent fighting has been due to Burma Army aggression!

December 17
Bomb Blast Kills at Least Three People in Northern Shan State

At this point the motive for the bombing is unknown.

December 15
Villagers Allege Mining Company Using Burma Army As Muscle

The KNU 4th Brigade is corrupt, a warlord-led mafia, and allies with the military dictatorship.

December 14
Latest conflict news from TNLA Info. Dept.:

TNLA and Government forces clashed in Nam Hsan Township on Dec. 13th. 4 BA soldiers killed and 7 wounded.

December 14
Villagers in eastern Shan State suffer forced labour and extortion by Burma Army troops

Resource exploitation-associated repression continues.

December 13
An elderly woman robbed and tortured

More police abuse of the Rohingya in Maungdaw.

December 12
Burma army troops shoot at Kachin refugees and steal their food

The regime terrorizes ethnic nationality villagers with impunity.

December 11
Rangers Help Lead Villagers to Safety as Burma Army Enters Nam Lim Pa IDP Camp, Takes Rice Rations and Fires at Villagers

Latest Free Burma Ranger report.

December 10
Latest conflict news:

KIA 4th Brigade's 8th Battalion, posted on Nam Lek Hill in Northern Shan State, was attacked with mortar artillery by Burma Army LIB 505, on December 7.

Burma Army LIB 387 and LIB 438 clashed with KIA 3rd Brigade's 12th Battalion near Nam Lin Pa, Kachin State, on December 6 and 7.

The combined forces of the TNLA and KIA clashed with government forces in Nam Phet Kar village tract in Kutkai township, on December 4.

December 10
Burmese toddler drowns as refugee boat sinks en route to Christmas Island

Another unnecessary, and purposeful, Rohingya death. This is what the Burma regime, and Suu Kyi, want, for the Rohingya to flee, and die in the process!

December 9
Two Landmine Accidents in One Day Kill Three In Myanmar

Three villagers killed in Shan State on December 6th.

December 4
Thailand's secret Rohingya refugee camps

1,500 Rohingya refugees detained by Thai human traffickers. Sixteen reportedly killed.

December 4
Special Report: Thailand secretly supplies Myanmar refugees to trafficking rings

Full report of the Rohingya trafficking and slavery.

December 3
Police torture a Rohingya

Maungdaw police torture and rob a Rohingya merchant.

NOVEMBER 2013

November 27
Burma Army increasing patrols in resistance areas

The regime is systematically breaking its ceasefire. Two new clashes with the SSA-S.

November 27
Myitkyina IDP camps suffer serious food shortage

Kachin IDPs are starving!

November 26
Burma Army Accused Of Gun Point Threats

Regime terrorizing Karen villagers.

November 24
One KIA Captain and Another Soldier Killed in a Skirmish with Burmese Army Troops

Major Burma Army presence in Kachin area. Conflict is inevitable until the regime withdraws its troops.

November 23
IDPs Arrive in Man Win Area; Battles Rage in Mansi and Northern Shan State

Three new clashes. IDP crisis, as cold weather arrives.

November 23
Arson attack in Maungdaw Market

Rakhine extremists attack a Rohingya market.

November 21
Kachin Clashes Leave IDPs out in the Cold

On-going regime aggression leaves Kachin IDPs in a terrible situation.

November 21
Dozen arrested in Arakan relating to minor girls' murders

Two children murdered.

November 21
Mosque and school razed by mob

More Buddhist racist violence.

November 20
KIA orders troops not to respond after Burma army captures IDP camp

More than 50 clashes in KIA Battalion 12 area since June.

November 20
Four injured by landmine in southern Shan state

Danger is widespread in the fields of Burma.

November 19
Burma army kills Kachin farmer in Mansi township

More regime terrorism. Why do America and Europe love Burman terrorists?!!!

November 19
Burma Army Captures, Kills and Tortures Villagers in Kachin State, Forcing Over 2,000 to Flee

Detailed account of the latest regime terrorism against the Kachin.

November 19
Burma army uses aid convoy to captures KIO controlled IDP camp

Regime captures IDP camp. Clashes break out.

November 18
Senior KIA Figure Visits Rangoon, Fresh Fighting In Kachin State – Updated

Recap of the weekend's clashes.

November 17
Burmese Army Troops Surround Namlim Pa IDP Camp and School

Regime holding 700 Kachin children hostage!

November 17
Burma Army Patrols Unsettle, Resettled Displaced Karen

Regime terrorizes ceasefire agreed resettlement site. Some ceasefire, Mutu and Kwe Htoo!

November 15
An IDP Shot Dead by Burmese Army Soldiers

No letup in the regime's reign of terror!

November 15
Seven villagers shot with rubber bullets in Latpadaung clash

Everything's just great in the new Burma!

November 14
Clashes in Shan state hits third week

Update on the current regime offensive against the Kachin.

November 14
Photo Report: Over 1,000 Flee As Burma Army Attacks Continue in Kachin State

Humanitarian crisis ignored by the world.

November 13
An 8-Year-Old Girl Raped By a Burmese Army Private

The "democratic" regime in Burma : child rapists and killers!

November 13
TNLA Rebels Reject Govt Ceasefire Proposal, Clash With Burma Army

Way to do, TNLA! Don't agree to anything those lying dictators want!

November 11
One Civilian Killed and Another Injured as Mortar Shells Hit Gawng Run Village

More civilian casualties of regime aggression. Many new battles as the Burma Army attacks the KIA's 12th Brigade.

November 8
Burma Army Attacks Kachin Villagers; Rapes of 15-Year-Old Kachin Girl and 29-year-old Kachin Mother

These people are monsters!!! How can anyone work with them, much less defend them. Also includes a listing of Burma Army attacks against the KIO in October.

November 8
Battles Rage in KIA's 12th Battalion Territory

Battles now underway at two different locations.

November 8
A Rohingya child killed by the military

The Burmese dictatorship is nothing but a gang of baby killers!

November 7
Fierce Battle Rages Near Namlim Pa Village

Major new battle at the Kachin front.

November 7
286th LIR Soldiers Raped a 29-year-old Mother

Still the Burma Army rapes of ethnic women continue. Maybe if Suu Kyi had a daughter and she was raped, then the "human rights leader" would care.

November 7
At least three die in Pauktaw

The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya is still underway!

November 7
Woman dies during delivery after being denied admission in Maungdaw hospital

Rohingya woman left to die by a "Buddhist" doctor.

November 5
Police Torture Leaves Teenage Boy Severely Injured

The child is now disabled. What country, other than Burma, tortures children?

November 5
Kachins flee to displacement camps following military clashes in Bhamo

Four villages abandoned. Ten villagers detained and tortured.

November 5
EU begins 'crowd control' training for Burmese police

Disgusting news. A new barrier to a popular uprising. Will the EU provide training in torture as well?

November 3
A Rohingya killed in Pauktaw

Rakhine racists murder a refugee. Regime police shoot five more.

November 3
Boat carrying 70 Rohingya sinks

Refugees fleeing ethnic cleansing. Women and children drown. Only eight survivors.

November 1
Burmese army abuses in Kachin 'ongoing' despite ceasefire

New report on the regime's never-ending war crimes.

November 1
KIA loses post in Kyaukme after Burma army offensive

Clashes continue. Kachin resistance forced to withdraw from an outpost in the face of a large regime attack.

November 1
Rohingya man shot dead

A Rohingya fisherman was murdered by a drunk regime cop.

OCTOBER 2013

October 31
Burmese Army Soldiers Gang Raped a 15-Year-Old Girl

When will people accept the obvious fact that the only solution for Burma is to destroy the military dictatorship!!!

October 31
Kachin Boys Used as Human Shields in Kawng Ja

Clashes continue. Hundreds of new IDPs.

October 31
Fighting in Shan state in second week

More news on the latest regime attacks against the KIO in Northern Shan State.

October 31
Villagers confined after Burma Army shelling of Shan ceasefire group near Thai border

Regime attacks an SSA-S base in Southern Shan State.

October 30
Kachin Clashes Continue as Ethnic Leaders Meet

Continuous conflict on multiple fronts. The regime is clearly trying to pressure the KIO to agree to a ceasefire. "Peace" through war!

October 30
10 Rohingya Reported Dead after Boat Capsizes

More casualties of the ethnic cleansing that Suu Kyi says does not exist.

October 30
Rohingya owned shops burnt

Rohingya businesses attacked by arsonists.

October 28
'They burned our houses to make sure Karen soldiers have nowhere to stay'

Nothing has changed.

October 28
Burmese Army Troops Seize Rice Sacks for Kachin IDPs

The regime steals food from people who are starving!

October 26
Kachin Villagers Face Food Shortages as Burmese Army Encircles Namlim Pa Village

Burma Army looting villages, detaining villagers. Hundreds of new IDPs. Continuing regime attacks against the KIA.

October 25
Burma army attacks IDP camps as offensive continues in southern Kachin state

Many new clashes. At least twenty BA soldiers killed, including child soldiers.

October 25
78-year-old Kachin Woman Dies of Shock in Mungding Pa

One of the church captives (see next news item) dies.

October 25
Burma army traps 700 Kachin civilians in church for three days

The actions of an invading army.

October 24
Clashes between KIA and Burma army continues in Mabein and Mansi

Major conflict resumes in Northern Shan State. Burma Army attacking many Kachin villages. One child killed.

October 24
Burmese Army Forces Shell IDP Camp as Troops Mass

More detailed reports of the new Burma Army offensive. Regime mortars an IDP camp!

October 24
Burma Army Violently Raids Kachin Village: Aid Groups

More news on the regime attacks on Kachin villages and an IDP camp.

October 24
Fighting Resumes in Southern Kachin State; Villagers Held Inside Church

Regime arrests ten villagers.

October 24
BURMESE ARMY USED N'HKA GA VILLAGERS AS HUMAN SHIELDS AND BATTLES CONTINUE IN 3RD BRIGADE AREA

Report from far northern Putao area.

October 23
Shan officer blames national army for spate of skirmishes

Continuing firefights between the regime and the SSA-S.

October 23
KIO withdraws two posts in northern Shan state

Report of regime use of heavy weapons.

October 21
Burma Army implicated in torture of Kachin pastor

Regime also resupplying its troops in Putao area.

October 18
3 injured, Burma Army retreats following clash in Mabein

The dictators retreat!!! - for the moment.

October 18
Fresh fighting erupts in Kachin State

Two new clashes, after regime troops try to enter resistance areas..

October 18
Tatmadaw tries to force NMSP off another base

Even more regime aggression against the Mon.

October 18
One Killed in Shan State Explosions: Police

Two more bombs, this time in Shan State.

October 16
Burmese Army Attacks KIA Post near Man Hkawn

First clash following the regime's latest ceasefire farce.

October 16
Burma Army and KIA clash in Mabein township

More information on the new Burma Army attack.

October 16
The Suffering of 'Dogs': Rohingya Kids in Northern Arakan

What it's like to be a victim of genocide.

October 16
Refugee Woman Found Dead

The refugee's choice: live in squalor in a camp and then die, or return home and be abused if not killed. Some choice.

October 15
Fear Rises in Rangoon After Bomb Blasts

Six bomb explosions and four other bombs found, in Rangoon and elsewhere. Two people killed in one of the blasts.

October 15
A 20-year-old Kachin man beaten to death by a group of armed men

The leader of the gang was the son of a regime official. The gang attacked six Kachin young people who were returning home after a concert.

October 15
At least 13 Burmese migrants drown off Thai coast

Everything is Burma must be great, since so many people are willing to risk death to escape!

October 10
KIO talks proceed as Burma army jets fly low over Myitkyina

Show of force designed to intimidate, backed by new regime reinforcements.

October 10
Mon Rebels Say Burma Army Forced Them to Abandon Base

Renewed regime aggression against the NMSP continues.

October 9
Refugees flee troops as ceasefire talks continue

Yet another internally displaced person crisis.

October 8
More troops sent to Kachin region as dialogue begins

The ethnic resistance forces want the regime to withdraw its troops; instead, the generals are sending more!

October 7
Inter-Communal Violence Hits Town Near Rangoon

It's not "inter-communal violence." It's completely one-sided. It's genocide.

October 7
Regime cop rapes a Rohingya woman

No doubt on orders from the dictatorship!

October 7
Smoke from shells makes KIO troops sick in Shan state

More regime use of chemical weapons.

October 6
Muslim victims say Myanmar police aided attackers

Make no mistake about it, this is regime organized genocide: the regime that Suu Kyi and the U.S. and Europe are now in bed with. They are all complicit!

October 6
A village elder arrested by Burmese government soldiers

Regime detentions often end with murder.

October 6
SSA-S meeting statement

The SSA has had 133 clashes with the Burma Army since they signed a ceasefire!

October 4
Burma army kills Kachin civilians in Putao district as others barred from fleeing

Regime murders three Kachin people at the northernmost front.

October 4
Battle rages between TNLA and Burmese army

Three Burma Army soldiers killed in Northern Shan State.

October 4
Continued fighting in Kachin State

At least three conflict fronts currently active, all due to regime aggression.

October 4
Terrified Muslims hiding in forests: AP

The military dictatorship and many Buddhists treat the Rohingya people like animals!

October 4
'We Have No Future Now and No Place Where We Can Stay'

What it is like to be subjected to genocide.

October 2
Fresh Fighting Reported in Kachin State, Ahead of Ceasefire Talks

Burma Army forcing out Kachin villagers and then taking their land; ongoing clashes.

October 2
Five dead in Sandoway riots as uneasy calm restored

Buddhist mobs terrorize Muslims.

October 2
Violence Continues in Southern Arakan State, 6 Reported Killed, 60 Homes Destroyed

Many new villages attacked.

October 1
Rioters run rampage in Sandoway: 70 homes burnt down

An elderly woman was murdered. Not a word from Aung San Suu Kyi!!!

October 1
Rakhine extremists continued attack

And the regime does nothing.

October 1
Villagers Confined like Hostages in Nhka Ga

Burma Army holding 17 Kachin villagers hostage. Many severely beaten.

October 1
Fever spreads in Burma's Kachin IDP camp

Forgotten Kachin refugees under threat as cold weather approaches. Many children and elderly will not survive!

October 1
Human rights abuses in Shan State in September

Compendium of recent regime abuses in Shan areas, including the murder of a farmer.

October 1
Tension high in Sandoway after two Muslim homes razed

New genocidal violence against the Rohingya.

SEPTEMBER 2013

September 29
Anti-Muslim violence brewing

Genocidal Buddhists attacking again.

September 29
SHAN News release:
Eight recent clashes

Sao Yawdserk, leader of the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) says he is writing a letter to Vice Senior General Soe Win to settle the ongoing problem of conflict between the two sides in a peaceful way. Since the ceasefire has been signed, the two have already fought 133 clashes, including 8 between 13-24 September.

September 27
Burmese government soldiers kill a civilian and rape a 29-year-old mother

Thank you Aung San Suu Kyi, for ignoring the attacks against ethnic minority women. You are a Burman racist, and supporter of dictatorship!!!

September 27
Military sends more troops and supplies to northern Kachin state

Major regime-instigated warfare expected in the far north.

September 27
Skirmish reported between govt troops and TNLA in Shan State

TNLA working to shut down the regime's narcotics trade.

September 25
Karen Woman Found Dead Outside Refugee Camp

Danger and deprivation inside Burma and out.

September 25
SSA-North Says Attacks from Burma Army Frequent

More than a dozen attacks this month.

September 24
SSA-North pushed back by Burmese army assault

Regime launches a large attack.

September 24
Government soldiers extorting money from local traders as fighting continues

The Burma Army: murderers, rapists, and thieves. Two new clashes reported.

September 23
Burma Army Deploys Three Battalions along Bangladesh Border

Regime belligerence towards Bangladesh.

September 23
Burmese navy opened fire on fishing boat, claims Thailand

Regime belligerence towards Thailand.

September 19
Regime soldiers murder two Kachin men

Eight others also arrested, abused, and then released.

September 19
Burma army sends more troops to Pangwa

Regime bringing hundreds of reinforcements to the Chinese border.

September 18
KIA/TNLA allied force fought against government troops and militias

5 regime soldiers killed.

September 18
Several fatalities for Gvt troops in offensives against Ta'ang army

Coverage of the latest battles in the regime's new offensive.

September 18
Burma army shells KIA position on Myitkyina-Bhamo highway

More reports of renewed usage of heavy weapons by the regime.

September 15
Battles rage in southern Kachin and northern Shan State

Full on civil war again, thanks to Burma Army aggression, including the renewed use of heavy weapons.

September 15
Orphanage owner gets seven years for bomb-blast

In one of the most heinous crimes of all, regime agents attacked an orphanage, killing ten. Now, they have imprisoned the orphanage organizer. Thank you Aung San Suu Kyi!!!

September 14
More government troops sent to Kachin – Shan border

Regime moving in reinforcements for its new offensive.

September 14
Battles continue near Kachin-Shan border

Conflict increasing.

September 13
Rubber Tappers Say Burma Army Is Blocking Plantation

Military land theft.

September 12
One Rohingya killed while in custody

Police rob a Rohingya village, arrest villagers, and kill one.

September 12
Burmese army lauches major offensives against KIA as government offers a nationwide peace accord

Resumption of major warfare.

September 12
Rohingya fishermen attacked

Five believed dead.

September 11
Battles spread to KIA's 3rd Brigade area

New Burma Army invasion.

September 11
Villagers flee as fighting continues in southern Kachin state

More conflict reports. New IDP crisis from regime aggression.

September 10
Police rape a Rohingya girl

Another regime barbarity. The girl is still being held. Thank you Aung San Suu Kyi!!! This is what you want, right!?

September 10
SHAN news release:
New clash with the SSA, 5 BA soldiers killed.

Joint Shan State Army (SSA) patrol ran into Burma Army's Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 501 patrol yesterday evening. The Shans retired. The Burma Army formed a joint search-and-destroy column made up of elements from LIB 501 and LIB 505. It resulted in another clash this morning. 5 dead on the Burma Army side, according to Army run militia sources. The clashes took place 20 miles north of Hsipaw.

September 10
Battles continue in northern Shan State

Two new attacks by the regime against the KIA.

September 10
Burma govt and KIO battle in southern Kachin state

Another battle, near the Shan State border.

September 10
A Kachin military volunteer tortured and beaten to death

Regime tortures a resistance fighter to death.

September 10
Myitkyina police torture a 16-year-old school boy

Random arrest and torture of a Kachin boy.

September 8
Nhka Ga village women gang raped and abandoned naked in the forest

Several women and girls raped by Burma Army soldiers. (See blocked refugee story from yesterday.)

September 8
Burmese Army Continues To Wage War, While Talking Peace

List of 16 major clashes in August.

September 7
Burma Army troops plunder abandoned Kachin farms

Large scale robbery by regime troops.

September 7
Burmese authorities block evacuating Kachin war refugees

Burma Army detains large group of villagers.

September 7
Three civilians injured by landmine explosion near Nrawng village

More casualties by Burma Army mines.

September 5
More than 100 Kachin villagers trapped near Putao after heavy fighting

Northern fighting, triggered by regime attack, leads to new humanitarian crisis.

September 5
Burma Army Officer Beats Up Villagers – Again!

Regime trying to trigger conflict in Karen areas.

September 5
Policeman Shoots Dead Superior in Mandalay Police Office

One less regime thug.

September 3
Two Burmese army officers killed in rare fighting with KIA in Putao

More coverage of latest clash at the Northern front.

September 2
KIA troops battle joint government's forces

Clashes continue. 3 BA soldiers killed.

September 2
Kachin Rebels Clash With Burma Army and Govt-backed Militia

Additional reporting. Regime trying to clear out the Kachin resistance to clearcut a teak forest.

September 2
Torture Persists in Kachin State

Crimes against humanity, courtesy of Suu Kyi's best friends!

September 2
Burmese troops trying to set up base on Indian soil, says New Delhi

Military regime now expansionist. With the backing of Barack Obama, why not!

AUGUST 2013

August 28
Burma's Kachin conflict turning into a war between militias

Daily clashes over the last two weeks.

August 28
More than 1,000 casualties in the Kachin campaign: Army report

Figure only for the last three months of 2012. The total for the entire two year regime offensive is much higher.

If the resistance would unify and fight, they would defeat the dictatorship.

August 28
Burma Army fires shells at Shan ceasefire group in Namtu, injuring a woman farmer, then forces her husband to be their guide

Another report of regime use of heavy weapons.

August 27
Shan army overtures spurned by HQ

Regime still on the warpath.

August 27
Ta'ang army suspends talks with govt as clashes continue

The TNLA is not deceived.

August 26
Attack in another village

A new attack against a Muslim man.

August 25
42 houses, 19 businesses torched by radical Buddhist mobs

Yet another spate of racist violence against Muslims in Burma.

August 25
Buddhists torch Muslim homes in Myanmar

More coverage of the latest mob attack.

August 25
Drug users and dearlers move to "free zone" near Burmese military base in Namlim Pa

Drug trade "free zone" near Burma Army base.

August 24
Myanmar army enters Manipur, stakes claim to border village

Is war coming with India?

August 24
Burmese Army Sets up Camp in Disputed Territory

Regime seizes Indian territory.

August 22
No peace in Kachin state as clashes continue

The regime's ceasefire is toilet paper! New clashes. Two regime soldiers killed.

August 19
Govt-Backed Militias Clash With Kachin, Karen Rebels

Two new regime aggressions against the KIA, and one against the KNLA in Brigade 5, one of the brigades that has remained true to the Karen cause.

August 16
Karen militia – tease, argue, shoot, three dead…

A little action in one of the traitor militia.

August 14
Head-on clashes between government forces and TNLA forces 12 days after Meeting Calling for Peace

12 August 2013
A 30 minute clash broke out between Namlan based Government troops LIB 17 and Regiment 717 of TNLA at upper Konslam Village at Maing NgawTownship on the 12th of August at 2:30 pm.

The head-on clash occurred while the Maing Ngaw based regiment 717 of TNLA forces were on an organizing trip regarding the eradication of drugs and explaining the outcomes and the process of the peace talks with Burmese government to the local villagers. Myanmar LIB 17 forces attacked the movement.

Commander of TNLA Regiment 717 said that whilst they were on their way to their organizing trip when the LIB 17 of government forces attacked them and a 30 minute clash ensued at about 2:30 pm. There were two reported casualties from government forces and no one reported injured from the TNLA.

August 14
A Muslim house and five boats burned

New violence against the Rohingya is now underway.

August 13
After weekend's clashes, Rohingya pin blame on local police

New round of state-sponsored violence.

August 9
Breaking News: Six Rohingyas Killed, Several Injured on Eid Festival Day

Report and photos of latest violence.

August 9
Government military activity spurs KNPP emergency commander conference

Regime breaking its ceasefire with the Karenni.

August 9
Police Shoot 3 Rohingya in Clash With Mob

Heaven forbid that the Rohingya people actually have the audacity to protest for their rights.

August 9
2 Kachin Men on Trial after Torture by Military Interrogators

Torture is so democratic these days!

August 8
Burma military continue offences in Kachin and northern Shan states

Midnight battle. 4 KIA soldiers killed.

August 7
Burma Army: only villagers who sign contract can work confiscated land

A new twist, to legitimize land theft.

August 3
Three Kachin villagers abducted by Burmese government troops

Two women and one man forced to work as porters.

August 3
Tension mount between Government forces and New Mon State Party

For some reason, the regime has started to go after the Mon again.

JULY 2013

July 31
Kachin civilian allegedly killed by Burma army in Shan state

Yet another murder by Burma Army soldiers, of a villager near his farm.

July 31
More military beefing-up in areas between Wa, Shan

Burma Army still positioning for new offensives.

July 27
Despite peace rhetoric, battles continue in northern Shan State

Burma Army launches a series of attacks, against the KIA, TNLA, and also the SSA-S.

July 26
Burma Army Burns Down Mon Village: Report

BA now targeting the Mon people and the NMSP.

July 26
KIO officially opens Myitkyina office as fighting continues

New clash in Northern Shan State.

July 26
Fighting Resumes in North Shan State

Additional coverage. The regime is targeting the KIA and the TNLA again.

July 25
Battles ongoing in northern Shan State

New battle reported.

July 23
Armed Mon group calls on army to return abducted members

Burma Army captures two Mon soldiers.

July 22
Burma army and KIA clash in Northern Shan state near pipeline route

Never ending Burma Army aggression.

July 22
Explosion at radical monk's event injures 5: police

Violence at event with genocide-preaching "monk."

July 18
Army and Mon group skirmish near Thailand border

Regime attacks the New Mon State Party, with which it supposedly has a ceasefire. 2 NMSP soldiers, 1 BA soldier, killed.

July 18
UK approves US$5 million in arms export deals to Burma

The UK agrees to arm Burma's genocidal regime. Disgusting!!! What the hell is the world coming to?

July 18
Caught in a Two-Front War in Post-Ceasefire Karen State

Militarization of Karen State by the regime continues. More evidence that the individuals who stole the KNU Congress, starting with General Mutu, General Johnny, and General Secretary Kwe Htoo, are traitors.

July 16
Burma-Bound Ammunition, Rocket Launchers Seized by Thai Police

Significant arms shipment seized.

July 15
Burma Army: villagers allege death threats and land grabs

Great ceasefire, KNU! Are you partners with the BA?

July 12
Burmese military trucks pass through Chinese territory

200 BA soldiers transit through China.

July 12
Three clashes in one day

The Burma Army continues to advance on the SSA-N. 3 BA soldiers killed in one of the clashes.

July 11
Karen women loses leg in landmine incident

Never-ending casualties.

July 11
Rebels Attack Indian Outposts near Burmese Border

Conflict just across the border in India.

July
KHRG: landmines injuries raise suspicions mines recently planted

Regime continues to plant new landmines

July 8
KHRG: Villagers wounded by grenades

Attack by Burma Army soldiers.

July 2
Five shops destroyed by mob in Mandalay

Anti-Muslim violence moving to the large cities.

July 2
Mob ignores curfew, sets fire to Muslim home in Arakan state

Violence in Thandwe for second day, and he regime does nothing.

July 2
East Salween Wa army bases must be registered: Burma Army commander

The regime is pressuring the Wa.

July 1
Thandwe 'Stable' After Anti-Muslim Attack: Official

New attack against Muslims. Houses burned, one woman raped.

July 1
Muslims Trapped in Ghetto after Clashes in Burma

There is now apartheid in Burma!

July 1
Tightened Security in Pyin Oo Lwin after Explosion

Explosion in the regime's military center.

July 1
One year on, the Burmese military continues to recruit children

Regime continues to press-gang children.

JUNE 2013

June 28
Hundreds of civilians flee as Burmese army continues to battle KIA

Regime using heavy weapons again.

June 27
Burma army and KIA battle for second straight day in Shan state

Major conflict has resumed.

June 27
Two Rohingyas shot dead

Killed by regime agents for refusing to work as forced laborers.

June 26
SSA-North Rebels Says It Lost 2 Bases to Govt Forces

Regime continues to attack the SSA-N.

June 25
Burma Army engaged in friendly-fire

Update on offensive against the SSA-N.

June 24
KIO says 21 clashes have taken place since May agreement

Fight Back KIA!!!

June 24
Weekend Clashes Reported near IDP Shelters in Kachin State

The Kachin State and Northern Shan State fronts are heating up again due to Burma Army aggression.

June 23
Burma Army officer abuses and threatens villagers

Great ceasefire KNU!

June 21
Burma army and KIA battle in southern Kachin state

New clashes in Bhamo. Great ceasefire KIA!

June 21
Burma army attacks Shan army base again

The regime is once again attacking the SSA-N. The fighting in Northern Shan State is becoming widespread.

June 21
Clashes in Shan State Kill 4 Govt Soldiers, Ethnic Militia Claims

More coverage of the regime's new offensive against the TNLA.

June 21
Villagers flee after Burmese military attacks ethnic army posts

New Burma Army offensive.

June 21
Burmese army controls ethnic armed allied post in Shan state

More news about the conflict of the last few days.

June 20
TNLA BATTLE NEWS 18 - 19 JUNE, 2013:

Fierce fighting between Burmese troops and Ta-ang National Liberation Army TNLA of Kutkhai Township northern Shan State 18 June 2013 On June 18 at about 11:30 am, a fighting between Kutkhai based TNLA IB 112 and Kunlon based IB 145 of Burmese army broke out in the upper area of Ngaongar village in Kutkhai Township. After over 120 soldiers of Burmese army shelled with artillery to the point of TNLA IB 112 guerilla posts, fierce fighting broke out, the source said. The leaders of the both sides are Commander Tar Waing Mern of TNLA and Maj. Saw Yu Nai of the Burmese army. The commander of TNLA said that Konlon based IB 145 of Burmese army shelled about 4/5 times with artillery and the fighting broke out. The casualty was not known from both sides. At the time of posting this news, Burmese army with 120 soldiers was reentering into the Ngaongar Village of Kutkhai Township. 19 June 2013 The fighting broke out again between IB 112 of TNLA and Konlon based IB 145 of Burmese army clashed on 19 July for about 2 hours: 5:30 am – 7:30 am at upper area of Ngaongar village. The fierce fighting was occurred after IB 145 shelled over 40/50 artillery on the guerilla post of TNLA IB 112 on the top of the mountain. Tar Waing Mern, commander of TNLA IB 112 reported that the fighting broke out at 11:30 to 12:00 and again 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm yesterday and about 2 hour fighting broke out today. There were 4 casualties from Burmese side and the number of injured was not known. A villager in that region said over 3 hour fighting occurred at 2:00 pm and dawn attack broke out at about 5:00 am. I heard the explosion of artillery about 50 times. The people in that region were worried and scared on the 3 times fighting between Konglon based Burmese army IB 145 and TNLA IB 112 troops. Dept. of News and Information PSLF/TNLA

June 20
Military's bombing practice terrifies villagers

A show of force against the KNU.

June 19
Burmese army's mortar shells hit civilian houses

New clashes. Open warfare still ongoing between the Burma Army and the KIA.

June 18
Over 100 villagers in Shan state flee after Tatmadaw and KIA clash

Heavy clashes force villagers to flee.

June 15
BATTLE NEWS IN TA'ANG AREA, from PSLF/TNLA

Many new clashes involving the TNLA, Burma Army resumes shelling, elderly man murdered.

It was heard that clashes were occurred between Bt. 256 of TNLA and government troops on hilly side of upper Manlwe village, Namsan township on 4 June at about 5:20 pm. The Bama army of LIB 501 and 502, over 100 in number, intruded in upper Manlwe village; the fighting broke out after 5:00 pm. The commander of TNLA reported that the battle was continually broke out between two sides. There were 6 casualties and many injured from tamadaw side. After the battle, government troops shot an elderly person, over 80 years old dead and two years old boy and his mother are also got injured by government troops. Other government troops, over 100 in each column, left Namkhan to Brig. 112 of TNLA in Kutkhai-Namkhan township and to Brig. 478 of TNLA in Namkhan-Manton areas, the people in these areas said.

Clashes between TNLA IB 112 and Burmese troops The clashes broke out between Kutkhai based IB 145 and 45 and TNLA IB 112 near Lonkam village in Kutkhai township on June 14, at 2 pm, source said. The column including over 150 soldiers of Burmese IB 145 and 45 intruded
into the controlled area of TNLA IB 112 and shelling 5 or 6 artillery at 2 pm close to Lonkam village. To avoid the risks of the villagers, our troops retreated from the village to outside.

The source said that the number of Burmese troop was over 150 and they were in joint-operation of IB 145 and 45 of Kutkhai based Burmese army. They shelled 4 or 5 times form the long range. To avoid the danger of the villagers from Lonkam village, the TNLA troops did not do any counter attacks. The shells exploded beside our village but there was no casualty: the TNLA did not do counter attacks and they retreated from the village, a person from Lonkam village said. It was informed that the Burmese troops geared up their operations fiercely in a large scale.

Another clash broke out on June 15, at (6) am in Namsan township. There was fighting between TNLA IB 256 and Nongcho based Burmese army IB 114 between Manlon and Panalot villages in Namsam township, source said.

About 50 soldiers from Nongcho based IB 114 entered into the controlled area of TNLA IB 256 and the fighting lasted about half an hour. The half an hour long clash occurred between two troops in the area and there was no casualty on our side and there was no specific fatal news from the Burmese troops said a commander of TNLA IB 256. The large offensive action took place from Burmese army in the controlled areas of TNLA and clash broke out between IB (144-45) of Burmese army and IB 112 of TNLA near Lonkam village in Kutkhai township at 2 pm on June 14.

June 14
More fighting between KIO and army in Shan state

Many new clashes.

June 13
Shan Army's liaison reps attacked

Two SSA-N liaisons believed killed by the regime.

June 12
'Burmese Army planted landmines on border areas'

The regime is mining the Bangladesh border.

June 12
Clashes between KIO and Burma army continue in Shan state, despite 7 point agreement

Four new clashes. The preliminary ceasefire agreement is toilet paper!

June 11
Rohingya girl killed

11 year old butchered near Burma Army camp.

June 10
2 Dead in Mon State Bus Hijacking

No rule of law in the New Burma!

June 9
Burma Army reinforce in Wa rebels controlled areas

Is the regime finally about to go after the Wa?

June 8
Burma Army breaks ceasefire in Lashio township

Regime renews its attacks on the SSA-N.

June 7
Burma Army officer beats up Karen villagers

Villagers beaten for refusing to be porters.

June 6
War, displacement fueling trafficking scourge in Kachin state

Regime aggression leads to people being turned into slaves.

June 5
Saving a Human Life is no longer an Obligation to Myanmar Police

Police refuse to save a Rohingya girl from drowning.

June 5
OPINION—Stillborn democracy

A solid commentary.

June 5
3 Rohingya women shot dead by police at refugee camp

Additional coverage - the villagers feared that their land would be stolen, so they were killed!

June 4
Four Rohingya women shot dead

Police kill villagers after they refuse to help build a new concentration camp.

June 2
A Rohingya woman hacked to death by Rakhine extremists

The racist violence continues.

MAY 2013

May 30
Anti-Muslim Violence Spreads to Town in Central Burma

New racist violence in Central Burma.

May 29
1 Killed, 4 Injured As Sectarian Clashes Continue in Lashio

More news on the latest bout of Buddhist racism.

May 29
Mob targets reporters during Lashio riots

Once again, Buddhist mobs target journalists.

May 28
Burma army and KIO battle near UWSA territory

New fighting in Northern Shan State.

May 28
APNewsBreak: Northeastern Myanmar hit by new sectarian violence after rumor of Muslim attack

Buddhists attack Muslims in Shan State.

May 28
Wa rebels seek a state of their own

The Wa want to formalize their narco-country, which will also now become not just a colony, but a new province, of China.

May 28
Burma Army issues legal ultimatum to ethnic armed groups – no flag raising and no weapons

What will the traitors now leading the KNU do?

May 25
SECURITY RISKS FOR KACHIN IDPS AND REFUGEES

Good description of the recent conflict, Burma Army movements, and regime abuse. Over 100,000 Kachin IDPs. Report of the murder of another villager.

May 21
Armed militia forces NLD members to resign over land row

Local militia intimidates NLD members complaining about stolen land.

May 17
Government militia against police

Regime forces fight each other, three killed.

May 17
Six Rohingya dead bodies found.

Some of the victims of the boats that sunk.

May 16
On the Border – the violence continues under the radar

Report of two new rapes in Karen State. Forced porters killed as well.

May 15
In Burma, Apartheid Tactics against Minority Muslims

It seems clear that the regime's goal is not only ethnic cleansing. It really does extend to genocide.

May 15
Rohingya Muslims moved to beaches

The regime tried to kill Rohingya by forcing them to be exposed to a cyclone.

May 15
Two killed in Myanmar clash near China pipeline

Report of attack against the Chinese pipeline.

May 14
Nearly 200 killed in Myanmar boat accident.

This is what genocide looks like. You can stay and be murdered, or flee and die.

May 14
Shan rebels slam military claims over recent clashes

Regime propaganda about its latest offensive.

May 14
Thai security kept on toes by Burma Army's unusual moves

Intel on regime troop movements near the Thai border.

May 11
Burma Army takes Shan military camp as nine villages evacuate

Villages the new IDPs were forced to flee.

May 11
Govt militia in shooting incident at border tax gates

Regime ally shoots a boat.

May 11
A Rohingya Boy Shot by Nasaka

In Burma, it is now a crime to be Rohingya.

May 10
A man shot dead in Maungdaw

Another Muslim man is murdered.

May 10
Burmese army seizes Shan rebel outpost after latest attack

SSA-S loses an outpost. 2,000 villagers flee to China.

May 9
Burma army goes to war against Shan on Sino-Burmese border

New BA offensive against SSA-S. At least 10 BA soldiers killed.

May 9
Fighting rages for control over ethnic lands in Kachin and Shan State

Five new battles at the Kachin front.

May 9
Mon group calls for release of young detainees

Police detain 11 Mon youth.

May 9
15 Year Old Boy Tortured in Moulmein Police Station

More on the Mon story. One boy tortured.

May 7
DKBA Forces Refuse to Leave Dam Site

War drums in Karen State.

May 7
Palaung women suffer ongoing abuses: rights group

More documentation of the regime's reign of terror.

May 7
Burma army torches Shan rebel base

Regime lies to gain access, then destroy's Shan resistance base.

May 7
Burmese troops sneak into UWSA area

Regime probing the Wa territory.

May 6
Police arrest two as anti-Muslim unrest spreads to Kachin state

Buddhists attack Muslims in Kachin State.

May 3
SHAN news release:
Regime launches a major attack against the SSA.

Burma Army attacked Loizay, Tangyan township at 19:15 last evening. Fighting continues at the time of writing (09:00 local time). This is the second time since 14 April when the first attack was made. It is forcing Lahu militiamen to spearhead the attack.

May 3
Govt Troops Come, Civilians Flee, Tensions Remain in Karen State

Fighting continues in Karen State.

May 3
Karen rebels ordered to leave area near Thai-backed dam

Regime repeating its pattern from Shan and Kachin States in karen State, to launch offensives in support of resource developments.

May 3
Villagers want KNU protection against dam project

KNU 4th Brigade traitors turn on the Karen people.

May 2
3 killed, 2 raped by Myanmar army, says Palaung group

The regime's never-ending trail of rape and murder.

May 2
Most Burma Army units are ethnic areas: observer

The Burma Army is a racist army, bent on ethnic genocide!

May 2
Communities Devastates as Anti-Muslim Violence Tears Apart Communities Near Rangoon — Special Report

Good summary of the fourth bout of ethnic cleansing. As it makes, clear, the latest death toll is again certainly higher than what is being reported.

May 2
Seven Rohingyas arrested for refusing to register as 'Bengali'

The government is trying to force Rohingya villagers to say that they are not from Burma, to lay the groundwork for more ethnic cleansing.

May 2
Myaing Gyi Ngu residents flee from DKBA and Govt militia fighting

New fighting continuing in Karen State.

May 1
Violence Spreads to Villages Near Burma's Biggest City

Fourth eruption of anti-Muslim violence is spreading.

May 1
Anti-Muslim riot erupts in Oakkan

More coverage. At least one person killed.

May 1
Shan rebels, Burma army—troop deployments intensified

Major war possible in Northern Shan State.

APRIL 2013

April 30
Fresh anti-Muslim riots erupt in central Burma

Buddhists attack Muslims for the fourth time.

April 30
China supplies Wa rebels with armed helicopters: report

The regime and China are positioning against each other relative to the Wa. The Wa are also sending troops to help the SSA-N.

April 30
DKBA and Govt militia fighting kills one and wounds one

Clashes between two regime allies.

April 30
Govt militia continue to use villagers as forced labor in Karen State

Regime ally abuses Karen villagers. The KNU, under its new, corrupt leadership, does nothing.

April 29
Kachin troops continue fight against Burmese army and forest fires

Two new battles. Burma Army setting fires, 49 houses in one village burned down.

April 27
Burma Army objective: "to cut off Wa support" for rebel alliance

Military analysis of the current regime offensive.

April 26
Burmese military launching two parallel campaigns

Good description and map of the regime's latest offensive.

April 24
Kachin, Shan rebels controlled areas, Burma army reinforced

Regime sending more troops to the front.

April 24
More Than 1,000 Civilians Flee Amid Shan State Fighting

More on the latest humanitarian crisis.

April 23
Burma Army accused of atrocities in Shan State offensive

2000 new IDPs from this week's regime offensive. 50 young people forced to act as human minesweepers for the Burma Army.

April 23
KIA troops withdraw from its Manau Bum post

New heavy weapon regime offensive underway. Many battles.

April 23
Stop rapes: Shan women demand

Burma Army rapes more ethnic minority women.

April 23
Burma riots: Video shows police failing to stop attack

Video of ethnic cleansing of Muslims.

April 23
BURMA: END 'ETHNIC CLEANSING' OF ROHINGYA MUSLIMS

Human Rights Watch documentation.

April 21
No ceasefire for Shan army

The Burma Army has suffered major casualties in the last month in fighting against the SSA-N.

April 21
Karen State – land disputes a growing problem

Traitorous KNU leaders working with the regime to steal Karen villager land.

April 21
FBR REPORT: ATTACKS CONTINUE AS THE BURMA ARMY MANEUVERS IN KACHIN STATE

Detailed account of action at the Kachin front in April.

April 18
Burma army shells villages

Regime using heavy weapons again, against villagers. This is a war crime.

April 18
Two villagers hurt in army assault on Shan state

More coverage of the latest regime attack. Also report of new clashes.

April 17
Burma army, Shan rebels renew clashes during Myanmar New Year

Regime launches large attack against SSA-N. Four BA soldiers killed.

April 17
Sudden shot made one Rohingya dead

Rohingya villagers shot.

April 17
A Rohingya man and his son hacked in Maung Daw

Report of an attack on Rohingya farmers.

April 13
Burmese government soldiers set forest fires near KIA frontline posts

Three new battles reported.

April 12
Is the Burmese military keeping Rohingya women as sex slaves?

Report that the Burma Army has enslaved as many as 20 Rohingya women. This follows a pattern that the regime has long used in Eastern Burma.

April 9
32 Students Allegedly Massacred in Recent Meikhtila Violence

The greatest outrage in the recent ethnic cleansing, among many.

April 9
Arakan Army finishes basic military training in Kachin state

A number of ethnic groups have been fighting alongside the Kachin.

April 8
SHAN news release:
New ambush reported, of pro-regime militia.

Notorious Panhsay People's Militia Force attacked this morning by an unknown armed group speaking Shan, Palaung and Kachin. Three camps burned down. Leader of Panhsay is Kyaw Myint, MP, Shan State Assembly.

April 8
Shan rebels-Burma army clash, thousands flee

New IDP crisis in Shan State in response to conflict and Burma Army abuses.

April 8
Shan groups claim Burma Army using landmines and brute force to secure oil and gas projects

More coverage of the Shan crisis.

April 5
SITUATION UPDATE IN KAREN STATE

Newest abuses in Karen State, which the traitors who took control of the KNU refuse to confront.

April 5
Shan army told to make way for Salween Dam

The regime is hell bent on pillage and murder.

April 5
Shan Villagers Flee Army Abuses

One thousand new Shan IDPs.

April 5
Shan groups warn of mass displacement if conflict breaks out

Overview of the situation in the SSAA-N area.

April 5
'Encroachers' kill 13 Myanmar soldiers

Unexplained clash in Southeast Burma.

April 5
Burma army sends more troops to Kachin state ahead of April talks

Regime sends 40 truckloads of troops to the jade area.

April 5
Eyewitnesses recall atrocities in Meikhtila

First-hand accounts of the horror committed by Buddhists against Muslims.

April 4
Landmine kills Burma army soldiers, villagers threatened

2 BA soldiers killed; 4 injured.

April 4
Burma Army moves tanks in as its orders Shan army out

Regime preparing a major offensive against the SSA-N.

April 2
13 Hafiz students killed

Arson and mass murder of Muslim boys

April 2
Suspicions flare about Yangon mosque fire

More coverage.

April 2
Burmese army increases troops as the two sides prepare for talk

Three new battles at the Kachin front.

April 2
Burmese military stokes war in northern Shan State to clear way for Salween dam

New regime offensive expected against the SSA-N.

April 1
882 Homes Torched in Meikhtila, Satellite Images Show

Results of the latest pogrom.

MARCH 2013

March 29
Muslim Quarter Attacked in Pegu Division

Ethnic attacks still underway.

March 28
Anti-Muslim Attacks Hit Two More Pegu Division Towns

Seventh day of Buddhist riots against Muslims.

March 27
More Anti-Muslim Riots Reported Overnight

Buddhist mobs continue to attack Muslims.

March 27
Govt Troops, KIA Engage in Fresh Clashes

New fierce clashes as the Burma Army attacks the KIA.

March 26
Refugees claim chopper dropped 'burning object'

Is Thailand trying to force the refugees out?

March 26
Sectarian violence spreads as mobs target Muslim communities in Pegu

Ethnic cleansing continues to spread.

March 25
A series of battles fought in Kachin and northern Shan State

Latest Kachin war news.

March 25
Burma army troops killed during a clash with the KIA

At least 8 more BA soldiers killed.

March 25
'Buddhist' Thugs Make Their Comeback

Good review of Buddhist racism and the organization behind the ethnic cleansing of Muslims.

March 25
After Rumors, Rangoon Muslims Fear Attacks

8,000 more IDPs. Is Rangoon next?

March 24
Village near Meikhtila in Flames, as Violence Flares Again

The third wave of ethnic cleansing of Muslims is still spreading.

March 24
Stop 969, Burma's neo-Nazis

A major underground Buddhist neo-Nazi movement has been formed, with regime approval.

March 24
Kachin 'tortured' while under obscure detention law

Dozens of villagers in the north of Burma detained and tortured.

March 23
The Buddhist mobs mass killed 32 Muslim religious students and teachers in Meiktilar

Reported massacre.

March 23
Burmese Neo-Nazi Movement Rising Against Muslims

It seems Burma is becoming like Germany in the 30s.

March 23
State of Emergency Declared in Central Burma After Religious Riot

A Buddhist monk put a knife to a journalist's throat!

March 22
Urgent action needed to save Muslims in Burma from pre-planned violence

Renewed full-on ethnic cleansing now in progress. Latest death toll: 47. Regime police do nothing.

March 22
Mobs stalk the streets of Meiktila

Racist Buddhists - what an oxymoron - are on a rampage.

March 22
Martial law declared in Meikhtila as mobs threaten journalists

Journalists forced to delete footage of atrocities committed by Buddhist mob.

March 22
30 killed in Karen refugee camp fire

Another unnecessary tragedy. If Suu Kyi and the Burmans would fight the generals, instead of backing their racist terror against non-Burmans, all the refugees would be able to go home.

March 21
More than 10 killed as rioting rocks Meikhtila for second day: MP

Buddhists start attacking Muslims again.

March 21
Buddhist-Muslim violence flares up anew

More coverage. The attack may have been pre-planned.

March 20
Burma army continues shelling and looting Kachin state

Multiple regime attacks underway against the KIO.

March 19
Burma army shell heavy artilleries at RCSS/SSA Homong bases

Regime now using its strategy of attack against the Kachin, against the SSA-N.

March 19
Three Rohingyas slaughtered

More crimes against humanity against the Rohingya people.

March 17
Burma army and KIO clash in Shan state shortly after Ruili talks

Six BA soldiers killed. The talks are meaningless.

March 17
Battles renew in northern Shan State, more government troops deployed

More coverage of the new fighting at the Kachin front.

March 17
Arms, drugs seizure in Sagaing border town

Regime finds Indian rebel cache.

March 17
1 Indian Soldier Killed, 3 Injured near Burma Border

More conflict along the Western border.

March 14
Peace vs Burma military build-ups and clashes in central Shan State

Burma Army now attacking both SSA-N and SSA-S.

March 14
UN Concerned by Reports Army is Using Aid Convoys to Reinforce Troops

Regime uses aid convoys to Kachin as cover to infiltrate truckloads of new troops.

March 13
SHAN news release:
Burma Army attacks SSA base. Another clash also occurred yesterday.

Shan State Army (SSA)'s Loizay mountain base in Tangyan township by the Burma Army's infantry battalions 33,291 and 326 this morning up to now, according to SSA sources. The assault appears to be a follow-up of yesterday's clash in the vicinity, said one SSA officer. The Burma Army clashed also with the SSA South in Kenglom, Kunhing township, on 11 March.

March 10
More government troops sent to Kachin region as the two sides prepare to meet

Regime moves more than a thousand new soldiers to the Kachin war.

March 10
FBR REPORT: KACHIN UPDATE – PHOTO SET TWO; ATTACKS AGAINST THE KACHIN ARE SPORADIC BUT DISPLACEMENT IS CONSTANT

Photos of Kachin IDP camps

March 7
Battles rage near Mali Sut Yang and Gat Shang Yang

Two major battles two days ago.

March 7
Soldiers assault local during wedding party

More abuse by regime thugs, who thanks to Suu Kyi and the West now have total immunity.

March 6
SHAN news releases:
Fighting underway; Regime brings artillery to Southern Shan State.

Restoration Council of Shan State / Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) spokesman Lao Hseng says although fighting has stopped on the motorways and towns, it is still going on in the countryside. "It's who sees first, shoot first situation," he tells SHAN. The Burma Army had also demanded that it withdraw its base in Monghta and two other bases in Homong by the end of February. The SSA so far has not moved. On the brighter side, it has set up liaison offices in several major towns and small commercial enterprises.

14 military trucks arrived in Homong, opposite Maehongson, on 3 March. Since then an unspecified number of 105 mm howitzers have been placed at Nawng Leng, regarded as the gateway to Loi Taileng base of Shan State Army (SSA) 'South' and the Sankang base of United Wa State Army (UWSA)'s 778th Brigade. The move followed 19 February visit by army commander Soe Win, Shan State special operations commander Aung Than Tut and two regional commanders. The Homong command later demanded the SSA withdraw its outposts in Homong and Monghta sub-townships. The latter had refused saying the setting up of its outposts was in line with the second ceasefire agreement signed in January 2012. Locals meanwhile say the Burma Army move might be against either the SSA or the UWSA.

March 6
Govt land grabs rampant in Karen State, says report

Regime abusing the Karen ceasefire.

March 6
Burma govt and KIO to meet in China next week, as fighting and airstrikes continue

No letup in the Civil War. The regime resumes its use of jet fighters against the KIA.

March 3
Ceasefire: Burma Army increases its militarization in KNU controlled areas

The new KNU leaders are traitors, for allowing this to happen.

March 3
KIA troops recapture key posts from Burmese army

The regime's civil war against the Kachin is still underway. Many new battles. One of them a major victory for the KIA.

March 3
Human Rights abuses in Kachin largely ignored

Mire Kachin villagers arrested and tortured. Who cares about human rights, when there is money to be made.

March 3
Tensions Grow between Govt and SSA-South

The regime is continuing to abuse its ceasefire in Southern Shan State.

March 3
Two Rohingyas murdered in southern Maungdaw

The regime's crimes against humanity and impunity are never-ending.

March 3
A Rohingya brutally killed in Southern Maungdaw

Yet another Rohingya man is murdered.

FEBRUARY 2013

February 28
Burma Army reinforcing troops in recent battle scene with RCSS/SSA

Regime gearing up for more warfare against the SSA-N.

February 27
SHAN news release.
5 BA soldiers killed in new clash with SSA-N

A fire fight broke out on 24 February from 2:30 to 3:30 P.M. between the RCSS/SSA and a column from Burma Army's IB 66 based in Kholum, Southern Shan State, killing 5, including its leader, Col Kyaw Myint Htun. 8 assorted guns, a walkie-talkie and other military hardware were captured, according to SSA spokesman Sai Hsai Merng. He said that the RCSS has written to inform President Thein Sein that the intrusion of the Burma Army into its area has triggered the clash and that it is ready to hand over the captured weapons, if the government so desired.

February 27
Dozens injured, one police officer dead after riot erupts over land dispute

Land rights protestors fight back.

February 26
Thirty Burma Army soldiers killed in clashes with SSPP/SSA

The regime is continuing to sacrifice its troops to satisfy its megalomania.

February 26
Despite President's new ceasefire directive Burma Army continues offensive on SSA

When will people understand, the Burma Army will never end its aggression against the ethnic nationalities.

February 26
Two Rohingyas killed by the ALP

More violence against the Rohingya.

February 25
Massive joint operation against Rohingya

Never-ending crimes against humanity.

February 25
Fighting between KIO and army continues in Chipwe, Pangwa

Never-ending war.

February 25
Armed group claims military attacking sites slated for resettlement

More never-ending war.

February 25
ATTACKS AGAINST THE KACHIN ARE SPORADIC BUT DISPLACEMENT IS CONSTANT

Even more never-ending war.

February 21
Religious attack in Rangoon wreaks havoc on local community

Buddhists attacking Muslims in Rangoon.

February 21
Fresh attack "does not augurs well for peace": Shan army

More information about the Burma Army's recent attack against the SSA-N.

February 20
SHAN news update:
Regime breaks SSA-S ceasefire again.

Burma Army attacks the Shan State Progress Party / Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA), a ceasefire group: yesterday, 15:00-17:00 east of Mongkao, Tangyan township; and today, 10:30- up to 12:00 (time of reporting) at Loilan, also Tangyan township. The Burma Army is a double-crosser, this will hurt the peace process, says SSA spokesman Sai La.

February 20
Negotiators meet with Shan delegation as skirmishes erupt in Burma

Regime attacking SSA-N as well as SSA-S.

February 19
Kachinland News update:
Six Jam Ga villagers were severely beaten and tortured by a Burmese army unit

Six Kachin villagers being arbitrarily arrested by a Burmese army unit led by Lt. Ne Lin Bo were released on Feb 16, 2013. Zangchau Dau Lum, Kan Cha, Hpangja Hawng Dau, Shachyang Ting Bawm, Gawyam Kyang Zung and Langai Lum Dau of Jam Ga village were arrested by Burmese army unit accusing them of trading drugs on Feb 13. They were released after officials from northern command investigated the case and found them innocent. Burmese army soldiers beat and tortured them severely during interrogation and they were given a few kyats for use in treatment by Burmese officials, said a local source. Local Kachin men are often arrested and interrogated on suspicion of having relation with KIO/KIA by Burmese army infantry units stationed around Kachin region.

February 19
Cha Khan villagers, homes bulldozed to make way for deep sea port

No word about this from the opportunists who now control the KNU.

February 18
Burma army 'torture' Kachin rebel suspects: UN

Confirmation of regime abuse from the U.N.

February 16
Six Rohingyas killed

Fishermen murdered by Rakhine racists.

February 16
Forced registration of Rohingyas as Bengalis

This is a preparatory step for ethnic cleansing.

February 16
No life security of Rohingya people in Arakan

Good overview of the ethnic cleansing now underway.

February 15
FBR REPORT: IN CHIN STATE, BURMA ARMY CONTINUES TO USE FORCED LABOR

Bad news from western Burma.

February 15
Fresh tensions with Shan army have implications for Wa

4 regime soldiers killed after abusing its ceasefire with the SSA-S.

February 14
Burma army takes KIA post on Stilwell road

Regime dry-season offensive continues.

February 14
Burma police 'used white phosphorous' on mine protesters

More on the new, benevolent dictatorship.

February 14
Burma Army truck blows-up – two dead

The regime is continuing to resupply.

February 12
Arakan officials instructed to restrict Muslims' travel

This is what ethnic cleansing looks like.

February 12
New police raid

Eight more Ronhingya arrested.

February 11
1 Killed, 3 Injured in Village Attack in Northern Arakan

Very bad coverage of a conflict - an attack by assailants wearing police uniforms - the article doesn't say it, but they were probably police. How could Rohingya get Nasaka uniforms? Bullshit. All Burman Buddhist news from Arakan is untrustworthy.

February 10
Burmese army fired 60 mm mortar on a KIA position near Laiza

Regime offensive near Laiza continues, building new camps.

February 10
Kachinland news updates:
4 Nyaung Pin villagers killed by soldiers under Hpegon-based 7th MOC

Burmese troops under Hpegon-based 7th MOC shot and killed 4 Nyaung Pin villagers in Hpakant area in early February. One Shan woman was severely wounded by gun shots and taken to Seng Tawng Hospital by members of the National League for Democracy on Feb 4 at 9 am.  The same troops from 7th MOC ransacked houses in Maw Shan village in Hpakant and robbed villagers' properties by breaking cases, containers and boxes on Feb 5.

Pangwa residents forced to porter for Burmese army

Burmese troops in Pangwa subjected local residents to forced labor beginning Feb 5. Burmese military summoned one in a family for forced labor and a family had to pay 50 yuan if they couldn't provide one for the army. A Pangwa resident said they had to unload arms, ammunition and military equipments from air planes and carry them to the army base and front line areas.

February 8
Despite talks Kachin conflict continues

Major regime offensive still underway in Northern Shan State. Many other clashes as well.

February 8
Clashes breakout in Kachin state despite recent talks

More information on new clashes.

February 7
After Burma Violence, Almost 6,000 Rohingyas Arrive in Thailand

Literally no one in the international community is pressuring the regime to end its ethnic cleansing.

February 7
Rohingya villagers convicted for sectarian violence

Rohingya villagers jailed on trumped up charges.

February 6
Thousands of displaced Rohingya still receive 'no aid'

This is why hundreds are risking their lives, fleeing Burma in boats.

February 6
Army shells KIO positions near Lajayang amid talks

The regime attacks again.

February 6
Burma army pushes on amid KIO peace talks

This bodes well for peace!

February 6
Following Kachin retreat, looters 'run amok' in jade-rich area

Let's hear it for the new democratic Burma.

February 3
Burmese army continues its offensive operations

Three more battles.

February 2
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
The rapes never end.

Kachin lady had been raped and killed base a between Dabak and N Hkram village; it is located on Myitkyina – Bahmo road, by Burmese Government troops which are from Danai  base  during these days according to KIA front line officer report. The Kachin lady, Nahpaw Hkawng Tawng, was house wife and had children. Actually, wherever these Burmese Government troops arrive they always make torture the civilians, rape and kill the women, and burn down the Kachin village.

February 1
FBR REPORT: DETAIL OF 14 JANUARY BURMA ARMY ARTILLERY FIRE ON LAIZA, WHICH KILLED THREE CIVILIANS

Details on recent regime war crimes.

February 1
Battles continue to rage in Kachin region

Regime continues heavy use of artillery, three new battles.

JANUARY 2013

January 31
Pyrrhic victory in Myanmar

Excellent military analysis of the regime's war against the Kachin.

January 31
Kachin Baptist Convention says 66 churches and over 200 member villages destroyed

This is what scorched earth conquest looks like.

January 31
FBR REPORT: BURMA ARMY CONTINUES ROAD AND CAMP IMPROVEMENTS, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF CEASEFIRE IN KAREN STATE

When the regime is finished with the Kachin, it will be the Karen's turn.

January 30
9 year-old killed and 2 year-old injured by the Burmese army's shelling

Another in a neve-ending series of regime war crimes.

January 30
Photos of Kachin shelling victims

Warning, graphic images.

January 30
KACHIN WAR VIDEOS

January 30
BURMA ARMY ATTACKS CONTINUE IN KACHIN STATE

Good account of the clashes near the Chinese border in the last 4 days. Residents of three Kachin villages forced to flee.

January 30
Kachin woman killed by army troops in Hpakant district

Regime troops murder a Kachin villager.

January 30
MYANMAR STATE MEDIA MISLABELS AIR BAGAN CRASH PHOTO AS KIA MINE BLAST

Example of regime propaganda.

January 30
Myanmar Police Used Phosphorus on LADPADAUNG Protesters, Lawyers Say

Confirmation of use of chemical weapons.

January 30
Burma military's hidden chemical weapon factories

Excellent analysis, with satellite imagery.

January 30
Mass graves found Mye-Bun

Bodies of 11 Rohingya villagers found.

January 30
GE soldiers attacked and their vehicle burned down on Arakanese border

Regime unit in Western Burma attacked by an unknown rebel group.

January 30
Soldiers, Muslim Villagers Clash in Northern Arakan State

Note: This account is attributed to "local sources." It is not confirmed.

January 29
Ceasefire, but BGF ambush KNLA – wounding one soldier and one civilian

Karen regime militia attacks the KNLA.

January 28
Burma Army forces Karen civilians to transport its supplies

Regime continues to use forced labor, and to abuse its ceasefire with the Karen.

January 28
URGENT APPEAL From Inside Kachin State

It is desperate now for the Kachin people, and the world looks away.

January 27
Burmese army ravaged KIA's strategic hill after continuous shelling

More news on the latest attack.

January 25
Burma army uses cluster bombs to take key KIO position near Laiza

Another serious setback for the Kachin people.

January 25
30 Tatmadaw soldiers die in Kachin jade district

Victory for the KIA in the jade area.

January 25
FBR REPORT: KACHIN FBR GOOD LIFE CLUB COUNSELOR KILLED BY BURMA ARMY

A hero dies, serving his people.

January 24
Fierce battles rage across Kachin region

All out war. More than seven new battles. In one, the Burma Army fired 130 artillery shells.

January 24
Eight child soldiers freed in Kachin State, says ILO

Confirmation of what is already well known: the Burma Army is using child soldiers against the Kachin.

January 24
Disease Spreads among Displaced Kachin Children

More child victims of the Burma Army's war crimes.

January 24
Chin church hit by attacks in Kachin, members displaced

Burma Army destroys a church.

January 24
Rohingya houses burnt in Buthidaung

The regime is not only committing crimes in Kachin State - ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Arakan State is still underway.

January 23
Fighting continues in Kachin state, says KIA

New clash in the jade mining area.

January 23
Explosion Hits Central Laiza Near KIA Headquarters

Suspected new regime artillery strike on laiza.

January 23
Burma Army Colonel beats up KNU member

This is how the regime treats its ceasefire partners.

January 23
Karen rebel group returns seized weapons to Border Guard Force

Pro-regime militias make peace.

January 22
Burmese army continues to target rebel positions near Laiza

The regime's "ceasefire" is propaganda, pure and simple.

January 22
Soldiers attempted rape, threatened villagers in Chin State

More abuse in Western Burma.

January 21
FBR REPORT: BURMA ARMY AATTACKS AGAINST THE KACHIN SINCE CEASEFIRE DECLARED

Detailed situation report.

January 21
KACHIN WAR VIDEOS

January 21
Kachin Independence Army accuses army of flouting ceasefire

Regime offensive continues.

January 21
'They Will Fail'

Interview from Laiza.

January 21
Dozens detained for 'unlawful' contact with Kachin rebels

Report on Kachin people arrested and tortured by the Burma Army.

January 21
China ups weapons transfers to Wa army

The Wa are preparing - they're next after the Kachin.

January 21
SSA "keeping our side of the bargain"

Review of incidents where the Burma Army broke its ceasefire with the SSA-S.

January 21
Demonstration against army confiscating land in Gwa

Burma Army stealing land in Arakan State.

January 20
Arakan new update

Abuses against the Rohingya continue

January 20
Air War in Kachinland: Burma Military Air Attacks on Kachin Territory, December 4, 2012 - January 18, 2013

Good review of the regime's air war.

January 20
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Detailed sitreps: regime ignores its own ceasefire; dozens of Burma Army casualties.

There were artillery heavy weapons shelling to the civilians after 09:00 hours of the President Thein Sein officially announced as the Burmese Government seized fire as territory clearing operation at 06:00 Am on 19th January 2013. Burmese government troops shelled more than 20 times with 120 mm howitzer artillery weapon to Lung Hkang's civilians' quarter from Htoo jade mine compound. Actually, most of the civilians exiled to refuges camp for a while, thus no one was hurt of that shelling but all the civilians were worried that there would be happened dreadfully battle in their place. Some civilians were hard to trust as optimist on the president's order that the Burmese army were not followed it. 

At 10:00 pm on 18th January, Burmese  Government army infantry unit (16), which is based on Seng Tawng; Western Kachin state,  shelled with heavy artillery weapon to the crowded area of the civilians, according to KIA front line officer report. The Burmese Government is settled in the center of crowded area in Seng Tawng and Hpakant cities and moreover they used civilians as human shield to protect them from the KIA attacking. Whenever they heard the gun shot and mine explosions, they fired back with gun and heavy artillery weapons to the civilians' places.  Actually, the army post should be settled (3) miles far away from the city but now the army posts in the center of the city thus it breaks the military law. But no local administrator, who knows the law, dared not to tell them. "We don't want to tell so much that soldiers to soldiers, army troops to army troops fight each other far away from civilians, but now the Burmese army is posted among the civilians and shoot regardless shooting to everywhere is very bad figure and I rebuke it", said one of the civilians. Now Hpa Kant and Seng Tawng's civilians dig bunker in their house for safety.

Burmese Government army, from Hpakant military tactic hill, shelled heavy artillery weapons to Prayer Mountain; it is in the Maw One Kachin Baptist church compound, Western Kachin state, according to one of the church members report. Due to such shelling, Rev. Htingnan Tet Naw, the pastor of Maw One Kachin Baptist church, got heart failed and high blood pressure, and he took medical care at private hospital for one night. Before the shelling, the women department from that church prayed on the praying mountain, after that Burmese military troop started shelling from 03:00 pm, one building and cross were destroyed because of shelling.  

Actually, Burmese infantry unit (228) settled the whole year on that Prayer Mountain, and they shifted other place from the last two weeks. Before shelling the Burmese Government troop, Captain Lwan Moe Awng, from that unit (228) phoned to Pastor, but the pastor couldn't reply. The pastor replied to the captain after exploding the shelling, then the captain asked about the exploding place and he warned that they would fire more. But the pastor explained that there was no one on the praying mountain, and only (400) refugee was lived on the base of the mountain and not to fire again to the mountain requested the pastor. Thus, the captain replied that he would inform to the Hpakant military tactic. After that, the Burmese Government shot no more to the prayer mountain.

Round about 08:00 pm, captain Lwan Moe Awng insisted to youth leader from that Maw One Baptist church that they, Government troops, were not fire to the prayer mountain and that firings were came from the garbage collecting place. But, the youth leader accused that while there was shelling, he was in his house and he saw the smog ray from the Hpakant tactic hill. And again, another youth, he went to check the exploding place,  told that it would not exploded from the garbage and not from the garbage collecting place, it must be the rocket launched from the Hpakant tactic hill. 

Actually, the Burmese military fired many times intentionally. In 2012 June, the Burmese army troops fired 12 times with heavy artillery weapon to Seng Tawng  Kachin Baptist church and Chinese Baptist church. Again, on October 6, one of the artillery shells was exploding in front of the Maw One Kachin Baptist church, (6) people were injured. Now, it is prohibited to entrance to the Maw One Prayer Mountain by the Government army. If the church members want to go to that place, they have to ask permission first from the Hpakant military tactic. The (400) refugees are scared to live in there. The Hpakant civilians explored that the Burmese troops were lost in Taw Maw road battle thus; they aimed to shoot the Maw One prayer mountain as revenging.

Anyhow, the Burmese Government should care very gently in such sensitive cases.  I think, Are the Burmese troops should be called Government? it is what they are doing intentionally like an ethnic cleaning and religious abuses cases. I wish to think the others carefully who is the eligible for the Government manner and who does not eligible for the Government. 

There was a severely battle between KIA (23rd) battalion, which is under KIA (5th) Brigade area, and more than 300 Burmese Government soldiers, that they had made an offensive action, in Hka Ya and Bum Re from 07:00 AM until the whole day on 16th January, 2013.  Burmese Air Force helped to fight for their ground troops according to KIA front line officer report. KIA patriotic soldiers defended bravely both military air bombarding and huge ground attack from the Burmese Government attacking, as a result, the Burmese Government retreated back at the evening because many soldiers were injured and many were killed.

(3rd) battalion KIA soldiers used remote controlled mine to prevent Burmese army's offensive action to Momawk – Loi Je road on 15th January, according to KIA front line officer report. Two Burmese military lorries were exploded in that mine attacking, but no detail report has coming yet.

(15) Burmese soldiers were killed in Hpung Chyang village on 17th January. There was dreadfully battle between KIA (7) battalion, who made preventing battle, which is under KIA (1st) brigade and Burmese troops from (88) division, who made an offensive action to Hpung Chyang village, which is on the Myitkyina  - Sumpra Bum  road at 07:35 on that day.

Kachin volunteer troops fought with 30 Burmese Government soldiers on 15 January near Mai Htawng village, which is under KIA (1st) brigade area, Northern Kachin State. At 11:33 am on that day, the Kachin volunteer troops opened fire to prevent those who wanted to help Burmese (88) division' convoy that they carried weapons with 52 military lorries to make an offensive action to KIA (1st) brigade area. In such battle, two Burmese soldiers were killed and the Government troops were retreated back to Hka Ga Ran Yang village, according to the KIA front line officer report.

The Burmese soldiers, from (88) division those who settled near (38) miles stone in N Sawp and Hpung Ing Zup, tortured killed (3) Lisu motor cycle carrier, who were coming from Ta Yang Zup at 12:05 noon  on 14th January.  The travelers, who travel from Sumpra Bum and Ta Yang Zup, saw very closely such torturing and killing (3) Lisu cycle carriers from Burmese soldiers, but the travelers were scared to ask this torturing and went continuously, said one of the travelers.  Now, the (3) dead body were carried away to Myitkyina by those soldiers.

January 20
In pictures: Behind Kachin rebel lines in Burma

Thank you BBC, for real coverage.

January 20
Burma attack breaks Kachin truce near China border

BBC confirms, Burma Army ignoring its own ceasefire.

January 19
Burmese army continues shelling despite government's announcement to end offensive

The regime's ceasefire announcement is propaganda! The attacks are continuing.

January 18
Burmese government forces intensify assault on Laiza

Major regime warfare underway against the Kachin.

January 18
Tatmadaw sent Chin soldiers to fight in Kachin conflicts

Regime forcing Chin soldiers to fight their ethnic brothers.

January 18
Kachin Rebel Posts Lost as Fighting Rages along Frontline

KIA under duress from the regime's air attacks.

January 18
Bomb Blast Rocks Kachin Town of Bhamo

Unexplained explosion.

January 16
Burma army soldiers kill three civilians on Putao road

Regime soldiers stop and slaughter Lisu villagers.

January 16
Three teenage boys died after being buried alive in a bunker

More senseless victims of the regime.

January 16
Burmese jets attack Kachin positions near Laiza, says KIA

No letup in the regime offensive.

January 15
Airstrikes, Ground Fighting Continue Near Laiza

Regimes offensives and war crimes continuing. Just like Suu Kyi, the U.S. is silent.

January 15
Burmese government army's mortar shells killed one student and two internally displaced persons

Details about the air strike victims.

January 14
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Villagers killed in Laiza, and also in the Jade area.

The cruel Burmese Government troops shelled with heavy artillery then fired with small arms to the civilians in Ka Htang Yang Jade mine at 05:00 AM on 13rd January , 2012 according to the KIA front line officer report. In such firing, two civilians were injured and one civilian, Ko Jimmy, were killed. Instead of focusing to the KIA, the Burmese Government troops aimed to direct the innocent civilians.  Why does the Government let happen to hit the civilians? " At very early morning 05:00, we hear two exposition of heavy weapons, we try to hide in cannels, but we don't know what time the Burmese soldiers arrive in our village, the civilians are scared and screamed, some area running, some are going in to cannels. At that time, Burmese soldiers shout that those who running are KIA then open fire. Some Burmese soldiers enter into civilian's houses and take the valuable things of jade, cash, jewel, phone and others what they want. They are like robber and we can't do anything," said one of the civilians. Now, Burmese Government send more than 2000 soldiers to Hpa Kant area to control the whole jade mine area and the civilians are worried to become dreadful battles.

(14) January 2013 (08:15AM) local time: Burma Army artillery Unit from Daw Hpum Yang fired 105mm and 155 mm 3 times into Laiza killing 2 civilians and injured 6 others. This is the first time Burmese troops directly bombard Laiza.

Civilians Killed:
(1) Mr Hpauyu Doi San Awng (Age 15)
(2) Mr Nhkum Bawk Naw (Age unknown)
(3) Mr Hpungtau Malang Yaw (Age 76)

Injured:
(1) Mrs Lagoi Sau Nam (Age 38 )
(2) Girl Jangma Bawk SAn (Age 2 ning jan)  (daughter of Lagoi Sau Nam)
(3) Girl Langjaw Nu Jai (Age 8 seriously injured) 
(4) Ms Nang Zing Roi Ji (Age 56 seriously injured)

Burmese Government troops, from Sing Lung,  shelled continuously with heavy artillery weapon of 105MM and 120 MM, to the Jang Mai and La Gat mountain  post, which is KIA (21) battalion area and KIA (3rd) brigade region from last three days according to KIA frontline officer report. Moreover, Burmese military air force jet fighter fired with missiles and machine gun to the KIA posts on the noon and evening time on 13rd January. Now, more than (200) Burmese ground troops arrived in Sing Lung, Hka Ra, Ban Wai, Ban Yau, Kawng Lawt and Yaw Yung mountain, which are  on the Mo Mawk and Loi Je road.

There was a battle between KIA patriotic soldiers and Burmese troops in Ka Htang Yang village, Lung Hkang township and Hpakant region, KIA (2nd) brigade area at 06:00 AM on 13rd January according to KIA front line officer report. One of the reason of battling was due to Burmese Government troops launched an offensive action to the Hpa Kant area and KIA prevented them. Now, the civilians hide in Lung Hkang and Maw Si Zaw churches and monasteries.

January 14
Burma Army Strike Hits Laiza, Three Civilians Killed

First hand account of the regime's latest terrorism.

January 14
Three confirmed dead in Kachin State helicopter incident

It wasn't an accident. The KIA shot the helicopter down.

January 13
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
KIA shoots down regime helicopter!; 12 BA soldiers killed in one battle.

Burmese Government's junior colonel, (1) captain and (10) soldiers were killed in near Nam San Yang and Ma Di Yang village on 10th January, 2013. According to KIA front line officer report, the Burmese intruder troops launched an offensive from Nam San Yang and Ma Di Yang, which are on the Myitkyina – Laiza road, and it is under KIA (5th) brigade area, KIA patriotic soldiers used remote controlled mine to prevent the offensive action. Due to killing of Burmese Government high rank officer, the battle became again dreadfully in that area from 11st January.

KIA shot down one of the Burmese Government's helicopter on 11st January. According to KIA front line officer report, one of the military helicopter, that especially for offensive from air, sending the soldiers to the front line area, and carrying for military weapons, was shot down by Ba Tawng, KIA's patriotic soldier, at 03:00 PM on that day, and that helicopter was MI-35 and pilot was from the DSA (38) batch and the military helicopter was crashed down in KIA controlled area.

January 13
FBR REPORT: BURMA ARMY JET FIGHTERS AND HELICOPTERS SUPPORT CONTINUED GROUND ASSAULTS IN KACHIN STATE, KILLING AND INJURING CIVILIANS

Good overview of regime's air war. Many civilian casualties. Map of locations of aerial bombing.

January 13
Arakan News Updates: Oppression and Persecution of Rohingyas at its Worst

Crimes against humanity against the Rohingya continue.

January 13
Rohingya Continue to Flee West Burma in Thousands

Thousands of people fleeing ethnic cleansing.

January 11
KACHIN WAR VIDEOS

January 11
Video Footage Shows Grim Warfare in Kachin State

Another war video.

January 11
China reported sending troops to Burma border

More Chinese cooperation with the regime.

January 11
One dead, four hurt in Kachin train explosion

Kachin derail a train. Many trains are being used by the regime to move soldiers and materiel.

January 9
SHAN news release:
Regime offensive now the largest since 1986.

From 24 December to 7 January, government forces have staged 119 airstrikes against KIA positions around its Laiza HQ. "If you add thousands of 105 mm (howitzer) and 120 mm (mortar) shells used in the operation, it should be recorded as the most expensive battle, even more so than the (1986) Hsihsinwan battle against the CPB (Communist Party of Burma)," says military analyst Aung Kyaw Zaw. He estimated that the Burma Army has suffered more than 500 casualties, 200 killed and 300 wounded. Meanwhile Naypyitaw says it is exercising "maximum restraint" against the KIA.

January 9
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Heavy fighting underway; KIA destroy regime three artillery pieces.

KIA patriotic soldiers fought and destroyed the Burmese Government army's  (3) artillery weapons on Han Kai mountain post, it is under KIA (5th) brigade area, on 08 January evening, 2013 according to the KIA front line officer report. In thus Burmese post, they set up (3) artillery heavy weapons and helped to fire continuously to the battle front line area. Now there is ceased firing the heavy artillery heavy weapons.

There was a dreadfully battle between  KIA patriotic soldiers and intruder Burmese Government  troops on Hpun Pyen mountain, it is KIA (24) battalion region and  which is under (5th) brigade area  Eastern Kachin state, since last three days ago according to the KIA front line officer report.  not only the huge ground troops but also military air force of (5) jet fighter attacking, KIA released (24) battalion's out post, La Kang mountain, on 08 January. But this morning, KIA fought severely to get back of La Kang Mountain and now the Burmese Government troops are trapped on the La Kang Mountain, moreover the Burmese Government ground troops retreated back even those they launched (5) offensive action because they could not break through the KIA patriotic soldiers.

January 9
Burmese army' air strikes hit a civilian shop

More battle news.

January 9
Villagers Flee as Govt Troops Seize Another KIA Outpost

Unverified report that the regime has taken a Kachin camp.

January 8
Heavy Fighting Continues Near Laiza

Regime using air attacks and heavy weapons.

January 8
Breaking News: 70 Families Escaping Killed and Raped

Ethnic cleansing attacks continued. Many Rohingya IDPs are being denied food and are starving.

January 7
SHAN news release:
Two new clashes in Southern Shan State.

Two clashes between the Shan State Army (SSA) South and the joint Burma Army column made up of elements from Light Infantry Battalion 514 and Infantry Battalion 287 near Mae Aw Long, opposite Maehongson's Rak Thai village. Fighting took place after agreement was reached between the two sides for the Burma Army to supervise the renovation of an old logging road that leads from Mae Aw Long to Ta Hsop Teng in the north. The Burmese column had instead taken a southern turn to the SSA base on the border. It withdrew in the afternoon.

January 7
Burma army's reinforcing its camps scare Taungoo villagers

Burma Army exploiting the ceasefire to prepare for war in Karen State.

January 7
NLD spokesperson defends alleged rape of 'Muslim' girl

NLD views the rape of a Muslim woman by one of its members as acceptable!

January 7
Displaced Kachin terrified as shells hit central Laiza

Laiza now under attack.

January 7
Govt Troops Move Closer to Laiza, as Planes Pound Targets

Regime's aerial assault resumes.

January 5
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Open warfare now; 60 BA soldiers killed in one day long battle.

KIA (3rd) battalion' patriotic soldiers exploded with remote controlled mine when Burmese Government infantry unit (83) were coming from U Htang Yang, which is KIA (5) brigade area  at 11:00 AM on 3rd January, 2013.

There was a battle between KIA central security troop who led Captain Nhkri Zau ja and Burmese Government Light infantry unit (381), which is post at Lung Rawk mountain,  in U Sai Hkun's rubber plantation garden near La Ja Yang, Which is under KIA (5th) brigade area at 06:15 PM 3rd January, according to the KIA front line officer report. 

There was a several  battle between join KIA public volunteer troop and KIA public relation troop and Burmese Government light infantry unit (384) and (390) near Nam San Yang villages at 03:00 PM, according to the KIA front line officer report. 

KIA (16th) battalion's soldiers, which is under KIA (5th) brigade, exploded remote controlled mine when Burmese Military convoy trucks, that was aimed to operation to the La Gat mountain and Ban Gai  on 3rd January according to the KIA front line officer report. And Burmese government troops fought back with heavy artillery weapons to KIA.

There was a  dreadfully battle between KIA troops and Burmese Government troops in Bum Re, which is KIA (23) battalion and KIA (3rd) brigade area on 3rd January, according to KIA front line officer report.

There was a dreadfully battle between KIA patriotic soldiers and Burmese Government troops in Nam San Yang village, which is under KIA (5th) brigade area and it is started from 06:00 AM all the whole day on 3rd January, according to KIA front line officer report.  KIA patriotic troops went to fight to over 400 Burmese Government soldiers those who settle in Nam San Yang village. Over 60 Burmese soldiers were killed and many were wounded in that battle. Due to many Burmese soldiers were died, Burmese military jet fighter came and shot to help the ground troops at 11:50 AM.  On that battle, KIA's 2 soldiers were wounded and many Burmese army' weapons, bullet and heavy artillery pieces were captured by KIA troops.

(3rd) KIA Battalion fought Burmese Government army post at between Bin Pu Kawng and Ding Ga village, which is under KIA (5th) Brigade area at 05:00 AM on 2nd January, 2013 according to KIA front-line officer report. In such battle, some Burmese soldiers were arrested, some were wounded and some were died. KIA captured many bullets and 8 weapons.

Joined KIA's public volunteer soldiers and public relationship troops fought severely with over (400) Burmese Government soldiers in Nam San  Yang village, it is on the way of Myitkyina – Laiza road and which is under KIA (5th) Brigade area at 06:00 Am on 2nd January, 2013 according to KIA front line officer report.  Many Burmese soldiers were killed in that battle, on the other hand, Burmese Military troops, from Dumbang bum and Gang Dau Yang, shot continuously with heavy artillery weapon. Finally, joined Kachin troops retreated back because of different military forces.

January 5
Offensive war continues despite calls from international community for restraint

Regime air strikes resume after a one day break.

January 5
FBR confirm Burma military attack Kachin with chemicals

Confirmation that the regime is using chemical munitions.

January 5
New Form of Structured Violence against Rohingyas in Arakan

Regime taking steps to extend the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas; many more arrested.

January 4
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Two new battles.

(3rd) KIA Battalion fought Burmese Government army post at between Bin Pu Kawng and Ding Ga village, which is under KIA (5th) Brigade area at 05:00 AM on 2nd January, 2013 according to KIA front-line officer report. In such battle, some Burmese soldiers were arrested, some were wounded and some were died. KIA captured many bullets and 8 weapons.

Joined KIA's public volunteer soldiers and public relationship troops fought severely with over (400) Burmese Government soldiers in Nam San  Yang village, it is on the way of Myitkyina – Laiza road and which is under KIA (5th) Brigade area at 06:00 Am on 2nd January, 2013 according to KIA front line officer report.  Many Burmese soldiers were killed in that battle, on the other hand, Burmese Military troops, from Dumbang bum and Gang Dau Yang, shot continuously with heavy artillery weapon. Finally, joined Kachin troops retreated back because of different military forces.

January 4
Chinese and Burmese governments conspire to crush KIO

Details of China's cooperation with the Burma Army.

January 4
After A Week of Airstrikes, Kachin Fighting Rages On

Regime's jet strikes suspended for a day, but its ground offensive expands.

January 3
Kachinland News reports:

20 battle tanks arrive in Waing Maw

Local sources say 20 battle tanks arrive in Waing Maw, located across Irrawaddy river from Myitkyina, on Jan 2. Burmese government's army is clearly preparing for more ground offensives as more troops and advanced weaponry have been sent to area close to Kachin administrative capital Laiza, said a local resident. The battles rage in KIA's 5th, 2nd and Pangwa area almost the whole day on Jan 2.

Burmese army's 130th LIR killed 3 Man pun villagers

A local source reported that Burmese army's artillery shells landed in Man pun village, Namtu township in northern Shan state and killed 3 villagers on Jan 1. The artillery shells were fired by Namtu-based 130th LIR, said local source.

January 3
Forced labor forces villagers into exiles

Human rights abuses continue in Southern Shan State.

January 2
KACHIN WAR VIDEOS

January 2
New year's day begins with ferocious air assaults in Kachinland

Many battles; Regime use of attack aircraft continues.

January 2
Kachin War Strays to Chinese Soil

Regime using chemical weapons again. Six days of air attacks so far.

January 2
Teenager assaulted by soldiers dies in hospital

Regime murder a young man near Rangoon.

January 2
Nasaka arrest and torture Muslim man

Another case of torture.

January 2
Security forces attempt to rape the females of a Rohingya household

More regime sexual abuse.

DECEMBER 2012

December 31
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Burma Army using chemical weapons again, 40 KIA soldiers ill; 60 BA soldiers killed in one battle

Burmese Government military air force shot tow times of missile to the Laiza, KIO head quarter  at 5:15 PM  on 30th December according to KIA officer report.  But it was hit to Laiza, but exploded at the China teak farm.

Burmese Government fell down big white elephant doll from their military jet fighter on Laiza, Which is KIA (5th) Brigade head quarter at 03:00 PM according to the Laiza civilians report. "It is like the Burmese Government wants to wave that many of their soldiers were died in Kachin battle and follow what the astrologist is suggested them, critiqued Laiza civilian.

KIA soldiers from (5) battalion occupied Taung Ni village which is on the way of Mogawng and Monyin rail road, it is under KIA's (2nd) Brigade area on 29th December, according to the KIA front line officer report. Moreover, KIA alarmed all the Kachin ethnic people to insist in wherever the invader Burmese Government military because the Burmese Government made genocide war on the Kachin ethnic people.

There was a severe and fierce battle between Kachin patriotic soldiers and Burmese Government army in Na Lung, Hka Ra and Bum Re, which is on the way of Myitkyina - Ba Moh road, under KIA (5) Brigade area on 29th December. During the battle, Burmese Government used Military jet fighter, helicopter and firing with bio-chemical weapons. Over (40) KIA soldiers has been poisoning. Burmese Government fired with jet fighter   three times: at 11:40 noon, 04:00 PM and 05:30 PM.  Today battle, KIA shoot down one of the jet  fighter with AA-Gun and 3 officer including Captain Kyaw Swa Aye and over 60  Burmese soldiers were killed.

Burmese Government used bio-chemical weapon to fight Kachin soldiers in Na Lung and Gang Dau Yang villages, which is on  the way of  Myitkyina - Bamoh road, KIA's (5th) Brigade area on 29th December, 2012.  Now, over (40)  KIA patriotic soldiers were affected poisoning by the firing of Burmese Government Army's Bio-Chemical weapons. The Burmese Government army used to fire Chemical weapon when they had lost seriously in the battle.  Currently, they are using a lot of  soldiers, heavy weapons and military air force but they could not defeat to KIA thus Burmese Government uses Bio-Chemical weapon to kill all the KIA soldiers. We see very clearly of their cunning, shameful, wicked behavior to kill Kachin ethnic people.

December 31
4,000 Kachin refugees facing starvation

And the world does nothing.

December 31
Breaking News: Authority Carrying Out Mass Arbitrary Arrests in Maung Daw

Regime "cleansing" another Rohingya Village. the crimes against humanity have not stopped!

December 29
KACHIN WAR VIDEOS

Regime jet and helicopter attacks.

December 29
Kachinland News updates:

Burmese army dramatically increases troop level near Laiza

Burmese army has dramatically increased the number of ground troops after Christmas day. This latest surge of troops near Kachin administrative headquarter Laiza could reach the number of Burmese government's combat troops to as many as 3000 by this Friday evening. At least 15 infantry battalions including 4 artillery battalions have arrived to Shadan Pa, Dawhpum-yang and Gangdau-yang.  Kachin officials say the buildup of troops is intended to make a major assault on Laiza where thousands of Internally Displaced Persons are living in a dozen of refugees camps. Four Burmese army's fighter jets including China-made Hongdu JL-8 reportedly fired rockets on KIA frontline posts near Laiza on Dec 28. The ground battles have intensified across Kachin region since yesterday morning.

Burmese army uses Chinese airspace to attack KIA positions

Local residents say they see Burmese army's fighters, believed to be China-made Hongdu JL-8 fighter jet, used Chinese airspace to attack on KIO positions near Laja-yang on Dec 28. Many Kachins resented when China allowed Burmese army to use Chinese soil to attack formal KIO headquarter in Na Hpaw – Pajau in 1987.

December 29
Army steps up air offensive against Kachin rebels

Overview of the new offensive.

December 29
Army steals rice

Continuing repression of the Rohingya.

December 29
Army arrests woodcutters in Maungdaw south

More than 15 Rohingya arrested.

December 28
Update: KIA Under Heavy Attack Near Headquarters

Regime now using both jet fighters and attack helicopters.

December 28
Far From Home, Arakan Rebels Fight on Kachin Frontline

Arakan fighters now helping the KIA.

December 27
One Kachin civilian killed, three injured in mortar attack

New victims of Burma Army shelling.

December 27
Myitkyina plunged into darkness

Regime bombs major Kachin city's power supply.

December 26
KACHIN WAR VIDEOS

Battle videos of the ABSDF fighting alongside the KIA against the Burma Army.

December 25
On Christmas, Burma Army's Order Like a Call to War: Observers

Major offensive by the regime against the Kachin about to be launched.

December 25
Locals Suspect Burmese Soldier in Murder of Kokang Man

Yet another murder by a Burma Army soldier.

December 25
Kachinland News update:

Government's airstrikes hit power lines and cut off power supply to Myitkyina and Waing Maw

Burmese government's army airstrikes on last Sunday hit power cables and cut off power supply to Myitkyina and Waingmaw. Two Burmese army's attack helicopters fired rockets on KIA's posts for at least four rounds at Gangdau Yang and Jahta village on Dec 23.

December 21
SHAN news update:
New clash with SSA-S; 2 BA soldiers killed.

Shan State Army (SSA) South troops clash with pursuing Burma Army troops near Hawng Heng village, Na Mark Khaw village tract, Kyaukme township, 7 miles northeast of township seat, 09:00-09:30. 4 wounded on the Burma Army side, of which 2 died. About 5 villagers detained for failing to inform SSA presence in the area. The two sides have fought at least 34 times since ceasefire was achieved on 2 December 2011.

December 21
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
KIA destroys regime tanks.

Some Burmese light tanks were destroyed near U Htang village, which is under KIA (25) battalion area and KIA  (5th) Brigade region on 20th December according to the KIA front line officer report. At 04:00 PM on that day the Burmese Government light tank troops were coming from Mo Mawk to Laiza, thus KIA used remote controlled mine to prevent the KIA region. Many soldiers were injured and many tanks were destroyed.

December 21
Kachinland News updates:

More trucks and army tanks sent to Kachin frontline

KIA's 25th Battalion soldiers ambushed a convoy of Burmese army troops that include 24 military trucks and army tanks between U Htang Yang and Taw Pyi on Dec 20 at 4 am. Some army trucks were damaged and an unknown number of government soldiers were injured by KIA's attack, reported a local source.

Burmese army is preparing for another major assault by sending more ground troops and military equipment to Laja Yang, Laimawk Yang and Dung Hkung village. More infantry units, military equipment and troops have been sent to Kachin frontline after government's troops made an unsuccessful offensive on last Friday.

KIA's mobile battalion unit ambushed a convoy of 37 government's military trucks

KIA's mobile battalion unit ambushed a convoy of 37 Burmese military trucks and road-building machinery traveling from Mali and Dabak to Kachin frontlines on Dec 20.

As a sign of another major operation, Burmese army recently prepared three fronts, Gangdau Yang – Waingmaw front, Dawhpum Yang-Bhamo front and Shadan Pa front, to attack KIA's administrative capital Laiza. Each front has approximately 400 infantry soldiers, reported a local source.

December 20
Kachinland News updates:

Battle rages near Dawhpum Yang

A battle took place between KIA's 19th Battalion and a Burmese army column near Dawhpum Yang on Dec 19 from 10 am to 11 am. Burmese army column encountered KIA's 19th Battalion soldiers as they traveled to reinforce Pan Tsun post located near Dawhpum Yang.

At the same time, Burmese Army's artillery unit stationed at Hkangkai hill in Dawhpum Yang pounded KIA positions with 105 mm and 120 mm mortar shells. No casualties have been reported from both sides so far.

Burmese army preparing for another major assault

A Burmese army's helicopter has been transporting weapons and ammunition from Myitkyina to Hkawk Jang rubber plantation field which is located between Shadan Pa and Ja Ing Yang, reported a local source. The helicopter made 12 round trips to transport military equipment and ammunition. KIA sources say government's move indicates that it is preparing for another major assault on Kachin administrative capital Laiza and nearby Laja-yang and Na Lung village. Burmese army withdrew its troops after suffering high casualties at Laja-yang during major offensive on last Friday.

December 20
Govt troops still abuse villagers, says Shan NGO

Regime abuses still rampant in Shan State.

December 19
12 Burma army soldiers die in two clashes with KIA in Waingmaw

Two new clashes near the China border.

December 18
KIA forces raid police station in Hpakant

Kachin free jailed comrades.

December 17
More war than peace in Myanmar

Good overview of the Kachin conflict.

December 17
Burma Army Reportedly Suffers Mass Casualties in Kachin State

More news on the big battle. Regime losses put at 60.

December 17
KIO attack seriously damages Burma Army helicopter

Five helicopters used in the regime offensive.

December 16
KIA in intense battle with Burmese army near Kachin administrative capital Laiza

Regime now using Russian made MI-24 attack helicopters.

December 15
KIO captures 7 government soldiers after fighting at Lajayang

Fighting ended on the 14th.

December 14
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Major battle near KIO HQ.

There were many Burmese Government soldiers injured and killed in La Ja Yang and Ja Pu battle, which is under KIA (5th) Brigade area on 14th December according to KIA front line officer report. While military helicopter from Lung Rawk post carried injured Burmese soldiers, the military helicopter was hit by Kachin patriotic soldiers shooting. And the military helicopter flew with smoky.

Over (40) Burmese soldiers were died in La Ja Yang and Na Lung villages, which is under KIA (5th) Brigade area on 14th December according to KIA front line officer report. At 03:00 AM on that day, KIA central security troops opened fire the invader Burmese Government troops in La Ja Yang and Na Lung villages. Due to Many soldiers were injured and died on that battle, Burmese Government army sent (3) military helicopters to fight KIA troops and the battle was continuously fighting severely. 

There was a severe battle between KIA central security troops and Burmese Government army at 03:00 AM in La Ja Yang and Na Lung, it is on the Myitkyina and Ba Moh road, which is under KIA (5th) Brigade area according to the KIA front-line officer report. Both of these troops used many soldiers and weapons and fought severely up to now of writing the news.

December 14
Fierce fighting between Burma army and KIO resumes at Lajayang

Another report on the battle. At least 50 BA soldiers killed. Kachin hit regime helicopter.

December 14
Kachin State Fighting Escalates as New Front Opens

Further reporting on the regime's war against the Kachin.

December 13
Burma army sends fresh troops to Indian border in fight against KIO

Regime opens a new front against the Kachin.

December 13
Nyaunglebin Situation Update: Moo Township, June to November 2012

Regime abuses against the Karen continue.

December 12
KIO retakes post in Pangwa area from Burma army

After 9 days of fighting, a significant KIA victory!

December 12
Govt Uses Swedish Weapons Against KIA

Sweden and India arming Burma's dictatorship to attack ethnic minorities.

December 11
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Many large battles; KIA victories; 70 or more Burma Army casualties.

KIA (33) battalion patriotic soldiers succeed to U Ra Kawng post, it is near Kachin State and China boundary No. (6), at 6:30 AM on 10th December according to the KIA front-line officer report.  In that battle, (3) KIA patriotic soldiers gave their life for the Kachin fore father land. Actually, this U Ra Kawng post has been occupied by Burmese Government troops with firing heavy artillery weapons last 14th August from the KIA.  And, Burmese infantry unit (77), (260) and (13) settled in that post.  The battle is still going on until now and many Burmese soldiers were injured and died and left the post.  Thus, KIA has got a lot of Burmese Government soldiers' weapons and rations from that battle.

(44) Burmese soldiers were injured and died on the road to Pang Wa, which is under KIA (1st) Brigade area on 9th December according to KIA front-line officer report.  KIA (33) battalion patriotic soldiers exploded with mines that the Burmese military convoy to Pang Wa as offensive operation. Moreover, the several battle was continuously fighting KIA (33) battalion and Burmese troops in Kachin and China boarder post no. 5 and 6 on 10th December. And KIA patriotic soldiers seized two mountains near the border post no. 5 and 6 and again rose up firing to get more important Burmese posts.  Because of many Burmese soldiers died and lost the front-line posts, they used military helicopter and fired with an air missile to KIA. The severe battle was continuing in that area.

There was  a several battle between KIA (28) battalion and Burmese Government troops in U Gaw, near the Na Hpaw, KIA former head quarter, at 12:00 noon on 9th December according to the KIA front line officer report.  KIA's patriotic soldiers exploded with mine those who invaded Burmese troops from Gan Dau Yang and 20 Burmese soldiers were injured and died.

December 11
Fighting Worsens in Kachin State, Dozens Reported Killed

More war coverage.

December 10
The Hidden Genocide

Documentary of the genocide the Rohingya people in Burma that is now underway. The world once again refuses to intervene, in the face of this worst of all possible crimes.

December 10
Expected Increase in Government Military Operations in Paloung area

Battles every day in Northern Shan State.

December 8
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Regime dry-season offensive now fully underway; Kachin man tortured; China moves troops to border, warns BA that they will fire artillery if BA helicopters use Chinese airspace

Burmese Government troops from Sadung fired continuously with heavy artillery weapon to the Sha Mu mountain post, which is settled KIA (3) battalion, KIA (5th) Brigade area at 08:00 PM , 8th December to 01:30 AM on the next day, according to the KIA front-line officer report. The two Burmese troops, from Sadung and Lu Htawng , shoot to the Sadung paddy filed which is using wood for firing for warming in the hut.

There was a battle again between KIA's patriotic (25) battalion and Burmese Government troops in Loi Mawk Yan village, which is under KIA (2nd) Brigade area on 8th December according to KIA front-line officer report.  KIA (25) battalion resisted to fire Burmese Government troops which is carried weapons and ration. No detail report is coming yet.

There was a seriously fighting between KIA (19) battalion and Burmese Government invader troops in Han Kai mountain, which is under KIA (5th) Brigade area, at 04:00 PM on 8th December according to the KIA front-line officer report. Burmese troops fired continuously with heavy artillery weapon to the KIA's post. The explosion sound would hear very clear from the Laiza, KIA's head quarter. "From 03:30 to 04:00 PM, we started hearing the battle shooting and hearing again the heavy artillery weapon explosion," said the villager. And continuously he said "it is safe in Laiza because there is full of security, and the civilians are not scared".

More than (300) Chinese soldiers settled in Burma and China boarder post (6), it is under KIA (1st) Brigade area near Pang Wa, according to the KIA front-line officer report.  Last December 5th and 6th, Burmese military helicopter shoot Kachin patriotic soldiers near the boundary, some missiles are arrived in 800m from the boundary and exploded in the China, thus Chinese troops settled near the boundary. And they carried heavy anti-air craft weapon and they warned the Burmese Government that they would fired if the Burmese military helicopter flies over to the China state, and they reminds to the Naypyidaw.

Dashi La Nu has been tortured from Burmese government troops from (88) Division in Tang Hpre village, it is located northern part of Myitkyina, Kachin state, at 08:00 PM on 7th December, said the villagers.  When Dashi La Nu came back from  La Tawng, who had been killed last year by Burmese Government soldiers,  memorial  praying service  from that village, at the Sumprabum junction Burmese Government soldiers arrested  and beat him the whole body especially on the head and face junction and mobbed his traditional necklace. Now, he has been injured seriously and becomes dangerous situation.

December 7
Government troop uses military helicopters to fight the KIA

Burma Army attacks the Kachin 1st Brigade with 7 helicopters. Battles in other areas as well.

December 5
Convoy shooting spree leaves 1 dead, 3 injured in Kachin state

Burma Army attacks another Kachin village.

December 5
Breaking News: NaSaKa Set Fire the Bazaar in Maungdaw

Report that regime agents are now burning another Rohingya village.

December 4
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
New battles in two areas; many Burma Army soldiers killed.

KIA patriotic soldiers from (1st) Brigade succeed Cha Thaik Mountain western Kachin State, it is between boundary no (5) and (6) on 2nd December, according to the KIA front-line officer report.  Many Burmese soldiers, including an important captain were killed in that battle and carried him with army helicopter. After that, the Burmese troops reinforced in that area to take again and more battle were continuous.

There was a several battle between KIA (5) battalion and Burmese Government troops from (88) division in Law Pum, which is under KIA (3rd) Brigade area, on 2nd December according to the KIA front-line officer report.  Many Burmese soldiers including Commander were killed in that battle. Not only many Burmese troops were launched an offensive action to the KIA front line area but also fired (120) MM artillery weapon from the back row. Because of such huge offensive action, KIA lost one area temporary.  KIA has sent more troops to get again that loosing area and the battle were becoming more several.  Many wounded Burmese soldiers with (3) military track were carried to the Wai Maw hospital.

December 4
Weapons used in protest crackdown were meant for Kachin war

Regime uses phosphorus bombs against peaceful demonstrators!

December 4
KIO condemns 'chemical' attacks

More battle reports.

December 2
Breaking News: Five Internally Displaced Rohingyas Shot in Sittwe (Akyab)

More regime atrocities against the Rohingya.

NOVEMBER 2012

November 30
Kachin refugee camp burned down by Burma Army

More info on the Burma Army attack on Kachin refugees. It was retaliation for a battle with the KIA in which at least 10 BA soldiers were killed.

November 30
Muslims Face Expulsion From Western Myanmar

Under the radar, the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya continues.

November 29
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Kachin refugee camp attacked as punishment for casualties suffered by the Burma Army in a nearby clash with the KIA

Burmese government's soldiers burnt Kachin refugee houses in Hpai Kawng village, it is located between Muse and Munggu road, which is under KIA (4th) Brigade area, Western Shan state, on 28th November according to the KIA front line officer report. At 08:30 on that day, there was a several battle between KIA patriotic soldiers from (26) battalion and Burmese infantry unit (240). In that battle, many Burmese soldiers were died and injured, thus at 03:40 PM the Burmese soldiers burnt the Hpai Kawng Kachin refugee camp and over (50) houses were burnt.  Moreover, they arrested the Hpai Kawng villager in the church, inquired and beat the villagers those who had been arrested. Later, Burmese soldiers released women at the evening time, but they still arrested (20) villagers in the church.

November 29
Police use chemical weapons to disperse Lapadaungtaung copper mine protest, say locals

Regime police attack peaceful protestors with fire bombs. Many protestors were severely burned.

November 29
Updated news on police raid at protest against China-backed copper mine

Full coverage of the police attack, with photos.

November 29
80 injured in Monywa crackdown

Thirty monks among the burned.

November 29
Government troops burned down a Kachin refugees camp

On the same day that police burned down the camps of mine demonstrators, the army burned a camp of Kachin IDPs.

November 28
Burma army artillery expert dies in Hpakant accident

4 BA soldiers die when they are loading an artillery shell!

November 28
KIO might not accept government's invitation

Daily fighting in KIA Brigade 3 (Bhamo) and 4 (Northern Shan State) areas.

November 28
Burmese army steps up its shelling campaign

More news on the Burma Army's increasing usage of heavy weapons to attack KIA positions and Kachin villages.

November 27
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Burma Army continues to use heavy artillery.

Burmese soldiers fired with heavy artillery weapon to Kung Pau Mountain, which is in KIA (3) battalion under KIA (5th) Brigade area, on 26th November according to the KIA front line officer report. From morning until 03:00 PM on that day, Burmese infantry unit (10), which is based in Sadung hospital hill, fired heavy artillery weapon to Kung Pau Mountain, from that event all the hospital staff ran away from the hospital and Burmese army always uses such kind of method like firing with heavy artillery and take military forces to the front line area. Kachin patriotic soldiers also made alert and prepare for prevent them.

November 27
SHAN news release:
New clash with the SSA-S; 33 clashes since their ceasefire was signed.

Shan State Army (SSA) South patrol from its Kengtung Force ran into a joint Burma Army column, made up of Mongtoom-based Light Infantry Battalions 553 and 554 at Loi Hwe Maw, northeast of Mongtoom, Monghsat township, on 24 November 12:00-14:30. An M60 mortar shell killed one SSA non-commissioned officer and wounded one commissioned officer. The latest encounter marked the 33rd clash between the two sides, whose ceasefire agreement will be one year old on 2 December.

November 25
Japan intercepts N. Korea weapons-grade material bound for Myanmar

Regime's latest claim that it doesn't have a nuclear and missile program revealed to be a lie!!!

November 24
Army killed one, wounded three in Buthidaung

Burma Army attacks Rohingya village.

November 23
It's only training, but Government jet fighters terrify Karen villagers

Tatmadaw jets practice attacking the Karen.

November 23
Kachin battles intensified as more government's reinforcements arrived

Full-on offensive by the Burma Army against the Kachin, and this is happening during President Obama's visit!!!

November 21
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
KIA attack two Burma Army convoys, many BA soldiers killed; BA attacks Kachin village, injures four.

KIA's (25) battalion exploded Burmese military (2) Lorries in Laiza and Ba Moh road, which is under KIA (5th) Brigade area at 12:00 noon on 19th November, according to the KIA front-line officer report. These military Lorries were came from Myo Thit Kung law, and carried full of Burmese soldiers. Many soldiers were died and injured in the explosion.  While the USA president Mr. Obama arrived in Myanmar, the Burmese Government sent many troops to make offensive action to the KIA controlled area. 

(1) Burmese captain and (2) soldiers were died and (6) were injured in Sana Lisu village and Ding Gi village, which is under KIA (5th) Brigade area, on 19th November according to the KIA front-line officer report. At 10:50 on that day, KIA soldiers from (3rd) battalion used remote controlled mine to prevent the Burmese offensive soldiers to the KIA's area.

Burmese infantry unit (13) fired innocent civilians in Nam Ya, which is between kamaing and Hpa Kant road on 18th November according to the KIA front-line officer report. While the Burmese soldiers were shooting to everywhere in the village, four civilians were injured. They were, Zinghan  Bawk Naw (52) years old, Daw Aye (46) years old, Hpauyam Kaw (70) years old and Mg Kyaw Min Htwe (13) years old student.  Moreover, the cruel Burmese soldiers killed and carried (30) Vis of pig from villager Naw Tawng house. The Northern military head quarter has already instructed their troops to make offensive action in December to the KIA's (6th) battalion area of Kan Si, thus they send everyday rations, many troops, heavy weapons to Hpa Kant area.

November 21
Obama visit to Burma receives a mixed reaction

Journalists document an act of genocide against a remote Rohingya village.

November 21
5 abandoned homes set on fire on western border

Five Rohingya houses burned.

November 20
KNU claims Burma Army forcible recruiting Karen villagers for militia

Burma Army forcing Karen villagers to form pro-regime militia.

November 20
Fresh Clashes Reported Near Hpakant

Regime shells two Kachin villages; KIA fights back.

November 19
SHAN news release:
Burma Army soldier murders a Kachin villager.

Lasang Bawk Naw, 48, a Kachin resident of Mong Wi, Namkham township, shot to death by an officer from LIB 567 while he was cutting wood to build a new house. The killing took place on 15 November.

November 19
More battles break out in Hpakant

Burma Army shells Kachin village using tanks.

November 19
Government uses prisoners to clear mines

Two prisoners killed, fourteen injured.

November 19
Burma Army torture leaves one man dead in Pa'an

Regime abuses continue against the Karen.

November 19
Breaking News ,Rohingya Village burning on the day Obama`s Myanmar Visit

Another Rohingya village is burned.

November 18
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Two new battles; Burma Army moving in heavy artillery.

At 08:00 AM on 17th November, there was a battle between KIA (3rd) battalion's patriotic soldiers and about 22 Burmese (88) division in Nang Zaw and Lamyang villages, which is under KIA (3rd) battalion and KIA (5th) Brigade area, according to the KIA front-line officer report. (1) Burmese captain and (1) Burmese soldier were injured seriously in that battle.

(2) Burmese soldiers were killed and (1) was injured in Hka San Yang and Gauri villages, it is between Mogawng and Kamaing road, which in under KIA (2nd) Brigade area, western Kachin State, on 16th November according to the KIA front-line officer. At 01:30 on that day, KIA (6th) battalion soldiers waited and opened fire the huge Burmese invader troops in Hka San yang and Gauri villages. And there were 37 Burmese war Lorries arrived in Kamaing and they aimed to operate in Hpa Kant area, moreover (5) Lorries carried heavy artillery weapons.

November 17
Burma army reinforcement raises fears in Hpakant

Fears of a major dry season offensive.

November 16
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Many new battles; 27 BA soldiers killed plus high but still unreported casualties from a KIA attack on a BA convoy.

(18) Burmese soldiers killed in Gau Ri and Nam Hai village, it is between Mogawng and Hpa Kant road, Which is under KIA (2nd) Brigade area, on 14th November according to the KIA front-line officer report. Moreover, there was another battle in Ding Ki village on that day, and (18) wounded Burmese soldiers had sent to Ka Maing hospital, one of the soldiers died from that wounded soldiers in the hospital.

(8) Burmese soldiers died in Gauri village, it is located between Mogawng and Kamaing road, which is under KIA (2nd) Brigade area, on 14th November according to the KIA front-line officer report. KIA (6) battalion soldiers exploded one of the Burmese military lorry cars with full of soldiers. At 04:30 PM on that day, there was battle again between KIA patriotic soldiers and Burmese Government intruder in that village.

There was a severe battle between KIA (6) battalion and Burmese light infantry unit (89), (381) and (260) from Burmese (88) division, in Nam Hai, Lagat Yang, Gat Ma Tet and Ding Ki villages, which in under KIA (2nd) Brigade area, western Kachin State, on 14th November according to the KIA front-line officer report. And there were (35) Burmese military Lorries car with full of soldiers and weapon arrived in Mo Gawng 8 Miles junction, these cars aimed to go to Hpa Kant area. On that event, KIA patriotic soldiers waited and opened fire to prevent them, and many Burmese soldiers died in that battle.

November 16
More than 40 battles after Shwe Li discussion

Massive conflict across the Kachin front in the last two weeks.

November 16
SHAN news release:
Burma Army attacks a village in Southern Shan State.

Unidentified armed group fired into Mong Ngaw, the seat of the sub-township of Kyaukme, 9 November and 14 November, damaging two homes. Locals confirmed that it was one of the Burmese units on tour to chase out the Shan State Army /Ta'ang National Liberation Army units active in the area. "The Burmese force wants its superiors to have the impression that unless there is reinforcement, it could not look after the local people's security just by itself," commented an SSA officer.

November 16
Kyauk Taw Breaking News

Rakhine threatening to attack a Rohingya village.

November 15
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
More than 20 BA soldiers killed; two new battles in Kachin State; BA still shelling villages.

More than (20) Burmese soldiers killed in Ding Jang village, it is between Laiza and Bahmo road and under KIA (5th) Brigade area, on 14th November according the KIA front-line officer report. At noon 12:00 to 01:00, Burmese troops invaded to KIA's (5th) brigade area, thus KIA opened fire to prevent them. The civilians from Laiza heard clearly Burmese army heavy artillery weapon firing.

Kachin civilians houses were destroyed by Burmese army Artillery shelling in Sum Pi Yang, it is located  between Sumpra Bum and Putao road, which is under KIA (1st) Brigade area on 12th November, according to the KIA front-line officer report. Burmese Government infantry unit (46) and (138) fired with the heavy (66MM) artillery weapon to the innocent civilian of Sum Pi Yang.

There was a battle between KIA troops from KIA (5th) Brigade and Burmese troops in near Nawng Hpa's banana garden at 09:00 AM on 12th November, according to the KIA front-line officer report. The Burmese army deceived bringing ration than heavy artillery weapon and many soldiers to the KIA's Laiza area.

November 15
A combined Kachin and Shan troops fought against Burmese government army in northern Shan State

Resistance armies fighting together in Northern Shan State; high BA casualties.

November 15
Burma Army Steals Rice Farmer's Harvest

BA abuses in Arakan State.

November 14
Burma Army's road repairs raise many questions

Some ceasefire. Regime preparing for conflict in Karen State.

November 14
Ethnic soldier arrested and killed by government troops

Regime murders a resistance soldier who was on a visit to a sick family member.

November 13
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
New battle in KIA 1st Brigade area; 4 BA soldiers killed.

(4) Burmese soldiers killed and (3) wounded seriously in (56) miles which is between Wang Yang and Karan village, under KIA (1st) Brigade area, on 12 November, according to the KIA front-line officer report. There was a battle between KIA (101) battalion and Burmese (33) division at 10:40 on that day, the Burmese army made as reason to repair the Myitkyina – Sumprabum road, but actually, there were more than 1000 soldiers and carried heavy artillery weapons. Thus, KIA (101) battalions opened fire to prevent the region.

November 13
7 Burma army soldiers die in two separate clashes with KIA

More battle news from the Kachin front.

November 13
Opium Wars: More fighting in Northern Shan State

Daily battles in Northern Shan State.

November 13
Group says death toll in Arakan higher than gov't figures

Estimate of 500 killed in the recent ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya.

November 13
Arakan News Updates: A New Method for Expulsion of Rohingyas in Process

Rohingya being arrested if they refuse to identify themselves as Bengali.

November 13
Fierce battle takes place on Arakan-Bangladesh border

Armed clashes at the Bangladesh border. It is unclear who is involved.

November 12
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Two new battles.

There was a several battle between KIA (3) battalion and Burmese light infantry unit (415) in Nang Na water fall, which is under KIA (3rd) Brigade area, at 1:00 PM on 11th November, according to KIA front-line officer report. While Burmese Government is preparing to talk political dialogue with KIO, on the other hands they send many troops, many weapons to the front-line area.

There was a battle between KIA patriotic troop and Burmese light infantry unit (389) in Sha Dan Pa village, KIA's (5th) Brigade area, on 11th November according to KIA front-line report. At 9:00 AM on that day, Burmese light infantry unit (389) launched an offensive action to the KIA's area of Sha Dan Pa village. No detail report is coming yet.

November 12
SHAN news release:
Regime breaks SSA-S ceasefire; four new attacks; 7 BA soldiers killed.

Since 31 October, the Shan State Army (SSA) North's 612nd Brigade, active in Mong Mit and Kyaukme townships, has been attacked 4 times. The attackers have suffered at least 7 dead and 9 wounded, claims SSA. Burma Army has 6 infantry battalions in the area to flush out the SSA, that had signed the ceasefire agreement on 28 January 2012.

November 9
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
New battles, and also another attack by the regime against itself, with many casualties.

(2) Burmese soldiers died and (7) wounded in Ja Hkan Dap village, between Ba Maw and Lai Za road, which is under KIA (3rd) Brigade area, on 8th November according to KIA front-line officer report. There was a battle between KIA (15) battalion and Burmese light infantry unit (437) at 10:00 AM on that day, the Burmese  Government invaded to KIA's area, thus KIA troop opened fire to prevent their forefather land.

(7) Burmese soldiers killed in Wa Wang village, which is under KIA (5) battalion, KIA (5) Brigade area, on 7th November, according to the KIA front-line officer report. At 02:00 noon on that day, there was severely battle between Burmese Government light infantry unit (141) and KIA (5) battalion  in Wa Wang village.

Last week, there was wrong firing with 120 MM artillery weapon between the same Burmese Government troops. On that incident, many Burmese soldiers died and wounded. And the wounded soldiers were transferred 5 times with military helicopter. It is happened often because there are many Burmese government troops in the KIA's area and they don't recognize each other.

November 9
Burma Army solider accused of raping Kachin woman

Yet another rape.

November 9
Burma army sends scores of reinforcements to Kachin State

Regime sending a thousand reinforcements to the Kachin front in preparation for a dry season offensive. 300 Kachin villagers flee from near the road to the jade area in Kachin State..

November 9
Myitkyina residents say more reinforcements arrive for Kachin war

More news on the BA reinforcements. Four new clashes.

November 9
Thousands of villagers displaced in northern Shan state

Several thousand new Palaung IDPs.

November 9
Government's militia forcing civilians into uniform

Forced recruiting in Karen State.

November 7
Kachin front field report posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Regime still shelling Kachin villages.

Burmese Government light infantry unit (318) opened fire (4) times with 120mm artillery weapon to the N Pau and Gang Dau villages at early morning 6:00 AM on 6th November, according to the KIA front-line officer. Then, the other Burmese troops came with many weapons, soldiers and ration to change the place of unit (318).

November 6
Burma army major, 7 soldiers die in battle with KIA in Shan State

More information about yesterday's front line report.

November 5
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Burma Army attacked a village, killed the village head and raped and killed a teacher. KIA responded and in the resulting battle 8 BA soldiers were killed.

The patriotic soldiers from KIA (6) battalion, which is under KIA (2nd) brigade, followed and firing again Burmese soldiers, that they killed and tortured Si-in villagers, on 19th October according to the KIA front-line officer report. While the KIA troop followed and fired the brutal Government soldiers, KIA soldiers La Ja died in the battle, because of too many Burmese soldiers on that troop. Continuously, Burmese soldiers fired many times with heavy artillery weapon to the Maw Mau Mountain. Then, the Government troops fired and burned hilux car between Nam Maw and Seng Tawng, all the passengers had been killed and burnt.

Cruel Burmese soldiers killed Si-In head villager and raped and killed one teacher in Si-In village, between Mogawng –Hpakang road, which in under KIA ( 2nd ) brigade area, on 19th October 2012, according to the KIA front-line officer report . On that day, the brutal Government Burmese soldiers arrested, tortured the head of Si-In villager, and killed him on the road. Again, they arrested early childhood development teacher from the village, then raped and killed her.  After this incident, KIA patriotic (6) battalion followed the Burmese troops, and then fired them. (8) Burmese soldiers were killed in that battle.

November 4
Burmese government's 13th L.I.B soldiers gang-raped a mother of four

Yet another rape of a Kachin woman by Burma Army soldiers. The regime's reign of terror continues.

November 4
Latest Images of Rohingyas dead bodies in Sittwe, Arakan , Burma

Brutal photos from the ethnic cleansing.

November 3
Burmese army fired 120 mm mortar shells on civilians in Hpakant township

Regime continues to attack Kachin villagers; two killed and three wounded.

November 2
SHAN news release:
Two new clashes with the SSA-S. Burma Army soldiers shoot two Shan women.

Tai Freedom, Shan State Army (SSA) South's organ, reported yesterday the latest clashes took place in Laikha township on 31 October, at two locations: San Loi Lang and near Nayang. Casualties are unknown. Following the clashes, the Burma Army patrol raided the village of Pa naw and shot two village women. Report yet to be confirmed by independent sources.

November 2
Kachin front field report posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Burma Army soldiers kill each other!

Two Burmese soldiers shot each other in Munggu, which is under KIA (4th ) Brigade area, Northern Shan State, on 31st October, according  to the KIA frontline officer report.  The commander, from Burmese army light infantry unit (68), commanded one of the soldiers to patrol but that soldier didn't obey command to patrolling and left in the camp, drunk too much until the patrolling group arrived. Thus, the captain cursed that drunkard soldier, but the soldiers opened fire to his captain. And, the captain's body guard shot that soldier again that drunkard soldier, on that day. The dead body of captain and soldier were buried in the Munggu paddy field.

November 2
Burma army shelling injures 3 boys in Kachin state

No let-up in the river of regime victims.

November 2
KCSN releases statement on KNPP's ceasefire agreement

Fighting still underway in Karenni State.

November 1
Corpses Found Floating In The Water In Maungdaw South

Some of the bodies of the many Rohingya who fled ethnic cleansing in boats and then drowned are found.

November 1
Ethnic Arms Groups Align In Northern Shan State

Three armies unite to fight the regime in Northern Shan State.

OCTOBER 2012

October 31
130 missing in Rohingya boat sinking to escape persecution

Most of the refugees apparently drowned!

October 31
Camps overwhelmed during recent unrest

At least 28,000 new refugees in Rakhine State, almost all Muslims.

October 31
Satellite images of Kyaukpyu

811 structures destroyed.

October 31
Burmese security forces fire into Rakhine mob

Regime tries to look like it is doing something.

October 31
Kachin battles rage on as delegates leave for talks

Regime shelling four Kachin villages. Five new battles reported.

October 31
Govt Troops Kill Two, Arrest 48 Accused of Belonging to Ceasefire Group

Regime attacks SSA-N base.

October 29
UN says over 26,000 displaced by Myanmar unrest

Update on the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people.

October 29
Two Mosques Attacked in Karen State

Anti-muslim violence spreading.

October 28
Myanmar violence displaces thousands

U.N. says 22,500 new refugees in Rakhine State, of which 21,700 are Muslim.

October 27
Hundreds killed, Thousands of Rohingya floating on the sea and facing starvation.

A genocide appears to be in progress. One Rohingya village after another is being attacked. Villagers who are unable to flee are being shot on sight. Report of a mass grave in Yin Thae Village, Mrauk Oo Township. Thousands of refugees living in fields without food.

October 26
More than 100 dead as communal violence continues in Arakan state

Thousands of Rohingya are now trapped behind barbed wire and armed guards in a ghetto in Sittwe.

October 26
Yaan-Byay Township's Kaman Muslims' Block are being set fire now

One more Rohingya township now being "cleansed."

October 26
Breaking News of Pauk Taw township, Arakan

Four Rohingya villages in another township burned to the ground.

October 26
Update News from Kyauk-Pyu Township, Arakan

Villagers from destroyed township being arrested and trucked to remote ghettos. What next? Will they be slaughtered?

October 25
Kyaukpyu's Muslim Quarter Razed to the Ground

Congratulations Rakhine terrorists: You have successfully cleansed Kyaukpyu. Hitler would be proud, as he did the same thing to Jewish townships in Germany.

October 25
Students Hold Anti-Rohingya Rally in Sittwe

Now students have joined Buddhist monks and 88 Generation leaders to become avowed racists.

October 25
Latest picture of Rohingyas from Kyauk Phyu fleed escape from genocide

Photos of Rohingya fleeing for their lives.

October 25
Rohingyas floating in the river as dead fish

Many Rohingya who are fleeing are being hunted down and killed by Rakhine terrorists and Regime security agents.

October 25
More government troops deployed as the two sides prepare to meet

At the Kachin front, Burma Army bringing in reinforcements and shelling Kachin positions. Three new battles. Four Burma Army soldiers killed in one of them.

October 24
Hundreds Killed and Thousands of Homes Destroyed in Arakan State

Rohingya under assault - details of the ethnic cleansing.

October 24
Thousands flee as Arakan violence spreads

More coverage of the ethnic cleansing.

October 24
Kachin front field report posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
More regime abuse; BA troop movements.

There was a torturing and robbing  in Ma Den village, it is near the Kamiang and between the Hpakant – Kamiang road, under the KIA (2nd) Brigade area, western Kachin state, on 22nd October. At 08:00 – 09:00 PM on that day, the Burmese troops from the (88) division arrived in the Ma Den village, thieved two golden ring (which the Church gave him as a 25 years' service of Deacon), one golden ornamental ear plug and some dresses from Ma Den Baptist church's deacon Lahi Hkawng Dau house. And continuously, the Burmese soldiers robbed that the valuable things and destroyed the rest of the shop from Htingman Yaw grocery shop. Moreover, the Burmese troops arrested the Zahkung Zau Hka (40 years old  age) from that village.  That same Burmese troops left from Ma Dang village and went on to Nam Hai village. As soon as they arrived, (40) Burmese soldiers took security on Loi Seng village, (30) soldiers settled on Microwave hill. And again, these troops were arranging to set up heavy artillery weapon on Bum Sai Mountain.

October 23
Kachin front field report posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Two new battles; widespread abuse of Kachin villagers by Burma Army troops; BA soldiers shell regime police!

There was a battle between  patriotic KIA (6) battalion and Burmese Government troops in Wan Bum (Wan Hill), which is under KIA (2nd ) Brigade area, Western Kachin State, on 22th October 2012, according to the KIA front-line officer report. At 07:00 PM on that day, the Burmese troop, which it was the same group that they had tortured the innocent civilians from Si In village, invaded to KIA (6) battalion area of Wan Bum, it was near the Si In village that between the Mo Gawng and Hpakant road, thus KIA opened fired to prevent themselves. And this Burmese troops was again torturing Kahtan Yang villagers and now they are arriving in Ma Den village.  As a result, the innocent civilians from Kahtang Yang and Ma Dang villages flee to Gauri Baptist church for the life security.

There was firing each others in different Burmese Government troops in Loi Je, which is under the KIA (3rd) Brigade area Eastern Kachin State, on 20th October, according to KIA front-line officer report. At 10:45 PM that day, while the two Government police ran away to the China boundary, the rest of the police followed and shoot them. At that time, the Burmese troops, which is located on the Pagoda hill, thought that KIA came and fired, thus, the Government troops fired with heavy artillery weapon to the Government police place.

October 23
Kachin residents fear further imminent attacks

Six new clashes; at least 6 BA soldiers killed in one of them; regime press-ganging villagers to join its militia.

October 23
Burma army troops steal from Kachin villagers

Regime detains two Kachin villagers.

October 23
RED ALERT FROM INSIDE ARAKAN

Second large-scale attack of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya now in progress. many Rohingya villages on fire, and villagers killed.

October 23
Monk group calls on locals to target 'Rohingya sympathisers'

Burma's Buddhist monks now full of hate! Leading force behind the ethnic cleansing. Remarkable, Buddhist monks supporting a program of genocide.

October 23
Security Forces Kill An Elderly Man And Arrest Ten People In Maungdaw South

Report of a separate incident where regime police attacked a Rohingya village and killed an elderly man who was not fast enough to run away.

October 22
22-10-2012 | Min Bya News Update

New, widespread ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya.

October 22
Violence Reignites in Arakan State

More coverage of the ethnic cleansing.

October 22
Breaking News: A Rohingya Woman Killed in Maung Daw By M.S. Anwar

Police murder a Rohingya woman.

October 22
Entire population of Kachin village flees after Burma army moves in

170 new Kachin IDPs.

October 22
Argument between Burma army officers turns deadly in N.Shan State

Burma Army officers fight each other in Northern Shan State; three officers and their guide killed.

October 22
People threatened with legal action to shun ceasefire rebels

Burma Army threatening villages in Southern Shan State; nine village heads beaten.

October 20
Kachin front field report posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Kachin girl severely beaten by regime soldier; villagers detained and abused.

(64) Soldiers from the Burmese (88) battalion, arrested and tied with rope all the male villagers including children and old age, and pointed gun to the female villagers, and put them on the road all the days, in Nam Si Yan, which is between Kamaing and Ka Htang Yan, on 19 October, according to the KIA front line officer report. And again, the cruel Burmese soldiers accused the primary student  that " When you are grown, you all will become KIA", and beat them. One of the girl student, Mi War Aung, was broken skull by the Burmese soldier beaten. It seemed that the girl will be loose life soon with serious head injury. The road is closed until now, and the Ka Maing's administers would go there. The Ka Maing and Hpakant road is closed again  from today.

October 19
Burma army shoots child inside Chinese refugee camp

Regime attacks Kachin refugees even in China.

October 18
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
6 Kachin people killed in Burma Army shelling; two new battles, with 2 BA casualties.

There were (3) Kachin patriotic soldiers and (3) civilians died at Maw Mau mountain, which is under KIA (6) battalion, KIA (2nd) brigade, western Kachin state, according to the KIA front-line report. The brutal Government troops from Hpa Kant military tactic mountain fired more than (20) with heavy artillery weapon to the KIA (6) battalion's region of Maw Mau mountain.

(1) Burmese soldier killed in Nam San Yang bridge, it is between Myitkyina – Laiza road, which is under KIA (18) battalion region, KIA (5th) brigade area, on 17th October. There was a battle at the Nam San Yan bridge, at 09:00 AM on that day. Moreover, the Burmese troop, who is based on Dum Bang village, fired with 81MM artillery weapon to the Nam San Yang.

(1) Burmese soldier killed in Man Sai area, which is under KIA (24) battalion, KIA (5) brigade, Eastern State, according to the KIA front-line officer report. Burmese light infantry unit (320) invaded to the KIA controlled area of Man Sai on 17th October. Thus, KIA's militia which is under KIA (24) battalion opened fire to prevent the regions.

October 18
Photos of some of the Kachin victims. Warning - they are strong.

This is what Aung San Suu Kyi doesn't care about, and is happy to ignore: The work of her friends in the Sit-tut. Also, the U.S. views its "human rights dialogue" with the regime as "very positive," while this is happening. What bullshit!!!

October 18
Burma Army shelling kills three Kachin civilians in Hpakant

More coverage of the latest regime atrocity.

October 17
Burmese army's shells hit a 4 year-old Kachin boy

More details on the attack described in the next item.

October 17
Government soldiers shoot at Kachin refugees in China

Burma Army soldiers shoot at Kachin refugees in a camp at the border inside China; one young boy loses his leg.

October 15
SHAN news release:
Burma Army continues to resupply for its offensive against the Kachin

Since 10 October, the same day that Naypyitaw had sent an invitation to the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) for a new round of peace talks, the Burma Army has been transporting supplies to Sinbo forward base by helicopters and from there to the Laiza front lines by mules, according to All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF) sources who are fighting alongside the KIA.

October 14
Kachin war rages on with no solution in sight

More news on latest battles. Burma Army attacking the Kachin at many different locations.

October 13
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Many battles yesterday at different Kachin Front locations. 29 known Burma Army soldiers killed. Two BA convoys also attacked, but casualties unknown.

There were (20) Burmese soldiers died and wounded near the Mung Ying, Northern Shan State, according to the KIA front-line officer report. The Government Burmese troops invaded to attack the KIA's controlled areas of  Mung Ying KIA (8) battalion, KIA (4) brigade, Northern Shan state, at 09:30 on that day. Thus, the KIA troops opened fire to prevent the regions.

"There is no attacking to the KIA", said Myanmar president Thein Sein to the international communities at the last UN general assembly. Actually he is liar on the KIA civil war, practically there are many Burmese troops have invaded and attacked the KIA. The KIA makes resistance war from the very beginning of the war last year, 2011. Here is another evidence's of Thein Sein liar. (3) Burmese soldiers killed in near the Man Hsar village on 12th October, according to the KIA front-line report. At 1:30 on that day, the Burmese soldiers troops from Mung Ji, attacked the KIA (2) battalion, which is under KIA (4th) brigade area.  Thus the KIA (2) battalion re-attacked with remote controlled mine for preventing themselves. 

According to the KIA front-line officer report, there were (5) Burmese soldiers killed and (2) wounded in Tar Moe Ne and Pang Lung attack on 12th October. At 10:00 AM on that day, the Burmese soldiers invaded and attacked to KIA (2) battalion, thus the KIA (2) battalion opened fire as resistance  the invader Burmese troops.

There were two military convoy crashed in Hin Lung village, which is between Nang Hkam and Man Dan, it is under KIA controlled areas' of (27) battalion, KIA (3rd) brigade, Kachin State on 12th October, according to the KIA front-line officer report.  At 07:05 PM on that day, the (5) Burmese military convoy intruded from the Man Dan to the Hin Lung village, the KIA (27) battalion attacked with remote controlled mine  to prevent their regions.

There were (1) Burmese Soldiers died and (3) wounded at near Kawng Hkarm Shan village on October 12th, according to the KIA front-line officer report. At 8:00 AM On that day, the urmese troops invaded in the Kawng Hkarm Shan village, which is under KIA (27) battalion, KIA (3th) brigade. Thus, the KIA patriotic troops used and attacked with remote controlled mine to preventing themselves.

October 13
Burmese Troops Fire Warning Shots at Crowd in Sittwe

Regime reduces the curfew in Sittwe, and Rakhine nationalists immediately attack Rohingya villagers.

October 12
Burma: Kachin Fighting Could Reach Myitkyina

Kachin resistance making gains. If it could control Myitkyina it could shut down the airport, Irrawaddy River port, and the roads and trains, cutting BA supply.

October 11
Kachin front field report posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Two more battles; 8 more BA soldiers killed.

There were (3) Burmese Government invader soldiers killed in Nam Mahpyit  Jade Mine, near Hpakant region , which is under KIA (2) brigade areas, western Kachin State on  9th October, 2012, according to the KIA front-line officer.  When the huge Burmese soldiers invaded at the Nam Mahpyit jade Mine area, the KIA (6) battalion waited and attack with land mine at 11:45 PM on that day.

Moreover, there was a battle between KIA (6) battalion and Burmese troops between (6) and (7) miles villages, on 9th October. (5) Burmese soldiers killed at the battle.

October 10
Kachin front field report posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Many new battles; a total of 14 Burma Army soldiers killed.

(2) Burmese soldiers killed and (1) KIA patriotic soldier wounded at Loi Je mountain, Daw Hpum Yan region, under KIA (5th) brigade  area, Eastern Kachin State, according to the KIA front-line report.  The battle was fighting between the KIA (24) battalion and Burmese light infantry (320) on mid-night 01:00 AM.

(3) Burmese soldiers killed and (7) wounded in the severe battle between KIA's volunteer troops (6) under KIA (6) battalion and Burmese Government intruder of light infantry (281), (282), (309) and (89), on this morning 07:00 AM, at the Hpa Kant region, Kyawk Hpya U turn, which is under KIA (2) brigade, Western Kachin State, according to the KIA front-line report. Continuously,  under KIA's (6) battalion, by the leading of Captain Lisu Tu Awng and his KIA (07) battalions waited and opened fire  the invader of the same Burmese Government's troops  between the  Leh Pyin and Lung Hkang regions. During the battle, (3) Burmese soldiers were killed and buried at the Leh Pyin village.

There were 4 Burmese soldiers killed and 1 Major wounded on the leg and another Major wounded in eyes, according to the KIA front-line report. More than 200 Burmese soldiers light infantry unit (381), (382) and (309) invaded  at the KIA (2) brigade area, near the Hpa kant region,  the upper Nam Tein river, Old Mungga village and  near the Hpa Lap river on 9th October. Thus the KIA patriotic under (6) battalion of People volunteers' company (4) and (7) opened fire to prevent the invaded Burmese troops at 12:40 PM. Moreover, there was a battle between again with the same troops in the Yung Tawng region at 02:15, and (2) Burmese soldiers killed.

October 10
More Burma army forces fall in battle in jade rich Hpakant

More news on the recent battles.

October 10
KIA says 211 army soldiers die in two-month fighting in Hpakant

This is only one of the many areas where there is fighting at the Kachin front.

October 10
Kachin abuses largely ignored by International communities

Because Suu Kyi ignores the Kachin, the world believes it is okay to do so as well.

October 10
Breaking News: Two Rohingyas Slaughtered in Kyauktaw

Report of two more Rohingya deaths, of a father and his son.

October 10
Shan forces want talks with peacemaking group

SSA-North in two recent battles with the Burma Army.

October 9
Kachin front field report posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Burma Army shells Kachin villages. Five new battles. Four BA soldiers total killed in two of them. BA casualties unknown for the others.

The Cruel Burmese huge troops invaded in Ginsi Sengra, Jade land,  KIA (2nd ) brigade areas, Western Kachin State at 07:00 AM this morning, according to the KIA front-line report. During such kind of invasion, the KIA (6) battalion opened fire seriously at Sang Hka area to prevent the Government's invasion.

There was a battle between KIA battalion (36) and Government's troop in the between Nawng Sai and Shwe Eik, which is (4th) brigade area Northern Shan State, at 9:30 PM on October 8th, according to the KIA front-line report. (2) Burmese soldiers were killed and (3) wounded, at 11:00 PM the wounded soldiers have been sent back to Muse Government's hospital, but the second battalion commander died at the hospital. Moreover, there was another battle in Hpai Kawng, near the hot spring at 2:00 AM, according to the KIA front-line report, no detail is coming yet. Now, the dressing change Government from Junta sends Burmese huge troops to the KIA controlled areas.

There was (2) Burmese soldiers killed and (2) wounded in a battle between joint KIA central security troop and KIA volunteer troops and the Government light infantry unit (239) in KIA (5th) brigade area of between Ja Pu and Mali Yang villages, on 8th October morning, according to the KIA front-line report.

There was a several battle between the KIA (6) battalion, under the KIA (2nd) brigade and combine Burmese Government intruder of battalion (382) and battalion (89), according to the KIA front-line report. No detail report is coming yet. Currently, the Burmese military troops want to seize forcefully all of the KIA (6) battalion areas. Thus, the Burmese Government invader troops settle near the Hpakant jade mine area of Nam Ya, Lung Hkang and Gwi Hka.

The Burmese Government Battalion, who arrived in Sadung region, fired five times with heavy weapon in the Bum Wa, Saga Pa villages which in under the KIA (1st) Brigade area on the 5th October, according to the KIA front-line report.  It didn't hurt to the civilians but the civilians ripen paddy fields were damaged seriously. The farmer were very scared and sad for the destroying.  On the previous day of the same region of Lu Htawng, Sadung, two Burmese soldiers were been mad of the thunderclap hitting.

October 9
3 Burma soldiers die after clash with KIA in Shan state

Report of a battle in Northern Shan State. It is unclear if this is second battle in the above item. Also, three Kachin villagers arrested.

October 9
Endless persecution of Myanmar government against Rohingyas & Sa Ra Pha (Military Intelligence) resumed extortion against Rohingyas

Two Rohingya villagers arrested in separate incidents.

October 9
'Abu Graib' Case Pending in Myitkyina

Confirmation of recent report of sexual abuse by the police of male Kachin refugees.

October 8
Abducted Kachin Woman was Murdered, Says Lawyer

Report suggests woman kidnapped by Burma Army soldiers was murdered.

October 8
Rohingyas daily being killed with government support

Report that two more Rohingya people have been killed.

October 8
One Rohingya boy was killed by NaSaKa.(06-10-2012)

Report that a Rohingya boy was murdered by the the border police.

October 8
Breaking News: Ancient Mosque in Sittwe on Fire

Ancient mosque destroyed by Rakhine extremists and regime personnel.

October 6
Kachin front field report posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
16 Burma Army troops killed in fighting with the KIA; BA units also fight each other!

There was the fighting each other between the Burmese Government's different troops in Nam Un, between the Muse and Nam Hkam road, on 4th October according to the KIA front-line report.  But no detail report is coming yet.  Actually, such kind of wrong fighting, in the same Burmese Government group but in different troops, happens often because the Government sends many troops in the KIO controlled areas.

There was (10) Burmese soldiers killed and (7) wounded in Northern Shan State region's intrusion battle by Burmese Government's troop, according to the KIA frontline report. The Burmese Government's Light infantry unit (502) troop invaded forcefully in the KIA controlled areas of No (34) Battalion, Under the KIA (4) Brigade on October 4,2011. Thus, the KIA (34) Battalion and the allied Ta'ang Liberation army made resistance battle between 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on that day.  The Ta'ang Liberation army is patriotic and joins with the KIA and defense the Burmese Government invader troops in Northern Shan State Areas.

(6) Burmese soldiers killed and (20) wounded in Gwi Hka, Western Kachin State on October (5), according to the KIO frontline report. The huge Burmese Government troops arrived in Gwi Hka, KIA (6) Battalion, under KIA (2nd) Brigade  area on 06:15 AM. Then, the KIA (6) patriotic troop opened fire and fought severely the invader Government troops as defending the territories on the early Friday morning.

October 6
Kachin and Ta-ang Army join fight against Burmese government army

More info about the recent clashes.

October 6
PSLF's Drug Destruction Plan faces difficulty as government troops attack

Fighting between the Burma Army and the KIA, Shan State Army North and Palaung State Liberation Front.

October 6
Myanmar: UN refugee agency warns number of displaced people in Rakhine state still rising

There have been many reports of continuing human rights violations against the Rohingya. The rising number of Rohingya IDPs is indirect confirmation of these reports. If the people are still running, it means they are running from something! 75,000 people now need aid.

October 6
People militia training conducted for native residents in Maungdaw

The regime is training, and presumably arming, Rakhine militia. This means the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya will continue. Why do we hear nothing from Suu Kyi, the U.S. and the U.N. about this?

October 5
Aid workers in Rakhine State say access limited in some areas

Burma now has internal concentration camps. And human rights god Aung San Suu Kyi says nothing.

October 5
Forced labor continues

Widespread Burma Army use of forced labor in Shan State.

October 3
Burmese man tortured to death in police custody, says family

This is the regime that Suu Kyi loves.

October 3
Displaced persons in desperate need of food: report

According to Suu Kyi, the Kachin people have no rights. Only the regime has rights. Long live Dictator Suu Kyi!!!

October 2
Burmese army escalates its offensive war in Kachin region

BA moves 19 more battalions into the Kachin area. With the dry season looming, a major escalation of the regime's offensive is likely. BA shells a village. Four more battles reported. Five BA soldiers killed in one of them.

SEPTEMBER 2012

September 29
DKBA officer shoots villager

Pro-regime militia officer shoots Karen man, whose car he had commandeered.

September 28
Two Killed as Police Fire on Crowd in Pathein

Police murder protestors.

September 28
Family of Abducted Kachin Woman Wait for Answers

Fate of Kachin woman kidnapped by Burma Army is unknown. (Most women who are taken are forced to become sex slaves.)

September 25
Displaced by fighting, villagers take shelter in Hpakant

150 new Kachin refugees.

September 25
Arakan News Updates September 25, 2012

Two more Rohingya killed. Many others abused.

September 22
No peace for Kachin on International Peace Day

At least five new clashes in the last two days.

September 22
Time for Thein Sein to come clean about Burmese losses in Kachin state

Total regime deaths at the Kachin front since june last yeay may be as great as 10,000!!!

September 20
Alternative peace roadmap

The "reform" in Burma now is for Burmans only, negotiated by one Burman, Suu Kyi, with another, Thein Sein. The ethnic minorities have been excluded. This statement is what they would like to see happen, their roadmap for peace.

September 20
Arakan News Updates: Atrocities against Rohingyas Continue ,Wednesday, 19th September 2012-09-20 

Two more Rohingya killed; arrests and extortion.

September 19
Fighting erupts near Kachin group's base

Burma Army shelling the Kachin again. To sanitize the pipeline route, they have to take Laiza.

September 19
Student rebel dies during Kachin battle

Residual ABSDF force still fighting for a truly free Burma.

September 19
Rohingya Woman severely tortured by army and Natala villagers in Maungdaw , Arakan State:

The brutal abuse of the Rohingya continues.

September 19
Shan troops released by Wa

UWSA release SSA prisoners.

September 18
More government troops deployed for Kachin war

Report on news clashes and regime troop movements. At least 3 BA soldiers, perhaps many more, killed.

September 14
Hpakant's jade war heats up in western Kachin state

Sitrep on the jade area front.

September 14
Forced labour flourishes in post-conflict Arakan state

After enduring ethnic cleansing, surviving Rohingya suffer even more abuse.

September 14
Burmese army shells Hpakant suburb, kills a school girl

It seems like regime soldiers are killing a Kachin person every day now.

September 14
Conflict Adding to Hpakant's Misery

24 Kachin IDP camps now in the jade area front.

September 13
From Russia with love – missiles

Report that Russia is going to send the Tatmdaw missiles for use against the ethnic nationalities.

September 13
Company workers threw explosive chemicals into river

Burma Army still hiding in jade mine facilities.

September 12
KIA strike kills 26 government troops on Bhamo to Loije route

KIA conduct successful ambushes.

September 12
KIO-Burma army clashes erupt along rail line in Southern Kachin state

A new front opens in the Kachin conflict.

September 12
KIO captures strategic Burma army post in Pangwa

Another victory for the Kachin!

September 12
Kachin man feared dead after Burma army throws him in mine pit

Yet another murder of a Kachin man by the regime.

September 11
KIA Claims Howitzer Mortar Shelling on Villages

Burma Army using heavy weapons every day.

September 11
Ceasefire only "with government, not with army"

BA taking advantage of its ceasefire with the SSA-S. Three recent clashes. At least 10 BA soldiers killed in one of them

September 11
FBR: Despite 'peacetalks' armed conflict, forced labour continue in Karen State

Continuing clashes with the KNLA and severe regime-committed abuses in the Karen area.

September 10
Reshuffles in the military, war goes on

Two new clashes between the regime and the Shan State Army - South.

September 10
Kachin refugee shot dead by government army: report

Burma Army murders another Kachin, this time a refugee.

September 8
KIO refuses NLD request to gather bodies from Hpakant battleground

What is the NLD up to? We already know that many top leaders are racist. Is the NLD now working openly with the Tatmadaw?

September 8
KIO sets new rules for Hpakant jade mining firms

Update on the conflict at this front. Burman owned mines have been helping the regime.

September 7
Burmese troops kill unarmed Kachin civilian in Hpakant jade mine

Regime troops murder a Kachin civilian.

September 7
KNU asks gov't to move military bases

KNU asks regime to move 90 Tatmadaw bases located near Karen villagers and IDPs.

September 6
140 Burma army troops killed in Hpakant blast on August 29

Major victory for the KIA. At least 60 other BA soldiers killed in the last week.

September 6
Shan army releases Burmese officer

Burma Army captures and tortures villagers in Southern Shan State.

September 5
4 Army soldiers die after battle with KIO in Shan State

News on the Northern Shan State front.

September 5
Kachin battles continue

Six recent battles. 9 BA soldiers known to have been killed in one of them.

September 5
No changes in the countryside

Refugees felling Southern Shan State.

September 5
70,000 displaced persons in Rakhine State: OCHA

Most of these are undoubtedly Rohingya.

September 4
Residents flee as fighting intensifies in northern Shan state

1000 new Palaung refugees in Northern Shan State.

September 1
Fighting intensifies in Hpakant jade district as Burma army poses as civilians

Daily clashes continue. BA soldiers disguising themselves as miners.

September 1
30 Burmese soldiers killed in Hpakant offensive

Report from a battle on August 27.

September 1
Stop using Myanmar Nagas as 'porters': GPRN/NSCN asks NSCN (K)

Regime using ethnic nationality villagers as forced porters in northwest Burma.

AUGUST 2012

August 30
Fighting intensifies in battle for jade-rich Hpakant areas

The regime is expanding its offensive against the KIA. Many battles. 50 Burma Army soldiers reportedly killed in one of them. 10,000 new Kachin IDPs.

August 30
More Displaced as Kachin Fighting Escalates

Good overview of the regime's new offensive. 90,000 total Kachin IDPs so far.

August 30
Chin group documents forced labor incidents: report

Regime use of forced labor against the Chin people in Western Burma.

August 29
Burmese Army and KIA clash at Myauk Hpyu in Hpakant

Details of the regime's new offensive in the jade mining area.

August 29
Village Administrator's Brother Hospitalized after Torture

Regime soldiers beat an Arakan villager.

August 28
6,000 people flee from Hpakant battle

Major battle front, and refugee crisis, in the jade mining area.

August 28
Thousands Flee as Burma Army Attacks Jade Capital

More information of the regime's new offensive. Twenty villages abandoned.

August 28
Human Rights Abuses Rife in Karen State: Report

Some ceasefire! One-third of the families in Karen State are being abused by the regime.

August 27
Three Arakan aid workers handed jail terms

Burma's dictatorship organizes its cover-up of the Rohingya ethnic cleansing.

August 26
Invisible Kachin war become more widespread

Many daily battles between the Burma Army and the KIA's 2nd and 5th brigades.

August 24
China forces refugees to return to conflict zone

China deporting thousands of Kachin refugees, back into Burma's war zone.

August 22
Army reinforces troops in Shan group's territory

More on BA reinforcements against the SSA-N

August 21
More displaced as Kachin war intensifies

Four more battles.

August 21
Burmese troops, student army engage in brief fight

New clash involving ABSDF troops allied with the KIA.

August 21
500 civilians flee Kachin state's Hpakant area as Burma army moves in

Villagers flee because of Burma Army's record of committing atrocities.

August 20
About 10 government battalions surrounding Shan base

Burma Army positioned to attack the SSA-N

August 19
Atrocities, rapes and looting continue against Rohingyas

Report that abuses against the Rohingya are still under way in Maungdaw, and that 1,500 Rohingya missing or killed in Sittwe.

August 18
Burmese government army instructed to ignore orders

More new battles. The regime is making heavy use of heavy weapons, shelling Kachin villages again and again. A major offensive appears imminent.

August 17
Shan girl gang raped by Burmese government soldiers

Tatmadaw soldiers gang rape a 14 year old girl. Suu Kyi, do you have anything to say!?

August 17
Persecution of Rohingyas continues

Contrary to regime lies, the crisis is in no way over.

August 16
Reporting the current situation on Rohingya in Maungdaw

Detailed documentation of one area of the Arakan crisis, with lists of 313 Rohingya who were arrested in Maungdaw, 23 women who were raped, and 47 people who were killed by regime forces.

August 16
Govt 'Plotting Kachin Attack' despite Peace Rhetoric

Massive Tatmadaw reinforcements around KIA HQ Laiza.

August 16
Burmese troops rob church offerings from Kachin civilians

Regime troops rob a village after a nearby battle with the KIA.

August 15
Kachin battle intensifies as Burmese government troops build-up

Many battles underway. Regime shelling Kachin villages with heavy weapons.

August 14
28 Burma Army troops killed during Kachin fighting last week

Large-scale fighting continues. BA suffers major casualties.

August 14
Recent Rakhine deaths rise to 13; hundred of homes burned

Ethnic internecine conflict flares again.

August 14
Thousands of Rohingya helpless after violence

New review of the situation in Rakhine State.

August 11
Soldier Raped Chin Woman in Kyauktaw

Yet another rape of an ethnic minority woman by Tatmadaw soldiers.

August 11
Kachin youths arrested in connection with KIO

Three young Kachin education activists arrested.

August 10
Burma Army's 'shoot on sight' order still in use

Report from Karen Human Rights Group to UN observer.

August 10
Shans offer olive branch to Wa kingpin

The UWSA has kidnapped 14 SSA-S members.

August 9
Burma army troops assault Kachin woman in northern Shan state

Regime's brutality against ethnic minority women continues.

August 9
New Curfews Imposed in Arakan State

Renewal of large-scale ethnic riots between the Rakhine and the Rohingya.

August 9
KNU Doubts Govt Peace Efforts

The regime's ceasefire with the KNU is a false peace.

August 7
KNLA and government's militia fight – four soldiers killed

Pro-regime militia provoking the KNLA by setting up new outposts. Clash results, four militia killed in action.

August 7
Kachin battle rages on

News of five more clashes at the Kachin front.

August 7
Fresh Clashes Break Out in Arakan State

Report on new conflict by Irrawaddy, from Rakhine sources.

August 7
Number of Rohingyas Killed and Four Villages Burned in Kyauktaw Yesterday

Report on new conflict from Rohingya sources.

August 3
SHAN news release:
Regime expanding its offensive against the SSA-S

Sources coming from Namzang said the Burma army had brought in more than 100 reinforcement troops and heavy weapons to Loi Ye to chase the Shan State Army (SSA) out from the mountain range. Until yesterday they heard explosions and small arms fire.

August 3
Burmese army continues heinous rights abuses against local civilians in Northern Shan State

More arrests, torture and "disappearances."

August 3
Burmese military forces Kachin man to work as a porter

Kachin villager arrested and forced to work as porter.

August 3
Burmese commander visits Putao to investigate rice shortage

The hidden side of the regime-driven conflict and crisis: widespread food shortages, malnutrition, and disease.

August 2
Villagers unhappy with ITD relocation plans

Development driven abuses against the Karen.

August 1
Burma: Government Forces Targeting Rohingya Muslims

First major documentation of the Arakan crisis: Well done HRW!

Basic points:
Both sides, Rakhine and Rohingya, were involved in the initial atrocities.
Regime forces refused to intervene to stop the atrocities.
The conflict then turned one-sided: Rakhine people, with government armed backing, attacked the Rohingya. This grew into the concerted crime against humanity of ethnic cleansing.
Over 100,000 people have been displaced, the majority of which are Rohingya.
Aung San Suu Kyi and other "pro-democracy" leaders contributed to the ongoing crisis by making statements that effectively turned the people of Burma against the Rohingya, and denied them their rights.
The U.S. rewarded the military regime by reducing its sanctions while it was committing ethnic cleansing.
Rohingya refugees are now barred from returning to their homes and villages. Rakhine merchants are also refusing to sell them food.

August 1
Burma Army launches operation against SSA in Shan State South

Clashes with the SSA-S have now developed into an organized regime offensive.

JULY 2012

July 31
SHAN news release:
Two new clashes with SSA-S.

Two clashes had taken place since yesterday between the attacking Burma Army and the Shan State Army (SSA), said SSA boss Yawdserk:
- 30 July 2012     at Loi Ye, Namzang township
- 31 July 2012     at Nawng Lerh, Mongpan township
The SSA had sent a protest letter to U Aung Min, Naypyitaw's chief negotiator, according to him.

July 31
Villagers forced to porter and labor for soldiers in Mon and Karen States

Regime abuses ceasefires with KNU and NMSP.

July 31
NLD Member Murdered in Magwe

NLD members attacked by a regime mob.

July 31
Current Situation of Arakan | 30th July 2012

Regime intimidating Rohingya villagers in advance of the visit of a UN human rights investigator.

July 31
A Kachin villager's tortured body found at Yihku village

Body of Kachin villager murdered by Burma Army troops has been recovered.

July 31
The corpse of missing Kachin man found

Photo of victim.

July 30
Rohingya Need Urgent Humanitarian Aid | BROUK

Update on the Rohingya crisis.

July 27
Burma Army takes two KIA posts

KIA withdraws temporarily in response to heavy shelling from the regime.

July 27
Ex-NDAK Troops Bemoan BGF Role

Burma Army forces Kachin BGF soldiers to the front, many die, leading to increasing defections to the KIA.

July 26
Burma's Human Rights Blind Spot: A Compendium on Violence Against Rohingyas in June/July 2012

Excellent overview of the Rohingya crisis, with links to important reports and commentary.

July 26
Five Burmese troops killed by KIA bomb attack

KIA attacks a BA unit. Also, report of yet another clash.

July 26
Skirmishes continue between KIA and Burmese army

Multiple clashes every day now.

July 26
Serious rights violations continue in Kachin and Shan State

Continuing regime arrests and torture of villagers.

July 25
Fighting continues in Kachin state as talks stall

83 clashes so far in July between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army.

Jul 25
Kachin Refugees Face Extreme Food Shortages in Pangwa

Kachin refugee group in dire straits. Thanks to the international community for ignoring Burma's many humanitarian crises!

July 25
Army still recruiting, exploiting child soldiers

Burma Army lies - it is still using child soldiers.

July 25
Military, not security: Forced sentry duty in southern Ye Township

Burma Army forces Mon villagers to guard its bases.

July 23
Fighting intensifies in Kachin and Northern Shan State

Report of nine more clashes in the last four days. Three BA soldiers confirmed dead in one of them.

July 23
Burmese commander holding people to ransom

BA Regional Commander threatens to attack Shan villagers if the SSA-N does not withdraw from its bases. Also, a new regime attack yesterday on a SSA-S base.

July 23
Rohingyas recount terror of Burma clashes

Burma Army troops kill Rohingya villagers.

July 20
23rd clash after ceasefire pact

At least ten BA soldiers killed in battle with SSA-N two days ago.

July 19
Burmese military suffers high casualties after a recent offensive against KIA

Eight Burma Army soldiers killed and twenty wounded in a clash in Northern Shan State two days ago. Two other clashes also reported.

July 19
Burma government troops arrest two KIA officers

Good luck, brave men! In violation of the Geneva Conventions, the regime commonly tortures and then kills captured ethnic resistance fighters.

July 18
Soldiers Attack Left one Dead in Chin State

Burma Army soldiers beat Chin villager to death.

July 17
SHAN news release:
Ongoing fighting with SSA-N

Fighting still takes place sporadically north of the Hsipaw-Lashio road where the oil-gas pipeline passes through, says Shan State Army "North" spokesman Maj Sai La. There is a yet no indication of another formal meeting with Naypyitaw's Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC). Meanwhile, there is a report of 2 Palaung women in Tangyan township being abused by the Burma Army's Infantry Battalions 68 and 127 on 9 July.

July 17
Burma's New Political Prisoners in Kachin State

A new class of regime victims: Kachin people who have been detained by the Burma Army and then are never released.

July 16
Forced relocation looms over 80 households in TPP

New regime land thefts in Eastern Burma.

July 13
Burmese army continues human rights abuses

Burma Army continues its reign of terror against the Kachin. Two villagers arrested and tortured; another arrested and "disappeared."

July 13
KIA Claims to Have Captured Child Soldiers

Proof that the Burma Army continues to use child soldiers.

July 12
Skirmishes continue between KIA and Burmese army

Four more clashes in the last two days.

July 12
Chinese authorities push Kachin refugees back into Burma

1,500 new Kachin IDPs, trapped between the Burma Army and China border police.

July 10
Two dead, six wounded following KIA assault in N.Shan state

More info on the ambush reported in the next item. Also a report of a KIA attack on a police station that killed four police officers.

July 10
Kawli.media report - Two new KIA attacks on BA near China border

Government military truck which carrying soldiers has been attacked near Namlawng village between Namhkam and Muse, near Chinese borderline on July 9, 8:30 AM. Some buildings in the compound of Namlawng monastery are damaged because the government troops are firing back.
The government military convoy has been attacked by remote controlled bombs near Chinese boarder, Selan village in Muse township, northern Shan state on July 8, 11 AM. Two soldiers were dead and another six were wounded.

July 9
KIO Rejects Offer of Peace Talks

Regime shelling KIA positions near Laiza. KIA ambushes Burma Army column in Northern Shan State and destroys two trucks.

July 6
Burmese army committed grave human rights abuses against civilians

Kachin villagers arrested by Burma Army soldiers, then tortured with cigarettes.

July 6
Thandaung villagers under fire despite ceasefire

Burma Army breaks Karen ceasefire, attacks KNLA. BA soldiers also shooting at Karen villagers.

July 6
Burma: Mass Arrests, Raids on Rohingya Muslims

Confirmation by Human Rights Watch of the regime's ethnic cleansing of Rohingya villagers.

July 5
Kachin army captures 30 gov't troops as fighting intensifies

The Kachin treat captured Burma Army soldiers properly. The BA executed 6 KIA soldiers that it captured, and tortured another.

July 5
Judge halts Brang Shawng case, following arbitrary arrest

The regime arrests and tortures a Kachin villager.

July 5
Kachin civilians used as mine sweepers

Regime forces dozens of Karen villagers to act as minesweepers. The BA has historically done this against the Karen as well.

July 5
Armed Shan group calls on president to end violence

Burma Army continues its offensive against the SSA-N.

July 5
Shan Army Agrees to Base Withdrawal

Report that the SSA-N may withdraw from two bases, to protect local farmers.

July 5
Wa denies buying arms from North Korea

Are the drug-running UWSA, like the Tatmadaw, buying guns from North Korea?

July 5
Current news on Arakan

Report that regime forces killed 7 Rohingya men, and arrested a total of well over 100, from a number of villages, in the last three days.

July 4
KIA and Burmese soldiers killed after a two-day battle

Major battle near Bhamo. 14 BA soldiers killed. Another battle in Northern Shan State three days ago.

July 4
Heavy fighting in Shan State

In addition to the KIA, the regime has reopened the front against the SSA-N

July 4
Shan army to Naypyitaw: Stop attack or truce terminates

Regime now attacking three SSA-N bases. In the face of this the Shan are preparing to renounce their ceasefire.

July 4
Mass arrests of Rohingya taking place

Regime committing ethnic cleansing of Rohingya right now! Where is the international outcry?

July 3
Rohingya Say They are Being Terrorized

The military regime is committing ethnic cleansing, a crime against humanity, right now! Rohingya men in one village after another are being "disappeared"!

July 3
Pangsai villagers shot by Burmese military during offensive

Kachin ambush Burma Army column; two BA soldiers killed. BA kills one villager and shoots two others in retaliation.

July 3
Army still not on board, fighting goes on

Ten BA battalions attacking SSA-N base.

July 3
Nkorea Shipping Arms to Burma, Syria: UN Report

Regime cooperation with North Korea still underway.

July 3
More murders on the Mekong River

Another boat attacked on the Mekong. The culprits are unknown.

July 2
Clashes Continue Despite Ceasefires

Burma Army launches offensive against the SSA-N. New fighting also with the Karenni - KNPP; Five BA soldiers killed.

July 2
A Fragile Truce

Widespread Karen opposition to the ceasefire.

July 2
Update: Situation in Arakan

Reports of ongoing arrests of Rohingya villagers by regime forces.

July 1
An ethnic Chinese man killed, Kachin battle continues

Four new battles.

July 1
FBR REPORT: No Ceasefire Here; Homes Destroyed, Families Separated but the Kachin People Still Stand (revised)

Photo documentation of the regime's use of chemical weapons.

July 1
Arakanese peace groups demand reorganization as border-guards

Arakanese traitors now want guns to serve as racist paramilitaries.

JUNE 2012

June 29
SSA sends protest letter after 24th clash

Regime attacks the SSA-S, once again breaking the ceasefire.

June 29
SSA: Seized weapons in Thailand not bound for Shan army

Cache of weapons seized at the northern Thai/Burma border.

June 28
Burmese authorities targeting Rohingyas, UK parliament told

Activists report Burma Army and police attacking Rohingya, with 650 killed and over 1,200 missing.

June 28
Insecurity continues to rise in Ye and Yebyu Townships

Regime continues abuses in Mon and Karen areas, including kidnapping, extortion and torture.

June 27
Kachin Peace Remains Elusive

Regime attacks this week around KIO HQ Laiza and in Northern Shan State. At least 8 BA soldiers killed in one of the clashes.

June 27
Human Rights Watch says Kachin refugees in China face dire situation

China refouling Kachin refugees.

June 26
Siege of Kachin State: 2012

New video about the Kachin crisis.

June 26
Unrest in Burma's Arakan State

Good chronology of the Arakan crisis.

June 26
Arakan Conflict: The Rates of Death and Displacement Can Be Much Higher

The Arakan crisis has been the subject of one-sided reporting.

June 22
Shan Army to hold crisis meeting with Naypyitaw negotiator

Another clash yesterday with the SSA-S. At least one BA soldier killed.

June 21
SHAN news release.
Battle with SSA-S continues.

The fight in Mong Awd, Monghsu township, that began on 17 June, continues today. 7 truckloads of the Burma Army reinforcements have arrived, said Shan State Progress Party / Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) spokesman Sai La. SHAN was unable to get further details, due to weak phone connections.

June 21
Helicopter fired on Rohingya, refugee says

Unquestionably a Ttamadaw helicopter. How many hundreds of Rohingya has the regime murdered?

June 21
Lives for ransom: Consequences of kidnappings in southern Karen State

Eight kidnappings in Three Pagodas Pass area. Local pro-regime militias extorting villagers.

June 20
Truce violations continue

New Burma Army clashes with both the SSA-N and SSA-S. Five BA soldiers killed in latter.

June 20
Updated information from Riot Scene Arakan State Burma from 16 to 19 of June

Detailed update on conflict in Arakan State. Atrocities against the Rohingya, many by regime thugs given Police vests, are continuing.

June 20
90,000 displaced people in Rakhine State: WFP

Arakan crisis much larger than international or Burmese exile media are reporting. Undoubtedly the bulk of the refugees are Rohingya, and this is clear evidence that they have suffered the majority of the violence, which also clearly has been orchestrated by the regime.

June 20
FBR REPORT: No Ceasefire Here; Homes Destroyed, Families Separated but the Kachin People Still Stand

Burma Army continues to shell Kachin villages.

June 20
Two Burmese government soldiers surrender to KIO

Two more regime soldiers defect.

June 19
Daily battles continue to rage in Kachin and Northern Shan State

Three new battles at the Kachin Front.

June 19
Burmese military close Stilwell Road

Burma Army reinforcing its positions in central Kachin State.

June 19
Burmese army clashes with armed Shan groups

Regime attacking Shan State Army - North and Shan State Army - South, as well as the Kachin Independence Army.

June 19
Shan army releases letter to Wahttp://www.dvb.no/news/burmese-army-clashes-with-armed-shan-groups/22528

In a surprising development, regime allies the United Wa State Army are menacing the Shan State Army - South.

June 18
Burma army and KIA battle in five places in Shan state

Major fighting now underway on the southern flank of the Kachin front. At least a dozen Burma Army soldiers killed.

June 18
Police arrest refugees in Mogaung township in Kachin state

More regime abuses against the Kachin.

June 18
Arakan violence aftershock: Peace talks postponed

Burma Army attacks SSA-South base.

June 18
SSA-South Accuses Govt of Risking War

Detailed account of the attack against the SSA-S.

June 18
More rioters arrested in Rakhine State

Almost 32,000 refugees in Western Burma. Will a true accounting of the race/religion riots every occur? Most media have been parroting the regime's reports, which are lies. There are many credible accounts of regime police massacring Rohingya villagers.

June 15
More Kachin civilians flee to KIO controlled area

Refugee crisis worsens.

June 14
Karen people's forum demands all mega development projects be stopped

The Karen people recognize that development fuels conflict.

June 14
Burmese troops shell in Hpakant, killing one and injuring six

Regime shelling Kachin villages near jade mines.

June 13
KIA Sergeant abducted by Burmese army and publicly beaten

Regime barbarians mutilate KIA soldier.

June 13
UNFC's deadline pasts as trouble erupts in Rakhine State

Daily clashes continue at the Kachin front. Will the UNFC back up its words with actions?

June 13
Briefing on the Situation in Arakan

The international media is only reporting what has been stated by Burma's military regime, which has a four decades long history of lying about everything. This blog is a compilation by the Rohingya of the news that they have been hearing from their people in Arakan State. If true, if shows that regime agents, including young men given police vests, have been attacking Rohingya villages and slaughtering the people, the veracity of which attacks are supported by the steady flow of refugees trying to enter Bangladesh.

No doubt there have been Rohingya attacks against Rakhine, especially after the ten Muslims were slaughtered on the bus, but it appears that since then the nature of the conflict has shifted, to attacks by regime agents and Rakhine racists against the Rohingya.

June 13
Burma riots: What the media isn't telling you

Why aren't Burma's exile media outlets reporting the Rohingya side of the story, and instead just parroting regime claims? This is a balanced article which considers this and other issues, and which provoked an astonishingly racist reaction (see the comments).

June 11
The Real Situation in Arakan, Burma (Myanmar)

Pro-Rohingya blog that purports to have detailed information on the clashes in Arakan State. If the information is true, hundreds of people have been killed, many by regime security forces.

June 11
Bomb Explodes Near Burma VP's House

Five bomb blasts in Northern Shan State.

June 10
Villagers accuse Burma Army and government officials of extortion

More regime abuses of the Karen ceasefire.

June 9
Ongoing impunity - Continued Burma Army atrocities against the Kachin people.

Report on the regime's scorched earth abuses against the Kachin. Burma Army soldiers have raped at least 43 Kachin women and girls in the last year, of whom 21 were killed.

June 9
Kachin front field report posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
New Burma Army soldier rape of a Kachin woman on June 5th.

We have confirmed report from rape victim of Burmese Soldier who is 40 year old Kachin woman. This is not the first such case but Burmese soldiers used rape as weapon to against women in Kachin State Burma. According to eyewitness identified that a soldier from Burmese battalion based hk-L-y (68) based in Lashio City Shan State committed brutal rape against 40 year old Kachin Lady. The same Burmese battalion is under command of Bu Kyaw Haing under Shan State. The rape took placed on 05 June 2012, at about (11pm) local time in Hanggai village at the victim home. A Burmese soldier broke into the victim home through her window. The soldier then committed brutal rape against mother of (6) children. The soldier then fled from victim (Ms Lahpai Kaw) not her real name, home. The next day morning the rape case was reported to Bu Kyaw Haing commander Burmese battalion. However, Bu Kyaw Haing then hide the soldier in safe place then denied charges against the soldier. He just simply said it was somebody else that committed the rape to the informant that reporting about the case. The remote village has only (10) households and Burmese soldiers are often carry out brutal rape against Kachin women in deserted villages according to eyewitness reports. We urgently appeal UN, USA, UK and world leaders to take immediate actions against Burmese military and regime government brutality, rape, torture and killing of Kachin civilian. Kachin people request UN to help Kachin internal displaced (IDP) in Kachin State, Burma for urgently needs supplies and food for children and women.

June 9
Remembering Kachin War and Chang Ying one year later

A review of the beginning of the Kachin war, which is now one year old.

June 9
Four Dead in Religious Clash

A new type of conflict in Burma - ethnic/religious, empowered by the regime's lack of the rule of law, and its foundation in racism.

June 9
Burma Army force civilians to use their cars and trucks as soldier transport

New abuses of the ceasefire with the Karen.

June 7
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Two new clashes yesterday; Four regime soldiers killed in one of them.

There was another ambush defensive attack on 06 June 2012, against Burmese army intrusion into KIA control territories. There are over (30) Burmese soldiers from Nam Tau intruding into Mungbaw area under 4th Brigade KIA base control territories in Shan State. The defensive ambush took place at sugar cane plantation plain field near Shabuk Kawng Hka village. The ambush was led by only (10) KIA special Task force(MHH) against over (30) Burmese soldiers. KIA Special Task Force (MHH) are trained to destroy target with maximum impact at minimal forces and shortest time possible. Aftermath, Burmese army (123) with over (100) soldiers from Nam Hpaka base arrived to pick up seriously wounded their fellow soldiers.  

There was another Burmese intrusion attack against 38th Battalion KIA forces base in Shan State. The Burmese army has returning from Munggu village crossing into 4th Brigade KIA base in Shan State. According to front line reported that (4) Burmese soldiers killed and (5) wounded in this offensive attack by Burmese army. The Burmese army has mobilized estimated over 160 its Battalion in KIA control territories since June 2011 Burmese military started civil war against KIA as well as Kachin people.

June 6
The Burma Army's attack on SSA may have been a misunderstanding

New regime attack against the Shan State Army - South.

June 4
KIA shut down Burmese military checkpoint in Northern Shan state

KIA destroys regime checkpoint.

June 3
FBR REPORT: Fighting and Ongoing Displacement in Kachin State, Burma: Update

Good overview of the Kachin conflict.

June 2
KIO demands Burmese troops withdraw from frontlines

What so many people fail to recognize, or instead choose to ignore, is that real peace is extremely easy to achieve. All that has to happen is that the Burma Army withdraw from its camps in the ethnic areas, and stop abusing the local people.

June 2
Artillery shells hit a Kachin Baptist Church

The regime continues to use artillery against civilian areas.

MAY 2012

May 31
Battles continue in Northern Shan and Kachin State

Report on three separate battles. Number of Burma Army casualties is unknown but it is suspected to be high.

May 31
KIA 9th Brigade ambush government military trucks

Two BA trucks destroyed. Six BA soldiers killed, including two officers. KIA bans night travel on Lasio-Muse road to restrict BA troop movements.

May 31
Violations Still Committed under Thein Sein's Govt: ND-Burma

Regime continues to torture and rape.

May 31
Three suspected culprits of rape and murder in Rambree arrested

Brutal rape and murder in Arakan State. Although regime agents are not suspects, it is clear that Burma's general lawlessness under the dictatorship increases the probability of these attacks.

May 31
Sustained Tatmadaw resupply operations in Thaton, Nyaunglebin and Papun during ceasefire

Burma Army units taking advantage of Karen ceasefire.

May 31
Forced labour in Bilin Township

Ongoing regime demands for forced labor in Karen State.

May 31
Four Burmese soldiers dead, two missing

BA soldiers killed in Northwest Burma. The circumstances are unknown.

May 29
Strong Military Presence Remains in Karen State, while Burma Army continues with Attacks, Resupplies and Increased Troops

Report on regime activity and abuses in Karen State. BA soldiers shoot at villagers. One villager killed by a BA landmine. At least two new clashes with the KNLA.

May 29
SHAN news release:
Clashes underway at the China border.

Traffic between Lashio and Muse, the Sino-Burmese border, has been suspended by continued conflict between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) since yesterday. Also affected is the traffic between Mantong and Namtu where the oil and gas pipelines will be passing through, said sources coming to Lashio.

May 28
First Burma Army deserters since ceasefire agreement

BA deserters in Karen State, object to regime's use of local villagers as forced laborers.

May 28
Burma government soldiers beat Baptist preacher

More regime brutality and religious persecution.

May 28
Kachin front field report posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Another explosion in Myitkyina.

There was another powerful bomb explosion in Myitkyina, capital city of Kachin State on 28 May 2012 morning at about (6:15am) local time. It was not clear what was the motive behind the bomb blast and who was behind the explosion. No one claim responsible for the blast and it was exactly two day after meeting held by Burmese regime government in Myitkyina. The bomb exploded in front of the fresh milk drink stall beside maymyit road in the heart of Myitkyina Kachin State. The bomb explosion was so strong that caused damage to the Shwe Pyitar restaurant. The glasses of restaurant are broken and no exact casualties and injuries are reported. Right after explosion, local police also found another unexploded bomb from the scene then the bomb was taken away by police according to eye witness reported.

May 24
Shan Rebels Fight Govt Despite Peace Deal

More info on regime clash with SSA-S.

May 24
SHAN news release:
Villagers flee new conflict in Southern Shan State.

Tensions at Lawng Mark Oh, north of Homong, where the Shan State Army (SSA) had lifted the siege on the joint Burma Army-People's Militia Force (PMF) on 20 May. Many villagers have fled to the Thai border as a result. The PMF had demanded one of its officers Sai Lu be released. SSA says Sai Lu had been serving as an agent for the Burma Army and would be released as soon as the Burma Army withdraws.

May 23
Heavy fighting continues around Namsan-yang village

Burma Army shelled two Kachin villages today with heavy weapons. Many clashes underway. Five BA soldiers killed in one. BA soldiers tortured and kill two Kachin villagers.

May 23
People's Militia Force terrorize village

Regime militia in Southern Shan State suffers major defections, then retaliates against local villagers.

May 23
SHAN news release:
First post-new ceasefire agreement clash with the SSA-S.

A patrol from Mongton township's Nakawngmu-based Infantry Battalion 65, in search of a deserter, ran into a Shan State Army (SSA) patrol between 11:00-12:00 this morning. The exchange of fire between the two sides ceased after IB 65 informed the SSA of its mission. No casualty on either side reported. This is the first clash that took place after the SSA-Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) meeting in Kengtung on 19 May.

May 23
Fund Collected from Locals for Construction of Schools and Clinics Donated by China-Myanmar Oil Pipeline Project

Example from Western Burma of the common regime practice of extortion from villagers.

May 22
Two trucks ambushed by KIA soldiers: state media

This report is suspicious, because it is from the dictatorship. If true, it would be interesting to learn what the trucks were hauling.

May 21
KIA attack blamed for loss of electricity in Rangoon

KIA attacks infrastructure. Well done. When you are being invaded you must defend your people. Maybe the people in Rangoon and Mandalay will start to pay more attention to how the regime is committing war crimes against the Kachin.

May 20
Burmese army making Kachin war from political to racial in nature

Burma Army committing ethnic cleansing against the Kachin.

May 20
A Kachin woman gang-raped by Burmese government soldiers

Eyewitness to regime's latest gang rape.

May 18
Heavy battles rage around Laiza

The U.S., by ending its sanctions, has given a clear signal to the Tatmadaw. It should feel completely free to attack the Kachin and as aggressively as it wants. The U.S. obviously feels that the sooner the Kachin conflict goes away, the better. The regime also has a complete pass from President Obama to rape and kill as many Kachin people as it wants.

May 18
Gang-rape in church highlights Burma Army impunity for sexual violence in Kachin conflict

Why would the U.S. let a little thing like gang rape get in the way of American companies doing business?

May 18
Burma Army still using torture and forced labor says report

The Karen like the Kachin are the regime's preferred victims.

May 17
4 Burma army soldiers killed in Shan state clash

Battle near the Shwe gas pipeline in Northern Shan State.

May 17
Kachin villagers take shelter in Sumprabum church

Fighting in Northern Kachin State.

May 16
Burmese Troops Killed in Clash with KIA Ally

The Palaung join the fight. At least 4 regime troops killed.

May 15
Burmese Army increases its use of airstrikes in Kachin war

Regime using helicopters in combat, not only for supply. Four more battles reported. Ten BA soldiers killed in one of them.

May 15
KIA creates new battalion near Pangwa

New battalion staffed by defectors from regime BGF. Continuous fighting around Pangwa at the China border. Kachin IDPs in the area in terrible straits.

May 15
Villagers and gold mine workers flee from the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam area

New refugees from the fighting that is now underway near Myitsone.

May 14
2 Burma army soldiers dead after Myitsone dam clash

Another clash at the Kachin front, near the controversial dam that the regime refuses to stop.

May 14
A new wave of IDPs flee Pangwa

More clashes at the China border. The Burma Army is committing rampant gross human rights violations.

May 14
More clashes before powwow

Three more regime clashes with the SSA-S. Two BA soldiers killed.

May 14
Karen BGF official shot dead in TPP

Regime officer killed, possibly over drugs.

May 13
Burma army shoots Kachin preacher in the knee

Kachin church attacked.

May 11
Brig-Gen Zeyar Aung threatens to eliminate Kachin Independence Organization

This is the real face of Burma. A full-on attempt at ethnic cleansing by the regime. Five recent battles mentioned. 8 BA soldiers each died in two of them

May 11
Heavy fighting continues in Kachin state: rebels

53 clashes this month so far.

May 11
Kachin army takes control of key Burma army post on Putao route

KIA captures strategic BA checkpoint.

May 11
Kachin front field report posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
New report of the military regime using chemical weapons.

There was fierce offensive attacked by Burmese military on 08 May 2012, against Pan Tsun Post KIA battalion troop in Eastern side of Daw Hpum Yang town. Burmese military rained down CHEMICAL BOMBS against KIA troop then the Burmese soldiers from the ground attacked fiercely trying to seize the Pan Tsun Post which is strategic location for 5th KIA in Kachin State.  The Pan Tsun Post was under direct command and control by 19th KIA Base in 5th KIA Base control territories Kachin State. Burmese military uses CHEMICAL WEAPONS or BOMBS in this offensive attacked against KIA troops. According to KIA frontline troop reported (3) of KIA soldiers were inflicted by the CHEMICAL BOMBS severely. The (3) soldiers were vomited and fainted by the CHEMICAL BOMBS toxic and critical health conditions. In the recent months, Burmese military has been using the same type of CHEMICAL WEAPONS to attached KIA troops. We Kachin people appeal to United Security Council (UN), USA, UK, EU and world communities' leader to stop Burmese military the use of CHEMICAL WEAPONS in civil war against KIA in particular Kachin civilian in Kachin State. We, Kachin people concern grave danger of CHEMICAL WEAPONS used by Burmese military in civil war against Kachin people in Burma. In spite of political reformed by regime government in Yangon Burma only but on the other hand Burmese military has intensified attacked against Kachin civilian and threaten to wipe out Kachin Ethnic in Burma. We, Kachin people all will stand together as one united people and defend against Burmese military killing and offensive attack against us until Burmese military is defeated as well as the justice and truth has prevail.

May 9
Burma Army suffers high casualties along Loije route

Over 70 Burma Army soldiers killed in two separate KIA ambushes on Sunday and Monday.

May 8
Two Kachin boys shot dead by Burmese Army's 76th LIB

More information on the atrocity reported yesterday. Burma Army, in response to battle losses, is taking revenge against Kachin villagers.

May 8
Burmese Navy orders shooting of any person on its confiscated lands

Abuses in Western Burma identical to those in the East.

May 8
12 Burma soldiers die in KIA attack in southern Kachin state

More info on clash reported in yesterday/s news release.

May 7
Kachin Net news releases.
1. Two minors—a five years old and a seven years old—were killed by a Burmese troop believed to be from Light Infantry Division (L.I.D) 76 on May 5, 2012, according to their parents. The victims were from Ta Li village situated on the way to Bhamo in eastern Kachin State.

The minors were supposedly shot from the back while running to the village in fear of hearing a bomb explosion after bathing in the nearby river of their village.

Villagers from the victims' village said that they were summoned by the Burmese authorities to propagandize the tragedy that the minors will killed by KIA-planted landmines.

With the invading Burmese army's troop reinforcements in Kachin areas in recent weeks, appalling human rights violations occur on a daily basis throughout Kachin State.

Burma's retired general-turned President Thein Sein ordered Burmese Army to halt offensive against the Kachins twice. However, it has been ignored and the fighting has intensified since late April this year.

2. A fighting took place yesterday near Uga Shan village between Kachin resistance army's brigade No. 251 and invading Burmese troops from Light Infantry Division(L.I.D) 386 and 105, according to KIA sources.

The battle was reportedly sparked by the Burmese troops' crossing into KIA areas.

Casualties of the battle are not known.

3. 12 invading Burmese soldiers were killed and 6 injured at a battle between Kachin troops from KIA's brigade 3 and Light Infantry Division (L.I.D) 99 of Burmese Army, according to KIO sources.

The fighting took place at 7:30AM on Sunday on the way up to Man Je from Kai Htik in southern Kachin State.

May 7
KIA intensifies railroad attacks

KIA doing sabotage to prevent Burma Army movements.

May 7
Abuses since the DKBA and KNLA ceasefires: Forced labour and arbitrary detention in Dooplaya

Continuation of human rights abuses against the Karen.

May 5
Burma army flies in reinforcements in bid to retake Pangwa

Regime increasing its use of helicopters, now trying to reverse loss of Pangwa. KIA destroys five BA trucks.

May 5
Kachin battle intensifies as Burmese troop build-up continues

Description of latest battles. At least four BA soldiers killed.

May 5
Twin blasts in Myitkyina injure two police

More unattributed explosions in Myitkyina.

May 4
FBR REPORT: Western Burma Update: Burma Army abuses in both conflict and non-conflict areas

Human rights report of the regime's widespread abuses in Western Burma.

May 4
Massive Land Confiscation for Copper Mine

Thanks to Suu Kyi supporting the end of sanctions, the regime is now free to steal land at will.

May 3
Burmese Army gang-raped Chyi Chya villagers

More atrocities!!! The regime is still using rape as a weapon of war! Many women and girls in a Kachin village are raped and terrorized! Suu Kyi, is this reform!? Do you really have "tremendous good will toward the military" which is nothing more than a gang of war criminals!?

May 3
Drugs found at abandoned Burma army post in Kachin state

The Tatmadaw uses Yaba, and then rapes village women!!!

May 3
Govt Helicopter Reportedly Shells KIO Bases

More news about how the regime is now using helicopters in the Civil War.

May 3
Army prepares for 'major assault' on Kachin stronghold

An open question: When will Suu Kyi agree with her fellow MPs that the Kachin are terrorists, for refusing, like her, to rejoin the legal fold?

May 3
Harsh Lessons of Kachin 'Development'

What the upcoming western corporate rape of Burma holds for all the ethnic nationality homelands.

May 3
SHAN news release.
Regime landmine kills Pa-O farmer.

Landmine believed to have been planted by Light Infantry Battalion # 513, based in Panglong sub-township, Loilem district, exploded at around 13:00, 1 May, killing one PaO farmer and injuring his wife. They were preparing the ground for their new home outside the premises of LIB 513 command post when the blast took place.

May 2
Burma Army making war on Kachin to protect "foreign" interests

The Burma Army is fighting the Kachin people on behalf of China. The generals are willing to kill their own people to enrich China, and also, of course, themselves. Just how does this equate to "democratic" reform?

May 2
CPI head meets relocated villagers to win their support for Myitsone dam

The regime, and China, remain absolutely committed to destroying the Irrawaddy River.

May 1
SSA North: Burma Army breaching truce 13 times

Regime orders its units to shoot all uniformed Shan soldiers. Continuous breaking of the ceasefire.

May 1
Inquiry Launched into Police Death Plunge Teen

Police torture Shan woman to the point that she commits suicide.

May 1
Burmese Army razed homes in Ban Sau village

Burma Army destroys a Kachin village.

May 1
KIO Asks Govt for Fresh Peace Talks

Separate mine and bomb attacks on Sunday.

May 1
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Regime attacks continue; reinforcing and resupplying front-line units.

On the 01 May 2012 (Labor day) Burmese military evacuated all government public servants from Pangwa village, former NDAK HQ (border guard force) where the major air assault begin by Burmese military. However, majorities Pangwa villagers Kachin people are told to flee away from village where air assault by military Helicopter intensified against KIA currently recaptured NDAK HQ in Pangwa village accordingly report from the battle frontline. According to some of  Kachin analyst said this is obvious reason for launching major air assault by Burmese military and Regime government against KIA and Kachin civilian in Wangwa systematically. We Kachine people condemn the use of air assault against civilian and domestic war against KIA who defend Kachin people freedom and self determination for our own future. The use of air assault against civilian and domestic conflict also violate UN security charters or war saw convention and against international law.

Burmese military transporting by train more soldiers and more artillery, motors and weapons to Myitkyina Kachin State for reinforce major offensive against KIA and civilian. From the Myitkyina then transported to Talaw Gyi village by speed boat and from there transported again to Manmaw Town by thef same kind of speed boat. Once arrived in Manmaw Town the weapons are being transported to Myotit village truking Burmese military based hk-l-y(41) to renew offensive attacked against KIA despite peace talk initial agreement by Burmese military to reduce military intrusion into KIA control areas in all over Kachin State. Since UN chief Mr Ban Ki Moon arrived in Burma to meet Burma regime military top officers , and schedule to visit Shan State, we Kachin people urge Mr Ban to travel to the Kachin State to witness the truth about Burma recent reform in Yangon Burma only which was exclusive reformed for Kachin and other minorities races in Burma.

APRIL 2012

April 30
KIO tightens grip on former NDA-K stronghold Pangwa

KIA captures town from NDA-K, which years ago split off and joined the regime, in return for proceeds from deforestation. Another regime town at the China border also close to falling. Burma Army fighting back using helicopter gunships.

April 30
Government militia force-recruiting villagers

Many Karen members of the regime BGF have defected to the resistance. The BGF leaders are now doing forced recruitment from local villages.

April 29
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Regime preparing helicopter assault on Laiza.

According front lines reported, Burmese military is preparing air assault with 20 helicopters to launch major offensive with code name TAWNG PAW TAR SIT SIN YAY(simply mean mountain tribe assault Operations) against KIA and Kachin civilian.  According eyes witness report from Myitkyina City, Kachin State on the same day, 10 helicopters are hovering over the city as preparation for major air assault against KIA and Kachin civilian.

Despite initial peace talk agreement between KIA and Burmese military to withdraw Burmese military present from Kachin State, KIA control, areas gradually but there was a heavy artillery shelling by Burmese military continue against Laiza Town 5th bridge KIA Head quarter command center  on 28 April 2012. However there was no casualties and damage in Liza tawn and the artillery shells have exploded nearby mountains of Laiza. Burmese military continue to dispatch more soldiers and artillery to Laiza Town, KIA Head Quarter Command center and around KIA control areas for fierce offensive against KIA and Kachin people, we Kachin people condemn Burmese military killing and attacking civilian committed rapping and human right violation.

There was a inhumane acts of the Burmese military battalion troop Dap Hk.M.Y (384) intentionally burned and ruined many home in Ban Sau Mung village. The soldiers have eagerly gathered all the villagers belongings, rice and food supplies before very eye of the villagers torched to ruined. The following household name lists homes are being burned and ruined by merciless fire torched intentional by Burmese military. This is clearly ethnic cleansing order instructed by regime government and Burmese military against Kachin people. Therefore we call upon the world communities, UN,EU,UK and USA to stop Burmese military brutality and help affect Kachin internally displaced people in our own country.

According Kachinnet, KIA news media reported, the following homes, property, rice and supplies  and belonging being intentionally burned and ruined by cruel Burmese Military.

(1). Mr Maji La Nu's home
(2). Mr Labang Ze Lum's home
(3). Mr Chit Shwe's home
(4). Mr Shadan Di's home
(5). Mr Marip Naw Ja's  home and over dang (200) paddy, Padi refinery machine (1), motor cycle (1), cloth Sewing machine (1), Jinma generator (1)
(6). Mr Maji Brang's home
(7). Mr Jang Ma Tu's  home and  motor cycle (1)
(8). Community Development's home and over dang ( 100) paddy,  storage building (1), Kitchen (1),
total paddy  about dang (500) donated by the villagers were being burned and ruined by Burmese military.

Dang = unit of Measurement equal to approximately 16 kilogram

April 28
Kachin troops recapture former posts

Battles raging at the Kachin front. Fighting very close to Laiza. KIA makes progress and recaptures a number of its outposts. At least five BA soldiers killed in one clash. Kachin BGF soldiers defecting to the KIA.

April 27
KIA mine injure seven Burmese soldiers in Hpakant jade mine area

Action in the central Kachin area.

April 27
Bridge connecting Myitkyina to China border hit by blast

KIA now concentrating on pro-regime militia.

April 26
Burma army shelling kills 2 kids in Kachin state

Regime mortars murder two Kachin children. Thank you Aung San Suu Kyi, for encouraging the E.U., the U.S., Canada and Australia to end their sanctions. If I could meet you face to face, I would ask you one question: Why don't you care about the ethnic nationalities?

April 26
Shan army ordered to move out of Burma Army's way

Burma Army trying to restrict movements of both the SSA-N and the SSA-S.

April 25
Police kills a Rohingya in Maungdaw

Murder with impunity by the dictatorship's police.

April 25
FBR REPORT: Burma Army Mortars Villages and Burns Homes in Kachin State; 50,000 people displaced

New report on Burma Army human rights violations in Kachin villages. Three villages and over 100 homes burned.

April 25
Chinese timber tycoons supply rations to Burma troops

China is heavily involved in backing the Tatmadaw. Everyone thinks the "reform" is bad for China, but it is proceeding exactly to a mutually-agreed plan between Naypyidaw and Beijing.

April 25
Three Hurt in Kachin State Bomb Blast

Another bombing, once again almost certainly the work of regime agents.

April 25
Body of Raped Chin Girl Found in Rakhine State

A child was raped and murdered in Western Burma. At this point the perpetrator is unknown. But, the regime is either directly responsible, with the rapist/murderer a Tatmadaw thug, or culpable, through the climate of lawlessness that has been created by its dictatorship.

April 23
Regime breaks ceasefire with the SSA-N

We received word that the Burma Army has been breaking its ceasefire with the Shan State Army - North, and that 14 BA soldiers were killed in a battle last week.

April 23
Burmese Army shells villages as fighting intensifies

Burma Army attacking Kachin villagers and KIA positions. Sau Lam, 28 years-old Shan national and a mother of four, killed by artillery shells. BA using helicopters to resupply its front-line troops.

April 23
Burma army troops assault Kachin village headman

More regime brutality.

April 20
Bomb hits checkpoint; one official dead

Report that the regime has attacked Laiza, the KIA's HQ.

April 20
KIA says deserters were from village defense group

Village militia defects to the regime. Their fate is unknown. Many may have been killed in recent heavy fighting in the area.

April 18
KIA slipping into Burma Army back door

KIA making advances in Northern Shan State.

April 15
Leaders around the world praise Burmese government as war intensifies in Kachinland

Major warfare in progress at the Kachin front, but now a word about it from the NLD, U.S., or U.N.

April 15
Blast during Myitkyina Water Festival

Another regime attack in Myitkyina?

April 15
Mosque building halted in Burma's Kachin state

Yet more religious persecution in Burma.

April 13
KIO closes Loije trade route after Burma army shelling

Heavy shelling by the regime; KIA loses an outpost.

April 11
Burmese Army continues shelling and burning

Burma Army attacking at at least five locations on the Kachin front, including with heavy weapons.

April 10
SHAN news release:
Offensive against KIA HQ underway?

The Burma Army's Light Infantry Divisions (LIDs) 88 and 99, and Military Operations Commands (MOCs) 3 and 10, have been pounding Kachin Independence Army (KIA) bases around its headquarters Laiza with heavy weapons since 6 April, according to Kachin spokesman La Nan. "Maybe their objective is Laiza," he said.

April 10
Burma army buildup near Laiza suggests push for KIO capital

Over 300 BA soldiers killed at the Kachin front this year.

April 7
Burmese troops prepare major assault on Kachin's administrative capital

The military regime is a two-faced bastard! While it agrees with the Karen to have a nation-wide ceasefire, it prepares to launch a major offensive against the Kachin.

April 6
Kachin forces capture Burma army checkpoint in N.Shan state

War at the Kachin front is unabated. KIO HQ still targeted.

April 5
Local official shot by army captain

Internecine example of the conflict.

April 3
4 Burma soldiers fall in battle on election day in N.Shan state

Large battles continue at the Kachin front.

April 1
Burmese Army torches a guest house and homes

By-election or not, the Burma Army atrocities continue!!!

MARCH 2012

March 30
Shan State by-election goes ahead despite bombings

Violent intimidation against the election.

March 28
A clash before voting in Shan State North

New clash between the Burma Army and the SSA-North. Two bridges destroyed in separate actions.

March 27
FBR REPORT: A Compilation of Burma Army activities since 12 January 2012, as of 23 March 2012

Detailed status report of recent clashes, and ongoing human rights abuses by the Burma Army including attacks on and murders of ethnic villagers.

March 26
A Kachin historic site ransacked and destroyed

Burma Army takes control of, and destroys, old Kachin church.

March 26
Blasts in Tachilek: Link to politics, drug trade "possible, but not likely

Motives around Tachilek explosions still unknown.

March 24
Govt Sincerity Key to Civil War Endgame

Good overview of how the military regime is abusing its ceasefire agreements.

March 24
Two wounded in Myanmar golf course bombing

Bombs in Tachilek target regime golf tournament.

March 23
Burma Army breaches ceasefire again

The regime breaches its ceasefire with the Shan State Army - North, for the fourth time. It has breached its separate ceasefire with the SSA-S fourteen times.

March 23
Burma army steps up Kachin offensive ahead of by-elections

Heavy fighting underway at many locations at the Kachin Front, both in Kachin and Northern Shan States. The regime is attempting to resupply outposts, and has also launched offensives. More that a dozen BA soldiers have been killed.

March 23
Time-Bomb Exploded in Tonzang Township

Although not as volatile as Eastern Burma, there is significant unrest and discord in the West as well.

March 22
Border Guard Force kills its own company commander

More on the death of the regime's Karen BGF officer.

March 22
Burma army sent to Myitsone dam site to enforce evictions

Five truckloads of regime soldiers abuse Kachin villagers.

March 20
Newly-wed woman gang-raped by soldiers and paramilitaries

Burma Army soldiers rape a young woman in Western Burma.

March 20
Wartime abuses and forced displacement in Burma's Kachin State

Documentation of Burma Army's crimes against humanity at the Kachin Front.

March 20
Eviction order at Myitsone

Regime getting ready to restart the Myitsone Dam?

March 20
Govt Troops Clash with SSA-South Despite Truce

More info about the latest clash.

March 19
FBR REPORT: Burma Army kills one, wounds one as villagers try to cross road in Northern Karen State

Regime kills one Karen villager.

March 19
Karen border forces clash, officer killed

Regime's Karen BGF fight each other!

March 19
Taungoo Township villagers scared of forced labor orders and forest fires lit by Burma Army

No end to forced labor in Karen areas.

March 19
14th clash fought between BA, SSA

At least four BA soldiers killed in new clash with SSA-South. Regime soldier says the Shan ceasefire is only with Thein Sein, not the Tatmadaw!

March 19
Two Palaung villagers killed

Regime kills two Palaung villagers in Shan State.

March 19
Arakan Rangers and Government Troops Clash, One Injured, One Killed

Arakan Rangers formed by Arakan Liberation Army. New clash in Western Burma.

March 19
Money extorted for the houses and care of Mon armed group which recently surrendered

Regime extorts money to pay off new Mon ceasefire group.

March 16
Karen fighters and Burma Army soldiers killed over ceasefire breech

New fighting at the Karen front. The Burma Army breaks the ceasefire; the KNLA responds.

March 16
Burma soldiers set Kachin truck ablaze near Momauk

Burma Army destroys Kachin property.

March 14
Burmese Army Breaches Karen Ceasefire

Burma Army breaks the Karen ceasefire. New clashes with the KNU, and also between the BA and the SSA-S.

March 14
TNLA, KIA, and SSA together Bombed Burmese battalion (130)

Resistance armies join forces to attack the Burma Army in Shan State.

March 13
SHAN news release:
Thirteen clashes between the Burma Army and the SSA since the ceasefire.

Since the ceasefire agreement was signed over 3 months ago, at least 13 clashes have taken place, a situation which prompts the question: Who's the boss? The government or the military? said Maj Lao Hseng, spokesman for Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA). Government negotiators, at the meeting on 27 February, had promised to see that such undesirable incidents no longer happen. "But they kept happening even afterward." He said the government needs to work harder to establish genuine peace.

March 13
Burmese Army uses chemical weapons again

Renewed gas attacks as part of a larger Burma Army artillery assault on the KIA. Let it be known, the U.S. and the E.U have refused to test samples smuggled out from previous regime gas attacks.

March 13
Military clashes resume after peace talks

Following the ceasefire impasse, the regime attacks the KIA again, even though it had said that it would not.

March 13
Villagers accuse Burma Army of forced labor abuses

Burma Army continuing to take advantage of Karen ceasefire.

March 13
Force labor still used in northern Arakan

Forced labor in Western Burma as well.

March 12
SHAN news release:
The Shan State Army was attacked by the Burma Army at two different locations yesterday:

Battalion 108 by Light Infantry Battalion 573 at Loi Larnfa Hin Khio, between Kenglarb and Mongyawng.

An unidentified SSA unit by a Burma Army unit (also unidentified) at Pongwo-Haikwi, Kyaukme township.

March 12
Ongoing forced labour and movement restrictions in Toungoo District

Regime continues human rights abuses against the Karen.

March 9
Offenses continue even as Ruili talks underway

New Burma Army attack against the KIA.

March 7
Fighting in N.Shan state continues along Shwe pipeline route

China pipeline project fuels ongoing battles.

March 7
10 arrested after returning home to Myitsone dam village

Villagers arrested for trying to return to their homes near China dam project.

March 7
More bombs found in Irrawaddy town

Signs of an underground insurgency against the military regime?

March 7
Mon armed group of Nai Bin surrenders to Burmese Army

A small Mon group surrenders to the regime. The question is: In return for what?

March 6
Three Burma army officers die in Shan State

At least 31 Burma Army soldiers killed in recent clashes in the Northern Shan State area of the Kachin front.

March 6
Fighting continues as Burmese Army expands its presence

Additional descriptions of recent Kachin front battles.

March 6
Bomb blast hits Irrawaddy govt office

Regime office destroyed.

March 6
Karen woman 'sexually assaulted' by troops

Yet another attack by Burma Army soldiers against an ethnic minority woman.

March 5
FBR REPORT: Forced Labor, Torture and Military Activity Still Present in Karen State

Report on ongoing widespread human rights violations against the Karen, including arrest and torture of villagers.

March 5
Burmese government agrees to talk to KIO in China

Ninety clashes at the Kachin front since mid-January.

March 4
Human rights group say Burma Army abuses continue

Widespread extortion and demands for forced labor by the regime against Karen villagers.

March 2
Two women killed in fighting between the DKBA and Government's militia

More Karen victims of the regime's offensives.

March 1
Wa, Shan to join ethnic army grouping

The ethnic armed alliance expands to include all the major armed resistance groups.

FEBRUARY 2012

February 25
Fierce battles continued in KIA's 5th Brigade territory

At least seventeen Burma Army soldiers killed.

February 24
Teenage Boys Tell of Forced Labor Horror

Burma Army using boys as human shields at the Kachin front.

February 24
Troops die in renewed Shan fighting

Regime clashes with the SSA are turning into on-going battles.

February 24
Killings and attacks between DKBA and BGF drives villagers from their homes

Karen villagers flee conflict from breakdown of DKBA ceasefire.

February 23
SHAN news releases:
Eleven clashes since the SSA ceasefire was signed.

Another clash took place at Monghai, 25 km northwest of Tachilek, between the Shan State Army's Battalion 34 and the pursuing Burma Army's joint column this morning. Casualties are not known. Since the ceasefire was signed, at least 11 clashes have taken place between the sides.

Since mid-February, the Burma Army has been renovating the road that goes up to its border bases, according to monks at the Fa Wiang Inn monastery that straddles the boundary between Burma's Mong Hta sub-township and Thailand's Wiang Haeng district. The fresh move by the Burma Army, following the recent signing of a ceasefire agreement with the Shan State Army (SSA) has alarmed both the Thai military and the local populace, they say. One result was the drilling of monks and novices in personal safety measures in case the monastery is caught in the crossfire.

February 23
DKBA Ceasefire Breaks Down

The regime breaks another ceasefire.

February 23
BGF ordered to return DKBA arms

Regime seizes more than thirty DKBA weapons.

February 23
KNU Calls for Govt Troops in Ethnic Areas to Withdraw

Regime preparing to attack the KNU.

February 22
Karen rebels and govt in talks to end clashes

Regime allied BGF troops attack five DKBA camps. Three BGF soldiers killed.

February 22
Burmese narco-battalion fights KIA in Shan State

Report of heavy fighting at the Kachin front.

February 22
SSA-South Reports Renewed Fighting with Burma Army

More on the new clashes between the Burma Army and the SSA. Report that 15 BA soldiers have died in recent clashes with the Kachin Independence Army.

February 21
BA-SSA stand-off in Tachilek

New clashes between the regime and the SSA. So much for the ceasefire!

February 21
Burma army burns Kachin rice harvest

Regime crimes against the Kachin continue.

February 21
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Five Burma Army soldiers killed in recent battle.

There was fierce fighting between KIA 5th bridge forces and Burmese army intrusion soldiers on18 February 2012 in the morning at Ja Pu village under KIA control area. According to front line report, 5 Burmese soldiers were killed in the arms clashed between them due to Burmese army intrusion into KIA control territories in Kachinland. There was a report about Burmese military is quietly increasing his present in Kachin States again and KIA control areas with more more weapons and sending more soldiers while peace talk with KIA/KIo delegates for nothing. However, Burmese military is continue to attack KIA and sending more soldiers to KIA territories to renew the civil war against Kachin people despite the international communities pressure regime government stop the war instead Burmese army and Burmese regime government joint effort to continue dreadful civil war game. Burma regime government is just playing dirty politic games to receive reward from international communities, to gain access to freeze financial sources for Burmese army. We Kachin people call the international communities to freeze Burmese military financial supply sources and impose restriction of doing weapon business across Asia and since Burma army and regime government committing crime against it's own citizen.

February 20
SHAN news releases:
Regime murders two Shan people; new clashes with SSA.

Shan State Army (SSA) South's Hsipaw township administrator Sai Ta Long and his wife were shot dead by Hsipaw-based IB 23 troops at Haikwi while they were shopping on 17 February. He was wearing the SSA uniform. The SSA South signed the ceasefire agreement on 2 December 2011. The killing has upset both the SSA and the local people, said the source.

A Shan State Army (SSA) South patrol clashed with a Burma Army column on 18 February in Monghai, where Mongphyak and Tachilek townships meet, according to SSA Sources. "It could escalate into a prolonged battle, if nothing is done", said Lt-Col Gawn Zeun, Commander of the SSA forces in Shan State East. As far as the Burma Army is concerned, the "no-fighting zone" is the Homong-Monghta area, opposite Maehongson and Chiangrai, said an informed source on the border.

February 19
FBR REPORT: Burma Army Killing and Raping Civilians in Karenni State

News from Karenni State is rare. This report gives a sitrep for the area and describes two murders and four rapes by Burma Army soldiers of Karenni villagers. There were nine battles with the Karenni Army during January and the BA suffered ten KIA and ten WIA casualties. Three dams are being built in the state by a Chinese company.

February 18
Burma soldier dies in Shan state battle with KIA

Fighting at the Kachin front in northern Shan State.

February 16
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:
Twenty Burma Army soldiers killed in a KIA attack. Major clashes underway.

There was a bomb explosion on 14 February 2012 along the Kagam Bum road side in Htung Hku Laika mountain under KIA 5th Brigade control area. The explosion killed about 20 Burmese soldiers from Hk.M.Y.(389), it was due to the Burmese soldiers intrusion into KIA restricted and control areas.

The same day evening on 14 February 2012 at 4:12pm to until 6pm, there was fierce arm clash between KIA 5th Bridge forces and Burmese soldiers. Burmese soldiers are crossing into N Ting Mai Tawng road of KIA 5th control area thus KIA forces led by Lieutenant Major Du Kaba Gum Sau clash face to face each other. According to Kachin Net report, the exact numbers of casualties were not known yet. Burmese Army is continue to build up soldiers and weapons all over the KIA control areas as well as Kachin States. Inspite of during discussion with KIA/KIO and other ethnic groups for possible cease fire or peace agreement. However Burmese army continue attacking KIA cited that no real intention for national reconciliation, but just for the sake of gaining international attentions and expect to lift up sanctions against regime government.

February 16
Burma government soldiers kill Kachin civilian in Manje

Regime troops murder a Kachin villager, injure his wife, and rob a number of villages.

February 14
SHAN news release:
Two Burma Army battalions fight each other!

Light Infantry Battalion # 506 and Light Infantry Battalion #115, mistakenly exchanged fire on 8 February. It took 20 minutes of fighting, with at least 2 dead, to learn the mistake. LIB 115 is notorious for looting the locals.

February 12
Burma Army reinforcements run into Karen minefield – six dead

Burma Army doing major reinforcement and resupply at the Karen front. Clearly this is hostile activity. The regime will be well prepared to attack again when the KNU ceasefire fails.

February 11
Talks stall as Burma refuses to meet KIO in China again

Burma Army currently attacking the KIA in northern Shan State.

February 10
Burmese Army Attacks Shan Base

The BA launches a major assault against its ceasefire partner, the SSA-S.

February 10
Fighting breaks out in Shan state

More attacks against the SSA-S, and word of clashes at the Karen front as well.

February 10
More armed clashes ahead of Burma gov't-KIO talks

Clashes at the Kachin front near the China pipeline project. At least five BA soldiers killed and seven WIA.

February 9
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:

The wicked attacked launched by Burmese army against KIA 12th Brigade Mung Hkawng village on 08th February 2012. In spite of ongoing Peace talk between KIA and Burmese regime government, Burmese army instigated attack against KIA by surprise according to KIA frontline report. However KIA was trying to calm down the situation during discussion between them. But KIA troops have no choice must defend against Burmese soldier's intrusion and have defeated Burmese soldiers successfully the end of the day. The exact casualties from both side still unknown and Burmese army and government has no genuine intention for change and progress for the country. This is the fact of Burmese government and army for the past over 50 year since military rule the country. We Kachin people and KIA/KIO have witness it for the past many decades and Burmese army launched civil war against Kachin people. We KIA/KIO will continue to defend our Kachinland and our people until we have own freedom and right to rule and determination for our future.

There was another wicked surprise attacked by Burmese army against KIA 23 Brigade in Sadung village on 08 February 2012. It was 2nd ruthless attacked by Burmese army during peace discussion between KIA and Burmese government regime in spite KIA is trying to minimizes arms clash during peace talk with regime government. The fierce attacked have lost 3 KIA soldiers life while Burmese army take this time as opportunities to launch brutal and wicked attack against KIA. However KIA have defended successfully against intrusion attack by Burmese soldiers. This brutal attacked cited that Burmese army and regime government has no intention for national reconciliation and peace for the country. According to front-line report that KIA is calm the fighting during discussion with regime government, therefore it caused unexpected casualty from KIA troop. However KIA troop have retaliate the Burmese army and many of Burmese soldier died and wounded. The fighting lasted till evening according to frontline report. We condemn the wicked attacked by Burmese army and they have always broke the principle, disregard mutual understanding. It shown that regime government has not change yet in their oppressive stand toward Kachin people and always act provocatively by undermining the important of peace and stability for the nation as well as for the country.

February 9
SSA leader: Burma Army downgrading government peace efforts

BA trying to force SSA units to move, two new clashes.

February 8
UN counts 55,000 displaced Kachin

It is not clear if this total includes the 10,000 Kachin refugees now in China.

February 6
Despite ceasefire talks Burma Army abuses continue in Karen State

The KNU should return to armed struggle!

February 5
Villagers pay the price

The Burma Army has detained four Karen villagers since December, who were also tortured. They are political prisoners!

February 3
KIA attacks Burma army convoy in Kachin State

After a brief lull, widespread conflict in the Kachin area has resumed.

February 3
FBR REPORT: Ceasefires, Continued Attacks and a Friendly Encounter Between Enemies

Burma Army attacks numerous villages, shoots a villager, demands forced labor, and is doing large-scale resupply of its front-line camps.

February 3
3 Burma army soldiers fall in battle in Kachin State

Six hour firefight at the Kachin front.

February 3
Attacks continue despite Karen ceasefire

Burma Army breaking its ceasefire with the KNU.

February 3
Villagers Fear Arrest after Refusing to Pay Paddy to Army

In Western Burma the regime is stealing land and then extorting the villagers for crops.

February 2
Burma Army sends troop reinforcements to Karen areas

Tatmadaw exploiting the Karen ceasefire with a major resupply effort. Also forcing villagers to labor.

February 2
Burmese Military Oppression Continue in Arakan State

No change in regime abuses in Western Burma.

February 2
Cholera outbreak in Kachin refugee camps

More preventable deaths among Kachin IDPs.

February 1
Burma army kills KIA officer, more talks soon

Burma Army continuing its attacks against the Kachin.

JANUARY 2012

January 31
Kachin Refugees Suffering from Preventable Disease

Pregnant women among the 45,000 Kachin IDPs are suffering miscarriages. At least thirteen elderly IDPs have died since late December. These are examples of the indirect casualties of the Burma Army's aggression. It is disgusting that Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD do not speak out more forcefully on their behalf.

January 31
Burmese soldier dies after KIA mine explodes

Attack on Burma Army column.

January 30
FBR REPORT: Villager shot and beaten to death on Christmas Eve as Burma Army continues to oppress people in northern Karen State. December 2011

Report of another murder committed by the Burma Army.

January 29
Free Burma Rangers report recent Burma Army shelling of Karen villages.

The sun is coming up after a night movement from the mountains down to the plains of Burma. It is here that the Burma Army has feudal rule with tight control over people's lives and camps surrounding the forced relocation sites. Up in the mountains the Burma army shoots to kill, but there is room to get away and the resistance is strong enough to slow and sometimes stop Burma Army attacks. Two days ago in the mountains, we could hear the Burma Army shelling towards Karen villages as they advanced to supply their camps. In Kachin state our team is helping over 40,000 IDPs displaced in ongoing attacks.

January 27
FBR REPORT: Burma Army continues attacks, burns houses and kills one man and two women; over 40,000 Kachin people now displaced by attacks and more preparing to run

When will Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD wake up? This is the real face of the regime. They are helping mass murderers!

January 27
10 Burma soldiers die in battle with KIA in Shan State

Four more clashes at the Kachin front. At least ten BA soldiers killed in one of them.

January 27
Troops deployed to guard China pipeline

Why doesn't the NLD demand that this pipeline be stopped? It represents one more industrial/resource theft from the Burmese people.

January 27
DKBA put the hard word on the KNU for 'peace talks' to be open and honest

Burma Army ally, the DKBA, tries to pressure the KNU. Clashes with BA units continue in the KNU's 6th Brigade area.

January 27
Burma Army out of step with government reforms

Five thousand Karen villagers from twelve villages forced to labor for Burma Army units.

January 27
Thein Sein urged to investigate human rights violation in Namkham

Burma Army tortures and murders Palaung villager.

January 26
Burma army redeploys troops to Kachin frontline

More information on recent BA troop redeployment.

January 26
Dam to destroy Karen villages

More forced relocation of Karen villagers. Report of villager murdered by the regime in December.

January 24
Burma army sends more troops to fight KIA along Shwe pipeline route

1,500 more regime troops heading to the Kachin front.

January 24
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:

One of Burmese army Lieutenant Colonel shot and killed one civilian in Hopin village, Kachin State. The killing took placed at 10:30pm local time on 20 Jan 20 January 2012 in the food stall near Hopin, Kachin State train station brutally with no reason, and any investigation as though he Burmese soldier has license to kill any civilian in Kachin State. According to eye witness report villager Zaw Zaw Aung was shot brutally at this forehead by by Burmese army Lieutenant Colonel Soe Aung Htet without any reasons.

There was another fierce fighting due to Burmese army intrusion into KIA 3th Brigade intrusion in Wa village on 20 January 2012. Fortunately KIA forces have successfully defeated Burmese army intrusion and killed all 10 soldiers. According to frontline report, Burmese army continue to build up more soldiers and weapons into the KIA control areas and Kachin State to reinforce the civil war against Kachin people in spite regime government peace talk with KIA recently. Burmese army fierce attacked and intrusion against KIA cited that the peace talk or discussion called by Burmese regime government is not honest and truthful intention for ethnic reconciliation.

January 23
Burma soldiers open fire on Chinese village sheltering refugees

Burma Army attacks inside China continue.

January 23
Update on Burma army attack on civilians in New Seng Ra village in Hpakant jade area

Photos of recent attack victims.

January 23
Government militia arrest villagers over land rights

Ceasefire or not, the regime continues its abuses against Karen villagers.

January 21
Kachin Net conflict briefs.

On January 15, 2012 a battle engaged at Mazup Yang area of KIA Battalion (6) under KIA brigade (2) region at 1:00pm with Burmese government troops from Ts. K.HK-(3) confronted with KIA battalion (6) of the control area. Whereas the countered effected killed 8 burmese soldiers and injured 8 in the battle.

On January 17, 2012 at 9:00am a counter takes place between KIA battalion (18) and Burmese troops from LIB-29 at Namsan Yang Lai Lum Awngja under KIA Brigade (5) control region. The counter reacts with the heavy shelling of mortar and launcher frequently released by the Burmese troops at KIA soldiers.

On January 16, 2012 a combat takes place between the units of KIA battalion mobile forces and Burma government troops from LIB-318 who takes the position at Gangdau Yang. The exchange of fire continued from 7:00am to 12:00am local standard. 

Another series of confrontation occurred with the Burmese government combined troops from LIR-389, 390 countered from KIA battalion (255) mobile forces during the same hour on the same day to the north of Malei River Bridge. The countered targeted with the shelling of heavy bombardment.

Following the same day during evening hour at 5:00pm Burmese combined forces from LIR-438, 320 were countered by the KIA battalion (25) while the former combined troops trekking up towards Loi Jaw hill the area under KIA Brigade (5) administrative zone.

Number of soldiers killed and injured in the battle from both sides however still yet to known.

January 20
Update on Burmese army killing of Chinese civilian in Yunnan

Additional information about BA execution of Kachin villager in China.

January 19
Thein Sein's orders for Burma army to halt Kachin offensive are worthless

Heavy fighting underway. Burma Army continues buildup around KIA headquarters.

January 19
FBR REPORT: Two women and one man killed, 70-year-old woman wounded, and four men tortured as Burma Army attacks villages in Kachin State

Three more murders of ethnic minorities by BA soldiers.

January 17
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:

There was another Burmese soldiers intrusion into KIA 5th Brigade control area and fierce fighting continue between them. KIA force command under Colonel Brang Mai was successfully defended Burmese Battalion hka-ma-ya 318 soldiers on 15 January 2012 at 7am local time. According frontline report cited 2 Burmese soldiers were killed and unknown number of soldiers were injured. The fierce fighting continue daily by Burmese army in spite the regime government order to cease the fighting against KIA and Kachin people.

The Burmese amy intrusion into KIA control area of Taw Maw on 16 January 2012 and KIA forces have trapped the Burmese soldiers with remote control bombs. The bombs killed more the 10 Burmese soldiers and many others were also wounded. According battle frontlines witness cited that KIA forces set up sing of remote control bombs and being detonated as a defensive attack against Burmese army.

On 15 January 2012 evening, there was another fierce fighting between KIA forces and Burmese army. The fighting took place in KIA 5th Brigade control area Madi Yang near orange firm with Burmese battalion No.389 and 390 soldiers intrusion at 3pm local times. The fighting is become part of daily life affair for KIA and Kachin people as the Burmese military try to occupy the KIA control area and Kachin states just of China self interest in doing Burmese as well as economic benefit.

On 15 January 2012 about noon time, there was another deadly attack by Burmese army against KIA 3th Brigade control area Kawng Sa village. No exact report about casualties from both side and KIA forces together with Kachin people will defend the Kachin Land from any Burmese army intrusion.

There was another heavy 120mm artilleries shelling by Burmese Battalion hka-la-ya (142) against under KIA government 5th Brigade control area of Dawhpum Yang, Kachin state on 14 January 2012. Burmese Army is continue its intrusion into KIA control areas and attack against KIA as well as brutal killing of Kachin civilian. On the other hand regime government is releasing more prisoners' to gain international ...

January 17
Chinese police tried to hide a murder committed by Burmese Army

China allows the Burma Army to murder a Chinese resident.

January 17
Burma army continues killing unarmed civilians in Hpakant

Burma Army murders two more Kachin villagers and injures four others.

January 17
Shan militias in forced recruitment drive

Regime militia forcing villagers to join. Some ceasefire!

January 16
FBR REPORT: Ceasefire Talks and Ongoing Conflict Update from the Field

No regime ceasefire in Karen State.

January 16
SHAN news release:
Burma Army attacks an SSA-S base.

Shan State Army (SSA) South temporary base in Mongpulong, Mongpiang township, attacked by a patrol from Infantry Battalion 314 on 12 January, after an SSA fighter Sai Yawn was detained and forced to guide it to the base. No casualties reported and Sai Yawn was released later. Minister for Border Security Col Aung Thu later told SSA South it was a "misunderstanding", according to SSA sources.

January 16
KIO says Burmese army suffered major casualties the during Kachin campaign.

For the entire regime offensive beginning in June, BA total casualties number several thousand. The KIA has lost one hundred soldiers.

January 16
KIA reopens Burma's Hpakant jade roads in Kachin state

Daily clashes in the jade mining area.

January 13
Burma Army kills Chinese civilian in Yunnan

The Burma Army extends its reign of terror against the Kachin to China! Also, BA soldiers kidnapped another Kachin woman. What the regime is doing to ethnic women now is beyond despicable.

January 13
Burma government soldiers execute farmer in Loije near China border

Burma Army commits another summary execution of a Kachin villager.

January 12
SHAN news release:
Kachin front clash, two Burma Army soldiers killed.

A 3 hour clash between Nam Oon and Namphakka, Muse district, between the Burma Army's Infantry Battalion 123 and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) yesterday, beginning 0400. 2 soldiers killed and more than 10 wounded. No casualties on the KIA side known, although blood was found on the road after it had retreated.

January 12
Over 4,000 Kachin civilians flee to China from Loije as fighting spreads

Burma Army attack forces Kachin to flee border town.

January 12
Two Kachin girls killed for no reason

More information about the two Kachin women that the Burma Army murdered yesterday.

January 12
Burmese Army Arrested 60 Local Residents

More arrests of Kachin villagers, who will likely be forced to porter. The women are at risk of being used as sex slaves.

January 12
44th LID opens a new offense

BA launches an offensive against the KIO's second largest city.

January 11
Burma army kills two unarmed Kachin women

Burma Army shoots in cold blood two Kachin women near a market. If they had been captured they likely would have been forced into sexual slavery.

January 11
Kachin State Day celebrations curtailed as fighting spreads

KIA attacks regime base.

January 9
A Kachin Porter's Experiences

A Kachin man describes his arrest by the Burma Army to be a forced porter, and his subsequent escape. He also describes in detail how two Kachin women are being gang raped by Tatmadaw soldiers every night. I'm curious if Aung San Suu Kyi knows about, or cares about, this abomination.

January 8
Kachin Front battle videos

Part 1: http://vimeo.com/34656004

Part 2: http://vimeo.com/34654247

Part 3: http://vimeo.com/34657541

Part 4: http://vimeo.com/34655088

January 8
Four Killed, 40 Injured in Bomb Blast at Karen Festival

It is unquestionable that this atrocity was perpetrated by the Burma Army directly orby its agents (like the house bombing in Myitkyina).

January 8
Burma Kachin churches in Hpakant take in 1,000 refugees since New Year

The new refugee crisis in the jade mining area is worsening.

January 8
Rohingya become landless, face starvation in Arakan State

Widespread oppression by the regime is also commonplace in Western Burma.

January 7
60000 villagers flee Burma military assault

Total number of Kachin refugees rises to 60,000. One-third are children.

January 7
Burma Army offensive against KIO in jade area forces more to flee

Hundreds of new Kachin refugees in the Hpakan jade area flee from the Burma Army. Six BA soldiers killed in a KIA attack on a regime column. Casualties unknown from a second column attack.

January 6
SHAN news release:
Burma Army murders a villager trying to escape becoming a porter.

Ai Hta, a young villager, who ran away to escape from being recruited as a porter shot and killed on 4 January at Pha Pien village, Namkham township, by troops from IB 130. One other young man and 3 women were taken by them.

January 6
Army readies for large-scale Kachin assault

Major warfare has resumed at the Kachin front.

January 6
Burma Army helicopter shot down by Kachin resistance

Russian built supply BA helicopter shot down, pilot dies.

January 6
Burma Army injuries 3 civilians in Kachin State's Hugawng Valley

BA shoots three local workers.

January 6
Burmese and Chinese Ships Attacked on Mekong

More conflict along Burma's far-eastern boundary, the Mekong River.

January 5
Army Abuses, Murder Reported in Taungoo

Burma Army murders Karen villager.

January 5
Burma marks 64th Independence Day with continued offensive against KIO

The Burma Army has more than 130 battalions fighting the KIA. There are more than 50,000 Kachin refugees from BA attacks.

January 5
KIO closes Hpakan jade mining road due to Burma army offensive

The Kachin close a road that the regime is using for troop resupply. Three Burma Army soldiers killed in an associated clash.

January 4
Kachins in Fight to Defend Mountain Base

Burma Army attempting to take KIA Battalion 16, Brigade 3 base.

January 4
Burma Army reinforcing KIA 4th Brigade area

Regime moves twenty more trucks of soldiers, 300-400 troops in total, to KIA Brigade 4 area.

January 1
FBR REPORT: Burma Army mortars villages in Pa'an District, Karen State

Regime still attacking Karen villages.

DECEMBER 2011

December 30
Burmese Troops Overrun Kachin Base

Regime takes control of a KIA base, at the cost of 80 BA casualties. As this proves without a doubt, the December 10 order by Thein Sein to stop offensives on was a fraud.

December 30
KIA attack in Muse kills 2 government personnel, 3 injured

Regime brings in 500 more soldiers. Major fighting underway.

December 29
Burma Army fights KIO to secure Shwe pipeline route in Shan State

Major conflict at the Kachin front restarted on Christmas Day and is continuing daily. No casualty reports so far. New use of chemical weapons by Burma Army.

December 29
Burma Army deserters claim abuse continues

Deserter describes abuse by BA officers, and continued regime use of child soldiers.

December 28
Burmese soldiers kill Kachin civilian in Loije on Christmas Day

Burma Army soldiers murder another Kachin villager.

December 28
FBR REPORT: Burma Army Kills Woman and Continues Attacks in Ba Maw District, Kachin State

Another recent murder by the regime.

December 28
President's Ceasefire Order Fails to Stop Offensive

New battles at the Kachin front. Report of new use of chemical weapons by Burma Army troops.

December 28
Some Kachin refugees visit home as heavy weapons cease

Report of heavy fighting on the Myitkyina - Bhamo road.

December 28
Burma Army officers using HIV patients to avoid frontline duty

BA officers using a scam to avoid orders to the front.

December 24
Burma Army soldier stabs breastfeeding mother

Report of yet another murder by Burma Army soldiers. Since Suu Kyi made peace with the regime, it knows it can kill ethnic minority villagers with impunity, since she has said there will never be a war crimes tribunal.

December 24
A Distant Peace in Kachin State

Regime now using helicopters to resupply front line units with troops and arms.

December 22
Burma army enforces night curfew – issues shoot-to-kill orders

No let up in the regime's terror, all to help a development project for lead exploiter, Thailand.

December 22
SSA hopes to clear up problems at the next round of talks

New regime clash with SSA-S on December 20: some ceasefire!

December 22
Government sending more battalions to Kachin State

Regime moving LID 44 to the Kachin front.

December 22
FBR REPORT: Burma Army Continues Attacks in Kachin State as of 14 December 2011

Daily attacks by the Burma Army against Kachin villagers.

December 21
Victim relatives forced to accept compensation

No justice: Regime forces relatives of Shan villagers that BA soldiers murdered to accept small cash settlement.

December 21
Burma armed group hijacks 16 Thai company trucks

Extortion associated with the Thai development project.

December 19
KIO report on Burma Army war crimes

This is THE most pressing issue in Burma.

December 19
Images show scorched earth in Kachin war

A second reporter makes it to the Kachin front. (The first was from Aljazeera.)

December 18
62 trucks full of Burmese Army soldiers crossed Bala Minhtin Bridge

Major resupply of regime soldiers and materiel to the Kachin front.

December 16
Burma Army burns Kachin Baptist church in war-torn north

Another hateful attack by the regime.

December 16
Burma Army ignores Thein Sein's no fight order

We'll say it again and again. Thein Sein has no real power!

December 16
Irrawaddy news release:
Kachin Refugees Suffer Food Shortages
Tens of thousands of displaced ethnic Kachins in northern Burma are facing food shortages and health problems, a local aid group told AlertNet, as the United Nations made its first aid delivery to people seeking shelter in rebel-controlled areas. Diarrhea had already broke out in a makeshift camp housing some 2,000 displaced people, mainly women and the elderly, because of a lack of proper sanitation and access to clean water, killing a one-year-old baby, said Mary Tawm from local relief group Wunpawng Ninghtoi. Some of the displaced crossed the border to China but now face the prospect of returning to the conflict zone after the Chinese authorities ordered them to go back to Burma a few days ago, Tawn told AlertNet.

An ethnic minority refugee infant dies of disease. This is the hidden cost of the NLD's appeasement and the international community's inaction!

December 16
SHAN news release:
Burma Army murders two Wa villagers.

Three days after SHAN reported on 23 November of the killing of two Wa villagers in Mong Ngen tract, Mong Khark township by Mongyang-based infantry Battalion 281, the deputy commander of Mongkhark, met their relatives and paid K 720,000 ($ 960) compensation, according to a report from the Sino-Burma border.

December 16
Despite 'peace talks' government troops abuse

Burma Army murders Karen village head; robs his corpse.

December 16
Burma Army clearing roadsides of SSA

Some ceasefire! The SSA-S never should have signed.

December 15
Burmese government soldiers raided an IDP camp and raped mothers

More BA rapes. Thein Sein ordered the Tatmadaw to stop fighting, but not to end its war crimes!!!

December 15
Govt Sending More Troops to Kachin State by Helicopter: KIO

Fighting continues, despite Thein Sein's order. This is proof that he has no real power. The Tatmadaw is also now using helicopters to bring in new troops.

December 15
KIA bans logging in Northern Burma

Chinese loggers rushing to destroy the Kachin State's last forests. It is time for the KIA to confront the Kachin BGF militias that protect the logging trade.

December 15
Chinese back at Salween dam site

Thanks to the SSA-S's ceasefire, the Chinese can shift from the Irrawaddy Dam, which the KIA blocked, to the Salween Dam.

December 15
'All the information I've given you, I faced it myself': Rural testimony on abuse in eastern Burma since November 2010

The regime continues its human rights abuses against the Karen, Mon and Karenni - more than 1,000 testimonies from local victims.

December 14
Clashes ongoing as UN visits Kachin IDPs

Conflict continues despite puppet Thein Sein's order for the Tatmadaw to stop. This is clear proof that he has no power.

December 14
Threat and Appeal: The Burmese Government's Rhetoric of Reform and Contradictory Eliminationist Behaviors in the Kachin State

Argument that the real goal of the regime with the Kachin is genocide. (Kill the Kachin off, and let the Chinese move in!)

December 14
China quiet despite Burmese mortar shells landing in its territory

BA mortars land in China; Beijing unperturbed. PLA continuing to refoul 7,000 refugees; no comment from the UN on this!

December 14
Interview: 62nd anniversary of anti-feudalist revolution

Accurate characterization of the regime, and of its divide and rule strategy.

December 14
Fighting flares near Tavoy project

More fighting at the Karen front.

December 13
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:

There was deadly fighting in Maru Ying Sung village and Prang Hkudung today [13 December] between KIA forces and Burma soldiers. Burma army is continue attacking against KIA and Kachin people under General Min Aung Hlaing commands and on the other hand, General Thein Sein regime government is manipulating dirty politic tricks and tactics with KIA and the world. Such as the spread rumor about cease negotiation with KIA now and then, many meeting also took place with KIA leaders before and during Mrs Hillary Clinton visit to Burma. Also rumor about peace agreement with Shan arm group but it was just a lie to nation and the rest of the world who is not aware of true situation in Burma. We Kachin people and KIA, as well as other ethic people and Burmese people know better how cruel and crude Burma military.

According eyes witness report cited that Burma army is delivering weapons and ammunition to KIA HQ where the fierce fighting zone with 3 helicopters today 13 December 2011 to continue civil instead dishonest announcement of cease fire negotiation with KIA. On the same day at 430pm Burma time,1 truck fully loaded with Burma Soldiers and another truck loaded with weapons from Nam Hkam town Shan State moving into Muse town reported by eye witness.

There was another deadly fighting between KIA forces and Burma soldiers in Maru village on 12 December 2011 at about 250pm local time. There was no exact casualty reported from both side and the fighting still continue despite KIA several attempt to defuse the civil war situation. But Burma regime government is not willing and have failed to take opportunities for peace negotiation for nation.

There was another fierce fighting between KIA 15th Battalion forces on 12 December 2011 and the fight took place at KIA HQ 3rd Division. The report from battle front line cited that Burma soldiers are order to take medicine to boost energy and bravery for attacking against KIA forces. According to KIA front line reported that Burma soldiers are shouting and screaming fiercely during fierce fighting thus many soldiers were killed in the battle.

According to eye witness said Burma army has dispatched 10 trucks from Muse town Shan State to Nam Hkam town for ongoing civil war operations against KIA and Kachin people since 09 June 2011. The trucks are fully loaded with supplies and many steel drum assume to be oil and patrol reported by eye witness.

December 13
The Battles Continue Unabated In Spite of President Thein Sein's Order For a Halt

More Burma Army troop movements and battles.

December 13
Government reforms fail to stop Burma's military attacking civilians

Continuing war crimes in Karen areas.

December 12
KIA's mine trap at abandoned base kills dozens of Burmese soldiers

KIA mines an outpost and then abandons it as a trap. As many as two hundred BA soldiers killed.

December 12
ALA and Burmese Army Clash

Report of fighting in Western Burma.

December 12
Speech-impaired woman raped by Burmese soldiers

Yet another Burma Army gang rape of an ethnic nationality woman. Isn't it great for the NLD that things are going so well in Rangoon? When will the NLD start protesting the regime's war crimes!?

December 12
Shan pledge return to arms if abuse continues

The SSA-S should look at the preceding news item, of a war crime in Shan State! One hopes its ceasefire will be short and that it will quickly resume fighting.

December 12
Mekong patrols get off to deadly start

Three BA soldiers killed, reportedly by drug lord militia.

December 11
Chinese government soldiers drive refugees back to war-torn areas

China refouled 2,000 Kachin refugees on December 8th.

December 10
Burmese soldiers raped and killed a Kachin woman

Burma Army barbarians rape and kill a Kachin woman and in another incident kill a Kachin man.

December 10
Burmese Army reinforces troops at Kachin battlefront

BA resupplies Kachin front with another 1,000 soldiers in 52 trucks from Sagaing Devision MOC-10.

December 9
Bomb blast kills Burma Army soldiers

BA convoy attacked in northern Shan State. Three officers killed.

December 9
China tells Kachin refugees "go back to Burma"

China planning to refoul some 7,000 Kachin IDPs who have managed to cross the border.

December 9
Burmese government soldiers committed violent crimes

Burma Army arrests and tortures two Kachin men; kidnaps twenty Kachin young people, forces the boys to serve as front-line porters and two girls to serve as sex slaves.

December 9
FBR REPORT: Burma Army Kills Villager and Burns Homes While 3000 Flee Ongoing Attacks in Kachin State

Good report, with photos. Burma Army murders a farmer; using forced labor to build new camps.

December 8
Many Burmese soldiers killed during week long offensive in Wuhtau Bum area

In the last week, two hundred BA killed in action casualties in battles in KIA Brigade 5.

December 8
More Kachin Refugees Increase, Int'l NGOs Denied Access

7,000 new Kachin refugees in the last week. International NGOs refuse to press the regime for access.

December 7
Over 60 Burmese soldiers killed by the KIA during defense of Gauri Krung-Maru Ying Sung

Major defeat for the Burma Army.

December 7
KIA attack in Myitkyina suburbs kills 3 Burmese soldiers

Another attack by a 2nd Brigade unit.

December 7
Fighting escalates as Burmese Army deploys more soldiers

Major clashes in the last few days. BA again using heavy weapons.

December 7
Burmese Army soldiers burned down houses and killed a villager

Burma Army attacks a Kachin village and kills a villager.

December 6
KIA attack kills three army officers on Mandalay-Muse Highway

KIA attacks another BA convoy.

December 6
Yawdserk: Ceasefire pact yet to be enforced

SSA-S ceasefire deal not yet operational. Three recent clashes.

December 5
KIA raid kills Burmese Major, 17 others in Mongkoe

Major attack by KIA 4th Brigade in town on China border.

December 5
KIA weekend road attacks kill three Burmese soldiers north of Myitkyina

Two separate attacks by KIA 2nd Brigade.

December 3
UNFC to form Union Army at last

The prelude to a coordinated armed pro-democracy resistance.

December 3
Deaths and troop build up on Tavoy-Kanchanaburi road

BA force buildup along a development road. Three BA soldiers killed in a KNLA attack. (This is a separate incident from the ambush described on December 2nd.)

December 3
5 Burmese Army soldiers killed in KIA attack

Burma Army convoy attacked in jade mining area.

December 2
KNLA ambush kills three and wounds six Burma Army Soldiers

An attack by the KNLA's 4th Brigade.

December 2
'They Are Fighting Us Like a Foreign Invasion'

Interview with KIA Chief of Staff. 180 clashes in October; 100 in November.

December 2
KIO rejects government's claim about deadly Myitkyina blasts

The regime tries to blame the Kachin for its own crimes.

December 2
Displaced Kachin villagers face health problems

Cold weather leads to suffering and disease for Kachin refugees.

December 2
No UN aid for more than 32,000 refugees trapped on China-Burma Border

The United Nations is ignoring the Kachin refugee crisis.

December 2
Schools closed in fear of more intense fighting

Ten schools closed at the Kachin front.

December 2
Naypyidaw Signs Peace Agreement with SSA-South

A big loss. The SSA-South, which had been a stalwart resistance group, agrees to a ceasefire. The SSA-S, notably, had refused to join the UNFC. It cut its own deal.

December 1
Incident Report: Villager shot and killed in Pa'an District, October 2011

Karen villager killed in Burma Army attack.

December 1
Kachin front field reports posted on Jinghpaw Kasa:

On 30 November 2011 at 730am Burma time Burma soldiers from hka-ma-ya (385) are gathering Irrawaddy river bank. While they are planning to cross over to Da Law village to capture porter, KIA Battalion (11) ambush that killed 4 Burma soldiers and 3 injured. Burma soldiers retaliate fiercely with heavy shelling of mortar targeting the village that killed one villager, 6 villagers injured and Buddhist temple was ruined by the Burma bombardment.

On 30 November 2011 at about 3:30pm Burma time Burma battalion hka-la-ya (141) command by Major Soe Thura with about 100 soldiers and about 50 porter for human shield and to carry supplies and arms for Burma soldier were being ambush attack by KIA Battalion 5 to restrict Burma soldiers intrusion and positioning in KIA control areas. However no casualty was report from both side so far.

Another deadly offensive by Burma army battalion led by Major Awng Myat Soe hka-la-ya(309) with KIA command Battalion 5 under KIA 2nd Brigade at 9am Burma time on 30 November 2011. As usual Burma army suffer large number of soldiers died and casualty. The injured soldiers are being carriage away by bull lock cart must be looting it from the villager as there was no transport or truck at that time to carry injured soldiers to hospital.

In another furious attack by Burma battalion hka-la-ya(142) from Hang Kai continue to shelling with (120mm) against KIA control areas of Hka La and Bum Sawn KIA Command battalion. However there was no casualty report from KIA army side.

On the 1st December 2011 in the village call Sin Lum, Htingra Kawng fierce battle continue between KIA and Burma government soldiers. As usual Burma government army suffer huge losses of soldiers live in this offensive against KIA and Kachin people.

There was another deadly battle between KIA forces and Burma government soldiers at Sin Lum village. The exact number of casualty was not reported from both side.

There was deadly arms clash between KIA forces and Burma army at Manwai and Hpakgyi two different locations, Burma army soldiers 30 and battalion Chief commander (Byu-har-Mu) was killed in these Hpakgyi due to Burma army suffer heavy losses of life the soldiers burn 40 houses in Manwai and 20 houses in Hpagyi villages.

On 30 November 2011 at about 10pm Burma time, Burma soldiers arriving in Nam Hkam and Muse town with five army trucks. Among them 10 injured soldiers from Burma battalions and there was a truck in Hospital in Muse town loaded with two broken motorbike and one deer horn according to eyes witness reported.

Burma government army battalion ka-ma-ya (309) has formed into two infantry and maneuver to Kachin State on 28 November 2011 at 530pm Burma time for to continue major offensive operation against KIA and Kachin people. One of infantry led by Major Aung Myat Soe was stationing around west south four miles from Myo Han village and General Than Myint Tun infantry was station in one mile away from Mang Tang village.

On 28 November 2011 at 520pm Myanmar time 2ac Major Zaw Win Tun Burma army battalion kha-la-ya 141 soldiers arriving in Nam Chyang river which is 92 mile from KIA Battalion Division 5 Prang Hkawn village.

On the same day at 1130am Burma army battalion division hka-ma-ya (317) with 15 trucks loaded with additional soldiers, arms and supplies delivering to near KIA Battalion division 3 Sin Lum village and they have returned back to Nmawk division at 730pm. On the same day at about 330pm Burma soldiers over 300 are maneuvering around KIA division 3 Man Wing town. In Kai Htik village Burma army soldiers 300 have been surrounded and under attack by KIA light infantry 1 soldiers.

Burma regime government is talking and acting to draw attention international community attention only not real intention of national reconciliation reform. Instead Burma army continue fierce attack against KIA and Kachin ethnic and as well as other minorities in Burma.

On 28 November 2011 Burma army soldiers about 300 with 20 trucks loaded with arms and suppliers heading to KIA Battalion 11 Mali Sut Yang. No one know these soldiers are from any of which Burma army division or battalion. However these same soldiers will going over to across the Irrawaddy according to the eye witness reported.

There was deadly clash between KIA light infantry 27 and Burma army hka-ma-ya battalion soldiers on 28 November at 1230 noon in Balawng Dingsa village.

On 28 November 2011, there was bomb explosion at 9am Burma time near bridge No. la-ha (488823) Sin Lum village, Kachin State and two Burma soldiers have killed instantly at the scene.

On 27 November 2011 there was deadly arms clash between KIA battalion infantry 36 under KIA division 4 Shan State with Burma army at 230pm. The number of casualties unknown from both side.

December 1
Government troops burn down more homes in Kachin State

More news on recent BA destruction of Shan villages.

NOVEMBER 2011

November 30
Burmese Army mortars kill woman, injure six

Deadly village attack by Burma Army; new clash with the KIA.

November 30
Bomb blasts kill one, injures one in Myitkyina

Another terrorist bombing by regime agents.

November 30
Kachin IDPs 'suffering food shortage, disease'

Terrible conditions for Kachin refugees.

November 30
Two Shan villages burned down

Over thirty houses burned by Burma Army; two new clashes with the KIA - three BA soldiers killed in one of them.

November 29
Fighting flares in northern Myanmar

Good documentary on the Kachin conflict.

November 29
More and more Kachin IDPs flee to China border

China is blocking Kachin refugees.

November 29
Burma Army random shelling scares villagers and closes schools

Burma Army shelling affects twenty-five Karen villages.

November 28
KIA Battalion 27 overrun by Burmese Army

Kachin withdraw from another base. It is extremely difficult when one side has heavy weapons and the other does not.

November 28
Yellow rain again in Burma's Myitkyina

Renewed unusual phenomenon - evidence of chemical weapons?

November 28
CRIMES IN NORTHERN BURMA: RESULTS FROM A FACT-FINDING MISSION TO KACHIN STATE

Major report, with photos, of regime war crimes.

November 28
Residents extorted by armed group

Conflict breeds social disorder.

November 27
81 Women Raped, 36 Killed by Burma Army Soldiers: WLB

The NLD is rewarding rapists.

November 27
Burmese Army's battalion commander committed suicide

Well done KIA. The best way to defeat the enemy is to have them kill themselves!

November 27
This is our land! Villagers pay the price of land confiscation

Large-scale theft of land for regime bases in Shan State.

November 27
FBR REPORT: Chin State Suffering from Rampant Burma Army Forced Labor

Even though there is less conflict, it is far from peaceful in Eastern Burma.

November 25
KNU ceasefire statement

Contrary to a number of media reports, the KNU has not reached a ceasefire agreement with the Tatmadaw.

November 25
KNU January to October Battle Summary

The KNLA has killed almost 1,000 regime soldiers this year.

November 25
'Yellow rain' fuels chemical weapons fears

Good overview of the Burma Army's use of chemical weapons.

November 25
Fighting intensifies in Kachinland

Overview of the recent conflict at the Kachin front. About 120 BA soldiers were killed and another 200 wounded in the fighting near Laiza.

November 25
Four Burmese government planes flying over Sinlum Kaba

The regime is starting to use its jets. Another major offensive is expected.

November 25
One Kachin villager killed and four still being detained

One of the recently arrested Kachin villagers was tortured to death.

November 25
Rising Number of Refugees Strains Relief Efforts

Kachin refugees rise to 40,000.

November 24
Over 30 Burmese soldiers killed in clashes with KIA

Clashes in three different areas south of Bhamo. Total BA casualties are unknown.

November 23
Burmese Army dispatches reinforcements to Kachin State

The NLD deciding to reregister gave the Tatmadaw a green light to attack the Kachin.

November 23
Burmese Army uses twin explosive devices with chemical gas

Evidence that the Burma Army is using two different types of chemical weapons.

November 23
2 Villagers Killed and 1 Rebel Wounded in Ambush After Kidnapping

Burma Army kills two Mon villagers.

November 23
What election? For the Burma Army it's business as usual

No reduction in regime abuses of Karen villagers.

November 22
Is the attack in Myitkyina a sign of worsening conflict?

Analysis of the regime attack in Myitkyina, which left fourteen dead, and which analysis reaches the conclusion that the Burma Army is now purposely conducting a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Kachin people.

November 22
Burmese Army is committing horrendous rights violations

Numerous cases of Kachin villagers being arrested and tortured by the regime.

November 22
Escaped porter claims 37 Burmese soldiers killed in N'Tap Bum

High BA casualties in recent battle.

November 22
Latest KNG War News

Many more clashes in last two days, Three BA soldiers killed in one of them.

November 22
Homemade Burmese bomb damages USDP office in Irrawaddy Region

Bomb attack against regime office.

November 21
SHAN news release:
New Shan front clash.

The meeting between Naypyitaw representatives on the Thai-Burma border for peace talks, on 19 November coincided with a clash in Mongyu-Mongyawng area on the same day. The half-hour encounter, 06:00-06:30, between the SSA's 108th Battalion and IB 334 column led by Capt Myint Kyaw Naing, ended with the retreating SSA in possession of a G-3 automatic rifle, says the SSA's eastern region commander Lt-Col Gawn Zeun. The Burma Army, he adds, has also been in a campaign to push out the SSA from Kengtung township.

November 21
KIO condemns bombings in Kachin State

More clashes. Material sent for tests to confirm BA use of chemical weapons.

November 21
Yellow rain in KIO's Mai Ja Yang in Northern Burma

More evidence of the regime's use of chemical weapons?

November 21
Burmese Army detains Baptist pastor, seven Kachin villagers in Nam Hkam

Eight Kachin arrested, now being tortured.

November 21
Several thousand more Kachin IDPs flee to China border

Refugee crisis worsens.

November 21
Troops take frontline Kachin base

Burma Army now making extensive use of heavy weapons.

November 20
SSA South reaches ceasefire agreement with Naypyitaw

Bad news. It seems the reunification of the SSA-North and the SSA-South wasn't for real. The SSA-S has struck a ceasefire deal with the regime.

November 20
KIA expelled Burmese Army from Ntap Bum

Confirmation of the KIA victory near Laiza.

November 18
Myitkyina police forced Mr. Dingyau Tang Gun to confess

Regime tortures the owner of the home that they bombed.

November 18
Chin Villagers Forced as Porters by Army Soldiers

Forced porters in western Burma.

November 17
A local Kachin Baptist pastor arrested

Burma Army arrest.

November 17
Why we struggle: Chin National Front

CNF completes military training exercise.

November 17
KIA pushes back Burmese Army troops from Laiza headquarters

Significant victory at the Kachin front!!

November 17
FBR REPORT: Kachin State- Burma Army Burns and Loots Homes in Wai Maw District

Photos of Burma Army destruction of Kachin village.

November 16
KIA withdraws from Kambaiti Road stronghold

Another major battle is underway.

November 16
Six Burmese Army soldiers killed on Irrawaddy Bridge

KIA attacks BA at Myitkyina bridge.

November 16
1,000 Kachins Flee to IDP Camps

Many more Kachin refugees in the last few days, fleeing BA attacks and human rights abuses.

November 16
Thai women released by breakaway armed group

Regime allied ethnic militia kidnaps for ransom.

November 14
Bomb explosion kills Kachin students in Myitkyina

Bomb targets a Kachin residence, and ten people are killed. Since the KIO certainly would not attack the Kachin people, this means that the military regime must be responsible. Cowardly murderers!

November 14
Burmese Army soldiers wounded by their own chemical weapons

Report that a BA chemical weapon mortar detonated prematurely and injured some 90 Tatmadaw soldiers.

November 14
SHAN news release:
Five BA soldiers killed in Kachin front clash yesterday.

Kachin Independence Army (KIA) yesterday morning attacked a cave post of the Burma Army, in Manwiang, bordering Shan State's Namkham township, killing 5 and wounding 3. One of the fatal casualties is said to be a major. The cave had been dug in the side of the Loi Ho Serh (Tiger Head Mountain).

November 14
Sino border town under curfew

Regime imposes a curfew following an explosion at a police station.

November 11
China sends two weapon-laden trucks to Burma border

China openly arming the Tatmadaw.

November 11
KIA soldiers wear cloth masks for protection against poison gas

BA chemical weapons have red and white smoke.

November 11
A dozen Burmese Army soldiers killed in Northern Shan State

More than 12 confirmed BA dead in KIA 4th Brigade clashes.

November 11
Police officer killed in Nam Hkam mine explosion

Explosion at a regime police station in Northern Shan State.

November 11
KIA destroys Burma Army weapons train to Kachin State

Burma Army five car weapons train blown up.

November 11
Three KIA soldiers unconscious after poison gas attack

New Burma Army attack against the Kachin using chemical weapons. Over 50 BA soldiers have died in recent clashes.

November 11
Burmese Army fires chemical agent-filled artillery shells against KIA's 3rd Brigade

More information on the chemical weapon attack.

November 11
Troops raze Kachin villages, locals flee

Burma Army soldiers burn fifty homes.

November 11
Kachin Rebels Blow Up Major Railway

The KIA works to prevent Burma Army resupply.

November 11
KNU Appoints Delegation for Peace Talks

Karen Resistance has an emergency meeting.

November 10
SHAN news release.

Burma Army reinforcements to Kachin State.

Troops from Magwe-based Light Infantry Division #88 that arrived in Bhamo on 4 November has been engaging the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Moemawk township. The Burma Army sends more reinforcements by trucks from Lashio through Muse and Namkham to the Kachin State today.

November 10
Naypyidaw Sends More Troops to Tavoy Road Site

Regime reinforcing its troops in advance of the expected offensive against the Karen.

November 10
Burma Army arrest health workers

Regime detains two Karen Backpack medics.

November 10
Heavy battles raging on Waing Maw-Kampaiti road as Burmese Army prepares for a major offense

Multiple battles underway. Burma Army soldiers take revenge for battle losses on Kachin villagers.

November 10
Burmese Army soldiers enter Kampaiti through Chinese territory

Regime using Chinese territory to attack the Kachin.

November 9
Church Looted, Worshippers Forced as Porters in Kachin State

Religious persecution, theft and forced labor by BA soldiers.

November 9
KIO leader's orange orchard burnt down by Burmese Army

Troops from over 100 BA battalions now at the Kachin front.

November 8
Burmese Army-KIA clash for seven hours near Man Win

Major battle at Bhamo front.

November 8
Burmese Army moves 120mm mortars closer to KIA key positions

Regime using heavy weapons again, new civilian crisis likely.

November 8
Top official: Than Shwe still holds the reins

The idea that there is reform in Burma is a joke. Than Shwe is still the dictator. Thein Sein has no real power at all. Than Shwe could have him imprisoned, or even executed, at any time.

November 8
Burma Army prepares for war

This year's dry season offensive against the Karen people may be horrendous. Does anyone in the international community, or Rangoon, care?

November 8
Armed group razes workers' barracks after not receiving extortion money

Regime-owned plantation is attacked.

November 7
Seven Burmese Army soldiers killed on Kachin-Shan border

The Kachin front conflict rages on.

November 7
KIO's power supply lines to Myitkyina destroyed by Burmese Army

More information about the regime denying electricity to Myitkyina.

November 7
Kachin church razed, pastor detained by Burmese Army

BA destroys a Kachin church, four villagers also arrested.

November 7
A bomb destroys a cargo boat on the Salween River

Ship used to transport regime troops in destroyed.

November 7
When Unarmed Women Are in the Hands of Armed Men

Burma's noble Tatmadaw, an army of rapists!

November 7
WLB launches a short film "Bringing Justice to Women" demanding the accountability of Burma's military for war crimes and crimes against humanity

New film by the Women's League of Burma about the regime's sexual violence.

November 6
Burma Army bomb civilians out of their village

Burma Army shells Karen village, forcing villagers to flee, then enters the village and steals their belongings.

November 6
Villagers fear army will force land takeover

Burma Army plans to steal Karen villager land for new camp.

November 4
Three teenaged Chinese girls raped and killed by Burmese soldiers

Burma Army soldiers are on a rampage.

November 4
The Burma Army must immediately release four women held as sex slaves near Kachin-China border

Burma Army committing unspeakable atrocities.

November 4
KIO power cable serving Myitkyina cut since Tuesday

Regime cuts power to major Kachin city.

November 4
Checkpoint to SSA controlled area reopened

Regime, for the moment at least, gives up in its attempt to take the SSA Wanhai HQ.

November 4
Karen rebels, govt agree ceasefire

The DKBA may be turning their backs on the Karen people again. One wonders how much they were bribed.

November 3
KIA kills 16 Burmese Army soldiers in Ga Ra Yang

Two more large clashes.

November 3
Kachin woman abducted and gang-raped by Burmese troops

Inhuman brutality by Burma Army soldiers. Rape victim still not released.

November 3
Villager executed in Papun District

Karen villager murdered by Burma Army soldiers.

November 2
Burmese Army-KIA clash twice in N. Shan State

Clashes along the Chinese border in Northern Shan State.

November 2
KIA ambush kills three Burmese soldiers in Sinlum

KIA ambush at the northern Kachin front.

November 1
KIA kills 10 Burmese soldiers in North Burma

Three hour battle in Northern Kachin State.

November 1
Burmese fighter planes fly over near KIA headquarters

Burma Army show of force.

November 1
Burmese Army attacks KIA with poison gas

More on the chemical weapon attack.

November 1
SHAN news release.

Clash takes place before talks

A 20 minute long shootout took place on 28 October, 15:30-15:50, between the SSA's 801st Battalion and the Burma Army's Mongnawng-based IB 286 in Tuya, Kehsi township. SSA fighters came out unscathed. No casualties known on the Burma Army's side. SSA delegates met regime negotiators in Naypyitaw on 29 October.

November 1
Forced Labour, Extortion Persist in Chin State

Burma Army abuses in Western Burma.

OCTOBER 2011

October 30
Burma Army using chemical weapons against the Kachin, by the Kachin News Group

The real face of the military regime, not the sweet talk from Naypyidaw and which many people are only too happy to hear.

October 29
Burma Army target Kachin women for forced labor

Burma Army terrorizing Kachin villagers.

October 28
Attempted rape by IB No. 31 Captain on 12 year old school girl

Another Burma Army rape atrocity.

October 28
23 govt soldiers killed by KIA during fighting in three areas

Three different battles underway at the Kachin front.

October 28
Burmese army extend area at Tavoy-Kanchanaburi highway

Burma Army reinforcing units along a major road construction project to Tavoy. The KNU is currently preventing the construction.

October 27
9 Burmese soldiers killed on Myitkyina-Sumprabum Road

Large battle in northern Kachin State.

October 27
FBR REPORT: Photo Essay- Burma Army Uses Civilians as Shields in Karen State

Burma Army uses children as human shields.

October 26
Chinese police exercise with riot shields on Burma border

PLA openly assisting the Burma Army against the KIA. There are now 6,000 PLA troops at the border.

October 26
Four Burmese soldiers killed in fighting on Loije-Bhamo Road

First report from yesterday's battle at the Kachin front.

October 26
Fighting halted in northern Shan State

The northern SSA front is quiet. The Burma Army failed to take the SSA's Wanhai HQ.

October 26
Burma Army fomenting another war between Wa, Shans?

The BA is trying to create trouble between the SSA-South and the UWSA.

October 26
Burma Army shells from Thai side of the border to attack Karen fighters

Burma Army and Karen BGF use Thai territory to attack the Karen resistance. This is similar to what is happening at the Kachin front, where BA soldiers are now on Chinese soil. China and Thailand are backing Burma's regime in the country's civil war!

October 25
KNLA September battle summary

Seventy-one clashes; Fifty-four known Burma Army KIA casualties.

October 25
Burma Army-KIA involved in heavy fighting at Du Ra Kawng

Major battle underway at the Chinese border.

October 25
Pregnant teacher hospitalized after Burmese soldier fired on her

Another war crime.

October 24
Kidnappers demand one million kyat for each abductee's freedom

Ransom set for road construction workers.

October 23
Burma Army soldiers gang-raped and killed 9 Chinese women

U.S. Special Representative Mitchell, now in Burma, should be demanding an end to this!

October 23
Burma Army sends reinforcements to secure Tavoy-Kanchanaburi road construction

Burma Army launching offensive against KNU on behalf of Thai construction company.

October 22
China transports Burmese troops inside its border to fight KIA

Important: Chinese military trucks are transporting Burma Army soldiers through China to attack the Kachin Independence Army from behind.

Chinese help for North Korea during the Korean War is the reason why the Korean peninsula is not now unified, and why the Stalinists in the North are threatening the world with atomic weapons. Now, China is starting to give the same type of help to Burma's generals.

October 21
Four abducted in southern Mon State

Burma Army contractors kidnapped, truck burned.

October 21
More government troops deployed around Laiza

Review of Burma Army activity near KIA HQ.

October 21
Kachin conflict worsens, civilians trapped

Review of the major surge in fighting at the Kachin front in the last three days.

October 21
Teenage Kachin girl raped and killed by Burmese soldiers

How many women in Burma have to be raped by BA soldiers before the International Community will finally act? The West is disgusting, that it absolutely refuses to help in any significant way.

October 21
Innocent Shan civilian killed by Burmese soldiers

The Burma Army is committing many different war crimes every single day.

October 21
Three Burma Army officers killed at Ga Ra Yang

Five new Burma Army killed in action casualties. Because of the regime's barbarity, the resistance armies are fully justified in killing every BA soldier that they can. It is rapidly becoming the case that the only possible solution for the country, as in Libya, will be military.

October 21
DKBA kill six Burma Army Soldiers

New action at the Karen front.

October 20
KIO calls for reunification with Kachin militias

Kachin traitors need to return to the Kachin mother organization.

October 20
Kachin villagers shot by Burma Army

The war crimes keep mounting. BA murders two Kachin villagers.

October 20
Elderly Kachin man shot by govt troops

Yet another regime war crime.

October 20
Fears for Arrested Karenni Villagers

Karenni villagers arrested. Also report of a Burma Army attack on Karenni medics.

October 19
KIA destroys two Burma govt weapon transport ships

Important action by the KIA to disrupt the Burma Army's weapon supply. Many BA casualties.

October 19
Christian pastor arrested by Burmese government Light Infantry unit

Kachin village burned by the Burma Army. Villagers now refugees in Laiza.

October 19
Burma soldiers and police beat boy

Burma Army torture a boy tending cows in Northern Shan State.

October 18
Over 2,000 Chinese troops arrive at Burma border

China continues to block refugees. Will the PLA expand its role and actively assist the Burma Army to defeat the Kachin?

October 18
Three Burmese soldiers killed in morning fighting

A new clash at the Kachin front.

October 18
Kachin baby shot dead by govt troops

Burma Army murders an infant and burns down the family's home.

October 18
Peace talks fuel fighting

Report of three new clashes at the Karen front.

October 17
Burmese Army Mounts Multi-front Offensive Against KIA

This is the real situation in Burma. The Army is extremely aggressive. It want's nothing to do with peace. Thein Sein is just a useful idiot, put on stage to give regime cronies and international opportunists an excuse to spread propaganda.

October 17
Over 50 govt soldiers killed on Sunday

Keep fighting, Kachin Independence Army!!!

October 17
Burma Army detains 20 Myitkyina residents as porters

BA using Kachin forced labor in its war against the Kachin people.

October 17
Arakanese join Karen rebel ambush

A good example of cooperation between the ethnic resistance groups.

October 17
Burma Army's militia demands rice from villages

More BA extortion and theft.

October 17
India and Burma argue over border insurgent issues

Update on the situation in Northeast Burma.

October 14
KIA attack near Myitkyina kills over a dozen Burmese soldiers

The war at the Kachin front is raging, with the KIA scoring a number of real victories over the Burma Army.

October 14
BGF stealing and selling village farmland

Statement that as many as 1,500 Karen BGF soldiers have defected to reform the DKBA and cooperate with the KNLA.

October 14
KIA attack near Myitkyina kills over a dozen Burmese soldiers

Major battles at the Kachin front. The Burma Army continues to suffer a large number of casualties every day.

October 14
KIA-Burma Army battle on the Myitkyina-Bhamo Road

Burma Army convoy attacked. High BA casualties but exact amount unknown.

October 13
SHAN news release:
KIA attacks Burma Army ethnic militia outpost.

An outpost manned by Panhsay People's Militia Force (PMF) 12 miles outside Namkham attacked by Kachin Independence Army (KIA) yesterday. 5 wounded, 1 seriously, on PMF side. Panhsay is notorious for its involvement in the drug business.

October 12
KIA kills 10 Burmese soldiers, injures 2 in southern Kachin State

Many new clashes in southern Kachin State. Casualties from some not yet known.

October 12
KIA captures important frontline government post

Good news at the Kachin front.

October 12
Four Burma govt soldiers killed in fighting with KIA

Another clash near Bhamo.

October 11
Rights abuses persist in ethnic states despite international perception

Recent Burma Army abuses in Shan State.

October 11
Mekong killings: SSA wants to help

A new drug lord has taken control of the Golden Triangle.

October 10
Govt troops shell Kachin village, kill student

Attacks by Burma Army against Kachin villagers continue.

October 10
Burma govt troops gang-rape three Chinese women

More rapes by Burma Army soldiers in Kachin State.

October 10
Militia bomb village to avoid frontline duty

Regime militia attacks village in Shan State.

October10
Burma Army using Karen villagers as 'shields'

More cases of BA troops using human shields.

October 9
Karen fighters kill 10 Burma Army soldiers

The Karen resistance is increasing its operations. When the rains end a major escalation is likely.

October 7
KWAT condemns international community's wait and see approach to problems in Burma

The Kachin Women's Association Thailand (KWAT) denounces the lack of international intervention to end Burma Army abuses against the Kachin people..

October 7
Burma's Cover up War: Atrocities Against The Kachin People

Full KWAT report.

October 6
Fighting erupts between gov't, KNLA near Three Pagoda Pass

New clashes at the Karen front.

October 6
Two powerful bombs explode in Burma's northern city

Two railway bridges destroyed in Myitkyina.

October 6
Two Burma Army soldiers killed, one injured in Mongkoe

More KIA attacks in Northern Shan State.

October 6
KIA ambushes Burma Army's column in Mongkoe

New KIA ambush in Northern Shan State.

October 6
One government soldier killed, three injured in S. Kachin State

More about the clash on October 4th.

October 5
40 Burma Army soldiers killed in one day in Kachin State

Kachin front fighting shifts from Northern Shan State to Kachin State proper.

October 5
Army puts ransom on Kachin porters

Local villagers kidnapped by the Burma Army.

October 4
SHAN news release:
New clash, two Burma Army KIA casualties

Shan State Army (SSA) reports today that a surprise encounter took place between a 3 men patrol from its 36th Brigade and a column from Infantry Battalion 128 on the road between Mongkao and Ta Mansom Salween crossing in Tangyan township, 30 September. Two killed and one wounded on the Burma Army side.

October 4
China said to be arming Indian rebels

China is playing a very complex game in Burma, including both siding with the regime and with groups that oppose it (such as the Wa and Mongla and rebels in the Northeast).

October 4
KIA-Burma Army battle for 3-hours in S. Kachin State

Another significant battle at the Kachin front. Casualties are unknown. Burma Army soldiers used Kachin students as human shields.

October 3
FBR REPORT: Seven-year-old child killed, a mother and other villagers wounded in ongoing Burma Army attacks in Karen State

Burma Army kills a Karen child.

October 3
BGF steal land and mine homes

Regime affiliated Karen BGF preying on a village.

SEPTEMBER 2011

September 30
Seven suspects arrested in connection with kidnappers' group

More confusion in the conflict in the Three Pagodas Pass area.

September 30
Karen fighters kill four Burma Army soldiers and torch bus

Karen resistance forces attack a Burma Army camp. News from the Karen front is sporadic, but regular conflict is continuing. The Karen fighters are under orders to counter Burma Army operations, and also to sabotage the businesses of regime cronies.

September 30
4 Burmese soldiers killed, 5 injured in KIA attack

The KIA is now fighting in five different areas in Northern Shan State.

September 30
Burma military intelligence agent killed by KIA

KIA attack on Burma Army military intelligence office.

September 30
130 more Kachin IDPs arrive at China border in a single day

There are now 16,000 IDPs in KIA run internal refugee camps.

September 29
Over 150 govt. soldiers killed in war in Shan State

Update on the status of the Burma Army's offensive in Northern Shan State.

September 29
IDPs from over 30 villages in NE Burma have not reached safety

More than thirty villages in the KIA Brigade 4 area are now deserted, with the villagers in hiding and short on food and supplies.

September 29
Burmese Army Commits Massacre in Shan State

BA soldiers on a rampage; eight villagers murdered.

September 29
Opposition study: Shan State has the most infantry battalions

Analysis of Burma Army units in Shan State. "most of the battalions are woefully understrength, undernourished and underprepared. "Its main strength lies in heavy weapons," said a border watcher. "If it weren't for them, the Burma Army wouldn't have been able to take the [Kachin Independence Army's] 4th Brigade base (at Loikang, Shan State North on 27 September) with such relative ease.""

September 28
Kachin Rebels Lose Major Stronghold as Govt Army Advances

KIA yields its Northern Shan State Brigade HQ. Intense and widespread conflict is underway, involving thousands of soldiers. There have been no good, detailed status reports so far.

September 28
SHAN news release:
SSA fighting alongside with KIA

The Shan State Army (SSA) North fighters are fighting alongside the KIA 8th Battalion against Burma Army forces in Mantong township. It has already lost 4 fighters resisting the offensive in Muse and Kutkhai. Both are members of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), formed in February.

September 28
Chinese authorities guard Burma border to stop IDPs

China refusing safe haven to refugees. All official and unofficial border crossings are blocked.

September 28
Mongpaw Kachin church receives 109 IDPs

One group of refugees finds sanctuary in a church.

September 28
Burmese Army Kills Two Civilians in Raid

Burma Army kills villagers in Mon/Karen area.

September 27
Burma Army takes control KIA's Brigade 4

KIA forced to retreat from Northern Shan State bases in the face of sustained heavy artillery. The KIA needs to launch major offensive guerrilla operations.

September 27
Over 20,000 IDPs in NE Burma flee to safety

Large new refugee crisis underway.

September 27
Protracted shelling unnerves Kachin army

KIA withdraws from two bases in response to heavy artillery.

September 27
Thousands Flee as Kachin Fighting Escalates

As many as 20,000 new refugees from the Burma Army's offensive at the Kachin front. The affected area has two hundred villages and a total population of over 200,000.

September 27
Burmese government troops scouring Shan State for SSA-N guerrillas

Burma Army terrorizing Shan villagers. New clash with SSA results in seven BA WIA casualties.

September 26
Four Days of Heavy Fighting in Northern Burma

The fighting at the Kachin front is escalating into open warfare, fought by the Tatmadaw for the benefit of China.

September 26
Burmese government offensive prevents halt to fighting: KIO

Report that in the last few days at least one hundred BA soldiers have been killed.

September 26
First KIA military base in N. Shan State falls

The KIA abandons a base if the face of a heavy artillery barrage.

September 26
Three KIO members shot at Lajayang Gate

Three KIO members, not soldiers, murdered at a BA checkpoint.

September 26
Burma Army shoots down KNLA peace moves

The Burma Army mortars one KNLA base and attacks another. In the second attack one BA soldier was killed.

September 24
Burma Army plans to capture KIA's Brigade 4 in three days

Sixteen hours straight fighting on the first day of the new offensive. Many BA soldiers killed.

September 24
Burma Army launches storm-offensive to KIA

The Burma Army has launched a major offensive against the Kachin Independence Army, seemingly for control of a new pipeline route to China. Conflict is underway at at least five different locations. Many refugees are fleeing the offensive, but are being blocked from entering China, by the PLA.

September 23
SSA news release.

The Shan State Army North has revealed that in the fighting from March through August, total casualties were as follows:

BA KIA: 537
BA WIA: 649
SSA KIA: 33
SSA WIA: 44

The SSA continues to control its Wanhai headquarters.

September 23
SSPP/SSA wishes to have peace with regime

All the ethnic resistance forces would prefer to have a genuine peace than to fight. But the Tatmadaw refuses to offer a real peace agreement, much less democracy. Also, new clashes are underway at the Shan front. In one of them, one BA soldier was killed.

September 23
KIA-Burma Army continue fighting in N.Shan State

New clashes underway.

September 23
KIA rejects request to withdraw Kambaiti post

The KIA reports that since the conflict at the Kachin front began, more than 600 Burma Army soldiers have been killed.

September 22
Burma Army mine injures local Kachins

It's not until you work on a cause like Burma that you realize how many different types of war crimes there are.

September 22
KIA frees 52 prisoners from government labor camp

KIA ends a regime abuse. Note: The military regime also regularly uses prisoners as forced porters for Burma Army units.

September 21
KIA bans cement imports from China

China can't build the Myitsone dam without cement! Also, the KNG's Kachin language service is reporting ongoing clashes at six different locations.

September 21
Shan monks used as human shields

At the Shan front the Burma Army is using Buddhist monks as human shields. At the Karen front, it is using women and children. Is there no limit to the Tatmadaw's barbarity?

September 20
August update on situation in Karen State.

Analysis by the KNU.

September 20
KIA Warned Not to Block Myitsone Trucks

The Burma Army is fighting the people of country on orders of the dictators of China.

September 20
Dawei Project Hits a Roadblock, as KNU Bans Ital-Thai Vehicles

The parallels are clear. The KNU and KIA are fighting to help the people of Burma and to protect its natural ecology. The military regime continues its scorched earth destruction.

September 19
Burmese government troops arrest 12 Kachin villagers

The military regime regularly arrests villagers by accusing them of having links to the pro-democracy resistance. In many cases the villagers are then executed.

September 18
Seven Burmese soldiers killed, two injured in Mongkoe

Another battle at the Kachin front, this time in the area of operations in Northern Shan State. (The Kachin front encompasses clashes in Kachin State and also, as here, just to the south in Northern Shan State.)

September 18
Fighting Continues in Kachin State

This story includes a report of small clashes at the Shan front and news that the Burma Army has seized thirty-five Shan villagers for use as human shields.

September 18
Army Soldiers Threatened, Forced Chin Locals to Sign

Although reports of fighting in Western Burma are rare, the regime is obviously worried that open conflict will spread to this region.

September 17
Army rations destroyed on Thai Burma road

KNLA destroys truck carrying Burma Army rations. BA protecting Thai road construction for new deep sea port, which development will displace 30,000 Karen villagers.

September 17
KNU tightens construction ban on Tavoy to Kanchanaburi Road

KNU bans Italian-Thai Development Company trucks from the road leading to the Tavoy development project (site of above mentioned deep sea port).

September 16
40 Burmese soldiers killed in fighting with KIA

As anticipated, major conflict has resumed at the Kachin front.

September 16
Ethnic leaders welcome U.S. envoy's call to investigate abuses

There can be no peace in Burma if the regime is not held accountable for its crimes against humanity.

September 1
KNU to Observe One-Day Ceasefire on International Day of Peace

The KNU demonstrates that it wants peace, and calls on the military regime to end its offensives and to withdraw its troops.

September 15
Security Tightened in Pruso since the Establishment of a Military Training Ground

Burma Army building major training base in Karenni State.

September 15
Two Burmese soldiers killed at Manje

Two new clashes at the Kachin front. Two BA soldiers were killed in one; The casualties are unknown for the other.

September 15
KNU accuses government of dirty, drug running plot

More regime propaganda. The military junta and its remaining Karen BGF allies are the drug traffickers; The KNU fights their trade.

September 14
Shan villagers beaten by troops: reports

Burma Army abuses villagers as retaliation for two new clashes with the SSA that left a total of four BA killed in action casualties.

September 13
DKBA attack Burma Army Tax Gates

DKBA renews operations.

September 13
Burmese army post burnt down by KIA

KIA destroys regime extortion checkpoint.

September 13
Burmese soldiers injured in KIA mine explosion

New KIA - Burma Army clash.

September 13
KIO blocks construction material for Myitsone Dam project

The regime announced yesterday that even in the face of massive opposition it would continue building the dam. The KIO says, not so fast.

September 12
DKBA reform

DKBA restructuring. Cooperating with the KNLA. May become separate special operations troops under the KNU.

September 9
Wa, Mongla sign new ceasefire agreement

Both good and bad news. It's a good sign that the regime has given up its attempts to pressure the Wa and Mongla. The generals have accepted that they cannot bring them under their control. It's bad, though, that the Wa and Mongla are being used in Naypyidaw's divide and conquer strategy. It would have been much better if they would back the KIA and SSA. Still, what do you expect from one of the world's leading gang of drug dealers, the Wa leadership, and who are buddies with the Chinese communists. When Burma is free, the Wa situation will be one of its greatest challenges.

September 9
KIA and Burmese troops clash at Hkringmu Dan

With the Wa issue settled, at least for the time being, the regime is now free to focus on the KIA.

September 9
200 Burmese troops secretly approach the KIA Laiza headquarters

The military regime is adopting a very aggressive posture. Major conflict is possible in the next few days.

September 9
BGF lose 30 more fighters to DKBA

Good news at the Karen front. More Karen BGF soldiers defect to the resistance.

September 9
Burmese Army goes offensive against Indian Militants

New conflict in Northwest Burma, as the military regime repays India for its support.

September 8
Nearly 30 Burmese soldiers killed in six days in Kachin State

September starts with a major upsurge in conflict at the Kachin front.

September 8
Toys for the boys in Myanmar

Excellent article about how the military regime has built many new factories to make its own weapons, including a ballistic missile factory that reportedly has on-site experts from North Korea, China and Russia.

September 8
DKBA to Accelerate Military Tactics

DKBA element of the Karen resistance reorganizes to prepare for increased conflict with the military regime.

September 7
Burma army still using child soldiers

BA continues to press-gang children.

September 7
KNLA Situation Report

Clashes involving the KNLA and the Burma Army, and BA abuses against Karen villagers, for the period July 24 - September 1

September 7
Burma Army shell village, kill cattle

Burma Army attacks Karen village in retaliation for renewed fighting in recent days with the Karen resistance. At least one BA soldier killed in these clashes.

September 7
Eight Burmese soldiers killed, three injured in fighting with the KIA

New fighting at three different areas at the Kachin front. Eight BA killed in action casualties.

September 6
Burmese government launches psychological warfare against KIA

Also see next item: Military regime launches psyops campaign against the ethnic resistance.

September 6
Contrary to report, DKBA remains active and strong

DKBA counters regime propaganda that it is no longer exists. The DKBA is actively cooperating with the KNLA, including in the new clashes described under the August 7 "Burma Army shell village, kill cattle" item.

September 4
Report on Burma Army use of chemical weapons

Report about suspected chemical weapons attack against SSA on June 3rd.

September 4
Govt Army Accused of Planting Landmines around Kachin Church

First chemical weapons, then mining churches, not to mention raping women and forcing children to act as shields: Is there no atrocity that the Burma Army will not commit!?

September 4
WikiLeaks Cables Show China's Support for UWSA

Important: The United Wa State Army has surface to air missiles, and the direct backing of China. This means, among other things, that the Tatmadaw will be unlikely to attack, but also that the Wa will not support the other ethnic resistance groups (because of China's opposition).

September 3
Burma government puts up posters to disparage KIA leader

Regime propaganda says - falsely - that a leading KIA general has died.

September 2
Burmese Army controls KIA's Lungja hillside

KIA loses an important position.

September 2
SHAN news release:
New report of prisoners being forced to porter for the Burma Army.

A Shan convict who recently escaped from the Shan State war zone said he and other fellow convicts were forced to wear military uniforms, carry weapons and serve as advance guard for the main troops. The soldiers in his unit were also issued meager rations made up of 1 condensed milk can and 3 canful of rice. Some days all of them except the officers went without food.

September 2
Burma's Armed Resistance Needs International Support

Good overview of the justification for armed resistance in Burma and the need for international assistance.

September 2
Kachin IDPs reach over 40,000 due to civil war in Northern Burma

Increase in the scale of the humanitarian crisis in Northern Burma.

September 2
Civilian cars moved away from the war zone in Northern Burma

Kachin people hiding their cars to avoid confiscation and use by the Burma Army.

September 2
Crimes against the Karen must end

Strong condemnation of the United Nations and the International Community for ignoring the regime's crimes against humanity against the Karen people.

September 2
BGF forced 9 villages to relocate to Myaing Gyi Ngu

Regime's BGF allies attacking Karen villages.

September 1
Husbands at the front, women guard rear bases

Burma Army officers and soldiers committing suicide rather than fight; Shan front bases unguarded at night. (If the resistance groups could take these bases, they could seize huge quantities of arms and supplies!)

September 1
Russian MIG 29 Jet used as a threat against SSA-N to protect Russia Investments

War against the SSA launched by the military regime in part to protect Russian investments!

September 1
Civil War in Northern Burma

Description of more clashes in the last few days at the Kachin front.

AUGUST 2011

August 31
SHAN news release:
Four Burma Army KIA in SSA clash

Shan State Army (SSA) spokesman Maj Sai La says during the fight near Hinlai dam, Wanphwi tract, Kehsi township, 14-16 August, the Burma Army's Hopang-based Infantry Battalion 143 had suffered 4 killed: Captain Thet Naing Win, Sgt Win Nyunt, Cpl Maung Myint and Pvt Kyaw Thu Oo. SHAN had earlier reported that the commissioned officer killed was Maj Tin Myo Htoo. Actually he was among the wounded. He and 11 others were hauled by an army helicopter from Kehsi earlier this week.

August 31
China Hands KNU Leader over to Burma

China sent more military supplies and trucks to Burma's regime last week. Now it is deporting resistance leaders, to certain imprisonment and torture.

August 31
Villagers killed in Burma Army attack

BA conducts search and kill missions at the Karen front. Two villagers murdered.

August 31
Three Burmese Army soldiers killed in Dawhpum Yang

Upsurge in fighting at the Kachin front. See the next two items.

August 31
Seven Burma Army soldiers killed in fighting with KIA at Lungja hillside

Heavy fighting in Bhamo township.

August 31
Burma Army friendly fire kills 3, injures 4 on Mandalay-Muse trade route

The easiest way to defeat the military regime: Tatmadaw troops fight themselves!

August 30
Truce Talks with Local Govts Unacceptable: UNFC

The ethnic armed alliance, the UNFC, calls the regime's proposal for local level ceasefire talks a dishonest ploy. The UNFC understands that the regime is not sincere, and that it is on the defensive and trying to buy time.

August 30
Burmese expanding in Kachin state

The Burma Army is reinforcing its troops at the Kachin front. Another clash, from August 28, is reported.

August 29
SHAN news release:
Ambush by SSA against Burma Army. BA casualties unknown.

A joint patrol made up of soldiers from Light Infantry Battalions (LIBs) 17 and 505 ambushed by a 19-men Shan State Army patrol at Napieng village, Namawng tract, Hsipaw township, 09:40-09:55. The Burmese patrol suffered casualties, details unknown. The SSA got away unscathed.

August 29
Gunmen Fire on Police Station in Mon State

An attack on regime police. Also describes a new ambush by the KIA at the Kachin front, against a convoy of military trucks for the regime supplied by China

August 29
SSA-DKBA met in strategic summit

Breakaway DKBA, which is already cooperating with the KNU, agrees to work with the SSA.

August 26
Burmese military agents plant a powerful bomb in Kachin quarter

Regime agents caught planting terrorist bomb in Myitkyina.

August 25
Two Burmese soldiers killed, four injured in KIA ambush

Continued fighting, now that the regime's ridiculous ceasefire offer has been denounced.

August 25
Deadly Clashes Continue in Northern Burma

Current status of Kachin conflict and description of recent clashes.

August 24
SHAN news release.

Shan village burned by Burma Army as retaliation for clashes with the SSA that leave 4-7 BA soldiers killed.

Napeun, a village of 6 households, in Wan Phwi tract, some 7 miles northeast of Kehsi, the seat of Kehsi township, was burned down by the Burma Army yesterday morning, according to different sources. It was in retaliation against the heavy casualties suffered by the Burma Army during a three day fight at the nearby Hin Lai dam, 14-16 August, 4-7 killed and more than 20 wounded. The Shan State Army (SSA) also had 3 killed and 5 wounded.

August 24
Palaung civilian shot dead on the spot by government troops

Villager in Northern Shan State killed by Burma Army.

August 24
Burma Army IB. No. 105 killed innocent boy

Burma Army murders Kachin boy.

August 24
Firewood thief Burmese soldier shot dead by KIA

New Kachin front clash, one BA soldier killed.

August 23
Karen state minister ambushed

DKBA attack regime convoy. Three Burma Army soldiers killed.

August 23
BGF in chaos – another 80 join Karen army

Large number of new desertions from the Burma Army's Karen Border Guard Force.

August 23
Together at last - KNLA and DKBA celebrate Martyrs' Day

Important confirmation of the re-alliance between the DKBA and the KNLA.

August 23
TPP Town People's Militia beats residents

Abuses in Three Pagodas Pass by the military regime's local militia.

August 23
SHAN news releases.
New Burma Army troops arrive at Shan front; desperate conditions for Shan IDPS.

More than 300 fresh troops from Kalaw, where Light Infantry Division (LID) 55 is headquartered, arrived at Mongnawng, 27 miles (43 km) south of Kehsi, where campaign against Shan State Army fighters continue.

557 villagers from Phazawm village, Wanzay tract; and Wanhsang, Hinlai and Napeun villages, Wanphwi tract are facing malaria and lack of food in the jungles where they had fled since 16 August to avoid forced portering and abuses. Some 200 of them are under 18 and some 50 of them are elderly.

August 22
THE NORTH WAR: A KACHIN CONFLICT COMPILATION REPORT

Detailed report on the development of the Kachin conflict.

August 22
Burmese Army soldiers sell ammunition to smugglers in Kalemyo

Tatmadaw soldiers secretly selling arms in Western Burma.

August 21
Karen National Liberation Army six month battle report

This is the 2011 six month battle report for the Karen National Liberation Army. It reveals that from January to June enemy losses (Burma Army and related Border Guard Forces) totaled 761 Killed In Action and 1,047 Wounded In Action casualties.

August 19
Seven Burmese soldiers killed in fighting with KIA

The KIA is on the offensive again.

August 19
Shan front report.

"On the war front, our SSA soldiers have turned the table against the Tatmadaw by driving them back right up to Nong Keo near Maymyao. Their attempt to run over SSA HQ is far from over. They are stuck about 10-20 km away from the Wanhai HQ and they don't dare to withdraw either as they will be ambushed along the retreating lines. They now realized military solution is not the best option. So they are resorting to the same old trick of former PM U Nu's time when KNU was about to run over Rangoon capital 1948, using truce to withdraw their forces from the Shan jungle terrain. As we know the Lady (ASSK) is now released from restriction of movements to allow her to negotiate for peaceful solution by political means. KIA says they must speak to all the five ALLIANCE instead of one at a time."

August 19
Shan children 'used as human shields'

Why is there no international outrage over the Burma Army's war crimes?

August 19
No More Land for the Civilians to Set Foot on

According to the Karenni Development and Research Group (KDRG), there are more than 100,000 landmines planted in Karenni State (by the Burma Army) which is half of the population of Karenni State, that is one landmine for every two persons.

August 19
Ethnic Armies Reject Piecemeal Peace Talks

Ethnic resistance groups firm in their demand that they will only negotiate together and for a nation-wide ceasefire.

August 19
Burmese gov't still exercising an ethnic 'divide and rule' strategy

Additional perspectives on the ceasefire issue.

August 19
SHAN news release
Burma Army officers court-martialed for refusing to follow orders.

Unconfirmed report says Lt-Col Zeya Aung, Commander of Infantry Battalion #22, was court-martialed and sentenced to imprisonment after failing to send reinforcement to troops fighting against the Shan State Army (SSA) in July. It also says Lt-Col Thein Zaw Moe, responsible for road security between Wanzing and Mongnawng, had been court-martialed following ambush of reinforcements led by Lt-Col Win Nyunt late July. According to business sources close to the Burma Army, the campaign against the SSA has not been well-coordinated among the three regional armies: Eastern, Northeastern and Middle East.

August 19
A Glance Inside the Burmese Army

Good analysis of the morale problems in the Burma Army.

August 19
I Am Both Angry And Grateful To The International Community

Analysis of how the United Nations and the European Union are failing the people of Burma.

August 18
Burmese army-KIA fight at Wawang Kumbang

Another clash at the Kachin front. Following BA ceasefire entreaties, the Kachin conflict slowed down. But now that the KIA realizes that the Tatmadaw is not sincere, daily clashes have resumed.

August 18
Villagers face fighting, malaria, hunger and displacement

One hundred and thirty new Karen refugees.

August 17
SHAN news releases:
Burma Army burns monastery; large clash with SSA leaves four BA soldiers killed.

Buddhist dominant Burma Army set on fire that Mong Khawn monastery in Manzi township, Kachin State, on 9 August after accusing the monks of supporting Christian-dominant Kachin Independence Army (KIA), according to local sources fleeing from the area. 

Shan State Army's 726th Battalion base, west of the Namhen, attacked by Hopang-based Infantry Battalion 143 at 20:00, 14 August. The fight continued the next day until late in the night. On 16 August morning the SSA discovered the attackers had withdrawn. It found 4 Burma Army soldiers dead, including Deputy Battalion Commander Maj Tin Myo Tun. It was later reported the Burma Army also suffered more than 20 wounded. On the SSA side, there were 3 killed in action and 5 wounded in action.

August 17
SSA-N refutes Burmese gov't accusation it fired on civilians

Update on recent Burma Army mortar attack on Shan village: Nine villagers were killed.

August 17
Kachin Women's Association Thailand
From August 16 statement: more rapes and murders by Burma Army.

On August 9, a 39-year-old woman and her 17-year-old daughter were gang-raped and killed by troops from Burma Army Light Infantry Battalion 37 near Waimaw. On July 31, a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed when he fled from a Burmese patrol near Kamaing, west of Myitkyina.

August 17
More Hostilities Expected in Southern Karen State

Overview of the current situation on the Karen front.

August 16
Innocent teenage boy shot dead by Burmese soldiers

Burma Army soldiers murder village boy in Kachin area.

August 16
SHAN news release:
New battle.

A Burma Army patrol fought against an unidentified armed group at Loi Piang Fa, Kard Tao tract, some 10 miles north of Kengtung, 03:00-05:00. No further details. The Shan State Army (SSA) says it is still waiting for field reports from its units in Shan State East.

August 15
Kachin News Group news releases:
Many new clashes break out between the KIA and the BA; at least five BA soldiers killed.

8/15 - Fighting between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) troops and the Burmese Army took place on Monday, near Namtu, in Northern Shan State, local sources said.

8/14 - Two military clashes on Sunday, in the morning and evening, took place on the Myitkyina-Manmaw Road, at the village of Nam San Yang, local people said.

At least one government soldier was killed in the morning fighting with KIA troops from Battalion 23, said KIA officers.

New fighting started at Nam San Yang on Friday evening.

8/14 - A Burmese army column was ambushed yesterday evening by the KIA's Battalion 6 on the Hpakant-Namya Road, in Hpakant Jade Mining Township, in western Kachin State, local people said.

At least four government soldiers were killed in the attack, according to KIA officers.

August 15
Fighting breaks out between government and Shan troops

More detail about the clash described in the next item, as well as other news from the Shan and Kachin fronts.

August 15
SHAN news release:
New battle.

Clash between Shan State Army's 576th Battalion and Burma Army's Light Infantry Battalion #503 near Wan Phui, Kehsi township, 14:00-20:00, 13 August. 1 killed and 8 wounded on the Burma Army side and 6 wounded on SSA side.

August 15
Army vents fury on populace

Burma Army mortars Shan village. At least thirteen villagers wounded.

August 12
KIA attacks Burmese troops in Nam San Yang

After a week of no fighting, a new battle on the Kachin front.

August 12
SHAN news release:
More information on yesterday's Shan front battle.

The fight yesterday in Kehsi township was against Nawngkhio-based Light Infanty Battalion (LIB) 114 and not against IB 287 as reported earlier, says the Shan State Army. The battle which began when the Burma Army battalion "deliberately sought out" the SSA took place 7 miles northeast of Kehsi and lasted 5 ½ hours, 12:00-17:30. The attackers retired after sustaining heavy casualties. "We can't understand why they would want to start a fight like that," Maj Gen Pang Fa, SSA leader, was quoted as saying.

August 12
SSA says Chinese engineers released by unknown group

Chinese company reportedly agrees to suspend work on Tasang dam.

August 12
Burmese soldier commits suicide at Waingmaw military base

More evidence of the terrible morale in the Burma Army.

August 11
SHAN news release:
Large battle underway at Shan front.

Heavy clash between the Shan State Army and IB 287 at Pangzay-Loi Yoi, between Kehsi and Nampook at 12:00. "Our guys had them surrounded at the last report (16:00)," said Maj Sai La, SSA spokesman.

August 11
SSA-N and SSA-S launch joint attacks against government

More detail on clash reported by SHAN yesterday (next item). Four Burma Army KIA casualties.

August 10
SHAN news release:
At least ten BA casualties in joint SSA ambush.

Joint Shan State Army 'North' and 'South' column ambushes Burma Army convoy coming south from Kehsi to Mongnawng at 06:20 this morning. At least 10 believed to be dead and wounded.

August 10
Over 30,000 displaced by Burma Army attacks face humanitarian crisis in northern Shan State

Humanitarian impact of Burma Army offensive against the SSA.

August 10
Burma Army Offensive in Northern Shan State (2 July - 4 August, 2011)

Good map of the Shan front.

August 10
Displacement during Burma Army offensive in Northern Shan State (13 March - 10 August 2011)

Map of internally displaced persons in Northern Shan State.

August 10
Update of incidents of fighting between Burma Army and Shan State Army North

Tables of clashes between the Burma Army and the SSA, and associated human rights abuses by the BA against Shan villagers.

August 10
Straightening the Dog's Crooked Tail: One Man's Opinion

Good analysis of why the Burma Army is rushing to reestablish its ceasefire agreement with the KIO/KIA.

August 9
Burma Army fast closing the gap with Mongla

The BA is returning troops to positions near the NDAA.

August 9
A Soldier's Story: My escape from Hell

Good description of the dismal life of soldiers in the Burma Army.

August 8
SHAN news release:
Many new clashes on the Shan front. Thirty-one Burma Army casualties.

At least 8 clashes had taken place between 3-5 August between the Shan State Army (SSA) and the Burma Army: Kehsi township, 3; Mongyai township, 3; and Tangyan township, 2. The Burma Army suffered at least 31 casualties: 2 killed and 29 wounded. More fighting during the weekend, according to SSA sources.

August 8
Burma Army requests return of seized supplies

What audacity!!! The Burma Army is raping and killing Shan villagers. The SSA, defending the villagers, is ambushing BA units and taking their supplies. The BA is now asking for the supplies back!

August 8
Students spread anti-government posters in Myitkyina

What the Revolution in Burma needs is more Underground Group resistance in the cities in support of the armed groups' struggle in the hills.

August 8
Burma govt 'neglecting' Kachin refugees

The Burma Army is committing a war crime by not allowing aid agencies access to the refugees.

August 8
Seven Arrested after being Accused of Supporting Insurgent Group

Seven villagers arrested in Chin State, which area - Western Burma - has seen relatively little conflict. The Burma Army clearly does not want to be involved in a new front. Note: Villagers accused of being part of the resistance are often executed.

August 7
KNLA Situation Report

Clashes involving the KNLA for the period June 16 - July 30

August 7
News of BURMA ARMY (Tatmadaw) attack on SSA Wan-hai HQ.

Burmese Army casualties are put at 400 plus dead and 200 disabled and wounded casualties over a period of three months since early May 2011. The hospital beds in Laikha, Nam Sang (Burmese Mi29 air base) and Loilem are full so they have to take the injured and sick Tatmadaw foot soldiers to Pangtara Burmese military hospital where it is claimed to have over 1000 beds waiting for them.

August 5
Burmese lieutenant and soldier killed by KIA

A new KIA clash with the Burma Army.

August 5
Siege of Shan base relaxed but not lifted

Although the Burma Army has withdrawn troops from positions near the SSA's Wanhai HQ, those that remain are re-provisioning.

August 5
Scorched earth threat in Shan state

The Burma Army is threatening to destroy Shan villages in Southern Shan State if the fighting with the SSA spreads.

August 4
SHAN news release:
Description of July Shan front clashes.

Report from the Shan State Army (SSA) North says it had fought 33 clashes during July, killing at least 38 and wounding 39, while losing 2 killed and 3 wounded. It was unable to account for casualties for 15 clashes, 3 of them together with the SSA South.

Hsipaw township, 2 clashes; Mongyai township, 10 clashes; Monghsu township, 3 clashes; Tangyan township, 2 clashes; and Kehsi township, 16 clashes.

August 3
Police killed in Kachin rocket attack

Additional information about the Kachin ambush described in the next item.

August 3
KIA attacks a Burmese military truck

New Kachin ambush, near Chinese dam site.

August 3
SHAN news release:
Major clash at Shan front.

Burma Army's Yin-Kwe-taung post attacked yesterday by Shan State Army (SSA), between 18:00-19:00. Heavy casualties on the Burma Army side, according to sources, but no figures available.

August 3
Burma Army withdraws from Mongla

Update to yesterday's news releases about the Burma Army withdrawing troops from near NDAA base.

August 2
United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Excellent commentary on Burma's Civil War, which makes two basic points. The resistance forces should not sacrifice their political goals (i.e., freedom) in exchange for economic incentives. In other words, they should not be corrupt and sell out their people. And, they should maintain unity and press their political demands collectively. No resistance groups, most importantly the KIA, should strike separate ceasefire agreements.

August 2
Tavoy-Kanchanaburi will continue to see resistance says KNU

Increased fighting in KNU's 4th Brigade area, in response to major regime development projects. Note: This brigade has seen the least conflict in recent years of any of the KNU units.

August 2
Nationwide cease-fire demand prevents KIO-government agreement

The Kachin are sticking to their demand for a nation-wide ceasefire. Well-done, KIO/KIA!

August 2
SHAN news releases:
Burma Army soldiers withdrawing from positions near NDAA (Mongla).

Around 300 Burma Army troops that arrived on 24 July at the No Man's Land between the NDAA and Burmese frontline outposts near Mong Lwe, southwest of Mongyang left yesterday, thereby releasing the tensions that had flared up a week earlier. The Burma Army said there was no silver metal to be found there as suggested by earlier reports.

The Burma Army's forward base at Mongfan, near the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA)'s Hsop Lwe base on the Mekong, has reduced its strength to some 50 troops from about 200 two months ago, according to NDAA sources in Mongla, opposite China's Daluo.

August 2
DKBA to escalate border conflict

The different elements of the Karen resistance are increasing their unity, and planning an offensive to drive the Burma Army from Karen State.

August 2
Govt Shelling Hits Karen Village

The Burma Army has been shelling the Karen resistance forces almost daily since May.

August 1
Burmese army brutally kills a Kachin farmer

Another report (see below) described how the Burma Army killed one Kachin villager and captured another. It has now been learned that the captured villager too was murdered, by being buried alive. The Burma Army are barbarians! Eight other villagers have also been arrested, reportedly to bury bodies. What are the chances that they too will be murdered?

August 1
Hundreds of Karen villagers forced to work at Burma Army camp

Large-scale forced labor in Karen State.

August 1
Civilian shot dead, one civilian arrested by government troops in Kamaing

Kachin villager murdered by Burma Army soldiers.

August 1
Half of government battalions besieging Shan headquarters pull out

In recent weeks many commentators have expected a full-scale offensive by the Burma Army against the SSA's Wanhai headquarters. We, though, were skeptical about this. In the conflict in the area that had been underway, the SSA clearly had prevailed. This article discloses that recent Burma Army casualties at the northern Shan front included 100 killed in action. Had the BA attacked Wanhai such casualties would have risen to the hundreds, which apparently was an unacceptable loss, and which offensive also would have had no guarantee of success.

The Tatmadaw is failing now on all three fronts, Kachin, Shan and Karen. Hence its push for a new Kachin ceasefire.

JULY 2011

July 30
Burmese troops fire artillery at each other

Confused Burma Army units fight each other at the Kachin front.

July 29
Military uses 13-year-old boy to spy on KIA

Burma Army forces Kachin boy to spy on the KIA. The military regime has absolutely no shame. What a collection of cowards!

July 29
Italian-Thai company workers evacuated from Burma

Thai construction workers flee the Karen front. New KNLA clashes leave a reported six Burma Army KIA casualties.

July 29
SHAN news release:
More news of Kyaukme attacks.

Civilian sources from Kyaukme say Artillery Battalion 36 post, south of the town, was attacked by unknown armed band before dawn. About 15 soldiers wounded, some seriously.

Nawng Ang, between Kyaukme and Bawgyo (Maw Kerh) on the way to Hsipaw, was attacked at the same time. 3 either wounded or killed. Shan State Army "South" confirm its fighters were responsible for the attacks. 

July 29
Gunmen Kill Three in Kyaukme Attack

An attack at a regime checkpoint. Also, news of another clash on the Shan front.

July 29
Facebook: Hundreds join movement against Burma Army

The Civil War leads over two hundred Shan youths to join the revolution.

July 28
Suu Kyi's 'Open Letter' calls for immediate cease-fire in ethnic areas

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi offers to mediate the war.

July 28
SSA-S troops ambush government convoys

Three resistance ambushes at the Shan front.

July 28
SSA North not left out in the cold: Spokesman

Two more clashes at the Shan front.

July 28
Families in Kachin war zone ordered out

Burma Army forcibly relocates thousands of Kachin villagers.

July 27
4 Burmese soldiers killed, 12 injured by KIA ambush

Four Burma Army soldiers killed by the KIA.

July 27
Rank-and-file hardships taking toll on Tatmadaw unity

Important: Secret intelligence reveals that ordinary Burma Army soldiers are facing many difficulties, and that this in turn is causing divisions among their commanding officers.

July 27
Mon armed group asks extortion money from government rubber plantation

Regime department receives demand for cash.

July 26
Burma army targets ethnic women

Since June 9, Burma Army soldiers have raped at least thirty-two ethnic minority women, of whom thirteen were then murdered.

July 25
More Refugees Flee to Border Fearing War

Two thousand new refugees at the Kachin front.

July 25
Activists protest Indian arms sales to Burma during ethnic wars

Activist reaction to the appalling news that India is arming Burma's military dictatorship, and is therefore culpable in its war crimes against Burma's ethnic minorities.

July 25
Burmese-Kachin fighting takes place at three locations

New battles between the Burma Army and the KIA at three different locations. Casualties are unknown.

July 25
SHAN news release:
Burma Army gets large shipment of weapons from China.

500 13 ton Sino trucks from Sichuan province and 30 BE trucks loaded with ammo escorted to Lashio today since 06:00. Security provided by IB 241 between Muse and Hsenwi and by LIB 527 between Hsenwi and Lashio.

July 25
Final assault on SSA yet to materialize

SSA in south supporting northern Wanhai HQ with diversionary ambushes.

July 22
Friendly fire kills 3 Burmese soldiers, injures 7

What a joke! Burma Army soldiers masquerading as KIA were attacked and killed by their own troops. This is what happens to you when you are lying, deceiving, murderous, rapist bastards! Welcome to instant karma!

July 22
Burmese Military Reinforces Troops near KIO Bases

KIA destroys another bridge. Laiza is now cut off from Myitkyina and Bhamo. If - as many people are saying - the Burma Army is about to attack Laiza, then bring it on! Its supply and communication lines will be stretched, and easily cut. Laiza is well defended, and the weather now is terrible. The Tatmadaw will suffer unprecedented casualties.

The ethnic resistance groups should fight hard and on many fronts for the next six months to a year. Then maybe the junta will be willing to negotiate in good faith.

July 21
Government troops open artillery barrage near Myawaddy

The Burma Army is using heavy weapons against the DKBA.

July 21
Burma Army's War against Shan: Licence to Rape plus Licence to Commit Genocide?

Burma Army commander orders troops in Shan State to kill local men and rape local women. This is the barbarity of the rulers of Burma. Constructive engagement, anyone?

July 21
Burmese troops close in on Laiza

The Burma Army is creeping up on the KIA headquarters, and many people expect a major attack. The question is: is such an attack likely, or is this posturing to pressure KIA commanders to accept a new ceasefire? One thing that is certain is that the area is extremely well defended. Any attack will be met by fierce resistance, and Burma Army casualties will be high.

July 20
Burmese Army to start full-scale offensive against Kachin minority

Expectation of major Burma Army offensive against the KIA.

July 20
'We will not fight a defensive war for a long time'

Interview with Shan leader and discussion of recent fighting on the Shan front.

July 20
Three regional armies against Shan HQ

Expectation of Burma Army attack against SSA Wanhai HQ.

July 19
Burmese battalion commander and three troops killed by KIA

Four more BA casualties in the latest Kachin front clash.

July 19
Quiet along the front, noisy in the rear

Nampook battle at the Shan front dies down. SSA shifts to guerrilla tactics.

July 19
As fighting continues, Shan refugees seek safety in jungle

Hundreds of new Shan refugees. Also, report of new fighting in two townships at the Kachin front.

July 18
KIA captures 7 Burmese soldiers in Hka Ya war

Increase in reported number of BA soldiers captured bythe KIA from five to seven. Word that BA LIB 21 was effectively routed.

July 18
28 Govt. Troops Killed in Ambush: KIA

High number of casualties from KIA ambush of Burma Army supply column.

July 18
Burmese officials captured by Kachin army

Kachin capture five Burma Army personnel, including two officers.

July 18
Fighting intensifies around rebel HQ

Update on Shan front fighting around Nampook. Burma Army using heavy weapons.

July 18
Burmese shelling forces SSA from bases

Additional information from Shan front. SSA soldiers withdrawing from some positions to protect villagers at risk from BA shelling.

July 15
'Negotiating' recording to be played for President Thein Sein

Important: This article includes information that close to three hundred military trucks, loaded with arms, arrived in Burma from China between July 12 and 14.

July 15
Kachin News Group news release.
New clash at the Kachin front, five Burma Army soldiers killed.

July 13, 2011 at 6 a.m.—KIA's battalion 15 attacked Burmese troops at Sinlum in N'mawk (Momauk) Township in Manmaw (Bhamo) district in Kachin State, said local residents. The Burmese soldiers are from Light Infantry Battalion No. 321, based in Shwenyaungbyin, Waingmaw Township. Five bodies of Burmese soldiers were brought out from the event, said witnesses.

July 15
Junta reinforcements waylaid

More detail on the fighting at Nampook on the Shan front. Four more ambushes by the SSA. Heavy Burma Army casualties, who are being retrieved by helicopter.

July 14
Kachins reject ceasefire with untrusted Burmese government

Kachin delegates reject KIO's plan to renew its ceasefire with the Burma Army. Earlier this year the delegates rejected transforming the KIA into a BGF. This new rejection portends renewed conflict.

July 14
Former BGF fighters ready for war

DKBA soldiers well equipped and ready fight.

July 14
DANGER WITH EVERY STEP: LANDMINES KILLING AND WOUNDING IN KARENNI AREA

First report from Karenni State. The Burma Army has planted tens of thousands of land mines to target the Karenni people.

July 14
Burma Army gives rapists free rein in northern Shan State offensive

The Burma Army has authorized the use of rape as a terror tactic on the Shan front. Four women were raped on July 5th, including one 12 year old school girl.

July 14
SSA troops 'bombed' by government aircraft: SSA

Two Burma Army jets bomb the SSA, likely as a reaction to recent resistance advances (see next item).

July 13
Junta army's road link outpost overrun by Shan rebels

The SSA destroy's an important Burma Army outpost, after luring away most of the outpost's armed contingent.

July 13
KNLA Situation Report

Clashes involving the KNLA for the period June 1-18.

July 13
From Prison to Front Line: Analysis of convict porter testimony 2009 – 2011

Report that in the last two years the Burma Army has used at least 1,700 convict porters in Karen State and eastern Bago Division.

July 13
Children become latest victims of conflict in Kachin State

Another Burma Army war crime. Kachin child refugees are ill and dying because the BA will not allow aid groups to help the refugees from the its war of aggression.

July 13
Clash in Shan State leaves at least six dead

SSA clash with the Burma Army, resistance forces say nine BA soldiers killed.

July 13
Bomb Blast in Shan State Injures Four

Bomb at a military checkpoint. In a separate report on the incident, SHAN reports that the SSA said it was not responsible.

July 12
SHAN news release:
Two new clashes

Two clashes last night:
The SSA North vs Burma Army's IB 286 at Nampook, Kehsi township, north of SSA HQ Wanhai; 1 junta soldier captured alive

At Pakha Hsai, between Mong Awd and Khum Pang, Monghsu township, a surprise encounter at 23:00, casualties unknown; Burma Army chased out by the SSA

July 12
Govt Compromise Needed to Avert All-out Civil War: KIA

Burma Army shelling KIA stronghold at Pajau. Description of KIA ceasefire demands.

July 12
Ethnic Armies Must Defend Each Other: OMCC

Overseas Mon Coordinating Committee calls on UNFC members to support each other and fight, and questions the NMSP's resistance to launching military operations.

July 11
India sends arms and ammunition in 52 trucks to Burma

Important: India, a democracy, is supplying arms to Burma's military regime, a dictatorship. This is atrocious. It should be widely publicized in India's media, and New Delhi should be forced to stop.

July 11
Bomb Exploded in Thantlang, Chin State

More news from Western Burma: A government building is attacked.

July 11
Fresh Govt. Attack on KIA at Hydropower Dam

Some ceasefire! The Burma Army renews its attacks on the KIA.

July 11
ABSDF will reorganize troops in Kachin State

The student army, the ABSDF, is reorganizing its soldiers in Northern Burma to fight alongside the Kachin. According to other reports, ABSDF troops in the south are already fighting with the Karen.

July 11
Burmese government blocks aid to Kachin war refugees

The Burma Army is blocking the delivery of relief supplies to the refugees of its offensive against the Kachin.

July 11
SHAN news releases:
The Wa are expecting to be attacked after the Kachin.

The Wa leadership believes the United Wa State Army (UWSA) is the next on Naypyitaw's hit list, following the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), according to a highly informed source who just returned from the Sino-Burma border.

On July 9th, the SSA attacked a police vehicle carrying two of its fighters.

A police vehicle carrying two Shan State Army suspects attacked near Khong Noi, between Loilem and Taunggyi attacked by SSA troops. The two escaped with their rescuers. Other versions say they were killed together with the security guards.

July 11
Pro-government Force Retakes Karen BGF Headquarters

The title is misleading. DKBA troops have withdrawn from Myaing Gyi Nyu, to spare local villagers and temples, which would have been caught in fighting crossfire. The DKBA is now launching guerrilla operations against the Burma Army and Chit Thu's Karen BGF.

July 9
Deadly ambush kills Burma army officers

More details about a July 2nd ambush by the KNLA, in which two Burma Army officers were killed and another one was seriously injured.

July 9
Burma army threats force villagers to abandon farms

Villagers at the Karen front abandoning their farms to escape being forced to porter for the Burma Army.

July 9
Burmese Army applies intra-tribal clash tactics in war on Kachin

The Burma Army is using divide and conquer tactics against the Kachin, by forcing remaining BGF troops to fight the KIA.

July 9
Burman Troop's Offensive against Kachin: A Post-colonial Nationalistic Interpretation (research)

Analysis of the regime's Burman nationalism as the driving factor behind the expanded conflict with the ethnic minorities.

July 8
Kachin army ambush leaves 30 dead

Kachin ambush on July 7 results in some thirty Burma Army killed in action casualties. Due to the date, this attack appears distinct from the clashes reported on July 4 (see below), which also totaled at least thirty such casualties.

July 8
Campaign stalemate, war goes on

Daily clashes in at least four locations on the Shan front. Very limited information is available on these clashes, but in one, two Burma Army soldiers were reported killed.

July 7
Village chairman arrested by CNA in Chin state

The Chin National Army asserts itself.

July 7
SHAN news releases:
Correction to report on SSA.

Re: Report about the Shan State Army (SSA) South urging the embattled SSA North to abandon its besieged HQ base in Wanhai, Kehsi township, 5 July 2011, was turned down by SSA officials as "inaccurate". SHAN says it is happy that field reports from the SSA North are still forthcoming despite the misunderstanding.

Burma Army search and destroy mission in Shan State.

From 2-5 July, a 200 men patrol made up of 3 infantry battalions: IB 64, LIB 513 and LIB 577 launched a search-and-destroy operation in Monghsu township. Abuses and loots reported by the local people:

- K 2 million plus (not including donation box at Ta Hsarmpu temple) 
- 32 bottles of cooking oil
- 2,240 liters of rice 
- 22 bags of ajinomoto
- 75 chickens 
- 3 pigs 
- More than 90 people detained
- Rapes in Mongkhang

July 7
Karen BGF Talks Break Down; Tensions Remain High

Attempt by the Burma Army to reconcile with defector Karen BGF fails. Only Chit Thu's unit remains loyal to the regime.

July 6
The Burma Army's Offensive Against the Shan State Army - North

Timeline and analysis of Burma Army operations against the SSA.

July 6
SHAN news release:
In Shan front, Burma Army forces local villagers to wear uniforms and lead columns; five new clashes.

12 villagers were forced to wear Burma Army uniforms and lead the advance guard after a joint patrol of IB 64 and LIB 515 were ambushed by the Shan State Army (SSA) North on 2 July at Kiu Ma Yui, Mongnawng Sub-township, Kehsi township. Three more clashes between SSA and LIB 513 on the same day and 1 on 4 July.

July 5
Travelers released by armed group

Culmination of a recent transport attack in Mon State.

July 5
KIA limits military resistance to Burmese government

Is the KIA falling into a Tatmadaw trap? There is no sincerity in the regime's ceasefire offer. It is only a ploy to buy time to reposition its troops for new attacks. In a war, restricting yourself to defensive operations is suicidal.

July 5
SSA South wants SSA North to evacuate from its main base

Update on the situation at SSA HQ Wanhai.

July 4
War continues between KIA and Burmese army

Three new battles on the Kachin front. A total of at least thirty Burma Army soldiers died in the first two; casualties from the third are still unknown.

July 4
Burma Officers Killed in KNLA Ambush

Two senior BA officers killed in a KNLA attack over the weekend. Two other BA KIA casualties.

July 4
Children forced to carry frontline supplies

Rampant use of forced labor, even of village children, by the Burma Army at the Karen front.

July 1
Burma Army commander ambushed

Ambush of Burma Army officer at the Shan front.

July 1
Shan upheaval as gas attack fears spread

Shan fear chemical warfare from the Burma Army.

July 1
Plain clothes Burmese soldiers rob and assault Kachin people

More human rights abuses by Burma Army soldiers at the Kachin front.

July 1
No one obeys gov't order to hand over weapons in Mon State

Conflict in Mon State becoming more likely.

July 1
BGF Commander Killed in All-Karen Clash

Update to the next news item: The commander of BGF Battalion 1011 (which still supports the Burma Army) is among the KIA casualties in the new Karen offensive.

JUNE 2011

June 30
BGF attacks Burma Army camp

Important: Major attack by the Karen resistance on a Burma Army camp. For years the Karen revolutionary forces have been weak, engaging mainly in defensive operations to protect villagers. With the collapse of the Karen BGF and the subsequent re-alliance of the DKBA with the KNLA, they are now strong enough to conduct large offensive operations. If these operations continue and expand, the freedom fighters have the potential to drive the Burma Army from much of Karen State, finally giving the local citizens (like the people of Benghazi in Libya) freedom from fear.

June 30
Kachin Army attacks Burmese military convoy

Burma Army movements to prepare for war continue even while a ceasefire negotiation is supposedly underway. KIA, do not be fooled by the SPDC's lies!

June 30
Chinese made military trucks arriving at border raises question

China supplying more than one hundred new military trucks to the Burma Army.

June 29
Burmese troops cross Chinese border for offensive against KIA

Two hundred Burma Army troops enter China in civilian clothes. Kachin Independence Army expects attack on its Laiza HQ from Chinese territory.

June 29
LID 22 Troops Prepare for War In Karen State

Burma Army moves three hundred more soldiers to the Three Pagodas Pass area.

June 29
Bombs Hit Taungoo and Thanbyuzayat

Two more explosions, and two buses set on fire.

June 29
SHAN news release:
SSA soldier stopped by Burma Army, kills one BA soldier.

Private Ai La from the Shan State Army's Battalion 807, 72nd Brigade, who was on errand to Mong Nawng, a sub-township seat of Kehsi township, stopped by 3 Burma Army men (1 officer and 2 enlisted men) before entering the town. During the ensuing shootout, the officer was killed and his pistol taken by Ai La, who escaped unscathed.

June 28
Two short, powerful videos from Burma Issues of one family of Karen villagers trying to survive under the Burma Army's reign of terror.

Finding food in fear

Living in fear

June 28
Trains carry weaponry into Kachin capital

Burma Army preparing for large-scale warfare against the Kachin

June 27
SHAN news release:
Three Burma Army soldiers killed in SSA attack on road construction project.

Burmese troops guarding the Kengtung-Mong Ngen (Mong Khark township) road construction project attacked by Shan State Army "South" on 11 June. 3 dead and 5 wounded. The Burma Army had been subjecting villagers (Shan, Palaung and Lahu) to forced labor and other abuses, according to a report coming to the border. The SSA has neither confirmed nor denied it.

June 27
Kawkeriek civilian shot dead by Burma army

Burma Army soldier shoots a taxi driver at a checkpoint. New attack by the Karen resistance on a BA camp.

June 25
Chinese-Burmese military officers meet in Mangshi on KIA

Important: This article confirms the June 17 post (see below) of the contents of a top secret Burma Army letter that China will fund and arm the BA in its attacks on the Kachin. In a June 23 meeting between BA commanders and Chinese military officials, the Chinese granted permission for BA troops to cross into China to attack the KIA HQ at Laiza from the East. China is now a full ally of the Tatmadaw in the Kachin conflict. The only thing it has yet to do is commit its own PLA soldiers to the fight.

June 25
Civilians supporting KIA threatened with death

Burma Army announces its intention to commit war crimes against Kachin villagers.

June 24
Moscow's Nuclear Envoy Visits Burma

While not directly connected to the current armed conflict in Burma, this article is relevant because of the gravity of the military regime's clandestine WMD proliferation program, which Russia is assisting at a minimum with training, and also Putin's conventional arms sales to the junta starting with MIG-29s.

Burma's dictatorship recently announced that it is too poor for Nukes. This is hogwash, as the arrival of the Russian envoy demonstrates, as well as the U.S. interdiction on May 26th of a North Korean vessel heading to Burma with a cargo identified as missile components (see June 13 post below).

Also, few people have commented on the evolution of the regime's propaganda. First it said that it had no nuclear program or aspirations whatsoever. Then, after Dictator Watch and Democratic Voice of Burma provided hard evidence to the contrary, the regime changed its position, saying that while it did have a nuclear program, it was for peaceful, research purposes only. To our knowledge, no Burma analysts recognized this subtle shift. Now the story has changed again to the plea of poverty, all the while energy prices and also direct investment in Burma are soaring.

While new intelligence on the WMD program has been sparse, it is clear that the regime is moving full steam ahead with its ambition to in one way or another possess an atomic bomb.

June 24
Three Burmese soldiers killed fighting KIA in Manje

Three BA soldiers killed in clash with KIA Battalion 12 in northern Kachin State.

June 24
Burmese government, KIO continue fighting in Kachin State

Fighting still underway in a number of locations on the Kachin front.

June 24
Shan army's key bridge burnt down

Burma Army burns down Shan bridge. Two BA soldiers killed in nearby clash.

June 24
A second bomb goes off in Mandalay–fourth bomb on Friday

Bomb blasts in Burma cities. Unknown culprits. These are probably regime actions, to use for propaganda attacks on the resistance. Such unidentified blasts have been taking place for years.

June 23
War snowballs; Kachin refugees influx to China border

There are now more than 20,000 refugees from the Burma Army attacks in Kachin State. Refugee conditions are poor since the rainy season is underway. Malaria and cholera are spreading.

June 23
SHAN news release:

The Shan State Army (SSA) "North" withdrew from the Ta Pha Hsawng crossing battle in Kehsi township, some 20 miles west of its former head quarters Wanhai, yesterday after being heavily shelled, according to SSA sources. Wanhai, abandoned by its leader Maj Gen Pang Fa since the start of the campaign in March, has been strictly left alone by the Burma Army so far.

June 22
New war front opened between KIA and Burmese troops in Puta-O

Fighting begins in the far north of Burma.

June 22
Namkoi railway bridge blown up by KIA

Burma Army's main rail transport line from Myitkyina to the conflict zone is cut.

June 22
Serial mine explosions in northern Myitkyina

Details of three explosions against regime facilities in Myitkyina.

June 22
FBR REPORT: People in Karen State Face Attacks, Forced Labor, Land Confiscation and Disastrous Weather; FBR Teams Bring Relief

Overview of Burma Army humanitarian abuses, and FBR relief operations, in the different districts of Karen State.

June 22
Burma pledges to rout Indian separatists

Even with battles underway on three fronts (Kachin, Shan, Karen), the Burmese dictatorship pledges to India to open a fourth in northwest Burma.

June 22
KIA Launches Targeted Urban Attacks

Bomb attacks in Myitkyina, and on railway bridge.

June 22
18 women gang-raped in Kachin state

Eighteen confirmed rapes by Burma Army soldiers in the Kachin area; thirty suspected.

June 22
SHAN news release:

A battle has been going on since 07:00 until 20:00 yesterday at Ta Pha Hsawng crossing of Lawng river, a tributary of the Pang, between 3 townships: Kehsi, Mongyai and Hsipaw. One of the Shan State Army 27th Brigade's units was attacked by Mongao-based Infantry Battalion 33. Both sides have been taking a break since until 09:00 this morning, with reinforcements coming to each side. "It's a sort of encirclement game," said one officer, "First, they encircled us and then, we encircled them. Then they encircled us again and so on."

June 22
Burmese government preparing offensive against Karen armed groups

Likelihood of large-scale warfare on the Karen front.

June 21
Clashes increase after more Burma Army troops deployed to Shan territory

Continuing clashes near SSA Wanhai HQ.

June 21
Two die after gunman opens fire in Karen state

Attack at Burma Army checkpoint.

June 20
Kachin raped, killed by Burmese troops

Report that seven Kachin women have been raped by Burma Army troops in recent days, with four then murdered. The regime is increasing its frequency of the crime of using rape as a weapon of wear. The question is: Is this being ordered purposefully by regime commanders, as a way to terrorize the local population?

June 20
Sinbo witnesses heavy fighting between Burmese troops and KIA

Contrary to some reports, there is no lull. Heavy fighting continues on the Kachin front.

June 20
A Hydropower Dam Site in Pegu Attacked

Karen attack a dam site.

June 20
Burma deploys extra troops to Karen state

Burma Army preparing to fight Karen BGF defectors.

June 20
SHAN news releases:

Clash on June 18, three BA soldiers killed

Shan State Army (SSA)'s Brigade No.1 from Township No.9 in Mongyai ambushed a patrol of Burma Army Infantry Battalion (IB) 67, between Tangyan and Lashio motor way, Shan State North, from 13:30 to 14:00. Three Burma Army soldiers were reported dead, the SSA sources said.

Clash on June 17, one BA soldier killed

A squad of Shan State Army (SSA) from Brigade 72 led by Corporal Sai Taw was engaged in a clash with Burma Army Infantry Battalion (IB) 286, at Kungmai Nyawng, Mongnawng Township, leaving one Burma Army soldier dead and several others injured, according to SSA sources.

Three more Shan villagers killed by Burma Army soldiers

Yet more local villagers in Shan State, especially from areas where clashes between the Shan State Army and Burma Army were reported shot dead by Burma Army troops patrolling in the area. On 16 June, three villagers from Hsipaw township, one of the war zone between the SSA and Burma Army, were killed. One of them Sai Jing, 35, from Wan kung Yome, Hseng Kaew village tract, Hsipaw  was shot in the village by Burma Army from LIB#501 based in Kyaukme, according to local sources. The other villagers were Nang Htay, 13, and Nai Lu, 70, granddaughter and grandmother, from Wankang, Wanmaw village tract of Hsipaw, were similarly fired upon by Burma Army soldiers from Mongyai based Infantry Battalion (IB) 67.

June 18
KNLA attack kill 8 and wound 7 Burmese soldiers

Report of a new large clash.

June 18
Burmese Army's Southeast Command Prepares Its Troops

Burma Army preparing for war against the Mon.

June 18
Burma army shelling displaces 200 villagers

Burma Army use of heavy weapons in Three Pagodas Pass area triggers Karen IDP crisis.

June 18
Motorbike gunmen target Burma army soldiers

Unusual ambush in Karen conflict.

June 17
Seventeen Burmese soldiers killed in Sinbo

Results of clashes in Mohnyin Township.

June 17
KIA attacks Burmese troops in Dum Bung Krung

Description of KIA offensive against the Burma Army.

June 17
Burmese Army Warns Families to Relocate to the Center of Town

Update on the situation at Three Pagodas Pass.

June 17
TOP SECRET LETTER OF SPDC
(Scroll down to find it in the blog.)

Letters from SPDC generals disclose:

48 Burma Army KIA casualties.
Expecting heavy weapons and ammunition from China by the end of June.
The fighting near the Kachin State dams is for Chinese business interests.
China will also fund the conflict.
Political prisoners are to be used as porters.

June 17
Burmese government offers KIA a cease-fire; fighting continues

Fighting in Mohnyin District today results in seven Burma Army KIA casualties.

June 17
Prisoners from Insein Prison are taken to unknown location

Burma Army using prisoners to porter in conflict zones.

June 17
KIA announcement to Burmese Armed Forces personnel:

KIA announcement calling for defections from Burma Army translated into English.

June 17
Irrawaddy news release:

Burmese Troops Using Villagers as Human Shields

Burmese government troops have banned residents of two Kachin villages—Hna Lin Hpa and Ton Hon in Na Kham Township—from fleeing so that they can use the villagers as human shields, said local residents. Seng Aung, who lives in Laiza on the China-Burma border, said that some villagers want to escape the hostilities, but the government won't let them go. Some lie to the authorities, saying they are going to work on their farm, but then flee to Laiza for safety. Meanwhile, four Kachin villagers in Ma Kan Village, Na Kham Township, were arrested and tortured by government troops.

June 16
Tatmadaw shelling kills one child, injures another in Mae T'Ler village

Burma Army mortar attack kills a Karen child.

June 16
SHAN news releases:

Martial law in Bhamo

Bhamo township, Kachin State, is said to be under Martial Law after fighting between the Burma Army and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) took place in the area on 14 June, according to local sources. A curfew is enforced after 21:00 (local time) and every shop and restaurant also has to close by 20:00. Authorities will not take responsibility for anyone outside after the curfew. Security in the town has tightened as well. Everyone crossing and passing the town is strictly checked and asked to show ID cards by Burma Army authorities. No one is allowed to pass by after 18:00 O'clock, said a source.

Four Shan villagers killed by Burma Army

On 14 June, 5 villagers from Nazawng and Hsai Leng villages, Wanpang village tract, Hsipaw Township, Shan State North, were shot while were working on a farm by an unidentified Burma army unit active in the area, leaving four dead and one injured. The victims were:
1.      Sai Lu, 34, Hsai Leng village
2.      Sai Jing, 25, Hsai Leng village
3.      Hsang Hla, 30, Hsai Leng village
4.      Hsang Mya, 30, Hsai Leng village and
5.      Sai Htun, 20, Nazawg, Mongkhurh, Hsipaw Township, wounded on his left shoulder

SSA-BA clashes result in eight Burma Army KIA casualties

On 13 June, around 21:45 local time, a squad of Shan State Army fighters from Brigade NO.74 led by Corporal Sai Kham made an attack Burma Army soldiers from Infantry Battalion (IB) 518 and Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 247) based in Ho Nga, Namzeng village tract of Shan State South's Monghsu township, leaving three dead on the Burma army side and 12 wounded. Another 2 injured soldiers died on the way to receive medical treatment at Monghsu hospital. One more died as soon as he arrived at the hospital, according to local sources and SSA. The rest were said to have been brought to Loilem hospital. On the same day, a patrol of Burma Army from Shan State South's Mongnawng based Military Operations Command (MOC) #2, one of the bases that oversee the operation against the SSA, was ambushed again at Loi Zuen Mountain, south of Monghsu. One of the high ranking officers Colonel Myint Zaw, along with one private died on the spot. Three other soldiers were seriously wounded.

Clashes near SSA Wanhai HQ result in four Burma Army KIA casualties

The Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) says it is well-prepared to protect its headquarters Wanhai following the immediate reinforcement of the Burma Army troops near its HQ. Yesterday, around five battalions of Burma Army troops were deployed to areas two miles away from SSA HQ. On 13 June, four Burma Army soldiers from a Monghsu based battalion were killed and 5 wounded in a fighting took place at Loi Khio Mountain on the way to Tawoonkeng, one of the crossings of the Salween River, Shan State South. The fighting took place around 9:30 local time and lasted about half an hour between Shan State Army (SSA) Brigade No. 74, Battalion 196 and an unidentified Burma Army unit, according to SSA officers.

June 16
KIA encourages defection in Burmese Army

KIA implements long-advocated Dictator Watch recommendation, already in place by the KNU, to call upon Burma Army soldiers to defect.

June 16
Over 10,000 Kachin refugees flee to China border

Conflict's associated humanitarian impact.

June 16
KIO destroys 10 bridges and capture and arrest six

KIA systematically destroying bridges to restrict Burma Army movements.

June 16
Two Burmese Army soldiers die in bus accident

Troops from Chin State being moved to Kachin battle areas. Private buses commandeered, accident leaves two BA troops dead.

June 16
Schools in Three Pagodas Pass Closed in Fear of Attacks

In Karen area, Burma Army soldiers wearing civilian clothes to use local population as a shield.

June 15
Two former NDA-K leaders put under house-arrest in Myitkyina

Burma Army trying to prevent Kachin BGF defections.

June 15
KIA destroys two bridges in Northern Shan State

KIA destroying bridges to limit Burma Army movements, including on key trade route into China.

June 15
Chinese dam workers evacuated by Kachin Army

Map of clash locations in relation to Chinese-built dam sites.

June 15
Thousands Flee to China to Escape Kachin Conflict

Thousands of Burmese, mostly Kachin villagers, fled their homes on Tuesday to seek sanctuary in China or took shelter at the China-Burma border as the conflict in Kachin State intensified. Most were from Momauk, Bhamo, Mansi, Waingmaw and areas near Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State. Many villages are now said to be "ghost towns" as troops from the Kachin Independence Army exchange hostilities with the Burmese army nearby. Some estimates put the number of Kachin refugees at up to 10,000 with an unknown number thought to be hiding out in the jungle. (Irrawaddy)

June 15
Kachin Fighting Spreads to Northern Shan State

Clashes broke out last night between Burmese troops and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) at two different locations in northern Shan State, where the KIA's Battalions 8 and 9 are based, according to a report by the Kachin News Group, quoting KIA officers and local sources. The two KIA battalions are under the command of the Loikang-based KIA's Brigade 4 in northern Shan State. Battalion 8 is based between Nam Hkam and Nam Hpak Ka towns while Battalion 9 is located in Dak Nai near Kutkai. (Irrawaddy)

June 15
'Government troops are carrying out a test of their strength'

Interview by Pa-O leader discussing the possibility that resistance groups who currently are not fighting the Burma Army will come to the aid of those who are.

June 14
BGF recruiting new soldier by picking votes

Karen BGF soldiers forcibly enlisting new troops.

June 14
Civil war starts after KIA's dead line on Monday

The Kachin ceasefire, dating to 1994, is over.

June 14
Nam Hpak Hka suspension bridge immobilized by Kachin armed group

The KIA destroys a bridge to prevent Burma Army troop movements and resupply.

June 14
More Burma Army troops deployed to SSA HQ

Burma Army reinforcing troops near SSA'a Wanhai HQ. New clashes result in five BA KIA casualties.

June 14
Three Pagodas Pass Under Attack

Burma Army refuses Karen demand to withdraw from its TPP base.

June 14
Karen Armed Group Burns House in Three Pagodas Pass

Karen resistance attack business of Burma Army collaborator.

June 13
'They are not working for the people'

Overview of the conflict in Burma and other issues by Karen leader.

June 13
Karen Villagers Flee Three Pagodas Pass in Anticipation of Fighting Between Karen Forces and Burmese Troops

Karen troops demand regime forces withdraw from Mae Khasa village.

June 13
US intercepted N. Korea ship over arms fears

SEOUL (AFP) – The US Navy intercepted a North Korean ship suspected of carrying missiles or other weapons to Myanmar and made it turn back, a senior US official said Monday. The comments by Gary Samore, special assistant to President Barack Obama on weapons of mass destruction, confirmed reports of the incident, which happened last month, in The New York Times and South Korean media. The New York Times said the ship was intercepted south of the Chinese city of Shanghai by a US destroyer on May 26.

June 13
Burma's obfuscation hides a nuclear secret

Overview of concerns about Burma's WMD proliferation.

June 13
Shan army loses another base

New attack against SSA by Burma Army, using heavy weapons.

June 13
Kachin armed group gives ultimatum to government to stop offensives

KIO ultimatum following two days of clashes. All out war increasingly likely.

June 13
KIA 'Loses Patience' with Burmese Govt

More information on recent clashes and likelihood of expanded conflict.

June 13
Corpse of tortured Kachin soldier returned

Burma Army torturing and killing captured resistance soldiers.

June 11
Battle between Burma Army and KIA resumes at Sang Gang

The second major battle between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army is underway.

June 11
1,000 BGF troops join forces with Karen army

Massive defections from the Karen BGF. The resistance forces are now much stronger.

June 11
Retired DKBA officers face threats, ongoing surveillance

The Burma Army is afraid of a complete collapse in the Karen BGF.

June 11
KNLA attack killed and wounded 13 Burmese soldiers

Description of a recent large clash.

June 10
Burmese Soldier Shot by Border Guard Force in Three Pagodas Pass

More tension between the Burma Army and remaining BGF troops.

June 10
KIA on High Alert after Overnight Fighting

Report on the aftermath of the KIA clash.

June 10
Fighting stops with exchange of captives

More detail on yesterday's BA-KIA clash.

June 10
Statement on the June 3 attack with chemical weapons.

The Shan State Army (SSA) North fighter who was paralyzed after a severe dose of the black smoke created by the chemical shells on 3 June recovered in about 6 hours, confirmed one of his officers from the 36th Brigade. The Burma Army employed chemical shells on the rebels at the 7th Mile Base, between Tangyan and Monghsu, after a 7 hour attack failed to dislodge them. (SHAN)

June 9
Tightened Security in Sino-Burma border

Discovery of pistols being smuggled from China.

June 9
Overnight Clash in Kachin State

First significant clash between the Burma Army and the Kachin Independence Army.

June 9
Fighting between Kachin and Burmese troops for three hours

Detailed account of the BA-KIA clash. The Burma Army suffered at least nine casualties, including three deaths.

June 8
Dozens of Villagers Forced to Porter in Three Pagodas Pass

Villagers forced to porter by the Burma Army, with some used as human mine sweepers.

June 8
KNLA Situation Report

Significant clashes involving the KNLA for the period May 3-29.

June 8
Fears mount over chemical weapons use

Description of the June 3rd clash where the Burma Army reportedly used chemical weapons against the Shan State Army. Ten BA soldiers died in the battle.

June 8
3 villagers shot by Burma Army soldiers

Soldiers from a Burma Army camp in southern Shan State where a new regional command is being installed opened fire on three local villagers, a father and two sons, after they identified themselves. The father, Sai Ti, was killed, and his sons are now in a local hospital.

June 7
Tight security checks underway at Naypyitaw and Rangoon railway stations

Bomb explosion on May 18th on a train between Mandalay and Naypyitaw, and increase in regime security.

June 7
Being honest about using CW

History of Burma Army use of chemical weapons.

June 7
The BGF Jigsaw Puzzle

Overview of ethnic ceasefire groups, from the Kachin in the north to the Karen and Mon in the south, that have refused to transform to BGF.

June 6
Situation Unstable After Bomb Blast in Three Pagodas Pass

Bomb attack against BA military intelligence office.

June 5
FBR REPORT: Burma Army Uses Forced Portering and Relocates Villagers in Western Karen State

Photo essay of Burma Army soldiers forcing Karen villagers to porter.

June 4
Forcible porterage in some parts of Chin state

Villagers being forced by the Burma Army to carry ammunition in rural Chin State. A precursor of expanded conflict?

June 3
Karen BGF Troops Begin Returning to the DKBA

Update on situation with the Karen BGF.

June 3
SSA clash statement - Burma Army using chemical weapons.

The Shan State Army's strategic base in Tangyan township, 7 miles south of Mong Gao, attacked from 05:30 up to the time of this reporting. The Burma Army attackers are using chemical weapons, which on explosion, cause dizziness and nausea, claim the defenders. (SHAN) The SSA withdrew at noon, according to Col Perng Fa, Head of SSA liaison team - Editor

June 2
Cash starved DKBA extorts money from drivers

DKBA Brigade 5 short of funds.

MAY 2011

May 31
SSA clash statement.

Col Sai Htoo, Assistant Secretary General #2, Shan State Progress Party, the political arm of the embattled Shan State Army "North" says the group has fought more than 60 clashes since 13 March against the attacking Burma Army, inflicting some 300 casualties while suffering about 10 on its side. "Burmese soldiers at the front send both verbal and written messages to us not to kill them, as they have wives and children and want to return to them" he adds. (SHAN)

May 31
FBR REPORT: Burma Army Attacks and Forced Labor in Western Burma

Descriptions of clashes in Western Burma between the Burma Army and the Arakan Liberation Army and the Chin National Army.

May 31
Mass revolt blurs Karen loyalty

Report that entire BGF Unit 1012 (500 soldiers) is refusing Burma Army demands.

May 31
The Shan Sniper

The Shan State Army-South's sniper team, an example of a special operations unit, which have been formed by other resistance groups in Burma as well.

May 31
Ten Villagers Forced to Porter for LIB No. 563

Forced portering for the Burma Army in the Three Pagoda Pass area.

May 30
Villagers Flee Fighting in Mae Thasa Village

Impact of a clash by DKBA Brigade 5 troops against Burma Army soldiers, and an overview of the situation in Three Pagodas Pass.

May 30
Two battalions of Burmese reinforcements deployed near KIA position

Burma Army reinforcing positions near KIA Battalion 9 in northern Shan State.

May 30
Gunfire puts Kachin truce on tenterhooks

Clash between KIA and Burma Army near the town of Mansi.

May 30
Burmese government troops use civilians as human shields: KNU

The Burma Army's continuing war crime of using local villagers, including women, as mine sweepers, human shields, and forced laborers.

May 27
First gunfire in N. Burma after KIA deadline

First shots fired between the Burma Army and the KIA, following the BA's refusal to withdraw from its outposts near KIA positions.

May 26
Statement on the Use of Karen Civilians for Forced Labor and as Human Shield by Burma Army

Documentation of war crimes: 2,051 villagers forced to labor for the Burma Army and 1,220 villagers forces to act as human shields and human minesweepers. Also reports the murders of seven villagers by Burma Army troops.

May 25
Aung San Suu Kyi condemns sexual violence by Burmese army

Burma's pro-democracy leader condemns the Burma Army's continuing war crime of committing sexual violence against ethnic minority women.

May 24
All KIA troops in Northern Burma on alert

Kachin Independence Army troops are placed on alert due to the possibility of clashes with the Burma Army.

May 23
SSA 'South', SSA 'North' declare 'We are one'

Shan State Army-North combines with Shan State Army-South to create a unified Shan State Army.

May 19
Militia men from battlefields deserting

Seventy-eight soldiers in militias loyal to the Burma Army have defected since March to the Shan resistance forces. Dozens of Burma Army soldiers have defected as well.

May 19
Bomb Blast in Myawaddy

A bomb blast at the Myawaddy post office, across the river from the Thai town of Mae Sot.

May 18
Karen State Conflict Intensifies

Overview of the conflict in Karen State.

May 16
Junta army employs more militias against Shan rebels

Due to high casualties, the Burma Army is forcing local militias to join its fight against the Shan State Army-North.

May 14
Armed Group Seizes the Telecommunications Office in Mudon, Killing a police officer and injuring another

Attack on the Mudon telecommunications office.

May 13
Conflict worsening Karen food crisis

Nearly 9,000 villagers face food shortages due to Burma Army operations.

May 12
Civilian shot, killed by Burmese troops

Burma Army soldiers murder Karenni man.

May 12
Wa fighters shot by Burma Army, killing one

Five UWSA soldiers attacked by the Burma Army.

May 12
Karen hospital hit by artillery fire

Joint operation of the DKBA and KNLA against the Burma Army, in which stray shells hit a nearby hospital. Other recent clashes are mentioned as well.

May 11
Burma Army officers killed in Shan ambush

Thirteen BA soldiers, including seven officers, killed in an ambush by the SSA-South.

May 4
Karen State Refugees Flee Latest Clash

500 villagers flee Burma Army-KNLA clashes.

APRIL 2011

April 25-30
KNLA Situation Report

Significant clashes involving the KNLA for this period.

April 30
Burmese mortar shell falls in KIA area

The Burma Army shells the territory of KIA Battalion 14; claims it was a mistake.

April 17-27
KNLA Situation Report

Significant clashes involving the KNLA for this period.

April 27
7 villages in Shan East burnt down by Burma Army soldiers

Continuing human rights violations in Shan State.

April 26
Border force defects, attacks Burma unit

Twenty-nine troops of BGF 1012 defect and join the resistance.

April 25
Fighting erupts between government's troops and breakaway DKBA

Fighting between the Burma Army and DKBA soldiers who refused to join the BGF.

April 25
Three Reportedly Killed in Internal BGF Clash

Conflict between former DKBA soldiers in Border Guard Force unit 1012, who did not want to join the BGF, and other BGF soldiers who did. Also describes desertions to KNLA from BGF 1016, and attack on Burma Army LIB 212 by DKBA Brigade 5 (which refused to join the BGF).

April 25
Seven Civilians Kidnapped by Mon Armed Group

Timber workers kidnapping by Rehmonnya Hong Sar, released after paying ransom.

April 22
Burma Army pursuing 4 cut aims in former ceasefire territories

Renewal of the Burma Army's scorched earth 4-cut campaign in northern Shan State. First used against the Kachin in the 1960s, and then the Karen in the 1980s, an earlier 4-cut campaign in Shan State in 1996-1998 displaced over 300,000 people in 1,500 villages.

April 22
Junta army has women porters lead the way in war zone

Burma Army forces women in Shan State to porter, threatens them with rape. Also mentions an ambush by the SSA-S on April 12th that killed five BA soldiers and another clash the same day that killed three BA soldiers.

April 21
Villager beaten nearly to death by soldiers in Buthidaung

A villager was beaten by Burma Army soldiers in Arakan State after seeking repayment of a loan from another villager who collaborates with local regime officials.

April 11-20
KNLA Situation Report

Significant clashes involving the KNLA for this period.

April 20
Burmese government decides to go to war against KIO

Sources in Naypyitaw say that the new Burmese government has decided to go to war with the Kachin Independence Organization.

April 20
Burma Army soldiers fleeing from battlefields in Shan state

Ten BA soldiers defect in southern Shan State. At least ten more were reported killed in a clash with the SSA-S on April 16-17.

April 4-13
KNLA Situation Report

Significant clashes involving the KNLA for this period.

April 13
Burma military developing a secret weapon in north

Report that the Burma Army is developing chemical weapons at a secret site at Mabein in southern Shan State.

April 12
Human Rights Abuses Reported in Shan State Clashes

Description and map of Burma Army clashes with Shan State Army-North from March 13 through April 6, and associated human rights abuses by the BA.

April 4-9
KNLA Situation Report

Significant clashes involving the KNLA for this period.

April 9
Wa broke through cordon "with Shan help"

UWSA soldiers escape from Burma Army encirclement.

April 2-7
KNLA Situation Report

Significant clashes involving the KNLA for this period.

April 6
Chinese army waiting on other side

The Chinese Army is building a new camp across the border from northern Shan State.

April 6
Shan rebels on offensive defense

SSA-North attacks Burma Army.

April 1
Burma Army close all boat routes to Shan army areas

The Burma Army closes all river routes to the territory of the Shan State Army-North.