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JULY 2016

July 28
Boshir Ahmed Becomes Victim of BGP's Money Extortion

Another Rohingya man robbed by regime police.

July 27
Government Officials along with Village head Seized farmlands of Arakanese Rohingya

Rohingya woman refuses to pay regime extortion, has crops destroyed.

July 26
Mass Money Extortion by Burmese Authorities in Buthidaung

The regime is robbing the Rohingya blind, with new incidents every day. No one from the NLD or the International Community will even acknowledge this, much less do anything to help!

July 25
Authorities Ceased Rations and Confiscated Arakanese Rohingya's lands in Rathedaung

Rohingya in two villages are starving.

July 24
TNLA sitrep
Extensive ongoing warfare with both the Burma Army and its allied militia the SSA-S

1. Clash between TNLA and RCSS Forces (July 22)

On July 21, from 1600 to 1700 hours, a head-on battle took place between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA forces at the lower side of Man-E village of Manton Township, Brigade-3 Area, Ta'ang Region.

On clearing the area after the battle, in a yard of Man-main village, one M-21 rifle and some rounds of it were found.

The battle happened as the RCSS/SSA troops came for offensive to the place where TNLA was located.

2. Clashes Continue between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT), No Less Than Two Killed on Tatmadaw Side (July 21)

Today, from 1405 to 1430 hours, troops from TNLA Bn-434 and MT troops under MOC-1 (Kyaukme), clashed at a place between Namt Kay and Ho Chaung villages of Namtsan Township, Brigade-2 Area, Ta'ang Region. In the battle, no less than 2 were killed on the MT side.

After the battle, the MT troops continued to fire small arms and heavy weapons continuously until 1600 hours, on the environs of Namt Kay and Ho Chaung villages. It is still not known if people and animals were killed by the firing. Due to the firing by MT targeting area near the villages, the villagers had to flee from their work places, and the students had to flee back home.

On July 20 also, MT troops coming to Ho-lat village of Namtsan Township, broke into and ransacked the houses, looting mobile phones, chickens and clothes. Then they called the villagers for interrogation and beat up 3 villagers, who could not speak Burmese.

3. Clashes between TNLA and RCSS/SSA Continue (July 12)

Today, from 0500 to 1000 hours, a battle took place between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA troops in Man-lweh village of Man-ton Township, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. There was casualty on the RCSS/SSA side, but details are still not known.

The fierce battle took place, because the RCSS/SSA troops came in three columns and attacked the TNLA troops taking rest in Man-lweh village, and the battle ended when the RCSS/SSA troops withdrew.

4. July 10, 2016

Today, July 10, from 1300 to 1330 hours, a battle took place between TNLA Battalions-777/335 and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) troops at a place between Man-naung and Man-nyo villages of Kutkai Township, Brigade-5 Area, Ta'ang Region.

There was no casualty on the TNLA side. It is still not known if there was casualty on the MT side. The head-on battle took place, because the MT troops in an offensive move came into the area, where the TNLA operated. In this month of July, the MT has sent in more troops and been launching offensive.

5. July 6, 2016

A battle between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA troops lasted from 0500 to 0800 hours, near Boom-sam village of Manton Township, Brigade-3 Area, Ta'ang Region.

The TNLA side had no casualty and casualty the other side is not known. In the area, 6 battles occurred between the sides, from July 4 to 6, as a result of the RCSS/SSA's attempt to re-enter into the Ta'ang Region in its aggression.

6. July 4, 2016

Today, July 4, battles took place from 1800 to 2000 hours, between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA troops near Man-mai village of Manton Township and again, from 1600 to 1830 hours, at a place between Man-E and Ho-na villages.

Also from 0930 to 1330 hours, a fierce battle took place between TNLA Battalion-987 and RCSS/SSA troops near Kain-kain village of Mine-ngorc sub-township in Kyaukme Township, where the TNLA troops captured the RCSS force's aggression camp.

There is likely to be fiercer clashes in the area and on this day of July 4, three battles had taken place.

7. Battle between TNLA and MT Fierce, 8 Killed on MT Side (June 30)

Today, June 30, from 1200 to 1230 hours, a battle took place between TNLA Battalion-256 troops and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) troops under MOC-1 (Kyaukme) near Taung Thone-hseh village of Namtsan Township, Brigade-2 Area, Ta'ang Region.

In the clash, 8 were killed and one wounded on the MT side. Up to the time of this report, the MT troops are shelling repeatedly from Namtsan Town Camp with 105 mm howitzers on the place, where the battle took place and the environ of the village. It is still not known if people and animals were hit.

Contacts and clashes between the two sides have become more frequent currently, as the MT troops have come to the place, where the TNLA is positioned for pursuit and offensive.

8. June 29, 2016

Today, June 29, a head-on battle took place, from 0955 to 1100 hours, between troops of TNLA Battalions-593/987 and MT LIB-505, at a place between Panlaw and Pa-hlaing villages of Kyaukme Township, Brigade-2 Area, Ta'ang Region.

There was no casualty on the TNLA side. There was casualty on the MT side, but details of it are still not known. In the area, the MT troops have been tracking down in a relentless offensive against the TNLA and there is likely to be more violent battles.

9. Three Battles Took Place between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Forces (June 28)

Three battles took place in one day, on June 27, in Brigade-2 Area, Ta'ang Region.

The Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) troops fought head-on battles against TNLA Battalions-666/593 troops, from 1145 to 1830 hours, at a place between Pa-Lain and Nuaung Maung villages – against TNLA Battalion-666 troops at Mine-lon village, from 2115 to 2240 hours and against TNLA Battalion-717 troops, from 2215 to 2335 hours, near Pan-san village.

There was no casualty on the TNLA side. There was casualty on the MT side, but details on it are still not known. The MT continues to send in more reinforcement and battles can become more intense. Battles have taken place, because of offensive by the MT.

10. June 27, 2016

On June 27, today, a ferocious head-on battle took place from 1145 to 1830 hours, between some troops from TNLA Bn-666/593 and Tatmadaw troops at a place between Pa-hlaing and Nyaung-maung villages of Kyaukme Township, Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region.

There was no casualty on the TNLA side. There was casualty on the Tatmadaw side, but details are still not known.

The two sides are still keeping watch on each other and there is the possibility of clashes breaking out again. The battle took place, because the Tatmadaw troops had come for offensive action to the area where the TNLA was positioned.

11. Clashes Recurred between TNLA and RCSS/SSA Troops (May 31)

Today, from 0900 to 1800 hours, a head-on battle took place between some troops of TNLA Bn (189/876), at the upper side of Konmon/Kon-nyaung village of Namtu Township, Bde-1 Area, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on TNLA side. Casualty on RCSS/SSA side is still not known.

The RCSS/SSA troops have set up camps in that area and near Maw-no village, on Nam-tu-Namt-hine highway and collect protection money from travelers, dragoon villagers from nearby villages for hauling their food supplies and also drinking water.

12. Three Battles Took Place today between TNLA and MT Troops (May 28)

Today, May 28, TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) troops clashed again, for 3 times. Head-on battles took place between TNLA Bn-223 and MT Div-99 troops, from 0830 to 0900 hours and again from 1200 to 1600 hours near Pan-lon village of Kutkai Township, Bde-5 Area - and between TNLA Bn-666 and MT troops under MOC-1, from 1250 to 1330 hours at a place between Lweh-hsa and Pan-kham villages of Kyauk-me Township, Bde-2 Area. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty detail on the MT side is still not known.

After the battles, the MT troops were shelling with heavy weapons into the villages and the vicinities, up to the time of writing this report, and it was not known whether buildings and domestic animals were hit.

Head-on battles took place, because the MT troops came for offensive to places, where TNLA troops were situated.

July 24
Army officer and village admin officer harass villagers for money

Rohingya village being extorted.

July 24
Rohingya Landlords Threatened by Village Head to seize their lands in Buthidaung

Rohingya individuals in another village told to give money or lose land.

July 24
Authorities Accelerates Persecution on Arakanese Rohingya: Raids, False cases and Detaining

Rohingya shops raided; in another incident Rohingya man kidnapped by regime agents.

July 24
Series of Money Extortion on Arakanese Rohingyas by BGP in Maungdaw

Different Rohingya villages being targeted by the police every day for extortion.

July 24
BGP Tortured and Extorted Money from Innocent Arakanese Rohingyas after Detaining

Two Rohingya men detained by the police and then tortured and robbed.

July 24
Police harass Rohingya villagers in Maungdaw

One woman arrested; village robbed.

July 24
Rakhine youths forcibly take away Rohingyas' cows in Maungdaw

12 cows stolen; - then released after a ransom was paid.

July 21
Landmine kills Kachin villager

This will continue until the Burma Army pulls out of the ethnic homelands and all of the mine fields can be properly cleared.

July 20
mmpeacemonitor tweets
More fighting in the jade area; Kachin villager kidnapped by Burma Army.

- 3 clashes in 2 places on 18th July between KIA and Burma Army in Hpakant region and Mansi township.

- A father of 8 has been disappeared after snatched away by Burma Army as forced labor in Waimaw township in Kachin.

July 18
Man dies during NMSP drug raid

It sounds like this was a summary execution.

July 18
BGP IMPOSED ARAKANESE ROHINGYAS IN FORCE LABOR IN MAUNGDAW

A common violation of Rohingya human rights.

July 16
mmpeacemonitor tweets
Warfare in Northern Burma continues.

- Burma Army combined troops (ROC 336, 427 and LIB 102) offensive against KIA's outpost in Hpakant region.

- Burma Army combined troops (ROC 325, 326) were trapped into KIA's landmine in Hpakant region.

- Clashes between combined troop of MNDAA+AA and Burma Army near Mongkoe township in northern Shan State.

July 16
Village Administrator Extorted Money From Arakanese Rohigyas in Maungdaw

Never ending robbery of Rohingya villagers by government officials.

July 14
BGP Detained Akanese Rohingyas And Extorted Money in Maungdaw

Police arrest and rob Rohingya villagers.

July 14
Man gunned down in Namkham

Victim supported the resistance, but the specific reason for the murder is unknown.

July 13
Magh (Rakhines) Brutally Injured An Arkanese Rohingya Fisherman in Kyauktaw

New racist attack.

July 13
Rohingya farmlands Confiscated by Mough in Southern Maungdaw

Theft of hundreds of acres of Rohingya land.

July 13
3 sentenced for connections to Arakan Army

False imprisonment.

July 12
WAR CONTINUES IN BURMA: 19-YEAR-OLD SHOT AND KILLED AT CHECKPOINT, 22-YEAR-OLD KILLED BY A LANDMINE, AND A MOTHER INJURED BY SHRAPNEL

Latest Free Burma Ranger sitrep. 33 clashes reported. Resistance armies involved - KIA, TNLA, MNDAA and SSA-N.

July 11
mmpeacemonitor tweet
Remains finally discovered of two villagers murdered by the Burma Army last year.

The 2 villagers disappeared in Dec. 2015 are found only their dead bodies near Burma Army LIB 9 post, N-Shan State.

July 10
Refugees flee to Hsipaw

New IDP crisis, from conflict that is still underway between the TNLA, and the BA and its new ethnic militia (and former resistance group) the SSA-S.

July 9
Shan rebel fighting continues

First report of this. Warfare between the TNLA and the SSA-S over the last four days in Northern Shan State.

July 9
Women injured in Kachin mine blast

More info about the remote controlled mine attack in the jade area.

July 8
Car blasted by controlled landmine in Kachin

Odd attack. Unclear what is behind it or who is responsible. No word on who was injured.

July 7
Army and KIA clash in Hpakant

Clashes continue in the jade area, not only near China.

July 7
Landmine kills 1, injures 7 in Shan State

Happened yesterday.

July 6
Burmese Army Fires Mortars Provoking KIA's Counter Attack Near Laiza

More battles. No matter what Suu Kyi wants, peace in Burma is absolutely not possible as long as the Burma Army continues its aggression.

July 6
More Troops deployed as Tensions escalated in KIO's Administrative Capital Area

Latest clashes and incidents resulting from the BA's new offensive.

July 4
mmpeacemonitor tweet
New BA offensive against the KIA

Burma Army combined troop 200 soldiers attacking KIA outpost near Laiza hq since 25 June, deploying heavy artillery.

July 4
Tensions Heighten Between KIA and Burma Army Amid Rangoon Peace Talks

More information about the new conflict.

July 1
Burmese soldiers accused of murdering 7 villagers in Lashio

Two more atrocities - seven victims in total. The war crimes of Suu Kyi's Tatmadaw never stop!

July 1
BREAKING: Mob Burns Down Muslim Prayer Hall in Hpakant Township

Suu Kyi's racists take her silence as a license to terrorize. Thirty families flee.

July 1
Money Extortion on Relief distribution in Buthidaung

Rohingya families forced to pay for "free" international aid.

July 1
Pegu forestry officers open fire on logging trucks

Some actual good news. Government fighting illegal loggers. Also a report, though, that a forest ranger was murdered last week.

JUNE 2016

June 30
Attempted Suicide Rate Rises in Mae La Refugee Camp

Directly the responsibility of the dictatorship. People despair when they can't go home. Would that Suu Kyi would actually try to do something about this, and not just attend PR meetings to make a big show that "she cares."

June 30
No arrests to be made after Bago mob violence, chief minister says

Suu Kyi gives immunity from prosecution to anti-Rohingya racists.

June 29
Burma Army attacks RCSS/SSA in northern Shan State

BA launches offensive against NCA signatory SSA-S. Another clash also reported between the SSA-S and the TNLA. What does SSA-S leader Yawd Serk think of all this? Has he realized that signing the NCA was a mistake?

June 29
mmpeacemonitor tweet
More regime repression in Shan State.

Burma Army arrested 5 villagers without knowing all the facts near Lashio township.

June 28
Tatmadaw accused of killing, arbitrary arrests near Lashio

Burma Army opens fire on Shan State village. Even more war crimes from Suu Kyi's military dictatorship.

June 28
Border Guard Police kill a fisherman, seriously injure two in Maungdaw

Suu Kyi's,police murder a Muslim villager in Western Burma.

June 27
Two Rohingyas detained and threat of attack in Kyauktaw

More arbitrary arrests of Rohingya villagers.

June 27
Muslims Flee Village After Rioting, Perpetrators Remain Free

Aftermath of latest racist attack: The police are backing the attackers!

June 25
Mosque destroyed in central Burma

Suu Kyi's racists are on another rampage.

June 25
Myanmar Muslims in Thuye Thamein village in Bago faced serious attacks by Buddhist extremists

Reportedly started with a quarrel. Photos of attack aftermath.

June 25
Arakan militia claims it was ambushed

Clash reported in Western Burma between NCA non-signatory AA and and signatory ALA.

June 25
Mother-in-law of MP recovering after attack

Uncertain if this is political.

June 25
Nai Lwin, Nai Saung led gang to disarm

Mon gang reportedly about to ally with regime.

June 23
Army officer tortures village Admin officer for money

Another brutal assault on a Rohingya villager.

June 23
A Rohingya have been brutally tortured by Police and Village Administrator in Maungdaw

And another. This is a direct consequence of Suu Kyi's refusal to defend Rohingya human rights. The dictatorship and other local racists are empowered!

June 22
Battle of government army and TNLA

New BA-TNLA battle started yesterday; still underway.

June 22
Search intensifies for killers of forestry officer

Forestry official murdered by illegal loggers in Northwest Burma.

June 22
Mough in kyawktaw occupied Appauk's farmlands of Rohingyas

Rohingya villagers blocked from their farmland.

June 21
Myitkyina student shot dead after argument at army checkpoint

Another regime murder. Its crimes never end!!! Why do you love the Burma Army, Suu Kyi? Do you love murder!?

June 21
KIA Attack Burma Army Camp in Northern Shan State

Attempt to repel BA military activities.

June 20
Police Extorted money from Shopkeeper in Maungdaw

Regime police still robbing the Rohingya.

June 20
BGP brutally tortured a religious scholar in Maungdaw

Rohingya man beaten for refusing police extortion.

June 17
Shan armed groups fight for 3 days

More fighting between the TNLA and the Burma Army's now allied ethnic militia, the SSA-S.

June 17
Burma Army Raids Mon National Liberation Army Base

Rare regime aggression in Mon State.

June 17
Burma Army Obstructs Civilians Transporting Food

In Karen State. Actions of BA and allied Karen BGF directed against the DKBA. The KNU is silent on the villagers' problems.

June 17
13 youths sentenced for ties to Arakan rebels

New political prisoners in Western Burma.

June 14
Military Chopper Crashes, Kills Three

Hooray! These are the helicopters that the Burma Army is using to commit war crimes!

June 14
Burma Army Deploying Armed Drones

Lost in the peace debate: the Burma Army is upgrading its weaponry. The new NLD government has had no impact at all on the murderous regime. Indeed, it is expanding its capability to create mayhem.

June 14
Kachin group calls on Pakistan to stop fighter jet sales to the Myanmar military

Why, under the NLD government, does the Burma Army have the budget to buy weapons of mass destruction, and solely for attacks against the people of the country?

June 14
7 Civilians Captured by Unknown Group in Northern Shan State

More disappearances. No letup in the war between the SSA-S and the TNLA.

June 9
Seven Shan Men Go Missing in Northern Shan State

Ta'ang victims - possibly related to the ongoing clashes between regime ally the SSA-S and the TNLA.

June 7
Killing of Naga teenager ignored by military

Boy murdered at BA checkpoint.

June 7
BGP and Mough brutally harasses and tortures Rohingyas in Maungdaw

Life as a Rohingya - living every day in fear.

June 6
Burma Army, Arakan Army Soldiers Clash Again in Arakan State

More fighting in Western Burma.

June 6
Two farmers killed in Namkham

Victims were Ta'ang. Another Ta'ang villager killed by a landmine. Locals accuse the SSA-S for the murders and also the landmines.

June 5
BURMA ARMY COMMANDER, USES GUNS TO REINFORCE DEMANDS FOR LOGS AND FORCED LABOR FROM VILLAGERS

New abuse reported in Karen State.

June 5
Army arrest and detain a Rohingya youth

Even though it has seemingly been quiet for the Rohingya, this is actually only because of limited news coverage. The regime's abuse continues.

June 5
Arbitrary arrest in Maungdaw Township

Murder of village chairman. Rohingya being blamed.

June 3
Government army capture villagers and fight with PSLF/TNLA

New clash; BA kidnaps two villagers.

June 2
Torture, extrajudicial killing, and use of civilians as human shields by Burma Army during new offensive

Detailed report of regime atrocities against fifty-six civilians in eight incidents, including the murder of a total of eight villagers in two of the incidents, during the May Burma Army offensive in Northern Shan State.

June 2
RCSS meets UNFC to discuss fighting in northern Shan State

Report says that the TNLA and the SSA-S have been fighting over the last two days.

June 2
mmpeacemonitor tweet
Regime allied militia stealing the land of IDPs in Northern Shan State.

BurmaArmy backed Shanni militia confiscated lands from IDPs those fled previously to avoid conflicts in the region.

MAY 2016

May 31
Man Hospitalised After Alleged Police Beating in Pauktaw Township

Another regime police abuse.

May 31
Splinter group extorts 100000 kyat per house from Han Gan villagers

Regime-allied militia out of control in Mon State.

May 30
Indian troops kill 8 Myanmar based insurgents

India attacks rebel base in Burma located across from Manipur.

May 30
Keng Dong base army issue a ban to public

BA practicing with heavy weapons in Northern Shan state.

May 30
Government army commandeer villagers during battles

BA using forced labor in SSA-N offensive.

May 30
Government troops ransack villager homes

Robberies in Northern Shan State, in villages in the area of the BA offensive against the SSA-N

May 27
TNLA sitrep
BA offensive continues

- Clashes Continue in Ta'ang Region (May 22)

Today, May 22, from 0640 to 0830 hours, a head-on battle took place between troops of TNLA Bn-717 and Myanmar Tatmadaw near Pan-san village of Kyaukme Township, Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region.

There was no casualty on Ta'ang Tatmadaw side. Casualty on Myanmar Tatmadaw side is not known. The head-on battle took place, because Myanmar Tatmadaw troops came to launch offensives in places where the TNLA operated.

- Clashes Continue to be Violent in Ta'ang Region (May 15)

Today, May 15, two clashes took place between Myanmar Tatmadaw and TNLA Bn-987 troops, from 0755 to 0840 hours, near Kwin-sa-lin village of Kyauk-me Township, Bde-2 Area, and from 1530 to 1600 hours between Tatmadaw and TNLA Bn-876 troops, in Man-ton Township, Bde-2 Area.

There was no casualty on the TNLA side. There were casualties on Myanmar Tatmadaw side, but details are still not known.

More head-on clashes took place, as Myanmar Tatmadaw troops came to launch more offensives in places where the TNLA is located.

- Houses Burnt Down (May 14)

Today, May 14, from 1500 to 1630 hours, a battle took place between TNLA Bn-987 and Myanmar Tatmadaw troops at a place between Chone-haung and Namt-tway villages. After the battle, as Myanmar troops fired heavy weapons continually into Chone-haung village, some houses were burnt down. The resulting casualty of the villagers and domestic animals, and the extent of burning are still not known.

May 26
Police Allegedly Beat and Extort Villager in Arakan State

Nothing has changed.

May 26
mmpeacemonitor tweets
More human rights abuses by the BA

- Two Kachin farmers were badly tortured by #BurmaArmy as forcibly accused to be #KIA at Namsan Yang, Kachin State.

- Over a thousand IDPs arrived in Sipaw township of Shan State fled from clashes between #SSPP/SSA and #BurmaArmy

May 26
Civilians Beaten by Burma Army Soldiers: Sources

Detailed story about first tweet above.

May 26
Charred Human Remains Found After Clashes in Northern Shan State Village

More info about new Burma Army crimes against humanity.

May 26
Clashes Trap over 200 Villagers in Shan State

Yet more news about the new humanitarian crisis.

May 26
Gunmen kill former village official in Maungdaw Township

Another murder of an official, this time in Western Burma. No solid evidence on perpetrators, only speculation.

May 24
50 villagers escape after being trapped in clashes

More clashes in the last few days between the BA and the KIA, the SSA-N, and the TNLA.

May 23
mmpeacemonitor tweets
The terrorist Burma Army commits more war crimes

- Clashes between KIA's troop of 3rd brigade and Burma Army LIB 237 near Mai Hkawng in Mansi township.

- Burma Army burned down Man Ping (Kachin) village in northern Shan State. IDPs are blocked by Chinese border guard.

May 23
Burma Army Accused of Killing, Burning Bodies of Shan Villagers

BA now committing horrific crimes against humanity: villages burned; villagers captured, murdered and burned.

May 23
Woman Gunned Down in Hpakant's Sai Taung Village

The victim was a government official.

May 23
Three Arakan Army personnel arrested in Maungdaw

News from Western Burma.

May 23
Six troopers dead in rebel attack in northeast India

It is important to note, conflict in Burma crosses over to India. There are many armed groups opposed to India's rule in its Northeast, some of which have bases inside Burma.

May 20
Clashes continue in Burma's north, as EU delegation visits

Another report says that the BA is continuing its attacks to prevent the NLD's efforts to establish peace. And, since Suu Kyi won't confront the BA, this - as it has for years - will go on. Suu Kyi runs a "democracy," while the BA commits war crimes - in the same country. This is not acceptable!

May 20
Multiple forces in the Divide, An Update on Karen 7th Brigade Region

New Free Burma Ranger sitrep.

May 19
Airstrikes Target KIA Positions, Timber Trucks, and Villages in Mansi

Major warfare and many battles - more information on the latest Burma Army aggression against the KIA and related conflict; one Chinese man killed; three villages bombed. These are war crimes, by Suu Kyi's beloved Tatmadaw!.

May 19
Burma Army Airstrikes Bombard Kachin, Shan States

More info on the new BA attacks.

May 19
Burma Army detains civilians after clash with SSPP/SSA

Three male villagers kidnapped; their wives were let go.

May 19
Burma Army accused of torturing Shan villagers

More BA war crimes.

May 19
Forced portering breeds fear and mistrust in Rakhine

BA using forced porters in Western Burma.

May 19
Rohingya man murdered in Rangoon.

Spiritual leader killed while going to visit an ill follower.

May 18
mmpeacemonitor tweets
Massive escalation of BA offensives. This is "democracy" under Suu Kyi.

- Burma Army deployed four helicopter gunships in attacking SSPP/SSA's outposts near Hsipaw township.

- Burma Army deployed two Jet fighters in offensive against KIA 27th battalion of 3rd Brigade.

- Burma Army airstrikes KIA's 27th battalion again with two helicopters where previously attacked with jet fighters.

- Burma Army, deployed LIB 237, 276, 602, continues to attack KIA's 27th Battalion.

May 18
Over 500 Flee Burma Army Airstrikes on SSPP/SSA Military Camps

This relates to attacks five days ago, and which regime air strikes are continuing.

May 18
Burma Army Continues to Clash with TNLA and SSPP/SSA

News of ground battles. BA suffering large losses, against both the SSA-N and the TNLA. Probably the reason behind the escalation to air strikes.

May 18
Burma army carrying out airstrikes on KIA positions

More information about the airstrikes against the Kachin.

May 17
Protectors of the Drug Dealers or National Causes?

Detailed coverage of the BA's and Red Shan's offensive against the KIA's 6th Brigade.

May 17
Two Hpakant Jade Mining Firms Rocked by Arson Attacks

Not just an arson attack. Mining firms invaded by an armed group.

May 17
Explosion reported near bridge on Kalay-Tamu road

Reason for explosion, which occurred in Western Burma, is unknown.

May 17
Karen Armed Groups, Political Parties and Community Organizations Hold Karen National Seminar At KNU's Headquarters

Report at the end that the BA is breaking its ceasefire in the KNU's 5th Brigade area, and that two BA soldiers stepped on a land mine with one killed and the other injured.

May 16
mmpeacemonitor tweet
BA launch another attack against the KIA

KIA's 27th battalion of 3rd brigade has been attacked harshly by Burma Army combined troop LIB 237 and 602.

May 16
Deadly Fighting Erupts in Shan State: Sources

28 BA soldiers killed in recent clash with SSA-S.

May 16
BGP continued harassment in Maungdaw

New human rights abuses against Rohingya villagers.

May 15
mmpeacemonitor tweet
After a long break, BA attacking the SSA-N again!

Burma Army offensive against SSPP/SSA (Shan Army) with helicopter gunship.

May 14
TNLA sitrep
Two new BA-TNLA battles

- Clashes between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Continue (May 11)

On May 11, from 0837 to 1055 hours, a head-on battle took place between TNLA Bn-666 and MT troops at Taw-san village of Kyaukme Township, Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region. Casualty on both sides is still not known. Due to explosion of heavy weapon shells fired by MT troops, houses in the village were burnt down. The fire is still burning at the time of this report.

The head-on battle took place when the MT troops came to attack the TNLA troops, which had arrived in the village

- Clashes between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Continue (May 9)

Today, May 9, from 0710 to 0740 hours, a head-on battle took place between the TNLA Bn-987 and IB-115 troops at a place between Pan-sari and Myo-thit villages of Namt-san Township, Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region. The casualty on both sides is still not known.

Clashes recurred as the MT troops have stepped up offensive activities in this month, in Ta'ang Region.

May 14
Children die in Rakhine refugee camp

More innocents die as the NLD refuses to work for peace.

May 14
Bangladesh Complains to Myanmar About Border Incident

Border post shelled.

May 12
New Armed Clash Broke Out Between DKBA and Combined BGF and Burma Army

New fighting in Karen State.

May 12
Artillery shells, taxes take high toll on Shan villagers

Another BA-TNLA clash yesterday.

May 12
Update and Map on the Current Situation in Kachin State

Sitrep of recent BA actions, clashes, and other news from Kachin State.

May 11
Military Accused of Enlisting Locals as Guides in Blast-Wracked Hpakant

Burma Army kidnapping villagers in the jade area.

May 10
mmpeacemonitor tweets
Extensive fighting between the BA and the KIA

- Clashes between KIA and Burma army near Tarlawgyi in Waimaw township.

- Constantly fighting between KIA's 6th battalion and Burma Army near Seng Hpra village in Hpakant township since May 5.

- Clashes between Burma Army and KIA near Man Yen village of Tamonye township.

May 10
Fierce Fighting Continues in Western Kachin State

More battle news, focused on the jade area.

May 10
Security Tightened as More Explosions Rattle Hpakant

Two more bomb blasts, at a police station, also in the jade area.

May 10
Mon Chan gang surrenders to Gov't's LIB 280

Dictatorship creates yet another allied ethnic militia.

May 8
Blasts Shake Kachin State as Burma Army Takes High Ground

Update on latest BA offensive against the KIA, and news of multiple explosions in the jade area.

May 8
Hpakant rocked by explosions; one person injured

More coverage of the jade area explosions, which appear to have targeted regime positions.

May 8
 'Negligence' Cited as Deadly Explosion Rocks Mongla

Another large explosion, this time in the NDAA area.

May 8
Fighting in two states leads to more IDPs

Update on the new IDP crises in Northern Shan and Arakan States.

May 7
TNLA sitrep
TNLA clears out SSA-S; 23 clashes; many casualties; also clashes with, and human rights abuses from, the BA

1. Clashes between Ta'ang Army and Myanmar Tatmadaw Continue (May 6)

Today, May 6, from 1005 to 1500 hours, a head-on battle took place between the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) Bn-999 and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Div-33 troops at a place between Man-si and Lweh-hun villages of Namt Kham Township, Bde-3 Area, Ta'ang Region. Casualties on both sides are still not known.

2. Two Intruding RCSS/SSA Camps Were Able to be Cleared Out (May 6)

Today, May 6, two more battles took place between the TNLA troops and the RCSS/SSA force, which had intruded into Ta'ang Region. In today's battles, two more intruded RCSS/SSA camps were cleared out.

From May 1 to 6, clashes took place between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA forces every day, and a total of 23 engagements happened. As on May 2, 2 camps, which had intruded into Ta'ang Region, near Man-wun village - on May 4, the camp on Zaydi Hill at the upper side of Tar-pon village - on May 5, the camp on Kaung-saing Hill at the upper side of Hsaing-lane and Lweh-hun villages, and on May 6, the remaining two more intruded camps on the hill at the upper side of Ho-pan village and the camp on the lower side of Man-wun and the upper side of Namt-pon villages were cleared out, all the intruded RCSS/SSA camps had been eliminated.

In the camp, 3 dead bodies of RCSS/SSA troops, ammunitions, military uniforms, equipment, food supply, rice, solar panels and construction tools were found and captured.

Today's battles took place respectively from 0900 to 1125 hours on the hill at the upper side of Ho-pan village of Namt Kham Township, Bde-3 Area and, from 0900 to 1200 hours on the hill at the lower side of Man-wun village and the upper side of Namt-pun stream of Namt Kham Township, Bde-1 Area.

As the RCSS/SSA force, which had intruded into the areas where battles had taken place, had set up camps and violated human rights - such as arrest, interrogation and detention of the local populations, forced collection of money, limiting the transport of food supplies, banning trade and movement of the people etc. to the extent that people had been in fear of even to go about, the communication lines of Ta-pon-Hsaing-lane- Lweh-hun-Man-si-Mine-wi and Law-nor-Ho-pan-Man-wi-lan-Eweh-law-Man-wun-Pan-ka-naing-Mine-wi were finally cleared, on May 6.

3. Clashes Took Place Twice between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw (May 5)

On May 5, today, clashes took place twice from 0900 to 1000 hours and from 1700 to 1730 hours at Man-si village of Namt Kham Township, Bde-3 Area, Ta'ang Region.

In the battles three were killed and more than three were wounded on the Tatmadaw (MT, or Burma Army) side.

Head-on battles took place when the MT troops came up from Mine-wi side to the village, where the TNLA troops came to take rest, after a battle with the RCSS/SSA troops.

As the battle taking place in the evening was in the village, the TNLA troops retreated and, on entering the village, the MT troops burned down 2 homes, and as they arrested and beat up the villagers, the whole Man-si village had fled and kept away from the MT.

4. TNLA Able to Clear Again Hill Redoubt of RCSS/SSA (May 5)

On May 5, today, clashes took place at 8 places between the TNLA and the RCSS/SSA force, which had intruded into Ta'ang Region. In today's battles, the TNLA was able to clear and dislodge again the RCSS/SSA troops from the place locally known as "Kaung-saing" Hill, which the RCSS/SSA troops had occupied in their aggression.

The TNLA was able to clear 2 intruded RCSS/SSA camps near Man-wun village on May 2, the Zaydi Hill at the upper side of Ta-pon village on May 4, and Kaung-saing Hill at the upper side of Hsaing-lane and Lweh-hun villages. In the camps, the TNLA troops captured military uniforms, equipment, food supplies, rice, solar panels and construction tools.

In one day today, battles took place at various places respectively, from 0530 to 0600 hours on the ridge at the lower side of Man-wun village and upper side of Namt-pon stream of Namt Kham Township, Bde–1 Area - from 0540 to 0900 hours on the Shu-wun Ridge at the upper side of Ho-pan village, Bde-1 Area – from 1730 to 1900 hours near Man-pan village – from 0515 to 0830 hours on Kaung-saing Ridge at the upper side of Hsaing-lane village of Man-tong Township, Bde-3 Area – from 0500 to 0830 hours at a place between Upper Hu-soon and Lower Hu-soon villages of Kyauk-me Township, Bde-2 Area – from 1215 to 1300 hours near Naung-pyit village and from 1640 to 1730 hours near Pan-san village.

The intruded RCSS/SSA troops had set up camps and with them as bases, they went out and violated human rights such as arrest, interrogation and detention of local populations, forced collection of money, limiting the transport of food supplies, ban trade and movements etc. On May 5, today, the Ta-pon-Hsaing-lane-Lweh-hun-Man-si-Mine-wi communication line was cleared and the RCSS/SSA troops were dislodged.

5. Clashes between TNLA and RCSS Continue and Myanmar Tatmadaw Fired Heavy Weapon Thrice (May 5)

On May 5, clashes took place again at 5 places between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA force, which has intruded into Ta'ang Region.

Today, the battles took place respectively, from 0530 to 0600 hours on the ridge at the lower side of Man-wun village and upper side of Namt-pon stream of Namt Kham Township, Bde–1 Area - from 0540 to 0900 hours on the Shu-wun Ridge at the upper side of Ho-pan village, Bde-1 Area – from 1730 to 1900 hours near Man-pan village – from 0515 to 0830 hours on Kaung-saing Ridge at the upper side of Hsaing-lane village of Man-tong Township, Bde-3 Area – from 0500 to 0830 hours at a place between Upper Hu-soon and Lower Hu-soon villages of Kyauk-me Township, Bde-2 Area – and from 0515 to the time of writing this report, on the ridge at the upper side of Hsaing-lane village of Man-tong Township, Bde-3 Area.

Troops of MT Div-33 fired heavy weapons three times from Man-si village towards Lweh-hun village, where the TNLA troops were situated, and the shells exploded at the lower side of the village.

6. TNLA Captured Some Intruded RCSS/SSA Camps on 4th Day (May 4)

On the 4th day of May, today, battles took place again at 5 places between the RCSS/SSA force, which had intruded into Ta'ang Region, and the TNLA was able to clear and capture 3 camps.

Today, the battles took place respectively, from 0500 to 1840 hours on the ridge near Man-wun village and at the upper side of Namt-pon stream in Namt Kham Township, Bde-1 Area – from 0800 to 0900 hours on Shu-wun Ridge at the upper side of Ho-pan village, Bde-1 Area – from 0625 to 1830 hours on the ridge at the upper side of Ngort-kait-Pankha village of Namt Kham Township, Bde-1 Area – from 0615 to 0830 hours at the upper side of Hu-soon-Hu-kwek-Pan-san village of Kyauk-me Township, Bde-2 Area – and from 0547 to 1830 hours on the ridge at the upper side of Hsaing-lane village of Man-tong Township, Bde-3 Area.

In the battles, the two sides suffered casualties, but details are still not known. Some of the RCSS/SSA force's food supplies, ammunitions and military equipment were captured. The RCSS/SSA troops from those camps arrested, interrogated and detained people on travel, collected protection money, blocked roads, dug trenches to cut off road etc. to make people's movement a hassle by various kinds of harassment.

The PSLF, in its statement No. (6/2016), dated 17-4-2016, in Paragraph 4, "seriously notifies and urges the RCSS/SSA, which has entered into Ta'ang Region in overwhelming force, after the signing of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), to stop immediately the violations of human rights against the local populations, such as forcible recruitment for military service, collection of money, collection of food supply, limitation of trade and travel, arresting, beating up and execution of suspects etc., and retreat to its central headquarters, Loi Tailang, in like manner as the Myanmar Tatmadaw's divisions, and makes the good wishes for realization of genuine peace, establishment of Shan State unity together with all the ethnic armed resistance organizations in Shan State."

May 7
Kachinland News update
Battle Rages in Hpakant

A battle broke out between KIA's 6th Battalion troops and Burmese army troops under 7th Military Operation Command (MOC-7) at Nawlang Dabang in Hpakant Township on May 7 at 9:15 am. No casualties have been reported on either side.

May 7
Rakhine fighting ends but villagers continue to flee

Western Burma IDP crisis still growing.

May 6
As Conflict Reignites, TNLA Claims Gains at Shan Army's Expense

TNLA take six SSA-S bases

May 6
Kachinland News updates

1. A 48-year-old Villager Injured by Landmine

Shadan Jat Naw, 58-year-old villager, was injured by a landmine near Namsan Yang in southeastern Kachin State on May 3. He stepped on a landmine while working in his own field near Namsan Yang.

Jat Naw is an IDP who fled Namsan Yang during war and currently staying at Zi Lun IDP Camp in Myitkyina. He was later brought to Myitkyina General Hispital.

Burmese army troops are currently stationed in Namsan Yang and surrounding area. According to locals, the landmine was planted by Burmese army troops.

2. 88th LID Soldiers Fired Random Mortar Shells on Man Lung Village

Burmese army troops under 88th Light Infantry Division (LID) on Thursday fired 4 random mortar shells on Man Lung village. The soldiers are currently stationed at Mungpaw village and reportedly fired from their temporary base. Man Lung village is located in Mung Si area in Kutkai Township, nothern Shan State.

A woman was injured in the back by mortar shrapnel. Three domestic pigs were hit by the mortar shells and cut into pieces, reported a local source.

May 6
Burma Army Seizes Two KIA Logging Camps on Chinese Border

BA aggression at China border.

May 6
Burma Army and KIA Clash in Northern Shan State

Four battles reported.

May 5
TNLA sitrep
Major warfare - 13 TNLA-SSA-S clashes, 2 TNLA- BA clashes

1. Clashes between TNLA and RCSS/SSA Continue (May 3)

On May 3, today, battles took place at 5 places between the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) units, which have intruded into the Ta'ang Region.

Battles took place variously from 0600 to 1030 hours on mountain range at the upper place of Namt-pon stream, near Man-wun village of Namt Kham Township, Brigade-1 Area – from 0547 to 1000 hours on mountain range at the upper place of Hsaing-lane village of Man-tong Township, Brigade-3 Area – from 0630 to 0840 hours on Shu-wun mountain range at the upper Ho-pan village, Brigade-1 Area, from 0615 to 0830 hours at the upper Hu-soon village of Kyaukme Township, Brigade-2 Area and from 0700 to 0845 hours at upper Pan-san village of Kyaukme Township, Brigade-2 Area. Both sides suffered losses in the battles, but details are still not known.

Head-on clashes took place while the TNLA conducted area control operations on request from the local populations and Buddhist monks to clear out the RCSS/SSA troops from the locality, due to their widespread violations of human rights, such as limiting or blocking social, economic and life security of Ta'ang people etc., and further intrusion, stepping-up of activities and construction of strong camps in the operational areas of the TNLA.

The RCSS/SSA force has sent reinforcements to places where battles have taken place for starting offensive.

2. Clashes between Ta'ang Army and RCSS/SSA Continue (May 2)

On May 2 today, clashes recurred at 4 places, between the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) military units, which had intruded into Ta'ang Region, and troops of the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA).

Battles took place variously from 0500 to 1900 hours on the mountain range of Upper Hsaing-lane in Manton Township, TNLA Brigade-3 Area - from 0800 to 1700 hours at the upper side of Namt-pon stream in the lower side of Man-wun village in Namt Kham Township, TNLA Brigade-1 Area – from 0515 to 0745 hours on the mountain range at Upper Htan-sant in Thibaw Township, TNLA Brigade-2 Area – and from 1700 to 1800 hours on Shu-wun mountain range near Ho-pan village, in Namt Kham Township, Brigade-1 Area. Casualties on the two sides are still not known.

Head-on clashes took place while the TNLA conducted area control operations on request from the local populations and Buddhist monks to clear out the RCSS/SSA troops from the locality, due to their widespread violations of human rights, such as limiting or blocking social, economic and life security of Ta'ang people etc., and further intrusion, stepping-up of activities and construction of strong camps in the operational area of the TNLA.

3. Three Clashes Took Place between TNLA and RCSS Forces in One Day (May 1)

Today, May 1, three clashes took place between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA forces in Ta'ang Region. Head-on battles took place from 0850 to 1800 hours at the upper side of Hsaing-lane village in Manton Township, Brigade-3 Area - from 1300 to 1345 hours at a place between Mansi and Lwe-hun villages in Namt Kham Township and from 1130 to 1900 hours at the lower side of Man-wun village and near Namt-pon, of Namt Kham Township, Brigade-1 Area.

After signing Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), the RCSS/SSA forces intruded into the TNLA operational areas, in the third week of February 2015, and clashes started to happen with the TNLA forces and in February 2016, the clashes became intensified.

In March and April, the TNLA tried to avoid battles, as it was the time of picking tea leaves, the harvest of which is depended upon by the people of the region for their livelihood. In the meantime, as the RCSS/SSA force expanded area control and set up strong military camps in TNLA operational areas, clashes happened again.

4. Clashes between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA Recurred (May 1)

On May 1, from 0850 to at the time of writing this report, a head-on battle took place between some troops of TNLA Brigade-3 and RCSS/SSA troops at Upper Hsaing-lane village of Man-tong Township, Birgade-3 Area, Ta'ang Region. Casualties on both sides were still not known.

5. Clashes Recurred in Ta'ang Region (April 27)

On April 27, today, a head-on battle took place at 0900 hours at a place between Man-long and Tar-let villages of Namt-san Township, Brigade-3 Area, Ta'ang Region, between TNLA Battalion-434 and Myanmar Tatmadaw (Burma Army) troops. There were casualties on Myanmar Tatmadaw side, but details were still not known. During these days, Myanmar Tatmadaw troops increase offensive actions by coming to places, where the TNLA forces are situated.

6. Clashes Recurred in Ta'ang Region (April 26)

On April 25, from 2200 to 2245 hours, a head-on battle took place between troops of TNLA Battalions 367/112 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Division-33, at a place between Maw-lon and Maw-neh villages of Man-tong Township, Brigade-3 Area, Ta'ang Region. Both sides had losses in the battle, but details were still not known.

The TNLA avoided battle, apart from battle in self-defense, and this head-on battle took place as Myanmar Tatmadaw came to attack the TNLA forces.

May 5
TNLA sitrep
Human Rights Violations in Ta'ang Region by RCSS/SSA Forces (May 2)

In March and April, as it was a season for picking tea leaves, the harvest of which is depended on by the people in the region for their livelihood, the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) had shunned battle.

The local populations and Buddhist monks requested help from the PSLF/TNLA to clear out the RCSS/SSA forces from the locality, due to their widespread violations of human rights, such as limiting or blocking social, economic and life security of Ta'ang people etc., and further intrusion, stepping-up of activities and construction of strong camps in the operational area of the TNLA. Some of the human rights violations committed by the RCSS/SSA forces are as follows.

(a) Due to communication difficulties in hilly regions, though the people normally have to stockpile their whole-year need of rice during the dry season, the RCSS/SSA forces ban a person from carrying more than 4/5 Pyi (8/10 Kg) of rice, 0.75 Viss (1.2 Kg) of cooking oil and a packet of salt.

(b) The RCSS/SSA forces ban the people, who had to eke out a living from making charcoal, from making charcoal, transporting or selling it, and if anyone is found breaching the ban, the person is unfairly fined heavily.

(c) The RCSS/SSA forces levy a protection fee of 1,000 Kyat on a Viss (1.6 Kg) of locally produced tea, which has the going price of only 2,000/3000 Kyat a Viss.

(d) The RCSS/SSA forces dug a trench across the main road to make the communication of the people to be difficult.

(e) The giant bamboos grown by the local populations for use in their own construction are illegally cut down by the RCSS/SSA forces and used in building their own camps.

(f) When they come into villages, they ransack the villagers' homes, take away possessions illegally and kill and eat the villagers' domestic animals.

(g) When the Ta'ang people pass through areas where the RCSS/SSA forces are present, they unlawfully arrest, interrogate or detain the Ta'ang people.

(h) On arrival at the villages, the RCSS/SSA forces quarter their 30/40 soldiers per house and make the household to feed the soldiers, without any compensation.

(i) They break up the villages' sign boards bearing writings in Ta'ang language.

(j) They plant landmines on public paths and in tea plantation fields to make livelihood of the people difficult, and burn down farm and tea plantation field huts.

(k) As they sell narcotic drugs in areas they are active in, more local people have become addicts. For show, they have set up a place called 'Opium Eradication Center' in Tun-hay village of Man-hi-ro Sub-Township, Muse Township, and unlawfully arrested and detained people, and make them to produce narcotic drugs at the Center.

May 5
Rakhine Extremists Brutally Attacked a Rohingya man in Pauktaw

New racist attack, against Rohinga fisherman.

May 4
mmpeacemonitor tweets
A lot of new fighting

- Battle broke out between KIA and Burma Army due to Burma Army approached to one of KIA outpost of 3rd Brigade.

- Clashes between KIA and Burma army as Burma army operates into KIA's timber camp.

- Clashes between RCSS/SSA and TNLA three times on 1st May, near Manton, Namhkam, Kutkai township.

- There has been fighting two days between TNLA (Ta-ang) and RCSS (Shan) in the region of KIA's 4th Brigade.

May 4
Fire sweeps through Rohingya IDP camp

Even more suffering for the Rohingya. It is amazing that no-one who could actually help cares, from Suu Kyi's NLD to the International Community.

May 4
Landmine in Shan State kills two, injures one

This will continue until there is real peace, and de-mining can be done.

May 2
After lull, clashes resume in Shan State

The SSA-S is fighting with the TNLA again.

May 2
SSA-South, TNLA resume clashes

This report says there were three new clashes.

May 2
Burma Army and KIA Clash near Mohnyin Jade Mine

New fighting reported in the jade area, which has been quiet for months. Other new BA-KIA clashes reported in Northern Shan State as well.

May 2
Burma army mobilization in Kokang blocks refugee returns says report

BA building new bases and mining the border. 100,000 refugees in China unable to return home.

May 2
ALP submits evidence of human rights abuses by military

BA using forced porters in Arakan State. One porter is missing. Reports that the BA is summarily executing Arakan Army detainees.

May 1
FBR Report: Burma Army Launches Attacks Across Kachin State

Report about the latest Burma Army offensive, including the resulting IDP crisis.

APRIL 2016

April 29
Army Reinforces Troops near SSPP/SSA's Loi Say-Loi Leng Base

BA increases its aggressive posture against the SSA-N.

April 29
Karen Troops Fight Alongside Arakan Army

DKBA and other unnamed resistance Federal Army soldiers trek to Western Burma to fight with the AA against the BA!

April 27
mmpeacemonitor tweets
Continued BA aggression against the Kachin

- There was a clash between KIA and Burmese army near Monyin township on 22nd april. Battle broke out about one hour.

- Clashes between KIA 38 Battalion and Burma Army LID 99 near Hpawng Seng in northern Shan State.

April 27
Tensions High as Burma Army Violates NCA in KNDO Territory

BA invades KNDO HQ, using villagers as shields.

April 27
New Travel Restrictions Limit Rohingya Access to Healthcare

Rohingya people will die because of this. What say you, Suu Kyi? Is this what you want?

April 26
Bomb Blast Wounds German Tourists and Guide in Northern Burma's Shan State

The ceasefire process should include landmine removal.

April 22
Military Accused of Forced Portering as IDPs Rise in Arakan Conflict

And the dictatorship's war crimes continue...

April 21
mmpeacemonitor tweet
BA and KIA also fighting in Northern Shan State (not only near Laiza)

Clashes between KIA and Burmese troop near Hpawng Seng, northern Shan State. Battle broke out about one hour.

April 21
SSA-N: Burma Army Demands Withdrawal From Strategic Outposts

The BA is still a rogue, terrorist army!!!

April 21
Villagers flee Burma army offensive in Arakan State

New BA offensive, and IDP crisis, in Western Burma.

April 20
Tension Rises as Burmese Army Attacks KIA Frontline Posts

More info about the dictatorship's new Laiza offensive. Another clash reported as well.

April 19
Heavy casualties reported in Arakan fighting

New clashes between the Arakan Army and the BA.

April 19
Border Landmine Kills and Injures Rohingyas

Unclear whose land mine.

April 19
35 die as boat capsizes at Theychang River

Rohingya IDPs forced to travel by boat, since they are not allowed land passage. Boat capsized in heavy weather. Direct result of racism against the Rohingya people. Suu Kyi, who refuses to confront the racism, is partly responsible for these deaths.

April 18
mmpeacemonitor tweets
BA continues to attack the KIA

KIA withdrew again another outpost of 5th Brigade, it is the fourth one withdrawal after new government setup.

KIA withdrew from its outpost (Pau Se post) with 2 killed, 7 wounded.

Burmese troop attacked KIA outpost of 18th Battalion near Nam San Yang village, west of Laiza Hq on 17 April.

April 15
Burma Army Shoots Villagers, Killing 70-year-old Woman and Wounding 7-year-old Girl and Others, While Raiding Villages on Shan-Kachin State border, North Burma

Ant the terror continues... Latest FBR report.

April 13
Police Demand Bribes from Parents of Falsely Charged Victims

No letup in the police extortion racked against the Rohingya.

April 10
Battles Rage in Southern Kachin State

Large new BA offensive against the KIA, near Laiza. Five battles.

April 9
mmpeacemonitor tweet
Ongoing fighting at the Kachin Front.

Myanmar reinforced troop was ambushed by KIA near Laiza Hq. Mmr army fired heavy artillery to nearby KIA posts.

April 8
SSPP/SSA Claims Burma Army Is Sending Troops to Its Headquarters

Regime reinforcements to be used against Wanhai. This just one day after news of BA attack near Laiza. BA planning offensive against both the KIA and the SSA-N?

April 7
mmpeacemonitor tweet
BA attacking KIA near Laiza again!!!

Myanmar government army attack KIA outpost near Laiza Hq about 7:00 am today. Casualty on both sides is unknown.

April 7
Free Burma Rangers tweet
Another BA/KIA battle reported

1st April 15:20 BA IB 437,88,and 15 fought with KIA 12th battalion troops at Nam Ke Zup. Two injuries: one BA soldier and one local villager.

April 6
Kachinland News update
Two Skirmishes Between KIA and Burmese Army in Kachin and Shan State

A battle took place Monday between KIA's 9th Battalion troops and an unknown Burmese army Infantry unit at a location between Kutkai and Nam Hu Pa in Kutkai Township at 8 am, reported a KIA frontline source. The two sides fought previous day at the same location. No casualties on either side have been reported.

In Kachin State, KIA's 35th Battalion troops engaged in a battle with Burmese army's 308th Light Infantry Regiment troops near Nam Hkyi Tayet mining area on April 3 at 12:23 pm. KIA source said the battle broke out between the two side as Burmese army troops approached KIA's Tayet Maw post.

April 6
Eleven News update
Landmine violence

A family was hit by landmine near Sar Maw village of Monyin township in Kachin State. A woman was injured.

April 6
Militia Pressures Villagers To Agree To Coal Excavations

The resource curse, in Shan State.

April 6
Military threats reported as activists seek justice for Ye Township double murder

Regime refuses to prosecute BA officer who murdered two Mon villagers.

April 6
Five Thanbyuzayat Township villagers murdered in drug-fuelled violence

Example of the violence and disorder in a narco-military dictatorship.

April 3
PSLF-TNLA update
New info about two recent TNLA battles, one with the SSA-S and the other with the BA

- Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and RCSS/SSA Clashed Again (March 25)

On March 24, at 2000 hours, a head-on battle took place for a few minutes, between troops of the TNLA Bn-256 and Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA), near Ho-namt village of Namt-san Township, Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region.

There was some casualty on the RCSS/SSA side. Troops of the RCSS/SSA continue to operate in the area of TNLA operational area.

- Battles Continue between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw (March 25)

On March 24, at 1300 hours, a head-on battle took place between troops of TNLA Bn-717 and
Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT), at a location between Pin-sin and Pan-ma villages of Kyauk-me Township, Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region

There was casualty on the MT side, but there was no casualty on the TNLA side. As the MT troops suffered severe blow, they retreated towards Pan-ma village and arrested 3 Pan-ma villagers and kept them in detention.

April 2
Burma's new civilian government inherits ongoing conflict in Shan State

Good review of BA forces in Shan State, all of which should be withdrawn!

April 2
No Peace in Southern Ye Township

BA officer murders two villagers in Mon State.

April 2
Burma Army Clashes with KIA Battalion 37

In Northern Shan State. Also report that SSA-S soldiers shooting at KIA units. Apparently the SSA-S units that moved to Northern Shan State are now attacking the KIA, not only the TNLA.

April 2
Myanmar Army And Rebel Soldiers Engage in New Clashes in Rakhine State

Article mis-titled. Refers to arrests in Western Burma, supposedly as part of regime crackdown on the Arakan Army. Also reports of two new BA/TNLA clashes.

April 2
Free Burma Ranger tweets
BA/KIA clashes

3/30/16 Pang Hka battle cont.: #Burma Army occupied village after attacking with small arms, RPGs, and 10 rounds of M-79. Casualties unknown

3/30/16 Fighting broke out between KIA 12 Batt. and BA LIB 276 and LIB 237 in Pang Hka (a Taaung Village) containing 40 villagers in it.

27th March: BA Div. 88, IB 15 fought with KIA 34th Batt. 4th Brigade near Chu Sa. BA casualties 1 dead/four wounded. KIA had no casualties.

MARCH 2016

March 30
mmpeacemonitor tweets
More clashes between the BA and the SSA-N, and the KIA

Clashes between SSPP/SSA and Gov. troop near Mungbaw village. 10 gov. soldiers were injured by artillery themselves.

Clashes between KIA 12nd btl and Gov. combined btls 237, 276 near Mansi township.

March 30
SSPP/SSA and government army battle

News about one of the new BA/SSA-S battles.

March 29
Kachinland News update - first BA/SSA-N clashes in months
Skirmishes Took Place Between SSA-N and Burmese Army Troops

A local source said a skirmish took place between SSA-N troops and Burmese army troops under 99th Light Infantry Division at a location between Hpara Pa and Bu Nye Kone in Kutkai Township on March 28 at around 10 am. The battle lasted for about 4 hours.

Nearby villagers again heard the sound of gunshots and motors from Hpa Dang Loi Ngawm, a Lahu village, in Kutkai Township today at around 9 am, said the source. He said, "there are no active KIA troops around that area, I think the battle must be between SSA-N and Burmese army troops".

March 29
Kachinland News update
Battles Rage in Shan and Kachin State - all BA/KIA

Battles rage in northern Shan State and Kachin State between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burmese Army as Burma's newly elected government will be sworn into office Friday.

A battle took place between KIA's 12th Battalion troops and a combined force of Burmese army's 237th and 276th Light Infantry Battalion troops at Nam Hpu in Mansi Township on March 28 at 10 am.

In northern Shan State, KIA's 36th Battalion troops fought a combined force of Burmese army troops from Swe Zin Wan-based 15th Light Infantry Regiment and Maw Taung-based 79th Light Infantry Battalion at U Di Bum in Muse Township on March 27 at 8 am. No casualties have been reported from either side for the battle lasted about an hour.

March 29
KIA and Burma Army Clash at Sisi Wong Hill

Another BA/KIA clash, on the 24th.

March 29
Free Burma Rangers tweet
Yet another BA/KIA clash

Skirmish reported on the border of KIA 34th and 12th battalion on the Shweli River on the 22nd. Div 88 of BA vs. KIA 34th battalion

March 28
mmpeacemonitor tweet
Another BA/KIA battle

Battle broke out between KIA's 37 btl of 6Brg and Gov. troop at Man Nong village near Mungbaw of Mongko township.

March 26
A Rohingya assaulted in Buthidaung

Yet another racist attack!

March 25
mmpeacemonitor tweets
New BA/KIA battle

Clashes between KIA and Myanmar Government troop near KIA's outpost of Da Bang Bum mountain in Northern Shan State.

Government army released 35 villagers of Mongsi that previously captured as accused to be members of KIA.

March 24
KIA Bombs Burma Army Column

More news from the Kachin front.

March 24
Eleven report - criminal suspect killed by the police
Suspect killed during interrogation

A suspect held at Thaton Township police station in Mon State died during interrogation on Monday.   Kyaw Thet Aung, 32, was detained on March 2 as a suspect in a Ks10-million (US$8,300) embezzlement case at the Chan Myae Guest House where he worked as a manager.    Lieutenant Colonel Khin Maung Soe of Mawlamyine District police investigated his death, and found he had puncture wounds in his liver and broken ribs and died from internal bleeding, according to autopsy reports from the Thaton General Hospital.   The interrogation team reportedly included Sub-Inspector Hlaing Win Htun, Sergeant Nyan Soe and Corporals Ko Ko Swe, Win Nyunt, Soe Aung, Aung Ko Latt and Tin Htwa.   They are now being investigated for the murder of Kyaw Thet Aung.   His widow Nan Thidar Hlaing said: "We were informed of my husband's hospitalisation on March 21. But we could not see him. The police and township elders told me the next day that my husband died from injuries he got during interrogation. Then I fainted."   The body of Kyaw Thet Aung apparently has bruises and missing teeth.   "They said the fractured ribs had penetrated the liver and caused internal bleeding. My husband's brother-in-law is in detention and has also apparently been beaten," she told the Daily Eleven.   Kyaw Thet Aung had a three-month-old daughter.

March 23
A Major Military Campaign Underway in Northern Shan State as Changes Taking Place in Lower Burma

Dictatorship moves 3,000 soldiers to Northern Shan State. Villager murdered, other war crimes.

March 23
Kachinland News update - BA/KIA clash
Battle Rages in Sadung

A battle took place between KIA's 3rd Battalion troops and a combined force of Burmese army and BGF (Border Guard Force) troops near Ngwa Le village in Sadung Township on March 22 at around 3 pm.

KIA's 3rd Battalion troops was reportedly conducting its own anti-drug campaign called "Labu Pan Majan", translated as the war on poppies, when they encountered Burmese army and its militia unit.

March 23
BGP Commits Suicide in Upper Burma

Reportedly over despair at appointment of hardline general as VP.

March 22
Displaced Rohingya Boy Die of Hunger

Very disturbing report.

March 21
PSLF-TNLA update
BA terrorism and war crimes continue, another woman raped

1. Bullying by Myanmar Tatmadaw Caused Entire Village to Flee, Heavy Weapon Fire Wounded Two, and One Woman Raped (March 20)

Today, this morning, over 300 troops from Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Div-77 came to Lweh-hsar village of Kyaukme Township, Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region, and as they entered the village and terrorized the villagers, the villagers had fled to Mine-lon Town. They threatened to kill all the males and rape all the females if they came into the village. On March 19, at about 1430 hours, as MT troops fired heavy weapons into Pan-kan village of Kwan-heh village tract, Namt-san Township, where there were no enemy troops, villager Daw Ya Htan (aged 50) was wounded in the hand and student Ma Sanda (aged 15) was wounded in her back.

On March 18, at 2000+ hours, troops from MT Div-33 came to the house of Mine-lon Pan's wife, Mar Tun Naing (AKA) Daw E Aine of Naung Khun village of Pan-ku village tract, Kutkai Township, and demanded for chickens. When E Aine said that there was no chicken, the troops responded threateningly that it was not acceptable, and told her to take them to where the chickens were and on the way, she was subjected to rape.

2. Clashes Continued to be Fierce in Ta'ang Region and Myanmar Tatmadaw Fired on Village Woman (March 15)

On March 14, from 1500 to 1600 hours, a head-on battle took place between TNLA Bn-478 and MT Div- 33 troops near Sa-nay Kyay village of Namtkham Township, Bde-1 Area, Ta'ang Region.

After the battle, at 1700 hours, the MT troops came towards Sa-nay village and fired on 17-year old Ma E Kham, (daughter of U A-Ngay Hein), wounding her seriously.

3. Several Myanmar Tatmadaw Troops Killed and Wounded by Claymore Mines (March 14)

On March 13, at 1400 hours, near Tar-let village of Namt-san Township, Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region, 30 Claymore mines killed not less than 35 troops and wounded several troops from Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) IB-505 and IB-115 who, in offensive, were pursuing TNLA troops.

From eye witness account, it was learnt that MT trucks came to the site of the incident, and carried away the dead and wounded.

Though the TNLA tried to evade in various ways to avoid battle, as the MT troops, in offensive, made pursuit in all places, they were hit by the TNLA Claymore mines like this.

March 21
Military accused of detaining villagers

BA kidnaps over 100 Shan State villagers.

March 21
Midnight Explosion in Sittwe

Unexplained bomb in Western Burma.

March 21
Army Deserters Convicted of Raping Children

More BA perpetrated rapes, of children!

March 21
Military Captain Arbitrarily Levy on Rohingya Fishermen

BA officer robbing Rohingya fishermen.

March 21
Military Motorcyclist Hit and Severely Injure Rohingya Woman

BA soldiers run down a woman.

March 20
Fortify Rights: Burma Army Using Civilians As Forced Labor Under Threat of Death

Forced labor, in Arakan State. Nothing changes.

March 18
mmpeacemonitor tweet (from Irrawaddy Burmese)
New BA/KIA battle

Clashes between KIA's outpost of 11 Btl and Gov. combined troop near the western of Myitkyina township on 17 March.

March 18
Displaced Rohingyas Face Disasters in Attempt to Avoid Desperate Conditions

Update on the horrific conditions in the Rohingya concentration camps.

March 18
Policeman killed at Mae La refugee camp

Straight criminal activity, but ultimately due to the fact that there are refugee camps, because of the war crimes of the military dictatorship.

March 15
Police Investigate Blast at Journalist's Home in Arakan State

Report of bomb attack against free media outlet.

March 15
Special Branch Police Torture Rohingya Scholar

Notorious police officer commits assault and robbery. Four other recent Rohingya victims. Complete impunity.

March 14
PSLF-TNLA update
Burma Army still committing war crimes!!!

Press Statement as Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) has Come to Target Ta'ang Civilians (March 13)

Starting from the 3rd week of February, Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT, or Burma Army) made offensive preparations by sending in an overwhelming force of over 500-truck load of reinforcement, and by the beginning of March, it had deployed its troops against the various operational areas of the Ta'ang Army (TNLA) and started the offensive. Starting from March 2, contacts happen daily between the two sides. Starting from March 2 to date, 15 clashes have taken place between the two sides, and MT carried out two airstrikes. In the battles, the TNLA lost three, whereas the MT side lost more than 100 troops.

Though no clashes happen in villages, the MT troops commit gross human rights violations of firing heavy weapons into villages and the environs, destroying homes by burning, arresting and beating up the villagers in interrogation, who are going about for livelihood, seizing villagers for forced labor, ransacking homes and looting properties etc., and thousands of the civilian populations have to desert their villages to escape harms.

Some Acts of MT Troops

(a) On March 6, from 1000 to 1200 hours, a battle took place in the jungle, in the areas of Mine-yu and Kyaran villages and, at 1200 hours, as the MT troops fired heavy weapons into Kya-ran village, the environ of Ngawt-ngar village and into joan-naw village, without reason, a home was hit and villager, Daw Hta, was wounded in the head. Starting from March 7, villagers of the whole villages of Joan-naw, Ngawt-ngar and Kya-ran fled. On March 7, MT and Pansay militia troops entered Kya-ran village and ransacked homes and took valuable items, killed and ate domesticated chickens, broke into and destroyed the houses, and destroyed rice and paddy of the villagers by burning.

(b) On March 9, a clash took place between the MT and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) troops near Manpu village and, as MT troops fired heavy weapons into the village, a 9-year old child was wounded. After the battle, the MT troops entered into the village and took valuable items, rice and paddy, and burned the paddy that could not be taken.

(c) On March 10, though there was no battle, the MT troops burned down 11 houses of Lwe-kan village, 6 houses of Man-hsaing village and 3 houses of Pain-pun village.

(d) On March 6, the MT troops took away 6 villagers of Ngawt-ngar village of Kutkai Township and on March 11, 5 villagers of Pan-lawt village of Mine-ngort Township for forced labor, as porters.

These acts by MT show that the MT troops are targeting the civilian populations in Ta'ang Region with attacks, even when there was no battle.

March 13
PSLF-TNLA update
Massive Burma Army aggression; a dozen or more clashes; heavy dictatorship casualties; multiple regime warplane airstrikes

1. Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Used Airstrikes against TNLA (March 10)

In the battle taking place at a location between Pan-law and Pa-lain villages of Kyaukme Township in Bde- 2 Area, Ta'ang Region, Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) used war planes for airstrikes starting from 1200 hours, and the air strikes was continuing at the time of this report.

2. Clashes in Ta'ang Region Continue to be Fierce (March 10)

On March 10, clashes broke out 3 times, in different locations. At 0200 hours, a clash took place near Pan-taun village of Namt-san Township in Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region, at 0600 hours near Ho-tup village of Man-ton Township, Bde- 3 Area and a fierce head-on battle started at 0700 hours and was continuing at the time of this report near Pan-law (Pan-lon) village of Kyaukme Township. At this 1130 hours, 2 MT warplanes were headed toward the battle location, in Kyaukme Township.

Also on March 9, clashes took place near Pan-law village of Kyaukme Township from 1330 to 2000 hours, at a location between Pan-law and Kyauk-pyu villages, from 1700 to 1900 hours, and near Pain-pun village from 1900 to 1930 hours. The MT side suffered heavy casualties in the battles.

3. Clashes in Ta'ang Region Continue to be Fierce (March 9)

On March 9, today, a battle between TNLA and MT troops started at 1330 hours and it was continuing at the time of this report, at a location between Pan-law and Kyauk-pyu villages of Kyaukme Township in Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region. Casualty on both sides was still not known.

4. Four Battles Took Place Today, in Ta'ang Region; Not Less than 10 Killed on MT Side (March 8)

Today, March 8, battles took place from 0630 to 1500 hours, near Hsa-paing village of Mine-lon Sub- Township, Kyaukme Township, Bde-2 Area Ta'ang Region, with TNLA Bn-717 troops, from 1500 hours to the time of this report near Pan-law (Pan-lon) village of Kyaukme Township, Bde-2 Area, with TNLA Bn-987 troops, from 1220 to 1320 hours at a location between Pa-lain and Lwe-kham villages of Kyaukme Township, Bde-2 Area, from 1230 to 1255 near Pa-pyan village of Namt-kham Township, Bde-1 Area, with TNLA 101 troops.

One, on the TNLA side, was killed and not less than 10 were killed on the MT side.

5. Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Used Airstrikes against TNLA (March 6)

Today, March 7, a head-on battle between the TNLA and MT troops started at 0915 hours at a location between Pa-lain and Kyauk-pyu villages of Kyaukme Township, Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region. The battle continued at the time of this report. At 1430 hours, the MT started to use airstrikes.

Casualty on both sides was still not known.

March 12
Rohingyas Face Unending Crises of Acute Food and Water Shortage

Update on the suffering in the racist dictatorship's Rohingya concentration camps.

March 12
Over 500 IDPs Flee Latest Shan State Hostilities

New IDP crisis from latest Burma Army aggression.

March 12
A villager steps on the trap bomb of PSLF/TNLA

New land mine casualty. Blamed on TNLA by pro-SSA-S website.

March 12
Two Makyee Chaungwa villagers felled by LIB 280 personnel

Two Mon State villagers murdered by BA soldiers.

March 9
Battles Rage As More Burmese Army Troops Deployed

As feared, the BA's aggression is once again spreading to the KIA. Many new clashes.

March 9
Hlun Thein, Army and Traffic Police Harass Rohingya Inhabitants in Sittwe

No letup in the regime's abuse, including beatings and robbery.

March 9
31 Poor Rohingya laborers Arrested by Police in Mrauk Uu

Employers flee the scene. The laborers will no doubt be abused as well.

March 8
PSLF-TNLA update
Five BA/TNLA clashes reported; also drug seizure

1. Clashes Continue to be Ferocious; Four Clashes took Place Today (March 6)

Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) troops fought four head-on battles in Ta'ang Region on March 6 today, respectively from 0830 to 0900 hours, at a place between Hu-man and Hsan-ngam villages in Namt-san Township, Bde-2 Area, with TNLA Bn-434 troops – from 1030 hours ---- at a place between Pan-ka and Hsaing-lane villages of Man-ton Township, Bde-1 Area, with TNLA Bn-683 troops - from 1100 to 1200 hours, near Mine-yu-lay village of Kut-kai Township, Bde-1 Area, with TNLA Bn-101 troops, and from 1400 hours up to the time of this report, near Kya-ran village with TNLA Bn-571 troops.

There was no casualty on the TNLA side. There was casualty on MT side in battle that took place in Bde-2 Area with TNLA Bn-434 troops.

2. TNLA Seized Drugs Worth over 100-Lakh (10 million) Kyat (March 4)

On March 3, at 1100 hours, a contingent of TNLA Bn-717 stopped and searched a Mark-2 type car coming from Kyauk-me side along Mine-lon-Naung-cho motor road, at a place between Kaw-paung and Panpo- lay villages, and seized from residents of Tant-yan Town, U Aik Sain (Shan-Chinese national) and U Sain Htoo Sant (Shan-Chinese national) 13 packages of opium oil blocks wrapped in plastic sheet and 10 packages of amphetamine tablets, worth over 130-lakh Kyat.

The narcotic drugs seized from the two suspects were kept as evidence by the TNLA and actions will be taken on the two suspects in accordance with the law and rules of the (PSLF/TNLA)

3. Battle Took Place between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw Troops launching Offensive in Ta'ang Region (March 3)

Today, on March 2, a head-on battle took place at 0730 hours, near Man-mauk village of Man-ton Township, Bde-3 Area, Ta'ang Region, between TNLA Bn-765 and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) troops.

There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on the MT side is still not known.

March 8
A Rohingya assaulted by BGP in Younchang

Yet another police attack on a Rohingya villager.

March 7
Sustained Fighting as Burma Army 'Everywhere' in N. Shan State: TNLA

Major regime offensive. At least 16 BA-TNLA clashes in the last week. Dozens of BA soldiers killed.

March 7
Burma Army Prepares for Military Offensive Against KIA

BA planning to attack the KIA in Northern Shan State as well.

March 4
Arakan Army Claims Ambush Kills Dozens of Govt Troops

Major AA action reported in Western Burma.

March 4
Myanmar's Military Maltreat and Plunder Rohingya Passers-by

Systematic regime assaults and robbery continue against Rohingya villagers. This is a form of terrorism!

March 3
PSLF-TNLA update
Two new BA/TNLA clashes and one new SSA-S/TNLA clash; major regime reinforcements arriving in Shan State

1. Battle between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Troops coming on Offensive into Ta'ang Region (March 2)

At 2115 hours, on March 2, a head-on battle took place between TNLA Bn-717 and MT troops at the Branch-road to Mansan village, near Pin-sin-Pan-ma village. Casualty on both sides is still not known.

Starting from February 23, 2016, the MT started to send in reinforcement and war materials with more than 500 trucks, and starting from March 1, its troops came into the TNLA operational areas through Kyauk-me, Namt-hsan, Nam-tu, Man-ton, Kut-kai, Mu-se and Namt-kham Towns, and deployed for offensive. Now the two sides start to make contact with head-on battle in Kyauk-me Township.

2. Clashes Continue between TNLA and RCSS Troops (February 29)

From 0845 to 1250 hours, on February 28, a head-on battle took place between the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) troops at a place between Karn-ngort and Kane-kine villages of Kyaukme Township, in TNLA Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region.

Two were killed and 2 wounded on the RCSS/SSA side.

3. Clashes Continue in Ta'ang Region and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Lost Not Less than Five (February 28)

Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region

Today, from 0830 to 0900 hours, a head-on battle took place between the TNLA and MT Div- 77 troops, once at a location between Taung-thon-lon and Kweh-heh villages of Namt-san Township and, a second time at 1200 hours, at a location between Taung-thon-lon and Myaing villages.

In the battles, not less than 5 were killed on the MT side. In the past few days, as the MT sent more reinforcement troops into the Ta'ang Region and deployed them in all places for general offensive, the clashes could become more ferocious.

March 3
Karen Blame Burma Army's Lack of Respect For Ceasefire Agreement For Latest Fighting

BA breaking the ceasefire with the KNU; new clash in KNLA 5th Brigade area

March 2
Army personal violates minor Rohingya girl in Btd

More information about the child rape three days ago.

March 2
Rakhine vehicle knocks Rohingya to death

Circumstances unclear. May be a drunk driving accident.

March 1
Burmese Military Recruit Rape Minor Rohingya Girl

Dictatorship sex criminals are still raping ethnic women, in this case a nine year old Rohingya girl!

March 1
Arakan Army denies drug trade accusations

Another BA/AA clash three days ago. Two BA soldiers killed.

FEBRUARY 2016

February 29
Casualties reported after clashes between TNLA and RCSS/SSA

Pro-SSA-S account of yesterday's clash.

February 29
Massive Guns & Drugs Recovery from Arrested Arakan Army Officer In Rangoon

Arms cache found.

February 29
Arakan Army Official Acknowledges Recent Weapons Seizures

AA disputes that the narcotics were theirs. It's interesting that they were found at another house. It could be a regime plant to discredit the AA.

February 28
PSLF-TNLA update
Sitrep of recent conflict between the TNLA and the BA and the SSA-S

1. Clashes Continue between Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and Myanmar Tatmadaw (Burma Army) (February 25)

Today, from 0945 to 1050 hours, a head-on battle took place near Hsai-kong village in the TNLA Bde-5 Area, Kutkai Township, between TNLA Bn-447 and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) troops.

There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on the MT side is still not known. As the MT has sent in reinforcement of troops by the thousands into the Ta'ang Region and launched offensives, there could be fiercer battles.

2. Fierce Battles in Ta'ang Region and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Used Planes in Attack (February 23)

From 1353 to 1700 hours, on February 22, a head-on battle took place between TNLA and MT Div- 77 troops near Pan Nin village in Bde-2 Area of Namtsan Township, Ta'ang Region. In the evening, from 1400 to 1630 hours, two MT helicopter gunships came to attack, wounding one on the TNLA side. Casualty on MT side is still not known. On February 16 and 17 also, MT used air planes to attack the TNLA troops, for two days, in the upside of Marn Name village, who were destroying opium fields in Pansay areas of Namtkham and Kutkai Townships.

3. TNLA Troops Have to Cease Opium Field Destruction Temporarily due to Offensives by Myanmar Tatmadaw and Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) (February 19)

For the elimination of narcotic drugs in Ta'ang Region, the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) has been destroying opium fields every year at the opium harvest time, since 2013 and, in this year also, the destruction was started on February 13 in Pansay Militia areas of Namt-kham and Kut-kai Townships, and up to the date of February 17, the TNLA has been able to destroy nearly 100 acres of opium fields.

While the TNLA was destroying the opium fields, troops from MT Divs 77, 99, RCSS/SSA and Pansay Militia launched offensives in the said areas to prevent the destruction of opium fields. The MT fired daily heavy weapons at the TNLA troops engaged in the destruction of opium fields and, on February 14, 16 and 17, armed clashes took place between the two sides. On February 16 and 17, the MT attacked also with 105 mm howitzers and war planes.

In the said Pansay areas, as the MT with over 400 troops, RCSS/SSA with over 100 troops and Pansay Militia with over 100 troops are launching offensives, the TNLA has to cease temporarily the work of opium field destruction. There may be from 1000 to 3000 acres of opium fields in Pansay areas.

4. Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Attacked with 105 mm Howitzers and Air Planes on TNLA Engaged in Destroying Opium Fields; Many MT Troops Killed (February 17)

As the MT Div-99 troops came to attack the TNLA Bns 101, 571 and 478 troops, who were destroying opium fields in the upside of Marn Name village of Kutkai Township in Bde-1 Area, Ta'ang Region, a head-on battle took place between the two sides, from 1000 to 1600 hours. From 1100 to 1600 hours, the MT troops fired more than 30 rounds of 105 mm howitzers towards the place where the fighting was taking place. From 1430 to 1530 hours, one jet fighter and 2 helicopter gunships came to fire on the TNLA troops, exactly 12 times.

In the battle, more than 10 MT troops were killed and several were wounded. Two on the TNLA side were (slightly) wounded. Since February 13, as the TNLA troops have been destroying the opium fields in and around Pansay areas of Kutkai and Namtkham Townships, the MT has been firing on the TNLA troops every day, and the MT troops, working together with militia troops in the camp of opium growing Pansay Militia, prevent the TNLA from destroying opium fields.

5. Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Attacked with Jet Planes TNLA Troops Engaged in Destroying Opium Fields (February 16)

Since February 13, the TNLA troops have been destroying opium fields in Bde-1 Area, in Kutkai Township, Ta'ang Region, Pan-pain village and Pan-mauk village in Pan-say areas in Namt-kham Township, and, up to this day, they have been able to destroy over 60 acres of opium fields.

In order to stop the TNLA troops from destroying the opium fields, an MT military column advances from Namt-pat-ka and Marn Name village towards Pa-pain village, where opium fields are under destruction, and another MT military column advances from Namt-kham towards Pan-say where opium fields are under destruction, and the RCSS/SSA troops also advance from Namt-kyan towards Pan-say area, separately.

Every day since February 13, opium fields are being destroyed, and the MT troops have been shelling the TNLA troops with heavy weapons. On February 14, a battle took place when the MT troops came to attack the TNLA troops engaged in destroying opium fields, around Lay-ain-zu village in Namt-kham Township.

6. RCSS Troops Broke into Shops and Looted Items (February 15)

On January 13, at about 2230 hours, the RCSS/SSA troops broke into house-shops, by shooting up padlocks on the doors, in Namt-tway village in Bde-2 Area, Namt-san Township, Ta'ang Region, and looted food items worth over 2.5 million Kyats.

The victims were school teacher Daw Ngwe Aye, losing over 500,000 Kyat worth of various food items, U Tun Kya, losing over one million Kyat worth of various food items and one telephone, and villagers losing domestic chickens.

7. Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Join Up with RCSS in Fight (February 15)

Today, February 15, near Kyauk-pyu village of Kyaukme Township, in Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region, a fierce battle took place between TNLA and RCSS/SSA troops, from 1330 to 1730 hours. The MT troops fought on the side of RCSS/SSA troops. Casualty on both sides are still not known.

The battle between TNLA and RCSS started on February 7 and clashes are taking place daily, up to this day, and on February 11, the MT started to give supporting fire, and as the MT troops suffered heavy casualty on that day, they made a retreat. However, on February 13, MT troops joined up with the RCSS troops, and they are fighting together in today's battle.

February 14, 2016: A battle took place when MT troops came to attack TNLA troops, who were destroying opium fields around Lay-ain-zu village of Namt-kham Township.

8. On Fifth Day of Fight between TNLA and RCSS/SSA, MT Fought on Side of RCSS/SSA (February 11)

In Bde-2 Area of Namt-san Township, Ta'ang Region, clashes took place daily between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA troops, from February 7 to 11.

On February 11, the MT Div-77 troops came up from San Hein village of Kyauk-me Township and attacked the TNLA by giving fire support on the side of RCSS/SSA troops.

Casualty on both sides is still not known. In the present battle area, the two sides are keeping close watch on each other and there is a likelihood of the battle resuming.

February 26
Burma Army on the Move in Northern Shan State, Clashes Reported: TNLA

New clashes this week. BA moving in thousands of reinforcements.

February 25
370 died last year, says UN

Rohingya killed by traffickers.

February 25
Drug vigilantes attacked in Kachin State

Attackers unknown, but the dictatorship and allied ethnic militia are behind the narcotics trade.

February 24
A Rohingya man severely beaten by BGP in Maung Daw

Another arbitrary assault by regime police.

February 24
A Rohingya beggar woman's alms snatched, 4 assaulted in Maung Daw

Crimes by Rakhine racists.

February 23
Battle between PSLF/TNLA and government army

BA/TNLA clash yesterday. Two BA soldiers killed. BA again uses attack helicopter. BA moving large number of troops to SSA-N area.

February 23
On the Frontline of the TNLA, SSA-S Divide

SSA-S/TNLA clash reported from February 17.

February 21
Report in Eleven Media
Explosions rock Shan State

Explosions occurred in Lashio and Kunlong townships in northern Shan State on Friday night and Saturday morning.

Two heavy shells exploded on February 19 near three express buses at the union highway near Hopake village in Lashio, injuring three people who were treated at Lashio People's Hospital.

Two mines exploded under a drain on the Chin Shwe Haw-Kunlong Road in Kunlong Township on early February 20. The explosion damaged the road which was closed off.

February 21
80 villagers held for ransom by armed group

Massive extortion plot in Mon State.

February 20
AA Rebels Assault a Rohingya Fisherman in Kyauktaw

Very disappointing that these Arakan Army rebels do this. They are supposed to be for freedom and democracy. That should be for everyone!

February 18
Ta'ang Troops Targeted in Burma Army Airstrikes: TNLA

BA using jet fighters and attack helicopters against the TNLA.

February 18
RCSS faces landmine claims

BA ally SSA-S mining and robbing Palaung villages.

February 18
Gang-Raped Rohingya Women Still Await Justice

The police perpetrators are known, but the dictatorship does nothing!

February 17
Burma army intervenes in Shan rebel war

BA now attacking the TNLA. This is all part of the dictatorship's plan, and Harn Yawnghwe's direct fault. They split the ethnic resistance and got the SSA-S to become a regime militia, including by transporting its soldiers to attack the TNLA. Now, in response to those clashes, the BA is attacking "to restore order."

February 15
Clashes in Northern Shan State Uproot Thousands

Update on IDP crisis caused by new dictatorship ally SSA-S invading TNLA territory.

February 13
Squeezing Money from IDPs in Pauktaw Camp

Simply unbelievable. Regime agents are robbing Rohingya IDPs.

February 10
BGF Militia Commander's Truck Attacked by Unknown Group With Mines and Guns

Unfortunately he survived.

February 9
FBR Report: Burma 2015 Year-in-review – Multiple Offensives and Broken Ceasefires

Summary of conflict in 2015. 506 clashes. 324 BA soldiers killed.

February 8
Myanmar's Border Guard Police have gang-raped two Rohingya women in Maungdaw Township, say eyewitnesses

Only in Aung San Suu Kyi's "New Burma."

February 8
Guns, ammo seized at MPDF Major's house

Interesting. Regime seizes weapons from Pro-regime militia leader.

February 7
TNLA update - Four new battles; new dictatorship ally, Yawdserk's SSA-S, attacks!

- Battles between TNLA & RCSS/SSA Troops (February 7)

Today, battles took place in 4 locations, in Bde-2 and Bde-3 Areas, Ta'ang Region. Head-on battles took place between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA troops - one near Nyaung Maung village of Kyaukme Township, Bde-2 Area, from 0700 hours, another one near Totsan village from 0630 hours, and another one near Pan Nan village of Namtsan Township from 0600 hours - up to the time of this report. In Namtkham Township, Bde-3 Area, the battle took place near Lor-nor village from 0850 to 1230 hours. Casualty on both sides is still not known.

In Totsan/Nyaung Maung region of Kyaukme Township, where current battles took place, over 300 RCSS/SSA troops, in Pannin/Honan region of Namtsan Township over 200 troops, and in Lornor/Pane-kaing region of Namtkham Township over 300 troops - have intruded and are operating.

- Battles between TNLA and RCSS/SSA Troops Continue to be Fierce (January 29)

Today, from 1620 to 1830, a fierce battle took place between troops of TNLA Bn-478/683 and RCSS/SSA at a place between Pan-ka-naing and Lon-a-ba-la villages of Namtkham Township, Bde-1 Area, Ta'ang Region. Casualty on both sides is still not known.

With the help of Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) the RCSS/SSA, with over 400 troops, intruded into the place where the clash took place, through Kyaukme-Thibaw NamtuMine-yin region. At 1500 hours, the RCSS/SSA started shelling the position of the TNLA troops. When the TNLA troops did not respond, the RCSS/SSA troops advanced on the TNLA position and as a result, the battle took place.

February 4
More Arrests Reported over Alleged Armed Group Ties in Arakan State

These men are also political prisoners!

February 4
Village Admin Humiliates Rohingya Youth in Public

The abuse the dictatorship heaps on Rohingya people is inhuman!!!

February 3
BGP increases harassments in Maungdaw south

Report of more police false arrests, assaults, and then extortions of Rohingya villagers.

February 3
BGP of Naribil Border Outpost Extorts Money from Rohingya Bus Owners

The dictatorship's police are an armed robber mafia!!!

February 1
One-hour battle of RCSS/SSA and PSLF/TNLA

New clash reported. SSA-S still fighting the TNLA.

February 1
BGP of Naribil Border Outpost Extorts Money from Rohingya Bus Owners

Police still robbing any and all Rohingya that they can find.

JANUARY 2016

January 30
2nd Village Administrator and Police Collaborator of Sandawpyin Extort money

Rohingya villager robbed.

January 27
Arakan Army clashes with Burma Army soldiers in Chin State

New firefight in Western Burma.

January 27
Police rob and assault traders in Etailla far

Police gangsters still preying on Rohingya businesspeople.

January 27
Another trader forced into bankruptcy following BGP robbery

More armed robbery of Rohingya traders.

January 26
Kiladong woman raped in custody

Yet another rape, this time by the police, of a Rohingya woman. Local man also attacked.

January 26
DKBA Splinter Group, Govt Army and Allied BGF Clash in Karen State

Regime-allied BGF and BA soldiers burn down 10 houses. New Karen resistance group attacks!

January 26
"Red Shan" form army in northern Burma after demand for new state

More info about the new resistance force.

January 26
Three Children Reported Injured After Burma Army, TNLA Clash

Injured by a Burma Army artillery shell.

January 26
Eleven website news report - regime still trying to crack down on the Arakan Army

Numerous AA suspects arrested

The security agency known as the Sa Ya Pha has reportedly detained three young militants in Rakhine State. 

The three were apparently arrested at their homes in Leikamaw village, Kyaukpyu Township, for possible connection with the Arakan Army (AA).

"They have been detained as they're suspected of links with the AA. But I'm not sure about that. My brother Maung Aye was taken by force from his home on January 21. There is growing concern about them among their families and other villagers. Such an aggressive act shouldn't have happened in this democratic era," said Maung Daung, brother of Maung Aye.

The other two detained were named as Thar Tun Phyu and Zaw Win Maung.

Two other suspects were detained on January 8 in Taungup, two were arrested on January 10 in Kyauktaw and two detained on January 16 in Sittwe, all with alleged links to the AA. 

Khine Kaung San from Wonlet Foundation said about the Sittwe arrests: "They were taken away from Naing Guesthouse. No one knows why. One is from Minbya and another from Yathaytaung. I'm not sure whether they're detained for illegal contact with the AA. We are concerned for them. The AA attended the Rakhine National Conference in Kyaukpyu as it is officially recognised by the government. There should not be such confusing arrests."

Clashes started between the AA and government forces broke out in early January in Rakhine State, forcing villagers to flee their homes and sparking a wave of arrests. 

January 26
More villagers flee in fear of AA-Tatmadaw clashes in Paletwa

Update on one of the IDP crises in Western Burma.

January 22
Burmese Military Staff Severely Beats Rohingya Rickshaw-Puller

These types of assaults happen every day.

January 22
One more Innocent Rohingya Boy has been killed by a Racist Buddhist

Driver flees in hit and run.

January 22
First battle between SNA and government army

A new resistance force, the Shanni Nationalities Army, has been formed. First clash with the BA, near the India border.

January 21
The tensions between PSLF/TNLA and RCSS/SSA still increase

Pro-SSA-S report about two new clashes.

January 21
Unknown armed group extorts over 1m Kyat in one night from Yebyu Township villagers

Report of extortion in Mon State.

January 21
Security heightened along Asian Highway as factions reactivate DKBA

New Karen ethnic resistance DKBA established - opposed to the dictatorship, not aligned.

January 21
Confiscated Rohingya shops to be sold in auction

Major denial of livelihood action! 150 shops confiscated. Now being sold to Rakhine racists.

January 21
Hossain dies from assault injuries

Injured Rohingya worker who had been tricked by Rakhine racists and then attacked, dies.

January 21
Myanmar Now update - new Shan State IDP crisis
Locals flee ethnic conflicts in northern Shan state

A total of 95 people have fled to Mogoke Township, Mandalay, as armed clashes between Shan and Palaung ethnic rebel groups has broken out.

The fighting began on Sunday at Lwalzar village in Kyaukme Tonwship in northern Shan state, according to civil organizations in Mogoke. (Source: The Daily Eleven)

January 19
TNLA sitrep
Now regime ally SSA-S, together with the BA, in major offensive against the TNLA

1. More Clashes between TNLA and RCSS (January 18)

Today, from 0644 to 0715 hours, a clash took place again between the TNLA Bn-256 and RCSS/SSA troops, near Khun Hauk village of Thibaw Township, Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region. Casualty on both sides is still not known. The head-on battle took place, when the RCSS side pounced on the TNLA troops going into its area for field activities. There are about 1000 RCSS troops in the said area, and they have been laying landmines. It is learnt that buffaloes, cattle, horses and donkeys of the local population have been killed frequently by the landmines.

2. Combined Force of RCSS and Myanmar Tatmadaw Came and Attacked TNLA (January 17)

From 0615 to 1410 hours, a ferocious battle took place in Lwe-hsa village of Kyaukme Township, Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region, between troops of TNLA Bn-666 and RCSS/SSA. At the beginning of the battle at 0615, the clash was with the RCSS/SSA troops, but as the battle wore on Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) troops from Div-77 arrived at 0800 hours to reinforce and attack the TNLA troops. A head-on battle took place near Lweh Paik village at 1300 hours, between troops of TNLA Bn-987 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Div-77 troops, which were coming from Mine Ngoc Sub-Township to reinforce troops in the battle area. One killed and two were wounded on the TNLA side. Casualty on the side of RCSS/SSA and MT is not known. The clash took place, because the RCSS/SSA troops came to attack the TNLA troops, which had arrived at and taking rest for the night, in Lwe-hsa village. Due to the battle, all the villagers fled to nearby villages for refuge.

3. Battles Continued to be Ferocious Two Battles Took Place Today (January 12)

Due to offensives by Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT), two battles took place in Kutkai and Namtu Townships, in one day, today.

From 1440 to 1530 hours, a battle took place near Pan-kut village of Namtu township, Bde-3 Area, between TNLA Bn-773 troops and MT LIB-324, and from 1330 hours up to the time of this report, a battle took place near Ho-pon village of Kutkai Township, Bde-5 Area, between TNLA B-447/335 and MT Div-99 troops. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. There was casualty on MT side, but details of it are still not known.

4. More Ferocious Battles in Ta'ang Region and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Used Helicopter in the Attack (January 10)

Today, January 10, three battles took place in TNLA Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region. In the battle taking place near Upper Kaung-naing village of Kutkai Township, Bde-5 Area, MT attacked the TNLA troops with 2 helicopter gunships for over half an hour.

From 1510 to 1545 hours, a battle took place between troops of TNLA Bn-434 and MT Div-77, at a place between Manlon and Manpat villages of Namtsan Township, Bde-2 Area. From 0900 to 1635 hours, a battle took place between troops of TNLA Bn-447 and MT Div-99 at the upper place of Kaung-naing village. From 1645 to the time of this report, a battle took place again between troops of TNLA Bn-256 and RCSS troops near Ho-namt village of Namtsan Township, Bde-2 Area. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. In the battle that took place near Kaung-naing village of Kutkai Township, the MT side suffered high casualty, but no detailed information has been received.

5. Two Battles in One Day between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) (January 9)

Today, January 9, two battles took place in one day, in the TNLA Bde-2 Area. From 1347 to 1410 hours, a battle took place between troops of TNLA Bn-434 and MT Div-77, near Pane-long village of Namt-san Township, Bde-2 Area, and from 1450 to 1520 hours another battle took place between troops of TNLA Bn-434 and MT Div-77 at a place between Hoo-man and Pan Alauk villages of Namtsan Township. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on the MT side is still not known.

6. Battles in Ta'ang Continue to be Fierce (January 9)

On January 8, from 1610 to 1715 hours, a head-on battle took place between troops of TNLA Bn-434 and MT Div-77 at a place between Hoo-man and Kontha villages. A soldier on the TNLA side was slightly wounded. Though there was casualty on the MT side, the details are still not known.News

January 19
Casualties as rebel armies clash in Shan State

More coverage of the offensive against the TNLA.

January 19
Government troops attack Ta'ang village in Lashio, killing two villagers, one mentally disabled, on Burma's Independence Day

Report of regime atrocities two weeks ago.

January 19
One year on, no justice for murdered Kachin teachers

The "new" Burma of Aung San Suu Kyi, the U.S., and Europe. The dictatorship continues. It's just that no one cares.

January 18
Kachinland News updates
New BA-KIA clash; drug patrol member murdered; pregnant woman injured by grenade thrown by BA soldier

- A battle took place between KIA's 14th Battalion troops and Burmese Army's 86th Light Infantry Battalion troops near Sut Chyai Pa, Htang Hpra village in western Kachin State on Jan 15 at 10 am. Local sources said Burmese Army troops were led by Lt. Lin Htwe and a Captain from commando force. KIA sources said the battle broke out as Burmese Army troops approached its Htang Hpra post. No casualties have been reported on either side.

- Lahtaw Tu Sai, 19-year-old member of local anti-drug campaign, was killed by an opium farmer with a handmade gun in Labang village in Mogaung Township on Jan 16. A funeral will be held at Labang village's Catholic Church on Jan 18 at 12 pm.

Local sources said members of civilian-initiated anti-drug campaign were increasingly targeted by opium farmers armed with handmade long rifles.

- Galau Htang, a 25-year-old pregnant woman was injured by hand grenade accident in Daknai in northern Shan State on Jan 8.

The incident took place at a local shop owned bt Galau Htang's family. A Burmese Army soldier who was inside the shop at that time was reportedly playing with a hand grenade and threw it near Galau Htang when it was about to explode.

Galau Htang is 5 months pregnant and taken to a military hospital in Nampaka by Burmese troops.

January 18
Rohingyas Refuse to Take Part in Prejudiced Census

The dictatorship is refusing to register Rohingya newborns, thereby rendering them stateless!

January 17
Rohingya youth and woman arrested in Goduthaya of Maung Daw

Four people arrested for having cellphones. Woman released after paying extortion.

January 16
Rakhine Extremist Send Rohingya Man to Hospital after Failed Attempt to Murder

Yet another racist attack on a Rohingya worker.

January 15
Burma Army Clashes with Ta'ang Rebels Amid National Day Celebrations

New BA-TNLA clashes.

January 15
Two Rohingya Fishermen Shot to Death by BGP, Four Missing

Update of earlier report about regime police attacking Rohingya fishers. Two mean dead, not one, and four more missing.

January 15
RCSS/SSA capture weapons of PSLF/TNLA in the combat

Report from pro-RCSS website. New TNLA-SSA-S clash.

January 15
Woman Beaten in Mon State After Partisan Dispute Escalates

Mon democrat beaten by regime thugs.

January 13
Shan State battles rage in tandem with peace talks

Two BA-TNLA clashes yesterday.

January 13
Rathedaung villagers injured in military assault

BA attacks a Rohingya village protesting resource theft.

January 12
Rohingya innocent boy shot to death

Murdered by the police while fishing.

January 11
Arakan Army Chief: 'Fresh Clashes Could Break Out at Any Time'

Update on the conflict situation in Western Burma. BA bringing in reinforcements.

January 11
Two Men Held for Alleged Ties to Arakan Army

More updates from Western Burma.

January 11
Pneumonia and fever spread in Maungdaw

Many Rohingya elderly and children are at risk from cold weather, compounded by the regime-enforced lack of food and health-care. Two women have already died of pneumonia.

January 11
Villagers bullied by troops

New BA human rights abuses in Shan State.

January 10
BGP Personal fled to Bangladesh from Burma after killing Commander

Burma Times back online. Regime police officer kills commander.

January 9
LIB 88 of Government army get bribe from TNLA

Interesting report, if true. BA commanders have had many reasons not to follow senior officer orders to attack.

January 8
Burmese army vows to 'exterminate' Arakan rebels

The dictatorship angrily admits significant casualties in the conflict in Western Burma. No way they will achieve their vow, though. The people hate the BA, and support their indigenous forces. The BA is a colonial occupier. It can never prevail!

January 6
KIA and TNLA fight with government army

Report that the KIA was also involved in recent clashes. Seventeen BA soldiers killed.

January 6
Palaung CSOs Allege Rights Abuses by Burma Army in N. Shan State

Eighty-one villagers arrested by BA soldiers; eleven tortured.

January 6
Killing, Disappearance, Land-mine Death During Burma Army Offensive in Central Shan State

BA soldiers murder a farmer; another missing. BA land mine kills a monk and injures three others.

January 5
Arakan State Civilians Shelter at Monasteries Following Fighting

One hundred new IDPs in Western Burma.

January 5
Beijing complains after landmine explosion

As China protested with the dictatorship, one can conclude that it was a BA mine.

January 4
Police Rob Shopkeeper

Another regime robbery of a Rohingya businessperson.

January 3
PSLF/TNLA update - Six new battles; four BA soldiers known to be killed in one of them; BA again using helicopter attacks

- Clashes in Ta'ang Region Get Fiercer with Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) using Helicopter Gunships (January 3)

Today, January 3, two battles occurred in one day, between the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and MT troops. In the battle that took place near Namt-lane-lain village, the MT used 2 helicopter gunships in its attack.

From 1045 to 1720 hours, a head-on battle took place near Namt-lane-lain village of Muse Township, Bde-1 Area, between troops of TNLA Bn-571 and MT Div-99 and, from 1200 to 1600 hours, a head-on battle took place near Man-wun village of Namt-kham Township, Bde-1 Area, between TNLA Bn-478 troops and the combined forces of MT Div-99 and Pansay militia.

In the battle that took place near Namt-lane-lain village of Muse Township, Bde-1 Area, MT 2 helicopter gunships came to join in the attack from 1640 to 1710 hours. At the time of this report, it is known that at least 4 on MT side were killed and TNLA troops had captured 3 MA-1 type assault rifles.

- On January 1, 3 Battles Took place in Ta'ang Region (January 1)

On January 1, head-on battles took place between TNLA Bn-683 and MT Div-77 troops, from 1015 to 1030 hours, at a place between Ma-waung and Hsaing-lain villages of of Mantong Township, Bde-3 Area, and between troops of TNLA Bn-527 and Moemeik-based MT force, from 1720 to 1850 hours, near Man-pan village of Moemeik Township, Bde-2 Area, and between troops of TNLA Bn- 434 and MT Div-77, from 2130 to 2150 hours, near Man-sant village of Namt-san Township, Bde-2 Area. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on MT side is still not known.

- Clashes in Ta'ang Region Continue to be Fierce (December 31)

Today, December 31, a battle took place between troops of TNLA Bn-101 and MT Div-99, from 1515 to 1725 hours, at a place between Joun-naw and Kya-ran villages. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on MT side is still not known.

Today, a reinforcement of nearly 300 troops from (Kalaw-based) MT Div-55 has come into Ta'ang Region, and clashes in Ta'ang region can get more ferocious.

January 3
Shan attack shatters ceasefire

Report of a clash between the BA and the SSA-S, which in another area have been fighting together against the TNLA.

DECEMBER 2015

December 31
PSLF/TNLA update - Both the BA and the SSA-S continue their offensives against the TNLA. The year of the dictatorship's NCA ends with war!

- Clashes between Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Continue to be Fierce (December 30)

Today, December 30, at a place between Taungma and Murnkan villages in Namtsan Township, Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region, a head-on battle took place from 0915 to 0940 hours between troops of TNLA Bn-256 and MT Div-77.

There was no casualty on the TNLA side and casualty on the MT side is still not known.

- Clash between TNLA and Combined Forces of MT and RCSS/SSA (December 29)

Today, December 29, a head-on battle took place at a location between Pansan and Kyaukpyu villages of Kyaukme Township from 0600 to 0810 hours, between TNLA Bn-717 troops and the combined MT Div-77 and RCSS/SSA forces, which had intruded into the TNLA territory. In the battle, one TNLA soldier sacrificed his life for the Ta'ang race.

Casualty on the MT and RCSS/SSA combined forces is still not known. The head-on battle took place, because the MT and RCSS/SSA combined forces, with a strength of over 200 troops advanced for attack, from Panzon village area towards the present battle site, where the TNLA was active.

December 31
Clashes Continue Between Arakan Army and Govt Troops in Kyauktaw Township

Major new fighting in Western Burma. Significant casualties on both sides. Twenty BA soldiers reported killed.

December 30
PSLF/TNLA update - Prisoner return; SSA-S desertions; Two TNLA soldiers detained; more clashes with the SSA-S, and with the BA

- TNLA Returned 8 Captured RCSS/SSA Soldiers to Parents (December 27)

The RCSS/SSA soldiers mentioned below, who had intruded into the TNLA active area, were returned to their parents and relatives, on December 22.

(1) Maung Nyi Tun, son of U Ta Myat of Monka village, Mantong Township, (2) Maung Aik Yaing, son of U Aik Aye of Monka village, Mantong Township, (3) Aik Kam, son of U Aik Hsa of Monka village, Mantong Township, (4) Maung Nyi Nar, son of U Hsan Pee of Monka village, Mantong Township, (5) Maung Kyam Hsa, son of U Por Kyam Hsa of Monka village, Mantong Township, (6) Aik Pee Det, son of U Mauk Kham Swint of Monka village, Mantong Township, (7) Maung Hsan Tun, son of U Hsan Poe of Monka village, Mantong Township, and (8) Maung Sine Arn, son of U Maung Hsaing of Monka village, Mantong Township.

In the period from November 27, 2015 to December 24, not less than 10 battles took place between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA troops. The TNLA had captured 8 RCSS/SSA deserters and troops sent out to spy on our troop movements.

The captured 8 were local Shan inhabitants of Mantong Township. They had been forced to join the RCSS/SSA. For that reason and with a view to precluding racial strife between the Shan and Ta'ang nationalities and on humanitarian ground, they were handed over in good order, after they had made a promise, in the presence of their parents and relatives, not to have anything to do with the RCSS/SSA.

On the other hand, not a strand of information has been received until the time of this report, about our own 2 TNLA soldiers, (1) Mine Nyi Pe of Naung Kyan village, Namtkham Township and (2) Mine Aik Kyaing of Namt-lin village, Namt-san Township, arrested on December 1, around 1500 and 1600 hours at a Shweli River ferry site, situated between Marn-kham and Marn-naung villages of Namt-kham Township.

- Clash between TNLA and Myanmar Tatkadaw Continues to be Fierce (December 27)

Today, December 27, from 1525 to 1130 hours, a head-on battle took place between troops from TNLA Bn-683 and LIB-105 under Div-77 of Myanmar Tatmadaw, at a place between Panka and Hsaing-Lein villages of Manton Township, Bde-3 Area, Ta'ang Region.

There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on the Myanmar Tatmadaw side is still not known.

The head-on battle took place, because Myanmar Tatmadaw LIB-105 continued to advance this morning to the TNLA active area, after it had a clash with TNLA Bn-919, on December 26, at a place between Torn-poke and Lan-Hsong villages, near the current battle site.

December 29
Security Forces Beat Up and Rob Displaced Rohingyas

Regime security agents assault four Rohingya IDPs.

December 29
Rohingya Religious Scholar in Critical Condition due to Tortures in Prison

One of many Rohingya political prisoners, all of whom are no doubt being tortured.

December 29
Military Arrest Rohingyas and Ban their Access to Livelihood

Regime now attacking and robbing Rohingya farmers.

December 28
Three killed, three wounded in Shan State IED blast

Bomb attack on a truck near Laukkai. Unknown rationale and perpetrators.

December 28
Fighting Flares Between Arakan Army and Govt Troops

Renewed conflict in Western Burma.

December 28
Wood traders go out of business following BGP robbery

More police robbery of Rohingya workers.

December 25
Government army have captured 8 troops of TNLA

Serious, chaotic conflict underway in Northern Shan State

December 25
IDP hangs himself in Mong Hsu Township camp

The dictatorship is driving the people of Burma to despair. All except Suu Kyi of course, who is happy as pie.

December 25
Mae La Refugee Camp Suicide Continue To Rise

Life in the New Burma: No hope for the future!

December 25
Unidentified Body of Rohingya Teenager Found Floating in River

The body is still in the river. The people are afraid to retrieve it, since this could lead to an attack and arrest by the police. That's how bad things are for the Rohingya.

December 24
PSLF/TNLA update - Both the BA, with militia allies, and the SSA-S still attacking the TNLA

- Battle News Update (December 23)

A battle took place at 1030 hours, between TNLA Bn-919 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Div- 88 troops at a place between Mine-kat (Taron) and Mankon villages of Mantong Township, Bde- 3 Area, Ta'ang Region. The battle died down temporarily at 1200 hours and resumed at 1440 hours.

The RCSS/SSA troops were on Myanmar Tatmadaw side. There was no casualty on the TNLA side.

- Two Battles Happened in Ta'ang Region (December 23)

A head-on battle took place from 0620 to 0730 hours between TNLA Bn-683 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Div-77 troops, at a place between Man-paung and Lweh-htan villages of Mantong Township, Bde-3 Area, Ta'ang Region.

Moreover, another battle took place from 1130 to 1200 hours between TNLA Bn-478 and a combined force of Myanmar Tatmadaw Div-88, RCSS/SSA and Pansay militia troops, near Lweh-chat village of Namt-kham Township, Bde-1 Area, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on the TNLA side.

December 24
Border Guard Police Beat Up Two Rohingya Men for Ransom

Regime police assault and rob Rohingya people every chance that they can get!

December 23
Shan CBOs: Over 3000 IDPs in central Shan State threatened with death for trying to return home

Massive regime military expansion in Shan State. BA soldiers looting and destroying the property of the people who have fled.

December 23
Village torched as hundreds flee Shan State fighting: report

Detailed review of latest conflict and regime abuses in Shan State.

December 23
Burma - Bangladesh Border Tension

BA soldiers kill one Bangladeshi villager and shoot another.

December 23
Villagers flee Naichong Dong in face of false terror charges

Police harassing Rohingya village. One man robbed.

December 23
Border Guard Police Arbitrarily Extort Money from Rohingyas

More cases of the police mafia committing armed robbery.

December 22
Kokang rebel attack blacks out Laukkai

MNDAA attack on infrastructure; clashes underway.

December 22
Elderly men and women returning from funeral assaulted by BGP

Police assault and rob a Rohingya group.

December 22
Slave labour takes its toll on Maungdaw South village

For the past few weeks, regime police and soldiers have been forcing Rohingya villagers to do hard labor.

December 22
Renewed food shortages as police stop fishing for Rohingyas in Pauktaw IDP camp

The dictatorship is trying to starve Rohingya IDPs. And yet Suu Kyi and the International Community say nothing!

December 22
Business lost as Rakhine traders conspire with BGP

Theft and denial of livelihood for Rohingya trader.

December 22
Border Guard Police Attempt to Cripple Rohingya Business

More cases of denial of livelihood.

December 21
Fighting continues to expand in Shan State

Yawd Serk and the SSA-S's denials notwithstanding, there are new reports of the Shan, together with the BA, attacking the TNLA. The SSA-S is apparently trying to expand its territory, based on an agreement reached between Yawd Serk and the BA.

December 21
Kachin IDPs Endure Bitter Cold Snap on Sino-Burma Border

Suffering and death from conflict continues even when there is a break in clashes.

December 19
Woman arrested for burning down her own house

Police rob an elderly Rohingya couple after they lose their house in an accidental fire.

December 18
PSLF/TNLA update - TNLA still fighting both the BA and the SSA-S

- Two Battles Happened Today between TNLA and MT Troops (December 17)

Today, December 17 a head-on battle took place from 1200 to 1400 hours, between Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Div-99 troops, at a place between Kar-lain and Pan-law villages of Kut-kai Township, Bde-5 Area, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. There was casualty on the MT side, but details are still not known. At the said area, MT started attack since December 16.

Today, from 0720 to 0740 hours, a head-on battle took place near Tar-let village of Namt-san Township, Bde-2 Area, between TNLA Bn-434 and MT Div-77 troops.

- Clashes Happened again between TNLA and RCSS/SSA (December 17)

Today, December 17, at 0720 hours, a head-on battle took place near Nyaung Pan-hla village of Kyauk-me Township, between some of the TNLA Bn (717/987) troops and RCSS/SSA troops, which had entered, in territorial aggression, into Ta'ang Region.

There was no casualty on the TNLA side, and casualty on the RCSS/SSA side is still not known. From November 27 to December 9, 10 battles took place between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA troops in Mine-we region of Namt-kham Township. Near Nyaung Pan-hla village of Kyaukme Township, 2 battles took place, once on December 16 and again on 17.

After clashes in Mine-wee area of Namtkham Township, the RCSS/SSA, which came initially with over 200 troops, brought in a total of over 1,000 troops into Ta'ang territory, being 400+ along the bank of Namt-kham-Shwe-li into Ho-pan, Mine-we, Man-hero, Naung-ma and Namt-pon, 40+ into Namt-san, Kaiktaing, Kyauk-pyu, Ho-nan area, 200+ into Thi-baw, Kyauk-me, Mine-ngawt, Pan-kham, On-mut, Heh-kham, Nyaung P in-hla and Tort-san area, 200+ into La-shio, Mine-kyet, Mine-yaw area, 100+ into Namt-tu, Mineyin area, and 100+ into Kut-kai, Mon-si and Mon-huan area.

December 18
Border Guard Police Rob Rohingya Widow

Six regime police broke into the house of a 75 year-old widow. Heartless bastards - terrorizing an elderly woman!

December 17
PSLF/TNLA update - continued fighting with the SSA-S and the BA

- Five Battles Took Place Today in Ta'ang Region (December 16)

Today, December 16, in Kutkai, Kyaukme and Mantong Townships, Ta'ang Region, 5 battles took place in a single day, between TNLA troops and those of Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) and the RCSS/SSA.

Battles took place at a place between Panhan and Hsaing-lein villages of Mantong Township, Bde-3 Area, Ta'ang Region, between TNLA Bn-593 and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Div-77 troops, from 0300 to 0330 hours, and again from 1410 to 1725 hours, and in Bde1 Area, near Mine-yu village of Kutkai Township a battle took place between TNLA Bn-101 troops and MT Div-99 from 1600 to 1730 hours, and in Bde-2 Area, at a place between Nyaung-bin-hla and Tawt-san villages of Kyaukme Township, a battle took place from 1520 to 1540 hours between TNLA Bn-987 and RCSS/SSA troops, and in Bde-5 Area a battle took place at 1245 hours, between TNLA Bn-223 and MT Div-99 troops, near Panlaw village of Kutkai Township.

There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on the MT and RCSS/SSA side is still not known.

- Battles Continue in Ta'ang Region (December 16)

Today, December 16, from 0300 to 0330 hours, a head-on battle took place between troops of Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) Bn-953 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Div-77 at a place between Hsaing Lein and Panhan villages in Mantong Township, Bde-3 Area, Ta'ang Region.

There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on Myanmar Tatmadaw side is still not known. The head-on battle took place, because Myanmar Tatmadaw came for offensive to the place where TNLA was situated.

- Myanmar Tatmadaw Attacked TNLA with Gunships 2 Days in Succession (December 15)

Today, December 15, a head-on battle took place again from 0700 hours until dusk, between TNLA and Myanmar troops near Hotup village of Manton Township, Bde-3 Area, Ta'ang Region. As the battle became drawn out, 2 Myanmar Tatmadaw helicopter gunships came at 1550 hours and attack by strafing.

There was no casualty on TNLA side.

On December 14 also, 2 gunships came to attack the TNLA, in that area for over an hour. The two sides are keeping watch on each other and there is a probability for a clash happening again. The clash can become fiercer by the arrival again of reinforcement on the Tatmadaw side.

December 17
3 days battles between TNLA and government army

New clash also reported between the BA and the KIA and SSA-N.

December 17
Daylight robbery: hard work of Rohingya farmers all in vain

Local racists steal Rohingya rice crops.

December 17
Burmese Armed Forces Subject Rohingyas to Forced Labour

Widespread conscription of Rohingya villagers as forced laborers now underway.

December 15
PSLF/TNLA update

- Myanmar Tatmadaw Using Helicopter Gunship to Attack TNLA Troops (December 14)

Today, December 14, a head-on battle took place at 0920 hours, between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw troops, near Hotup village of Manton Township, TNLA Bde-3 Area. The battle, dying down at about 1200 hours, resumed at 1300 + hours. At 1600 hours two Myanmar Tatmadaw helicopter gunships came and attacked for over one hour. There was no casualty on the TNLA side.

- Clashes Continues in Ta'ang Region (December 14)

Today, December 14, from 0900 to 0930 hours, a head-on battle took place between troops of TNLA Bn-434 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Div-77, near Ohnlut village of Namtsan Township, Bde-2 Area, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on Tatmadaw side is still not known.

The battle took place, because Myanmar Tatmadaw troops came up from Namtu Bawdwin side to the location, where the battle happened, in an offensive move. In the TNLA Brigade 2/3 Areas, Ta'ang Region, 4 battles took place on December 14, between the TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw troops.

December 15
FBR Report: October/November Update – Burma Army Offensives Against KIA No. 8 Brigade Headquarters and SSPP/SSA Headquarters

Detailed conflict sitrep from FBR.

December 14
PSLF/TNLA Update

- Battles Continue to Happen in Ta'ang Region (December 13)

Today, December 13, a head-on battle took place between troops of TNLA Bn-434 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Div-77, from 1055 to 1120 hours at a place between Namt-lin and Lon-tauk villages in Namtsan Township, Brigade-2 Area in Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on TNLA side. Casualty on Tatmadaw side is still not known. As Myanmar Tatmadaw has deployed its troops in current battle area of Haik-tong, Lon-tauk and Man-lweh villages, fiercer battles could take place.

- RCSS/SSA Leader, Yawdserk Met with MOC (1) Commander (December 13)

It was learnt that the Southern Shan State RCSS/SSA leader Yawdserk, in an overnight stay, met with (MOC) Military Operation Command-1 commander on December 10, 2015, at the base of LIB-502, where MOC-1 Headquarters was located. In entering into Ta'ang Region, the Southern Shan State RCSS/SSA troops have to pass through Thibaw and Kyaukme Townships, which are in Kyaukme MOC-1 Area. Presently, the RCSS/SSA unit, with a strength of over 200 troops, is operating around On-mu, Htant-sant, Pan-kham and Kaik-taing villages, which are in the border areas of Thibaw, Kyauk-me and Namt-san Townships.

December 14
Woman sexually harassed by BGP, husband assaulted

Yet another police sexual assault on a Rohingya woman. Husband released after extortion paid.

December 14
Man arrested and assaulted for coming to neighbour's rescue

He prevented an attack by regime collaborators on a Rohingya woman, and was later forced to pay extortion.

December 12
Press Statement Clarifying Clashes with RCSS/SSA Military Column Violating Ta'ang Territory

1. As the RCSS/SSA Shan State Army troops, in territorial aggression, have entered into some of the areas in the regions of Kyaukme, Namt-san, Manton and Namtkham, where the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) has been operating, clashes have taken place between the two sides. In some guerrilla areas of those regions, together with the TNLA, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the SSPP/SSA Shan State Army troops have set up bases, have been operating together and have made joint resistance operations, from time to time, against the Myanmar Tatmadaw's attacking columns.

2. Requests and prohibitions against area expansion have been made several times, out of concern that undesirable conflict between fellow ethnic armed resistance organizations could arise by the entrance of the RCSS/SSA, which is on good terms with Tatmadaw, into Ta'ang Region, currently known as Northern Shan State, where the KIA, SSPP/SSA, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and the Arakan Army (AA) troops, together with our own TNLA troops, are clashing every day with the Tatmadaw troops.

3. In the first week of October, an initial clash took place between the TNLA troops and about 200-strong RCSS/SSA troops, who forcibly penetrated into our own area, near Kyauk-pyu village, situated on the border between Namt-san and Thibaw Townships. Subsequently, the RCSS/SSA troops went into hiding around Kyaukme Township, and after the RCSS's signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), as they entered into Namt-kham and Mantong Townships through Namt-san and Namtu Townships in the second week of November, fierce clashes took place with our own troops.

4. From November 27 night up to this day, more than 10 fierce clashes had taken place, and Myanmar Tatmadaw columns from Div. 77 and 88 had been giving protection to the RCSS/SSA troops and shelling our own troops with heavy weapons. Three Myanmar Tatmadaw columns, after shelling positions of our dispersedly deployed troops, charged in with large number. Though the RCSS/SSA troops had suffered heavy casualty, we have not publicized the exact figures, in consideration for the RCSS being a fellow ethnic nationality organization. The aiding Myanmar Tatmadaw side had suffered at least ten dead and wounded.

5. The armed clashes happening between our TNLA and the RCSS/SSA troops are clashes between two organizations and not a racial strife between the Ta'ang and Shan peoples. In the armed clashes, the TNLA has absolutely never detained, beaten or tortured the innocent local populations.

News and Information Department
PSLF/TNLA

December 12
Displaced Ta'ang relocate after Burma Army burns their village—twice

170 villagers burned out of their homes.

December 12
Child Trafficking Fears Grip Mon State Communities

Unexplained child kidnappings; one death.

December 12
BGP extortion spree worries Maungdaw fishermen

Police terrorizing Rohingya fishers.

December 12
Police Attempt to Cripple Rohingya Livelihood in Pauktaw

More police assaults and extortion.

December 12
Border Guard Police Rob Rohingya Man

Actions of a local police mafia.

December 10
Shan State rebels clash again

New clashes between the TNLA and the SSA-S, the dictatorship's new Shan BGF!

December 10
Prison for supposed members of dubious 'Myanmar Muslim Army'

There is no MMA! It's just one more type of regime false-arrest, on trumped-up charges, backed by torture. The twelve men are political prisoners.

December 9
Armed Forces Subject Rohingyas in Buthidaung to Brutal Exercise

Many new arrests. Police terrorizing a Rohingya community.

December 8
Border Guard Police Shoot Young Rohingya Man to Death

Another Rohingya man murdered. Will the slaughter never end?

December 7
Rohingya Man Killed, Unidentified Corpse of Rohingya Woman Found

Another murder victim from the one reported two days ago. The other case appears to be a rape and murder; no information on the attacker.

December 7
BGP Extorts Money from Old Rohingya Farmer

Clear case of armed robbery.

December 5
Rakhine Extremists Brutally Kill Rohingya Man

Despicable.

December 4
Refugee Camp Suicide Rates Soar

Suu Kyi's new Burma: Still no hope if you are not Burman.

December 4
Village Administrator Repeatedly Rape Rohingya Woman

Horrific crime. In Suu Kyi's new Burma regime agents continue to rape with impunity. Just like the old Burma.

December 4
Man assaulted and fined for protesting corruption

Suu Kyi's new Burma, just like the old: How dare Rohingya victims protest the abuse they suffer!

December 3
Rebel armies shift blame for firefights

What really happened? (I find the TNLA more believable. How could the SSA-S join with the BA?!)

December 2
TNLA statement

Clash between TNLA with RCSS/SSA Troops (December 1)

As the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS/SSA) troops, in violation of the TNLA's territory, have entered into Namtkham and Manton Township areas, where the TNLA troops operate, armed clashes have been taking place starting from November 27, and as the Myanmar Tatmadaw Div-88 and Div-77 military columns have been giving fire support for the RCSS/SSA, fierce battles have been raging in Mine-wee area of Namkham Township.

The clash in Mine-wee area took place at about 1300 hours, near Wee-law village on November 27, between troops from Bn-478 of TNLA Bde-1 and the RCSS/SSA column. Then another clash took place, starting at about 1530 hours until dusk, as the RCSS/SSA troops launched attack on the TNLA troops operating at a place between Wee-law and Pan-ka-nine villages.

On November 30, as soon as daybreak, fierce clashes started between TNLA troops and the combined columns of RCSS/SSA and Myanmar Tatmadaw near Norreh (Man-aung), Mat-wong, Pain-kine, Lum-ah-ba-la, Lweh-kyin, Pan-ka-nine, Man-win, Ho-pan etc. villages, which are in the border area between Namtkham and Manton Townships.

The Myanmar Tatmadaw and RCSS/SSA side suffered dead and wounded. The TNLA side also suffered wounded.

The RCSS/SSA is one of the 8 ethnic groups that signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), and after reaching understanding with the Myanmar Tatmadaw, it has started to move for expansion into Namtkham and Mantong regions. More fierce clashes are likely to occur.

In order to prevent confrontation and clashes like these, between fellow ethnic armed resistance organizations, though the TNLA has requested and prohibited the RCSS/SSA not to enter into the TNLA activity areas, for several times, but as the RCSS/SSA has entered by force into the TNLA areas and starts attacks on its troops, such head-on clashes have been taking place.

News and Information Department
PSLF/TNLA

December 2
Arson Attack Hits Shan State Market Slated for Redevelopment

Market at Chinese border bombed and burned.

December 2
Extortion from Rohingya fishermen by BGP again started

The police mafia rob ten people.

December 1
Battles Rage Between TNLA and RCSS/SSA Troops

Yawd Serk, head of SSA-S, is now openly siding with the military dictatorship! The SSA-S is not a BA ethnic militia! Amazing. What a traitor.

December 1
Two MI-35 Helicopters Attacked KIA's 2nd Battalion Positions

BA attacking KIA, using helicopters for ground forces support.

December 1
Battle Rages in Hpakant's Ja Ra Yang

Another battle between the BA and the KIA.

December 1
TNLA Reports Deadly Clashes with Joint Force of Shan, Govt Troops

More coverage of the SSA-S now fighting alongside the BA, against the TNLA.

December 1
Unidentified Gunmen Abduct 50 From Villages in Myanmar's Shan State

Only male villagers kidnapped. Possible regime war crime underway. Kokang and Kachin updates as well.

December 1
Shan monks injured by landmine

Almost certainly a regime landmine.

December 1
Bangladeshi settlers attack Buthidaung woman, military arrives to protect the assailants

The regime, which hates Rohingya people and calls them "Bengalis," is openly allowing Bangladesh Buddhists to settle in Burma, and to rob the Rohingya.

NOVEMBER 2015

November 30
Kacinland News update
Burma Army arming allied ethnic militias

Burmese Army provided arms to Taileng, also known as Red Shan, to form local militias in Ka Maing and Nam Ya in western Kachin State on Nov 27.

Local sources say Taileng militia soldiers have started patrolling the streets in Ka Maing wearing civilian clothes with militia uniforms underneath.

November 30
Fresh Skirmishes in Kokang Region, Says Military

New clash between the MNDAA and the BA.

November 30
SSA-N Soldiers Prepare to Defend Key Base as Withdrawal Deadline Passes

Update on SSA-N situation.

November 27
Shan men say Burmese soldiers tortured them

Just so everyone understands, Aung San Suu Kyi through her silence has granted all Burma Army soldiers complete immunity, to torture, to rape, to murder. She never speaks out. There is no atrocity so great that she will raise her voice.

November 27
BGP assaults and abuses woman for resisting robbery

Police rob Roingya woman of gold necklace. She resists, and is beaten for it.

November 27
Man injured by BGP assault in Santouli

Rohingya man randomly attacked by the police.

November 27
Police Extort Money from Rohingya for Keeping Suu Kyi's Photo in Phone

Police rob a Rohingya man after discovering a photo. It's ironic, but some Rohingya in Burma still have hope in Suu Kyi. I guess they feel they have no other choice.

November 26
One soldier killed, four wounded in Hpakant grenade accident

One less Burma Army rapist-murderer. Good riddance.

November 26
New housing for IDPs, Muslims not returning to lands taken over in 2012

Regime announces the theft of Rohingya land. Rohingya IDPs will never be allowed to return home!

November 26
Innocent man charged with yaba trafficking

Rohingya fisherman framed and then extorted.

November 24
Peace committee meeting in Yangon, renewed military offensives and IDP abuse in Shan State

Burma Army offensive against the SSA-N continuing at two different fronts.

November 24
2 Injured Amid Explosions in Mong Hsu Near Ongoing Military Clashes

Source of the bombs is unidentified.

November 24
Border Guard Police Rob Rohingya Woman

Checkpoints are actually regime robbery toll gates.

November 22
Six trafficking ships wait off Akyab coast

Trafficking of the Rohingya set to restart now that the monsoon has ended. How many will die?

November 22
Rathedaung reign of terror continues

Rohingyas in Rathedaung township being assaulted and extorted by regime collaborators.

November 22
Burmese Police Chase and Arrest Displaced Rohingyas

Police harassing IDPs.

November 22
Two innocent men charged with drug dealing as yaba flow to Bangladesh continues unabated

Used as excuse by police for extortion.

November 22
Man risks losing leg following biker attack

Rohingya man attacked by local racist.

November 21
TNLA update, new battle today

Battle Rages on in Ta'ang Region, Two Dead on Myanmar Tatmadaw Side
(November 21)

Today, November 21, at 0935 hours, a battle took place between troops of TNLA Bn-717 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Div-77, at a place between Tot-san and Nuaung-bin-hla villages in Kyaukme Township, Bde-2 area, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Two were killed on the Myanmar Tatmadaw side. The head-on battle took place, because Myanmar Tatmadaw troops had been closely following and launching attacks in the place, where TNLA was active.

November 21
Man injured in assault, hospitals refuse treatment

Rohingya man beaten by Rakhine racists, then refused treatment at local hospital.

November 21
Burma Army shelling and aerial bombing of 6,000 civilians in Mong Nawng town are war crimes

Region of the BA offensive against the SSA-N - regime planes attacking civilian villages!

November 19
Burma Army Offensive Continues in Kachin State

Concern BA using new offensives as a prelude to declaring emergency rule.

November 19
Shan conflict shows no signs of abating

Regime air attacks continue in both Northern Shan and Kachin States.

November 19
No casualties in Mong Hsu blast

Two grenades thrown in Shan town.

November 19
Muslims refuse govt order to live permanently in IDP camps, police attempt arrest

Rohingya trying to escape from the dictatorship's concentration camps.

November 19
Fire at Sindong

Mysterious fire damages Rohingya businesses and homes.

November 19
Man assaulted for not translating Rohingya video

Police wanted translation of video showing Rohingyas support NLD victory.

November 19
BGP Arrest Two Rohingya Scholars, Frame One with False Charge

More trumped-up arrests.

November 19
Border Guard Police Staff Attempt to Shoot his Senior

No honor among thieves.

November 18
KIA-Burmese army clash 'fiercest in history'

Update on new regime offensive against the KIA.

November 18
Locals Arrested, Interrogated by Monyin Police

Regime trying to force Shan State IDPs to leave church.

November 18
BGP raid Maungdaw South village

New raid on a Rohingya village.

November 18
Two Rohingyas implicated and mercilessly tortured

Two Rohingya men accused of having a pistol.

November 17
Burmese Army Jet Bombs KIA Positions, Stages Fake Battles

BA resumes major offensive against the KIA. What democratic election?

November 17
Airstrikes, Ground Offensives Continue in Kachin, Shan States

Report of new BA conflict at three fronts, against the KIA, SSA-N, and TNLA.

November 17
Homemade explosive detonates, killing two girls in Laikha Township

This report seems to be more accurate about the source of the explosive.

November 17
Unsuccessful attempt to break bloackade at Lamar para

Rohingya trying to break free from their concentration camps.

November 17
Wood cutter assaulted by Natala in Rathedaung

Now that the election is over, attacks against the Rohingya restart.

November 16
Girl, 5, Allegedly Raped by Military Deserter in Sittwe

The perpetrator can be described as a typical member of the Burma Army, a gang of rapists, murderers and thieves.

November 16
Aerial Assaults as Shan State Conflict Intensifies

More information about the new Burma Army attacks after the election.

November 16
Myanmar-Now update
Shan State USDP MP survives ambush, bodyguards injured

Myint Lwin, a lawmaker representing the governing Union Solidarity and Development Party in the Shan State parliament, came under attack while he was travelling between the towns of Tarmoenyin and Kutkai in northeastern Shan State. Myint Lwin, who was re-elected in the general elections this month, was unhurt but two of his bodyguards suffered gunshot wounds to the legs. Myint Lwin said he was unaware of the identity of the assailants, but claimed the Kachin Independence Army rebels and Ta'ang National Liberation Army operate in the area where the incident took place. (7 Day News)

November 16
Tensions in Muse after death of Muslim man in police custody

Police kill a man in Shan State.

November 16
Police Attempt to Arrest Rohingyas for being Steadfast for Rights

Rohingya concentration camp detainees trying to return to their homes.

November 15
Burmese Army Warns Of Possible Attack on KIA's Headquarters

New BA artillery attack, possible shootout, and new BA attack threat.

November 15
BGP employs slave labour in Maungdaw South

Police forcing Rohingya villagers to work as slaves.

November 15
BGP continue extortion and robbery in Yong Cong

More regime systematic armed robbery of the Rohingya.

November 15
Rohingyas foil rape, get accused of inciting riots

Rohingya villagers prevent two regime police from raping two sisters.

November 14
TNLA situation report - new battle today, four BA soldiers killed

1. Pankan Village Battle (November 14)

On November 14, from 1130 to 1600 hours, a battle took place in Pankan Village of Manton Township (TNLA Bde-1 area), between troops from TNLA Bns 876/478/101 and troops from Myanmar Tatmadaw Div-77. Due to heavy beating, Myanmar Tatmadaw troops made a retreat from Pankan Village towards Manhong Village, at about 1400 hours. On clearing the battle field, TNLA troops found 4 bodies of enemy troops, and a large quantity of ammunition including 60 mm mortar rounds and other items.

2. Battle in Ta'ang Region (November 7)

Today, November 7, a battle took place at 1225 hours, between troops of TNLA Battalion- 987 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Division-77 at a location between Nam-tway and Lweh-paik villages, in the border area of Kyaukme and Namtsan townships, TNLA Brigade-2 area. The battle died down at 1240 hours, as the TNLA troops made a retreat to avoid further action. However, as Tatmadaw troops gave chase, a clash took place again from 1430 to 1450 hours at Lweh-paik Ywa Athet. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on Tatmadaw side is not known.

3. Attack on TNLA Forward Camp (October 25)

On October 24, at 1620 hours, Tatmadaw troops attacked the TNLA forward Lonekan/Dane-ga-ri village camp in Kutkai Township, TNLA Brigade-1 area. The TNLA troops resisted and the battle went on until 1700 hours. In the battle, 3 on the Tatmadaw side were killed and there was no casualty on the TNLA side.

November 11
Burma Army fires on known IDP site, displacing 2,000

Burma Army targets civilians!!!

November 10
Shan State Army-North: "I can't talk now—they are bombing us"

Regime uses three attack helicopters against the SSA-N.

November 10
Fresh Clashes in Shan State the Day after Election

More info about latest regime attack against the SSA-N.

November 10
Day after election, Burma Army soldiers allegedly rob two civilians in Shan State

Different part of Shan State from the latest offensive.

November 9
On Election Day, two civilians shot by Burma Army in Shan State

Victims working in their fields. Shot without any provocation.

November 8
Corpse Found in Security Force's Camp believed that of Missing Rohingya

The regime commits yet another Rohingya murder.

November 6
Massive raids in Akyab

Four more Rohingya villages raided by the police.

November 6
Maungdaw police on robbery spree

Incidents have spiked in the last week.

November 6
More 'rioters' join Kyauktaw mobs

Anti-Rohingya mob growing. New pogrom feared.

November 5
Mob takes position in Punga Cweng

Demonstration, led by Buddhist monks, demanding that the Rohingya people be thrown out of Burma.

November 5
Breaking News: Rakhine Extremists Gather to Attack Rohingya Villages

Hundreds of Buddhist racists gather near Rohingya villages at night.

November 4
SSA-N update
From a longer letter denouncing the regime

The Burma Army took advantage of the SSPP/SSA's position in that we are not yet ready to sign the NCA on the pretext that: "The SSPP/SSA had broken the rules of overstepping their designated area" and launched military operations starting from 6/10/2015 attacking relentlessly. Fighting continues to rage on till today 02/11/2015. The SSPP/SSA Headquarters in Wan Hai was shelled with 8 rounds of 120mm artillery on October 29 at 01.00 and again another 3 rounds on October 30, 2015 at 21.00, in addition to the previous four times of bombarding causing damage to 2 houses and one car, wounding one house owner and a small child. We assume that the excuse they used this time is that the random bombarding and shooting in all directions by the Burma Army in Vieng Kao was because of the attack by the SSPP/SSA on its garrison in Vieng Kao that they have now "successfully retaliated on the SSPP/SSA headquarters".

November 4
Rakhine Extremists Attack Two Rohingyas In Mrauk-U, One Was Killed

Racists murder Rohingya villager with impunity!

November 4
Alleged racist attacks put Mon capital on edge

Buddhist extremism now in Mon State.

November 3
Kachinland News updates

- Burmese Army Troops Shell Nam Lim Pa

Burmese Army's 121st Light Infantry Battalion troops fired 2 mortar rounds on Nam Lim Pa village in southern Kachin State on Sept 30 at 4 pm. No villagers were injured in the shelling as most of them left their village and staying in IDP camps.

In the same area, a local cattle trader was stopped and forced to pay 800,000 kyats for passing with 30 cows by Burmese Army's 86th Light Infantry Battalion troops currently stationed at Nam Hkan on Nov 1.

- Battles Rage On in Northern Shan State

KIA's 8th Battalion troops engaged in a battle with Burmese Army troops from an unknown Infantry Battalion at Man Shin in Kutkai Township in northern Shan State on Nov 1 at 4 am, reported a KIA frontline source. The two sides fought three times in Man Shin area on the same day until 11 am. No casualties have been reported on either side.

November 3
Number of New IDPs in Shan State Tops 6,000, Rights Group Says

All from BA attack on SSA-N area.

November 3
Update on Burma Activity in Karen State, Burma

New BA-KNLA clash. Heavy regime reinforcements in Karen State.

N ovember 3
22 Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh Die from Infectious Diseases

Conditions are intolerable for Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh.

November 2
Kachinland News update
Battles Continue in Kutkai and Tayen Maw

A battle took place between KIA's 9th Battalion troops and Burmese Army troops under 99th Light Infantry Division at a hillock near Bang Kai Bum in Kutkai Township on Oct 29 at 8:30 am. The two sides encountered near Na Wai Pa on Oct 28 at 2:30 pm.

In Kachin State, KIA's 35th Battalion troops under newly formed 8th Brigade battled Burmese Army troops at Tayen Maw in Nawnglut District in western Kachin State on Oct 29 at 6 pm. No casualties have been reported on either side.

November 2
Depriving Rohingyas of Medical Access: An Act of Genocide?

A young Rohingya man dies after being refused medical treatment.

November 2
BGP Extort Money from Rohingyas like Licensed Robbers

Regime police are a criminal mafia.

November 2
Spate of attacks by mobs and security forces throughout Maungdaw

Regime police and local racists attacking Rohingya homes and businesses.

November 2
Increased military activity in Mamra

Local regime crackdown; unidentified body in river.

OCTOBER 2015

October 31
A grandfather gets wounded on the way to his farm

In Northern Shan State. Hit by shrapnel from Burma Army artillery fired as part of the regime's offensive against the SSA-N. Many other villagers also injured. These are war crimes!

October 30
Myanmar Rejects Claim its Troops Used Chemical Weapons in Border Conflict

Burma Army again using banned chemical weapons, which is a war crime, this time in Northern Shan State.

October 30
Government troops use artillery and fire into villages and headquarters of SSPP

More information about the BA artillery attack on the SSA-N HQ two days ago.

October 30
Soldiers disguised as civilians streaming in to Arakan

In Northeast Burma, Tatmadaw soldiers arrive by trucks. Here, in Western Burma, the regime is trying to keep their presence a secret. This could be a prelude to a new Rohingya slaughter.

October 30
'Military killed more than a dozen Rohingyas in remote hills'

More reports of a new regime atrocity against the Rohingya, this past Monday.

October 30
NLD MP stable in hospital after sword attack

Pro-democracy MP and other party members attacked by regime thugs.

October 29
Kachinland News update
Battle Rages at Yin Hpan Bum

A battle took place between KIA's 9th Battalion troops and Burmese Army troops under 99th Light Infantry Division at Yin Hpan Bum, located in Kawng Leng Dingsa in Kutkai Township, on Oct 28 at 1:20 pm, reported a frontline source. No casualties have been reported on either side.

October 29
Update on Burma Army Activity in Kachin State, Burma

Sitrep of recent conflict and Burma Army atrocities, including civilians killed and women raped by BA soldiers.

October 29
Burma army launch assault on Shan army HQ

BA uses heavy weapons against SSA-N HQ after the resistance group retakes one of its bases.

October 29
Rohingyas denied access to fisheries in Taimbru, source of income for hundreds shut down

Denial of food is part of the regime's plan to accomplish a Rohingya genocide.

October 29
'Monks' take over Rohingya lands in Godusera

In Burma, Buddhist monks are a mafia gang!

October 28
BURMESE MILITARY SUBJECT ROHINGYAS AS FORCED LABOURS

New cases of regime using forced labor still underway.

October 28
Slave labour at Buthidaung military base

Rohingya being forced to labor at a number of different locations.

October 28
Gunfire in the hills, fears of massacre

15 Rohingya wood-gatherers fail to return. Yet another crime against humanity by Burma's military dictatorship!

October 27
Battles Rage in Kutkai Township As Election Closes In

Daily battles in Northern Shan State between the BA and the KIA; new battle in Western Kachin State.

October 26
mmpeacemonitor tweet
Yet another BA-TNLA battle

TNLA 478 and govt forces clashed near Lon Kan village in Kutkai township on 24 Oct. Battles broke out around 4:20 pm to 5 pm.

October 26
Govt forces launch attacks on Kokang, Kachin positions

BA again attacking the MNDAA; Major assault against the KIA.

October 26
3 Injured by Grenade Blast in Taunggyi, Police Say

Street attack in Shan State.

October 26
15 Rohingyas arrested and tortured in Baas Sara

This village has been under seige the the regime's police for days.

October 26
Cholera Outbreak Kills 12 Karen Villagers

If Burma was free, this wouldn't happen. These villages would have medical clinics and antibiotics. Cholera is easily treatable with medicine.

October 24
Night raid in Baas Sara

Another Rohingya village raided by the police.

October 24
Fisherman injured in gang attack

Rakhine racists attack four Rohingya fishermen, three escape.

October 24
Man injured in police assault

Rohingya man critically injured.

October 24
House burns down mysteriously in Sidhar para

Another arson attack against the Rohingya?

October 24
BGP deployment creates panic as Rohingyas robbed of daily income

Large-scale armed robbery by regime police

October 24
Police Charges Two Rohingya Men for Refusing to Fulfil Arbitrary Demands

Men arrested after refusing to pay bribes.

October 23
Raids continue in Maungdaw town

There have been police raids on Rohingya villages almost every day for months! This is State Terrorism!!!

October 23
Border Guard Police Detains Under-Age Rohingya Boy for Refusing Ransom

They even terrorize children! The police in Arakan State are monsters!

October 22
Kachinland News updates
Regime again using attack helicopters; two new battles; BA detentions

- A battle took place Thursday between KIA's 9th Battalion troops and Burmese Army troops under 99th Light Infantry Division at Man Bung Pa, located near Hu Hpyet in Kutkai Township, at 7:40 am, said a KIA frontline source.

On the same day, another battle took place between a combined force of KIA's 29th and 39th Battalion troops and Burmese Army troops under 99th LID at Mang Hang Bum in Kutkai Township at around 8:15 am.

KIA source said two Burmese Army's helicopters fired on KIA's positions in support of its ground troops at Wa Yaw Bum in yesterday's battle. Two helicopters returned to North Eastern Regional Command headquarters Lashio after firing a few rounds on KIA's positions on Oct 21 at around 3:20 pm.

- Three local Lisu hunters were arrested by Burmese Army's 238th Light Infantry Battalion troops led by 2nd Commander Maj. Zaw Win Thein at the confluence of Nawng Bung Creek and Lamung Creek in western Kachin State on Oct 18.

238th LIB troops also captured a KIA Lance Corporal at the confluence on Oct 18. A local source said three Lisu hunters and the KIA Lance Corporal have been transported to Regional Operations Command headquarters along with their handmade rifles on Oct 20 at 1:30 pm.

October 22
SSA-N sitrep - October 21

From 6/10/2015 till 21/10/2015 the Burma Army has been holding military operations around the Ta Sarm Poo jetty and areas very close to Wan Hai, the SSPP/SSA head-quarters. This morning starting from 04.00 seventeen army trucks left Mong Nawng for Vieng Kao. Again at 07.00 another convoy of five trucks left Mong Nawng for Vieng Kao. At the time of writing this letter (10.30) we have information that more reinforcements are being sent over from Kho Lum.

October 22
Military clashes, IDP crisis and bomb blast shake Mong Hsu Township

Update on bomb blast and IDP crisis in Northern Shan State.

October 22
Alleged Rape Victim, 8, Dies of Malnutrition in Rangoon

Girl raped by BA soldiers starved to death in a Rangoon hospital!

October 22
Burmese Military Abuse Rohingyas as Porters

250 Rohingya villagers forced to porter last week.

October 21
Kachinland News updates
As expected, the dictatorship has begun large offensives following the signing of the "NCA."

- A combined force of KIA troops from 29th and 39th Battalion on Wednesday fought an unknown Burmese Army Battalion at Wa Yaw Bum in Kutkai Township in northern Shan State at around 9:30 am, reported a local source. The battle lasted for about 3 hours. The source said there were about 30 casualties on Burmese Army's side, and no casualties had been reported on KIA's side.

- A battle took place between KIA's 34th Battalion troops and an unknown Burmese Army Battalion near Man Mawk Bum in northern Shan State on Oct 19 at 6:30 am. About 200 Burmese Army troops were involved in the battle against the 1st section of KIA's 34th Battalion, reported a KIA frontline source. No casualties have been reported on either side.
On the same day, a battle took place between Kokang's MNDAA troops and Burmese Army troops at a location between Kung Ga village and Man Lau village at around 3 pm.

- Burmese Army's 238th Light Infantry Battalion troops fired ten 60 mm mortar rounds on KIA positions near the confluence of Nawng Bung Creek and Lamung Creek in western Kachin State on Oct 19 at 12 pm, said a KIA frontline source. The source also said 238th LIB troops were led by 2nd Battalion Commander Major Zaw Win Thein.

- 9 Kachin youth had been detained by an unknown Burmese Army troops in Mayan, located on the railroad between Namti and Myitkyina in Kachin State, on Oct 18 at 9:30 pm. Their whereabouts are still unknown, reported a local resident.

October 21
Bomb Blast Injures Four as Clashes Continue in Shan State

Unknown perpetrators.

October 21
Rohingya Man Sent to Prison for Staying Overnight in nearby Village

Prison for visiting his relatives!

October 20
Battle Rages in Western Kachin State

Right now there is Burma Army aggression against the KIA, TNLA and SSA-N. This is what the dictatorship means by a "nationwide ceasefire."

October 20
A Mortar Shell Fell Near A House, Another Fell Inside Church Compound

Report from Northern Shan State. BA still using heavy weapons. New clashes between the BA and the KIA and the BA and the TNLA.

October 20
No injuries at bomb blast in CNF Liaison Office

Bombing in Western Burma. Culprit and reason unknown.

October 20
Rakhine Extremist Attacks Rohingya Farmer

Buddhist racists assault Rohingya villagers with impunity.

October 20
Authorities Put Ban on the Livelihood of Rohingya Fishermen

The regime is trying to force all the Rohingya people to leave Burma. This is ethnic cleansing!

October 19
mmpeacmonitor tweets
Welcome to the nationwide ceasefire! To the dictatorship, there is no ceasefire at all. Its signatures mean nothing. It was a fraud from the day the generals signed!

- Intense battles between TNLA and govt forces broke out in Kutkai township on 17 Oct 2015.

- Bomb blasted in Laikha town on 17 Oct 2015. A bomb went off around 10:30 pm in Ho Nawng village in Laikha township.

October 19
Artillery Attack Reported in Hpakant Township

BA attacks KIA outposts in two different areas in Kachin State. KIA ambushes BA column. Casualties unknown.

October 19
More Troops Arrive in Myitkyina

New BA troops arrive in Kachin State every day for the last four days (from where?).

October 19
Burmese Army's 418th LIR Troops Ransacked Homes

Regime armed robbery in Northern Shan State. BA-KIA battle reported there as well.

October 19
Nearly 3,000 Displaced as Shan State Offensive Continues

At least eight villages abandoned, from BA offensive against the SSA-N. Extensive BA artillery.

October 19
Rathedaung Rohingyas kidnapped for slave labour

Reports that the BA has kidnapped dozens of Rohingya villagers from hill villages of Arakan State in Western Burma!

October 19
Extortion spree in Baas Sara and Kuaiccong

Police terrorizing Rohingya people in two villages!

October 19
Tensions increase as corpse discovered in Kyauktaw river

Ethnic identity of the corpse is unknown. Local Rohingya fear that its discovery will be used by local racists as a pretext for new attacks against them.

October 16
Clashes Subside in Shan State Following SSA-N Retreat

SSA-N yields an important village base, after BA attacks force all the villagers to flee.

October 16
Trafficking boat spotted near Thai border

Rohingya fleeing again. How many more will be killed?

October 16
BGP Break into Rohingya Home, Extort Money from House-Owner Lady

Police armed robbery of a Rohingya home.

October 15
Buthidaung Police Raid and Arrest Rohingyas for Ransom

Seven new victims of regime's armed robbery.

October 15
ARMED FORCES RAID ROHINGYA VILLAGES FOR REPORTEDLY MISSING RAKHINES

More village raids. They have occurred on a daily basis for months.

October 14
PSLF/TNLA sitrep
Major conflict, BA uses villagers as forced labor, 4 villagers injured by BA landmines

- Forced Labor by Government Troops

On October 12, 2015, government troops led by Captain Than Htaik Kyaw from Div-77 seized villagers of Mowlon (A-tet Ywa) village of Manton Township, for forced labor. On the way to Mowlon (Auk Ywa) village, a fire fight took place between the government and TNLA troops. Four villagers were seriously wounded by landmines, as they ran in panic. The wounded had to be sent to Manton Town Hospital. The 24 Moelon villagers had to carry loads and each of them was made to march between 2 soldiers, one at the front and one behind.

According a villager, Captain Than Htaik Kyaw told all male villagers to come for porter service. He threaten to burn down the entire village to ash, if the villagers did not. They set out in the morning and the battle took place at about 1530 hours.

The 4 villager wounded were (1) Kun Kham, 26; (2) Kun Kin, 32; (3) Tar Aik, 40; and (4) Kun Ee, 35. Information received said that they are in need of emergency assistance.

- Five Clashes on Same Day (October 12)

Due to offensives by Myanmar Tatmadaw, 5 clashes took place between troops of the TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw. In the clashes, not less than 10 were killed on Tatmadaw side, but there was no casualty on the TNLA side.

The time and places of the clashes are as follows:

1. At 0700 hours at a place between Mawlon and Mawneh, in Momeik Township;
2. At 1030 hours, near Lonkan village in Kutkai Township;
3. At 1315 hours, near Panlaw in Namtsan Township; and
4. At 1545 hours, at a place between Mawlo and Man-htan villages.

More intense clashes could occur as Myanmar Tatmadaw had sent in more reinforcement.

- Two Clashes on Same Day (October 12)

On October 11, 2015 two clashes took place in Namtsan Township, TNLA Brigade-2 area, Ta'ang Region. The troops involved were from TNLA Bn-434 and Tatmadaw Div-77.

The first clash took place at 1600 hours at a place between Honan and Manmai Main-kun villages. The second clash took place at 1730 hours near Panlaw village about a mile from Namtsan Town. Casualty on both sides was still not known.

- Clashes between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw Becomes More Ferocious (October 10)

On October 9, 2015, a clash took place between troops from TNLA Bn-717 and Tatmadaw Div-77 from 1500 to 1600 hours at a place between Panpaw and Panmat villages in Kyaukme Township, TNLA Bde- 2 area, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on Tatmadaw side was still not known.

Though on September 27, 2015 the TNLA issued a statement Number (7/2015) to the effect that it would not engage in battles, except in self-defense, until after the general election so as to allow the public to participate freely in the voting, battles are occurring due to offensive actions against the TNLA by Myanmar Tatmadaw.

October 14
42 Battles, 21 Artillery attacks, and 15 Bomb Attacks Recorded in September and October

Fighting summary for BA/KIA clashes.

October 14
Mortar Reportedly Fired From Nam Lim Pa Church

BA continuing to use artillery in Kachin State.

October 14
Father of Five Died from Injuries Sustained During Interrogation

BA soldiers murder Kachin villager.

October 14
Border Guard Police Force Rohingyas to Donate Woods for Monastery

Regime also using Rohingya villagers as forced labor.

October 14
Man tortured on false kidnapping charges

Police assault Rohingya IDP.

October 14
NLD Abandons Rally Plans After Attack on Members in Kachin State

NLD members attacked by regime thugs.

October 14
1,000 Flee Homes after Shan State Clashes, Say Locals

1,000 new IDPs from BA offensive against the SSA-N.

October 14
Burma Army soldiers who opened fire on villagers at eastern Shan State gold mine must be prosecuted

BA soldiers fire at Shan miners, kill one.

October 14
NSCN-K camp destroyed by Myanmar security forces

Report that the BA attacked a Naga base.

October 13
Burma Army Troops Clash with TNLA in Northern Shan

Clashes in five different locations yesterday.

October 13
N-SSA/SSPP capture many weapons of the enemy and many villagers flee from the battle

Week-long battle between the BA and the SSA-N. Hundreds of villagers fleeing.

October 13
Two Tai-Leng Party Members Shot Dead in Kachin State

Reason for the murders not clear.

October 13
Pregnant Rohingya Woman Dies due to Lack of Medical Access

She lived in an IDP camp from which foreign medical workers have been expelled.

October 12
mmpeacemonitor tweet
Latest BA-TNLA clashes

There are multiple clashes between TNLA and govt forces in Mong Meik, Namhsan and Kutkai township on 11 and 12 Oct 2015.

October 12
On first anniversary of Burma Army attack in central Shan State, government forces shell same township again

Burma Army begins attack of SSA-N HQ at Wanhai.

October 12
Burma Army Attacks HQ of Shan Armed Group SSA-N

Daily fighting in last week. Detailed report about new BA offensive.

October 12
Locals Claim Burma Army 'Disappeared' Shan Villager

Shan villager kidnapped and tortured. Not yet released.

October 12
Argument Lead Policeman to Shooting at Rohingya Man

Elderly bystander hit by the gunfire.

October 12
Raids continue in Maungdaw town

Police raid another Rohingya neighborhood.

October 12
Woman sexually abused by police in Hasurata

18 year old girl assaulted and robbed by regime police.

October 12
Mebong man tortured for fishing

Attacked by regime soldiers after leaving a Rohingya IDP camp to find food.

October 12
Man arrested after his house burns down

Police beat and rob Rohingya homeowner.

October 11
mmpeacemonitor tweets
BA offensive against the TNLA still in progress.

TNLA 717 and govt forces LID 77 clashed near Pang Pao village in Kyaukme township on 9 Oct 2015. Battles broke out around 3 pm to 4 pm.

TNLA captured methaphetamine pill 60,600 worth 90,900,000 Kyat in Nam Kham township on 10 Oct 2015 during the anti-narcotic operation.

October 10
Traffickers organise human cargo in Maungdaw South

Human trafficking of Rohingya set to begin again. The conditions in Burma are still so bad that many are considering fleeing. Will they once more be the victims of Thai and Malaysian death camps?

October 9
Fighting Between Karen and Govt's Militias Force Village School To Close

New conflict underway in Karen State.

October 9
Rohingya Child Drown and Die, Money Extorted from the Father

Burma's dictatorship is heartless!!!

October 9
Burma BGP Force Rohingyas to Pay Tolls

Institutionalized repression.

October 8
mmpeacemonitor tweet
New fighting in Karen State

DKBA split group and Karen BGF 1017 clashed near Pyar Pin Kon village Kawkareik township on 8 Oct 2015. Battles broke out around 10 am.

October 8
Burmese Army Troops Reported On Move In Northern Shan State

Three new battles between the BA and the KIA.

October 8
N-SSA/SSPP and government army fight near the headquarters of SSPP

Burma Army continues to attack the SSA-N.

October 8
Border Guard Police Commit Atrocities against Rohingyas

Never-ending reports of beatings and thefts buy the police.

October 8
Voice Daily report in Myanmar Now
Gunfire misses a chopper in entourage of military chief

Gunfire attacked one of the helicopters in the entourage of the military chief near Phapon Township in Kayin State on Tuesday, a spokesperson of Defence Service Office said.

However, the helicopter with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on board was not hit by attack, which happened in the area controlled by Kayin rebel groups that have agreed to sign a ceasefire deal slated Oct. 15.

October 7
Battles Rage in Northern Shan State

Two more battles between the BA and the KIA, and the BA shells another KIA position.

October 7
Villagers Flee as Govt Troops Clash with KIA in Hpakant

New BA-KIA clashes in Kachin State as well. 30 villagers flee to KIA side.

October 7
A member of TNDP shot dead by unknown gunmen

Political candidate murdered in Kachin State.

October 7
Burma army resume attacks on Shan positions

More information about the new BA attacks against the SSA-N.

October 6
mmpeacemonitor tweets
BA warfare with the TNLA still underway, new clash between BA and SSA-N

TNLA 717 and govt forces LID 77 clashed near Pan Pyet village in Kyaukme township on 6 Oct 2015. Battles broke out around 12:30 pm to noon.

SSPP and govt LIB 520, IB 117 clashed near Wan Tuyar village in Kehsi tsp on 6 Oct 2015. Battles broke out around 8 am to 11 am.

October 6
Fresh Clashes in SSPP Territory after Ceasefire Rejection

Details of the new BA attack against the SSA-N.

October 6
SURPRISE SEARCH OF ROHINGYA VILLAGE BY MAUNGDAW POLICE

Yet another village raid, to oppress and terrify the Rohingya people.

October 6
Burmese Military Beat Rohingyas for Ransom

There are attacks and robbery by the regime against the Rohingya every single day.

October 6
Woman arrested by police

Rohingya woman arrested for no reason.

October 5
Burmese Army Continued Artillery Fire From Mansi's Pagoda

More BA artillery fire in Kachin State and a new clash in Northern Shan State.

October 5
Body of Missing Kachin Man Found, Military Under Investigation

Suspected BA murder of a Kachin villager now confirmed.

October 5
Unknown Rakhines in BGP Uniform Rob Rohingya Motorcycles

Local racists now using regime police uniforms in their attacks against Rohingya villagers.

October 4
Two tortured on trumped up terror charges

Two more Rohingya men abused by the Burma Army.

October 3
mmpeacemonitor tweets
New battles between the BA and the TNLA

TNLA 571 and govt forces LID 99 clashed near Ner Simong village in Kutkai township on 2 Oct 2015 Battle broke out around 12 noon to 14:00 pm.

TNLA 434 and govt forces LID 77 clashed near Nam Khur village in Namhsan township on 2 Oct 2015. Battles broke out around 4:40 am to 8:10 am.

October 3
3 villagers get injuries because of TNLA and government army clash

Injuries from regime artillery fire.

October 2
Burmese Army Overruns KIA's 34th Battalion Headquarters

KIA troops abandoned the base after an artillery barrage.

October 2
Dooplaya Incident Report: Killing case in Win Yay Township, October 2014

Report about the killing of five KNU police officers. This is the first real news about this incident.

October 2
Hpa-an Incident Report: Violent abuse and killing committed by BGF soldiers in Myaing Gyi Ngu Town, Hlaingbwe Township, April 2015

Report about abuses and murder committed by regime allied Karen BGF.

October 2
Explicit threats and the indiscriminate firing of mortars and small arms by BGF soldiers in Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District, June 2015

Report about other abuses committed by the Karen BGF.

October 2
Recent fighting between Tatmadaw and DKBA soldiers leads to killing and displacement of villagers in Hpa-an District, July 2015

Report of recent incident in which the Burma Army killed two Karen villagers.

October 2
Drunken Security Forces Attempt to Gang-Rape Rohingya Girl

The girl was saved when her neighbors heard her screams.

October 2
Dire humanitarian situation in Rathedaung IDP camps

This is International Community-supported genocide!!! Rohingya children in an IDP camp are starving after the WFP cut the camp's rations.

October 2
Violence Against NLD Supporters Mars Delta Township Campaigning

NLD members attacked. This is Burma's "free and fair" election!

October 1
Heavy Artillery Fire Reported as Battles Intensify in Mansi and Manton

Regime lashes out.

October 1
Government troops forcibly extort money from villagers

BA soldiers rob villagers in Southern Shan State.

SEPTEMBER 2015

September 30
Government troops use artillery and fire into a village and ransack houses of villagers

Details of recent attack on village in Southern Shan State.

September 30
Troops who flee from the army grab properties of people

Burma Army troops deserting their units.

September 30
Battles Continue in Southern Kachin and Northern Shan State

Five different Burma Army - KIA battles! The dictatorship is not taking the EAO refusal to sign the NCA lightly!

September 29
Burma Army Shelling, Killing and Torture of Civilians in Mong Pawn Constitute War Crimes

Review of recent regime atrocities in Southern Shan State.

September 29
Three Policemen Implicated in Deadly Assault on Maday Island

Regime police kill another villager.

September 29
Rohingya Woman along with Her Twin Babies Killed in Sittwe Hospital

Racist doctors murder a mother and her newborn babies. That's genocide!!!

September 29
Two Rakhines Arrested While Planting Bombs amidst Rohingya Crowd

Racist pro-regime and regime-supported anti-Rohingya terrorists.

September 29
Rohingya Labors Escape from Terror Attacks by Rakhine Extremists

Seven Rohingya men attacked.

September 29
KAREN VILLAGERS – "WE LOST EVERYTHING IN ASIA HIGHWAY CONFLICT…."

Humanitarian crisis from recent conflict continues.

September 28
9 Zupmai Villagers and 10 Man Seng Villagers Forced to Porter for 88th LID Soldiers

Burma Army once again forcing local villagers to porter in war zones.

September 28
Burmese Army Troops Fired Artillery From Monastery Compound in Mansi

BA again using heavy weapons. Many new battles both in Kachin and Northern Shan States.

September 28
Villagers Forced to Flee as Kachin State Clashes Continue

Regime's escalation of its offensives results in over one hundred more villagers fleeing yesterday and becoming IDPs.

September 25
mmpeacemonitor tweets
Two BA-TNLA battles today

TNLA 527 under brigade 2 and government forces LID 77 clashed near Pyangpyankyay village in Mong Meik township on 25 Sept 2015.

TNLA 434 under brigade 2 and government forces LID 77 clashed near Pankyayauk village in Nanhsan township on 25 Sept 2015.

September 25
Fighting Continues in Mansi and Muse Township

Three new BA-KIA clashes and one shelling by the BA of a KIA outpost. BA-TNLA clash yesterday, at least 20 BA soldiers killed.

September 25
Couple killed in KIA-Burmese army clash

Burma Army kills three Kachin villagers. At least five others wounded by shelling.

September 25
One dead and two injured after shootout in meeting between Wa and Burma Army officials

The specific issue was disputed land. The broader issue is that the regime is now starting to pressure the UWSA. It hasn't done this for years.

September 25
Burma Army attacks and robs villagers in Muse Township

BA attacks a village in Northern Shan State.

September 24
Elderly, Disabled Trapped Amid Kachin State Clashes

Kachin villagers trapped after the Burma Army attacks the KIA.

September 24
While trying to attack RCSS/SSA, government soldiers shoot their own men

Great news!

September 24
A lady gets injury in her right hip after the battle

Burma Army soldiers open fire on a civilian vehicle that was blocking their way on a road.

September 24
Due to battle, many villagers leave their properties

Over two hundred new Shan IDPs, after BA attacks SSA-S.

September 23
Govt extends olive branch to TNLA

Article describes new clashes between the BA and the TNLA and also three new clashes between the BA and the SSA-S. Five BA soldiers killed in the former and at least two BA soldiers killed in the latter.

September 23
Government army attack ethnic armies intensively

More information about the regime offensive against the SSA-S.

September 23
Myanmar's Armed Forces Rape Rohingya Women

New cases. Regime still committing rape as a weapon of war.

September 22
mmpeacemonitor tweet
New large battle between BA and TNLA

TNLA 367, 773, 777 and govt forces LID 77 clashed near Ton Gyi village in Mong Meik township on 21 Sept 2015. Battles broke out around 3 pm.

September 22
PSLF/TNLA sitrep
Major Burma Army offensives underway against the KIA and the TNLA

- Battle between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw Continuing (20-9-2015)

A fierce head-on battle has been raging, since 0810 hours on September 20, up to the time of this report, between troops from Tatmadaw Div-77 and the TNLA Battalion-527 and the KIA, in upper Nakalon of Mine-lon sub-township, which is in Kyaukme Township and the TNLA Brigade-2 area, Ta'ang Region. Casualty on both sides is still not known.

Clashes have become more violent like this, as a result of the raising of troop levels and offensives region-wide, in Ta'ang Region, by Myanmar Tatmadaw, in which all the places where the TNLA is active are blocked and attacked.

At a time when the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) is being discussed, as Myanmar Tatmadaw, instead of reducing troops, has increased the troop levels and offensives, there is a likelihood of the clashes to become more ferocious.

- Two Battles in One Day (September 20)

A head-on battle took place again from 1655 to 1720 hours, between troops from TNLA Battalion-527 and KIA, and Tatmadaw Div-77, today September 20, near Na-moon village of Mine-lon Sub-Townshipin Kyaukme Township, TNLA Brigade-2 area. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on Tatmadaw side is still not known.

As it has been reported, the sending in of more troops into the TNLA Region and launching of offensives by Tatmadaw have increased the frequency of clashes.

- Ferocious Battle Continuing (September)

A battle took place, today September 21, between troops from TNLA Brigade-367/773/777 and Tatmadaw Div-77, from 1510 hours to the time of this report, near Tongyi Village of Momeik Township, in TNLA Brigade-3 area, Ta'ang Region. Casualty on both sides is still not known.

The battle took place because Myanmar Tatmadaw sent in three columns of its troops, from Kyauk-pyu, Kat-chet and Lweh-ya, to the area, where the TNLA troops were active.

As Myanmar Tatmadaw is launching encirclement and annihilation operations against the TNLA in a number of areas, more violent battles can break out.

- Update on Battle News (September 21)

The battle between the TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw troops near Tongyi Village on September 21, started from 1510 hours ended at 1720 hours. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on Tatmadaw side is still not known.

September 22
Heavy fighting between KIO and army reported in Mansi township

Fighting near the border with China.

September 22
Kachin IDPs Flee Fighting in Southern Kachin and Northern Shan State

Three hundred new IDPs flee to China.

September 20
mmpeacemonitor tweets
Dictatorship attacking while it pushes EAOs to accept ceasefire/surrender!

TNLA 527 and govt forces LID 77 clashed near Narkhar Lon village in Kyaukme township on 20 Sept 2015. Battles broke out around 8:10 am.

TNLA 765 and govt forces LID 77 clashed near Daban village in Manton township on 19 Sept 2015. Battles broke out around 11:20am to 12:00 noon.

KIA 27 under brigade 3 and government forces clashed near Mong Khawng village in Mansi township on 18 Sept 2015.

September 20
PSLF/TNLA sitrep about the latest regime offensive
Battle between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw Troops Getting More Violent (September 19)

A battle took place today, September 19, from 1120 to 1210 hours, between troops from Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) Battalion-765 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Div-77, near Daban village in Manton Township, TNLA Brigade-3 area. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on the side Tatmadaw is still not known.

The violent battle took place when Myanmar Tatmadaw troops in two columns advanced on the TNLA troops, one from Namtu-Bawdwin and the other from Manton-Marn-part-pet in a pincer move, encircling the Ta'ang troops for annihilation.

While the nationwide ceasefire agreement is being discussed, Myanmar Tatmadaw is launching offensive against the TNLA troops.

September 20
Ground Battles Continue to Rage in Shan and Kachin State

More information about the latest clashes and Burma Army movements.

September 18
More Troops Arrive As Battles Rage in Northern Shan State

Battles in four different areas in Kachin State and Northern Shan State. BA attacking the KIA and the TNLA.

September 18
Burma Army introduces use of helicopters in clash with Shan State Army

Burma Army aggressively attacking its ceasefire partner, the SSA-S. BA using combat helicopters and - according to another report, attack jets, in its offensive. This is the first time the regime has used air power in this area.

September 18
Burma Army forces about 30 villagers to be human shields during fighting in Kunhing

BA also using villagers as human shields in its fight against the SSA-S, which is a war crime.

September 17
mmpeacemonitor tweets
Regime attacking SSA-S and repressing villagers in Southern Shan State

Myanmar air forces attacked RCSS camp in Shan state on 16 Sept 2015.

RCSS and Myanmar forces engaged in gunfire fight in Kho Lem sub-township on 16 Sept 2015.

September 17
Battle in KhoLam Township, government troops get a lot of wounds

More information about the latest ground battle.

September 17
Two Shot During Bus Robbery in Mon State

Update: Two people were shot in the Mon State bandit attack reported yesterday.

September 17
Tortures in Buthidaung Prison: Horror Stories of Rohingya Prisoners

Excellent summary of the different aspects of the dictatorship's repression and terrorism of the Rohingya people, based on recent mass arrests.

September 17
BGP Extort Money from Rohingya under False Allegations

How the regime's extortion racket works. Three recent cases described.

September 17
Extortion spree in Rabailla

Regime extortion racket targeting Rohingya people who have relatives working abroad.

September 16
Military Tension Forces Hundreds to Flee Hpawng Seng

New IDP crisis as Kachin villagers flee from the Burma Army and enter China.

September 16
Attack on fishermen in Mebong

Rakhine racists attack Rohingya fishermen.

September 16
Vehicles experience gunfire on Moulmein-Ye Highway

Armed bandits in Mon State. The chief suspects are a local pro-dictatorship Karen militia.

September 16
Weapons, illegal drugs belonging to Mon Chan's gang seized in Ye Township

Former pro-regime Mon militia now an armed criminal gang. Resistance soldiers from all ethnicities who surrender to the dictatorship commonly become bandits and drug dealers.

September 15
mmpeacemonitor tweets
KIA unit fights Burma Army three out of four days

KIA 36 under brigade 4 and government forces clashed near Phong Htoo Chai village in Mongkoe township on 14 Sept 2015.

KIA 36 under brigade 4 and government forces clashed near Manpha village in Mongkoe township on 13 Sept 2015.

KIA 36 under brigade 4 and government forces clashed near Phong Htoo Chai village in Mongkoe township on 11 Sept 2015.

September 15
Battles Rage in northern Shan State

More clashes reported between the BA and the KIA, in a number of different areas. BA units reinforcing and marching on the KIA from four sides.

September 15
Rakhine Extremists Attempt to Abduct Rohingya Woman

Thank goodness she escaped.

September 15
Akyab woman gives kidnappers the slip

More on the attempted kidnapping.

September 15
Shepherd boys become 'terrorists' in Raimma Bil

Police launch a village raid over Rohingya boys grazing cattle. In the raid they arrested and then extorted an elderly man and attacked his son.

September 14
Burma Army Artillery and Knife Attack Kills One Villager and Injures Six Others in Southern Shan State

The person killed was an elderly woman. These are war crimes! Why does the International Community back a gang of war criminals!?

September 14
Army strikes NSCN (K) camp inside Myanmar

India Army attacks a Naga rebel camp inside Burma.

September 14
969 activists take position on strategic hill passage in Maungdaw North

Rakhine Buddhist racists are blockading a Rohingya area and robbing the villagers.

September 12
mmpeacemonitor tweet
Another TNLA - BA firefight

TNLA 223 and govt forces LID 99 clashed near Pangku village in Kutkai Tsp on 11 Sept 2015. Battles broke out around 11:15 am to 12:00 noon.

September 12
Women sexually abused during night raid in Dhong Hali

Another large police raid on a Rohingya village. This is nothing less than terrorism.

September 11
Father and daughter arrested on terror charges

More false arrests of Rohingya people.

September 11
Maungdaw District Police Torture Rohingyas for Ransom

More cases of police abuse and extortion.

September 10
mmpeacemonitor tweet
The new Burma Army attacks continue

TNLA 101 and govt forces LID 99 clashed near Jaran village in Kutkai township on 9 Sept 2015. Battles broke out around 6:45 am to 7:00 am.

September 10
PSLF/TNLA situation report
Clashes Break Out Again in PSLF/TNLA Region (September 8)

A head on battle took place from 2200 to 2230 hours, between troops from the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) Battalion 987 and Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) Division-77 troops near Pan-san Village in Kyauk-me Township, in the area of TNLA Brigade-2, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Not less than three were killed on Myanmar Tatmadaw side.

As it has been stated in the statement dated July 6, 2015, the TNLA troops have avoided engagement with Tatmadaw troops and reduced clashes, as much as possible, except in self-defense, with a view to accomplishing speedily the political reform, based on the signing of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), formulating framework for political dialogue, commencing political discussions etc.

Though the TNLA had tried to avoid head on clashes, the clash took place as Tatmadaw troops, in an offensive move, came straight to where the TNLA troops were operating. The TNLA troops were performing drug eradication work in the area.

At the village where the clash took place, 12,000 amphetamine pills were seized on September 3, 2015.

September 10
Activist killed in police custody

Police murder a Rohingya leader at a checkpoint.

September 10
Child in pain as medical care remains elusive

Rohingya child in agony.

September 10
Displaced Rohingya Face Imprisonment for Inability to Pay Ransom

Police arrest Rohingya and then demand extortion from their relatives every day. For families who can't pay, the arrestees are imprisoned.

September 10
Drive against Rohingya flood victims in Buthidaung village

Major extortion drive underway by the police.

September 10
21 motor bikes seized in Maungdaw

Police steal Rohingya motorbikes.

September 9
mmpeacemonitor tweets
Burma Army attacks on multiple fronts during ceasefire meeting!

TNLA 112 and govt forces LID 99 clashed in Ngao Ngar village in Kutkai township on 8 Sept 2015. Battles broke out around 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

TNLA 987 and govt forces LID 77 clashed near Pangsan village in Kyaukme Tsp on 8 Sept 2015. Battles broke out around 10:00 am to 10:30 am.

KIA and government forces clashed in Mansi township on 7 and 8 Sept 2015

RCSS/SSA and Government forces exchanged gun firefight in Mong Pun township on 7 Sept 2015

September 9
Burmese Army Launches Offensives Ahead of Naypyidaw Meeting

Attacks on KIA units in both Kachin State and Northern Shan State.

September 9
Burmese Army Chased After Withdrawing KIA Troops

Battles that started yesterday continuing today.

September 9
Battle of RCSS/SSA and Government Army

More coverage of the attack against the SSA-S. Seven BA soldiers killed.

September 9
Indian Army kills 3 PLA militants in Myanmar raid

More info on the clash reported three days ago. Apparently it was not on the Indian side of the border.

September 9
Waterways shut down in parts of Maungdaw South

New form of pressure on the Rohingya to accept foreigner status.

September 9
More boat people escape Taimbru camp

Rohingya IDPs flee their concentration camp.

September 7
Myanmar's Military Commit Atrocities against Rohingyas

More victims listed. Thirty Rohingya being forced to work as laborers.

September 7
More green card arrests in Maungdaw

Four Rohingya men arrested.

September 7
Four arrested in Gojjon Dhia on 'terror' charges

Four more Rohingya men arrested in a village raid. Anyone with a phone from Bangladesh is charged as a terrorist. But, this is the only communication option most Rohingya people have!

September 7
Sudden BGP raid near Bangladesh island

Regime police commit armed robbery against a Bangladesh cattle boat.

September 6
BGP Conduct Surprise Raids in Rohingya Villages

Review of the police "green card" raids that have been underway for weeks, with a list of villagers who have been attacked and robbed.

September 6
Reign of terror in Hansar Bil

One area where the police raids on Rohingya villages have been very bad.

September 6
3 militants killed in encounter along Indo-Myanmar border

There has been more and more armed activity along the border with India in recent weeks.

September 5
Kachinland News report (source of yesterday's Kachin conflict report)
Battle Rages on Putao-Sumprabum Road

A battle took place between KIA's 7th Battalion troops and a combined force of Burmese Army's 46th, 137th, and 138th Light Infantry Battalions at a location between Wadat and Tam Ja village on Putao–Sumprabum road on Aug 30.

KIA source said there were high casualties on Burmese Army side and at least 30 soldiers were taken to the Sumpra Bum General Hospital.

September 5
Mother and wife of 2012 riot prisoner abused and robbed by police

Attacked at a police checkpoint.

September 5
Mother and wife of 2012 riot prisoner abused and robbed by police

There is literally no limit to the creativity of the dictatorship in finding new ways to abuse the Rohingya people!

September 4
Before It's News report
More conflict in Kachin State

Burma-Myanmar: Battle rages on Putao-Sumprabum road between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) rebels and army

September 4
Militia fighter killed during Southern Ye splinter group attack

Fighting within pro-regime militia.

September 4
Two story house burns down in Maungdaw town

Another arson against the Rohingya?

September 3
Family of Missing Kachin Man Claims He Was Killed by Army

Report of another murder by Burma Army soldiers.

September 3
Woman arrested after husband absconds from BGP

She was beaten in public before being taken to prison!

September 3
Myanmar's Military Maltreat Rohingya Woman

More coverage of this incident.

September 3
Rathedaung woman arrested and tortured on 'terror' charges

This is a different incident, a different victim!

September 3
Futile efforts to convince hill tribes to turn against Rohingyas

Government seizes the land from hill tribe villages on whom local Rohingya communities depend for their food.

September 3
Kidnapped woman rescued unharmed in remote Bangladesh island

Finally, some good news. The Rohingya woman reported kidnapped yesterday has been freed.

September 2
No Casualties in Unexplained Bomb Blast in Lang Khur Police Station

New bomb in Shan State.

September 2
Child in pain as hospital in Akyab refuses to treat him

Racist doctors refuse to treat a Rohingya child in agony.

September 2
Woman kidnapped when crossing Bangladesh border

Rohingya women experiencing terror right now!

September 2
BGP Extort Money from Rohingya Man at Gunpoint

Police rob a Rohingya man.

September 2
Harassment by Police on Rohingyas Increases in Maungdaw

Police rob two Rohingya men.

September 2
MAUNGDAW POLICE DEMAND MONEY TO RELEASE VILLAGERS

Police arrest twelve Rohingya villagers.

September 1
About 70 Flee After Stray Fire Near Kachin IDP Camp

Burma Army soldiers fire at Kachin IDPs.

September 1
Bangladesh, Myanmar launch jt drive against Arakan rebels

This is similar to when both the Thai Army and the Burma Army attacked the God's Army group.

September 1
Another systematic effort to starve Rohingyas in Ang Dhang

BA soldiers have been killing Rohingya-owned cattle. Part of a concerted effort to starve Rohingya villagers to force them to accept foreigner status.

September 1
Three assaulted by BGP

Rohingya men attacked by regime police.

September 1
Authorities make bizarre claim over elephant death

After a tragic accident in which a Rohingya girl was killed, regime police robbed her parents.

AUGUST 2015

August 30
Explosions and Shooting Increase Security Concerns on Eve of New Asia Highway Official Opening

New fighting in Karen State.

August 30
Three brothers arrested near Kiladong

Three Rohingya men arrested in a 4am raid. Abused while in detention and then released after their families pay the police extortion.

August 29
BGP cracks down on Maungdaw North villages after they reject green card

Regime effort to force Rohingya to say they are foreigners intensifies. Many new raids on villages.

August 29
POLICE EXTORT MONEY FROM ROHINGYA BY THREATS

Rohingya trader robbed.

August 29
Rohingyas forbidden to repair homes destroyed by floods in Rathedaung

Burma's military dictatorship, and the International Community which supports it (Obama!), are heartless!!!

August 28
Burmese Army Seized KIA's 7th Battalion Frontline Post

Major attack against a KIA outpost. Also, another clash between the BA and the KIA in Northern Shan State.

August 28
Fighting Flares in Northeast as High-Level Peace Meeting Nears

New Burma Army attacks against three different resistance groups.

August 28
Over a 1,000 Bangladeshis and Rohingyas died at sea in 18 months

Estimate from the UN Refugee Agency, which excludes deaths in Burma, Thailand and Malaysia. This is a human rights catastrophe.

August 28
Rohingya children arrested in Yangon

Burma's dictatorship even abuses children!

August 28
Arrested Rohingya patients released after days of torture

Twenty-five Rohingya released after paying the police extortion.

August 28
BGP robs flood victims during night raid

Fifty police raid a Rohingya village looking for foreign aid.

August 28
Man arrested on terror charges in Maungdaw North

Any Rohingya caught with a cellphone is falsely accused, arrested, usually beaten, and then released after paying extortion.

August 27
Battles Intensify as EAOs' Leaders Prepare for NCA Talks in Naypyitaw

Burma Army again attacking KIA in Kachin State and TNLA in Northern Shan State.

August 27
Report from 7 Day daily via myanmar-now.org
Govt Troops and Shan Rebels Clash for 4th Day

Clashes between the Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) operating in the northern parts of Shan State and government troops have entered a fourth day, a spokesman for the rebels said Wednesday.

The fighting, which began Aug. 23, continues to break out in TNLA strongholds of Namhsan, Namtu, Kyaukme and Manton townships.

TNLA must surrender its arms if it desires to be part of the peace talks said Myanmar's Commander-in-Chief General Min Aung Hlaing on Monday at a meeting with members of Myanmar Press Council.

August 27
Troops of government beat villagers and fight with RCSS/SSA

BA also now fighting the SSA-S and abusing Shan villagers. One BA soldier killed.

August 27
A constructor gets seriously injured due to a bomb explosion

Explosion in Southern Shan State.

August 27
Burma Government Officials and Police Destruct 175 Houses Displacing Over 500 Karen Villagers

New abuses in Karen State

August 27
They Poured Petrol Around My House and Burnt Down My House': KHRG Interview with Karen Villager

And the KNU, under Mutu Say Poe, does nothing!

August 27
Shot fired at vigilante militia group; two wounded

Fighting in Mon State.

August 26
Report from 7 Day daily via myanmar-now.org
Government Troops Clash with Kachin Rebels

Clashes broke out between government troops and ethnic armed group Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in the northernmost town of Sunprabum in Kachin State on Tuesday. A rebel official said the government troops attacked an KIA outpost in the area with artillery fire.

August 26
Arakan Army clash with Bangladesh security forces

Firefight at the Western border.

August 26
ARMED FORCES RAID ROHINGYA HOMES TO CREATE TERROR FOR DENIAL OF GREEN CARDS

To be Rohingya means to live in a state of terror.

August 26
Raids continue in Ang Dhang

More raids on Rohingya villages. A number of villagers were beaten.

August 26
Village doctor assaulted on false charges

Rohingya doctor attacked by regime agents.

August 26
Rohingya IDPs Detained in Rangoon: Police

Rohingya people have no right to travel in Burma. Ten people, fleeing the repression in Western burma, arrested after trying to fell to Rangoon.

August 25
Civilian Shot Dead in Clash With Soldier in Kachin State

Burma Army soldier murders a Kachin man at a roadblock.

August 25
25 Rohingyas going to Akyab for medical reasons arrested and tortured

Not only are Rohingya people denied medical care, they are arrested if they even seek it!

August 25
Seven arrested on terror charges

More Rohingya villagers arrested on false charges.

August 24
mmpeacemonitor tweets
Burma Army and TNLA fighting again.

TNLA 434 under brigade 2 and government forces LID 77 clashed again near Talet village in Namhsan township in northern Shan state on 23 Aug.

TNLA 978 and govt forces LID 77 clashed near Nam Twae village in Mong Ngao Sub-township in Kyaukme township on 23 Aug. Unknown Causality.

August 24
3 minutes battle of RCSS/SSA and Government army

Short firefight between the BA and the SSA-S.

August 24
Rakhine Extremists Attempt to Confiscate Rohingya Farmlands

There is no letup in the dictatorship/local racist war against the Rohingya.

August 24
Police assault man for alleged terror contacts

Yet another assault on a Rohingya man.

August 23
Arrested women tortured in custody, terror continues in Hashurata

Three falsely Rohingya women still being held and abused.

August 23
Another mass grave found in Malaysia

More than twenty bodies. Almost certainly Rohingya people from Burma.

August 22
Massive raid in Godusera

All Rohingya village men arrested - kidnapped, really. Most later released after paying the police ransom.

August 22
Family of four arrested for alleged terror offences

Entire Rohingya family arrested on false charges.

August 21
Sawdeya shooting: raids continue in Hashurata

Police raid Rohingya village. Two women abused.

August 21
Rohingya man in agony as his flesh falls off, hospitals refuse treatment

Clearly a serious infection. The man was attacked with machetes earlier by Rakhine Buddhist racists, who also killed many of his family members.

August 20
Burmese solider killed by roadside bomb: witness

Attack in Northern Shan State, near Kokang front.

August 20
Burmese Army Prepares for New Attack on Lawt Mai Yang

New offensive expected against the Kachin.

August 19
Man arrested and tortured for tabbe shooting

Another Rohingya falsely arrested and then abused.

August 19
Settlers assault child, seize buffaloes

Rakhine Buddhist racists attack a Rohingya boy. Animals returned after extortion paid.

August 18
Child dies in Mamra amidst outbreak of disease

Rohingya children dying as a result of the floods.

August 18
Crackdown in Shatkania against 'IS' militants

New police raids against Rohingya villages.

August 18
18 Rohingyas sentenced for availing medical treatment in BD

Rohingya people are denied medical care in Burma. If they are caught going to Bangladesh for such care, they are arrested and sent to prison.

August 18
Five women face torture in police custody

Falsely accused Rohingya women are now being abused.

August 18
BGP EXTORT MONEY FROM THREE ROHINGYAS

More villagers robbed buy the police.

August 17
mmpeacemonitor tweet
BA fighting the TNLA again

TNLA 765 and gov't forces LID 77 clashed near Pang Mao village in Manton tsp on 17 Aug. Battles broke out around 2:30 pm. Unknown causality.

August 17
Five women arrested over Sawdeya shooting

The women are not even suspects, and they have been tortured!

August 17
Tabbe Sawdeya still alive

The "victim" is a human trafficker and a rapist!

August 17
Police tabbe partnership terrorises Bolibazar

Actions of another Rohingya collaborator.

August 17
Village administrator seize relief from Rohingyas

Local Rakhine racists stealing flood aid for Rohingyas.

August 17
Rakhines impose blockade in Mrauk U village to prevent aid access

In other cases the racists have blocked delivery of the aid.

August 16
Rule of terror in Gojjon Dhia

A few Rohingya are actually collaborating with the regime, including in one village where people are being assaulted to accept ID that labels them as foreigners.

August 16
Attack on Hashurata tabbe

Another Rohingya collaborator is shot.

August 15
FBR Report: July Update – Kachin and northern Shan State, Burma

Situation report of Burma Army offensives during July. 61 BA soldiers killed.

August 15
Ongoing Oppression in Burma: Situation Report

Video of Burma Army air attack, and atrocities.

August 15
Army shelling near SSPP/SSA HQ endangers villagers, says NGO

BA attacks SSA-N HQ with heavy weapons.

August 15
Border Guard Police Shoot and Kill Rohingya Man

Drunk regime police murder villager.

August 14
Four girls in Kyauktaw were murdered in 'cold blood'

Conformation that the four Rohingya girls were murdered by Rakhine racists, who deliberately sank their boat. How despicable can you get, to murder schoolgirls? And they call themselves Buddhists!!!

August 14
Midnight raid on Hansar Bil, five including 80 year man tortured

Regime agents raid a Rohingya village, assault the villagers.

August 14
Military seize relief supplies from Rohingyas

Burma Army gives and then takes back food for Rohingya flood victims.

August 13
Four Rohingya Children Die as Sailboat Capsizes in Kyauktaw

Report that the boat full of children was rammed by local Buddhists. This may have been a purposeful attack!

August 13
Gov't Impose Heavy Restrictions on Rohingyas' Movement

New restrictions, raids and assaults in the dictatorship's program to force Rohingya to identify as foreigners.

August 12
Man assaulted for Bangladesh terrorist connections

Rohingya man beaten after being falsely accused by regime agents.

August 12
Gov't's IB (61) firing range expands; local farmers' plantations seized

Burma Army unit steals land in Mon State.

August 8
Armed group blocks hydropower project

UWSA blocking Tasang Dam survey.

August 7
Government troops bully old man and extort money

BA troops rob Shan villager.

August 7
Two infants die in Naffura after hospitals refuse to treat them

Rohingya children die after being denied medical care. The likely cause is cholera. This is just what the genocidal maniacs of Burma want, an untreated cholera epidemic among the Rohingya!

August 7
Blockade at Cilkhali

Rohingya IDPs blocked from fleeing the floods.

August 7
Blockade declared for Fansi after Rohingyas refuse green card

Rohingya villagers also confined for refusing to identify as foreigners.

August 7
Causalities and Losses High Among Rohingyas in the Recent Cyclone

Rohingya villages inundated. Many people missing. 5,000 need food and water.

August 7
Myanmar's Armed Forces Subject Rohingyas as Forced Labours to Rebuild Camps

Burma Army and Border Police forcing Rohingya to serve as laborers to rebuild regime camps.

August 6
Second time battle between RCSS/SSA and Government army

New clashes in Southern Shan State. Four Burma Army soldier killed.

August 4
Children die as hospitals refuse treatment in Buthidaung

At least two Rohingya children have died. Many others are sick.

August 4
Tensions as Rohingyas move into 'forbidden territory'

Rakhine racists threaten Rohingya people fleeing flooded IDP camps.

August 4
Two arrested and tortured in Ang Dhang after green card delegation chased away

The dictatorship is trying to force Rohingya people to accept ID cards that identify them as foreigners.

August 2
Rohingyas turned out of flood shelters

The dictatorship wants Rohingya villagers to die.

August 2
Flood victims robbed in Kyauktaw

Rakhine racists using the floods as an opportunity to steal Rohingya livestock.

JULY 2015

July 29
Man tortured for alleged RSO link

Another Rohingya man falsely accused. Note: As one who follows Burma very closely, I have never seen news of an actual RSO attack. I don't think the group even exists. It is just a regime red herring.

July 28
Innocent Rohingya Arbitrarily Sent to Buthidaung Prison

As a Rohingya you can be arrested for any reason - for no reason! - and at any time.

July 27
Starvation in Mrauk U

Entire Rohingya township blockaded for ten days and without food.

July 27
Myanmar deploys additional brigade along border with India

Will a border war break out between the Burma dictatorship and India?

July 24
Peace broken by Burmese Army's vicious attack

More information about the new Burma Army attack against the SSA-N.

July 24
Besieged Rohingya Community in Mrauk-U Face Starvation

Thousands at risk, and the International Community is silent.

July 24
Women sexually abused during night raid

Burma Army raids a Rohingya IDP camp.

July 24
Three farmers assaulted by military

BA soldiers beat up three Rohingya farmers.

July 23
Battles Rage in Kachin as NCA Talks Resume in Yangon

Daily battles near Putao. New battle in Northern Shan State as well.

July 23
FBR Report: June Update – Mali Yang Offensive Continues

More information on the war near Putao. Burma Army arrests, abuses and uses as forced porters local villagers.

July 23
mmpeacemonitor tweet
Burma Army again clashing with the SSA-N

SSPP and government forces have clashed for 2 days in Monghsu township.

July 23
KAREN STATE: FIGHTING CONTINUES – DISPLACED CIVILIANS NOW IN DESPERATE NEED OF AID

39 firefights since clashes broke out in Karen State.

July 23
ROHINGYAS SUBJECTED TO FORCED LABOUR BY MYANMAR'S MILITARY

Regime using Rohingya people as forced laborers as well.

July 23
MYANMAR SOLDIERS BEAT AND STOP ROHINGYA FROM CULTIVATING OWN FARMLAND

Daily assaults and denial of livelihood.

July 23
Five arrested and tortured for possessing Bangladesh phones

Rohingya people are arrested every day.

July 23
Four arrested for links to Islamic militants

Excuses for the arrests are just made up.

July 22
Night raids in Hawar Dil

The continued abuse and assaults against the Rohingya are nothing less than state sponsored terrorism. I just love how both the U.S. and Europe support the Burmese terrorists. They are not against all terrorism, only those terrorists that fit with their geopolitical strategy. The hypocrisy is beyond words.

July 21
Rape news updated by Shan Human Rights Foundation

Burma Army soldiers raped and murdered a Shan woman on June 6th!

July 21
Two traders robbed by BGP, left for dead

Two Rohingya men robbed and beaten almost to death by regime police.

July 21
Two injured by BGP gunfire, refused treatment by hospitals

Shot by regime police.

July 21
Medical centre shut down for treating Rohingyas

As in the item above, Rohingya people are being denied medical care.

July 21
No food for Mrauk U Rohingyas since Eid

The Rohingya are also denied their livelihood and food.

June 21
Rohingyas going to Rangoon arrested

And, the Rohingya are not allowed freedom of movement.

July 20
mmpeacemonitor tweets
Victories for the Kachin!

KIA 7 under brigade 1 ambushed government force's convey in Sumpra Bum township on 19 July and destroyed two vehicles. Unknown causality.

KIA and government forces clashed near Maliyan village in Sumpra Bum township in Kachin state on 18 July. KIA recaptured its Mali Awng post.

July 20
Government forces clash with KKO over weekend

The Burma Army is still attacking the Karen resistance, trying to gain control of the main road from Myawaddy.

July 20
No one safe in 'trafficking' village

Rohingya villager arrested and extorted on false charge.

July 20
Driver tortured for travelling without permit

Police attack Rohingya man. (The permit was still valid.)

July 18
Airstrikes, clashes in Kachin state's Putao district displace civilians

Description of latest Burma Army attacks in the far north. Over 1,000 new IDPs in the last week.

July 18
Myanmar's Military Torture Rohingyas and Plunder their Properties

Two Burma Army battalions ruthlessly raiding and plundering Rohingya villages.

July 17
Teenager tortured on false rape allegations

15 year old Rohingya boy attacked. The woman was actually raped by a police commander.

July 17
Border Guard Police Beat Rohingya IDP Women for Ransom

Two women beaten and robbed.

July 17
Two Rohingyas Village Admin Were Forced To Drink Alcohol By The Myanmar Army & BGP Police Officers

Rohingya people are being abused in every way possible.

July 17
Eid shoppers sexually abused in Maungdaw and Buthidaung

It is not safe for Rohingya women to visit the large towns of Arakan State.

July 16
KIA launches rocket attack on government forces

Report from Chinese media. True?

July 16
Clashes continue in Kayin State

Report from the dictatorship's media. Mizzima these days parrots pro-regime news and propaganda. What a disgrace!

July 16
Security Force Torture and Rob Two Rohingyas in Sittwe

Two men beaten almost to death, robbed, and then thrown off a train.

July 16
Two assaulted and detained for attending Laylat-ul-Qadr prayers

Two more Rohingya men attacked.

July 16
Police raid Napiter Deel, arrest three

Another Rohingya village raided. Detainees released after paying extortion.

July 16
Starvation in Pauktaw

Muslim IDPs being held in concentration camp. Not allowed to leave for work. Five hundred people starving. This is genocide.

July 15
mmpeacemonitor tweet
New conflict in Western Burma

Arakan army and govt forces clashed in Paletwa township. One AA soldier was killed in the battle.

July 15
Eleven Media chief attacked in broad daylight

Head of free media company attacked.

July 14
One Villager Killed, Two Injured in Shelling in Shabuk Kawnghka

Burma Army targets Kachin village with artillery. This is a war crime!

July 14
KWO Six Months Summary of Human Rights' Violations in Karen State, January to June 2015

The regime continues to commit a wide range of horrific abuses against Karen villagers. Mutu Say Poe and the other leaders of the 'New" KNU do nothing. This is what being a traitor looks like. Under Mutu and Kwe Htoo, the KNU, which was formed to defend the Karen people, has abandoned its mission.

July 14
Four arrested from Gojjon Dhia

Yet another police raid against a Rohingya village. The arrested men were released after paying extortion.

July 13
Burmese Army Fighter Jets Bomb KIA Positions in Mali Yang

Burma Army now pursuing an out attack against the KIA.

July 13
Crime ringleader Chan Dein killed by NMSP battalion during escape attempt

Mon criminal killed by Mon resistance army soldiers.

July 13
Pregnant women feared killed by hospital staff

Burma's military dictatorship actually uses medical care as a tool in its genocide of the Rohingya people.

July 13
Rohingya Baby Die due to Practicing Racism in Rakhine-Owned Clinic

The dictatorship also uses denial of medical care to commit the Rohingya genocide.

July 12
mmpeacemonitor tweet from Radio Free Asia
New BA-KIA clashes

KIA and Govt forces clashed in Suam Para Bum township in Kachin state on 11 July as well as fighting in Hpakant area.

July 12
Burmese Army Launches Airstrikes and Ground Offensive

More info about the new Burma Army attacks on the KIA. The regime resumes aerial attacks as well, with two fighter jets.

July 12
Two Rohingyas attacked, backbones broken

Victims were working in a forest. Attacked by Rakhine racists supported by regime police. Then forced to pay extortion.

July 12
Military raid Pungná cwéng, arrest three

Burma Army raids a Rohingya village that is surrounded by Rakhine racists. The village is blockaded and children are malnourished. The dictatorship is trying to drive the villagers away from their homes.

July 11
Daily Skirmishes in Muse and Hpakant Townships

Two new battles between the Burma Army and the KIA.

July 11
Asian Highway Project Undermines Peace in Karen State

Good analysis of what is behind the latest Burma Army aggression in Karen State. Two villagers shot dead by BA soldiers and two others injured.

July 10
Witnesses Report Sexual Abuse of Laikha Woman by Burma Army Officer

BA soldiers still abusing ethnic women in Shan State!

July 10
Man loses eye following army assault

BA soldiers maim a Rohingya man.

July 10
BGP robs shoppers near Mrauk U

Police rob Rohingya shoppers with impunity.

July 9
Clashes Continue on Asia Highway Between DKBA, Govt Troops

Karen (DKBA) now fighting Karen (regime's BGF).

July 9
Two Rohingyas tortured for three weeks in Merulla

Rohingya who are arrested are then routinely tortured!

July 8
Several Injured During Land Dispute at a Gold Mine in Central Burma

Clash over land rights between small scale miners and the police, who back a large mining company.

July 8
Elderly Woman Killed After Stepping on Landmine in Hsenwi Township

Burma Army set landmines near one of their bases in Shan state. Local villagers now at risk.

July 8
Woman raped by BGP in Merulla four months pregnant

17 year old Muslim girl raped repeatedly by a regime police commander.

July 8
Two including a woman assaulted and arrested

Two people assaulted by the police for opposing the dictatorship's scheme to brand all Rohingya as illegal immigrants.

July 8
All motorbikes seized from Rohingyas in Rathedaung village

Police steal 42 motorbikes!

July 7
Battles Rage as TNLA Offers a Nationwide Cease-fire

BA fighting with the KIA in the far north near Putao and in Northern Shan State near Muse; with the TNLA in Northern Shan State near Namtu.

July 7
Burma Army Shoots Civilians in Shan State's Namtu Township

BA soldiers shoot two farmers.

July 7
New Clash Breaks Out Between Army And Karen Soldiers in Southern Myanmar

Update on the Burma Army offensive to take control of the main road from the border through Karen State.

July 7
Sudden police raid in Ang Dhang

Police raid Rohingya village. Many villagers beaten.

July 7
Two Rathedaung Maulavis face continuous torture

Police crackdown on Rohingya social workers and activists.

July 6
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BA-TNLA battle continues

TNLA 773 and govt forces clashed near Nam Taung Kon village in Namtu township on 6 July. Battles broke out around 9:50 am to 10:40 am.

July 6
Clashes Continue at DKBA Asia Highway Toll Booth

BA attacking the DKBA. Clashes in four different locations.

July 6
Burmese army outpost attacked in Shan State

The resistance is on the offensive! Pro-democracy rebels attack BA base, two BA soldiers killed.

July 6
Lashio-Muse Highway blocked due to clash

KIA and TNLA involved in clashes with BA in different areas of Northern Shan State.

July 6
Border Guard Police Publicly Beat Rohingya Mother-Son Duo

The regime police are monsters! The boy is 8 years old. Both victims are now unable to walk.

July 6
Rohingyas Forced, Beaten and Arrested for Refusal of Green Cards

The regime is trying to force Rohingyas to accept documents that say they are not from Burma.

July 5
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New BA-TNLA battle

TNLA 773 attacked govt forces LIB 324 in Namtu township on 5 July. Battles broke out around 1:15 am to 2:30 am. # 1 govt killed 2 wounded.

July 4
Rangers kill 7 drug smugglers, 70kg heroin seized

No letup in dictatorship-backed narcotics trafficking.

July 4
Two tortured by BGP

Two more Rohingya men assaulted by regime police.

July 3
Land rights proponent shot dead in Hpa-an

Pro-democracy leader murdered in Karen State.

July 3
Civilians injured by Burma Army shelling and beating in Panglong, southern Shan State

News of a clash between the regime and the SSA-S. Shan women injured by Burma Army heavy weapons. Another elderly villager beaten by BA troops.

July 3
Forced Labor Shows Back-Breaking Lack of Reform in Burma's Military

New report about the extensive regime use of Rohingya villagers as forced laborers, which is a war crime.

July 3
Rakhine nurse saves boy from murder

Hospital staff planned to poison the boy. Thank goodness there are Rakhine health workers who are not murderous racists!

July 3
BORDER GUARD POLICE EXTORT MONEY FROM ROHINGYA PASSERS-BY

Police assault and rob Rohingya villagers at a checkpoint.

July 2
Gov't troops and DKBA Clash Over New Asia Highway

New clash in Karen State. At least one BA soldier killed.

July 2
Burmese army fight with two ethnic armies on the same day

More info about recent clashes in Northern Shan State.

July 1
Battles Continue Unabated in Hpakant and Northern Shan State

Daily battles now between the BA and the KIA in Kachin State and the BA and the TNLA in Northern Shan State. 300 new IDPs in one area.

July 1
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One of the TNLA clashes

TNLA 876 and govt forces LID 99 clashed near Lon Kam village in Kutkai township on 30 June. Battles broke out around 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

July 1
No young men left in Akyab

The military dictatorship has "disappeared" hundreds of Rohingya men in this area. They are no doubt dead. This is a crime against humanity! Is anyone paying attention?!

July 1
5 Year Old Boy Killed in Landslide in Maungdaw

Regime police demand bribe from the grieving father!

JUNE 2015

June 30
Man assaulted by military refused treatment by hospitals

The regime has declared war on the Rohingya people!

June 29
Sino-Burmese border market shelled

Attackers unidentified.

June 29
Another death from torture

Rohingya man dies from torture. Repport also describes the practice of torture by the military regime.

June 29
Godusera man faces daily torture in prison

More regime torture of arrested Rohingya men.

June 29
A Rickshaw Driver In Sittwe Inhumanly Beaten By Myanmar Military

Rohingya man assaulted at notorious Burma Army checkpoint.

June 28
Floods submerge Buthidaung villages, government orders Rohingyas not to move

The regime is even using the weather to commit ethnic cleansing, just like it did with the Nargis cyclone.

June 28
IDPs in Rathedaung prevented from repairing huts

The intent is crystal clear. Burma's military dictatorship wants all the Rohingya people to die!

June 27
Police raid Maungdaw neighbourhood for the second time in three days

Renewed repression of a Rohingya village.

June 27
Suspected arson attack in Taungbazar area

Fire at 2am. Police arrived immediately and prevented the Rohingya shopkeepers from fighting the fire.

June 26
Artillery assaults continue, say Kokang rebels

Burma Army firing heavy weapons every day now at the Kokang front.

June 26
Artillery shell narrowly misses school in Laiza

Farther north in Kachin State, Burma Army fires artillery at a school filled with IDP children. This was attempted mass murder, of children!

June 26
Artillery Shells Landed near IDP Boarding School

Details of the Burma Army attack in Kachin State.

June 26
Boy tortured in police custody

Regime police arrest and assault a Rohingya boy.

June 26
Akyab camps under water

Rohingya IDPs, forced to live in unsuitable locations, now at risk of death and disease.

June 25
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More fighting between the Ba and the TNLA

TNLA 987 and govt # LID 77 clashed near Quensaland village in Kyaukme tsp on 25 June. Battles broke out around 9:25 am. Unknown causality.

TNLA 573 and govt forces LID 77 clashed near Man Pon village in Manton township on 24 June. Battles broke out around 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

June 25
Military Presence Grows in Hpakant Amid Further Clashes

Burma Army adding reinforcements in Kachin State's jade area.

June 25
Military surround Maungdaw neighborhood

The Burma Army is imposing total repression of Rohingya villagers.

June 25
Dawn raid on Maungdaw neighbourhood

Severe repression of Rohingya villagers and more arbitrary arrests.

June 25
Land seized in Kyauktaw

More denial of livelihood for the Rohingya.

June 24
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Continuing conflict between BA and the TNLA

TNLA 573 and govt forces LID 77 clashed near Man Pon village in Manton township on 24 June. Battles broke out around 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

TNLA 434 and govt forces LID 77 clashed near Manlon village in Namhsan township on 24 June. Battles broke out around 8:00 am to 9:00 am.

June 24
Wa conceal having been bombed

Clash between the BA and the UWSA much more severe than had been reported.

June 24
Three arrested and tortured by BGP

Never-ending police abuse of the Rohingya. Three more fishermen attacked.

June 24
Two woodcutters attacked by Natala

Two more Rohingya men attacked, this time by pro-regime agents.

June 24
Uniformed tabbe extorting villagers

Regime collaborator has set up business robbing Rohingya villagers.

June 23
Ethnic Armed Group Accused of Abducting Local Party Leaders in Shan State

Once again, what is the SSA-S up to? It has been acting really strange for over a year for a "pro-freedom" group.

June 23
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Another BA-TNLA clash

TNLA 987 and govt forces LID 77 clashed near Quensaland village in Kyaukme township on 22 June. Battles broke out around 11:30 am - 12 noon.

June 23
Rohingya Man Sent to Prison on Arbitrary Charges

Includes report that the police in a particular area of Maungdaw are running riot against Rohingya villagers.

June 22
Seng Hpra Village Church Destroyed by Burmese Army Shelling

No letup in the regime's aggression and Burma's civil war. Minster arrested. Many new battles both in jade area of Kachin State and in Northern Shan State. Hundreds of new IDPs.

June 22
BGP Arrest and Torture Rohingya Man for Fishing at Night Time

Continuation of brutal repression and denial of livelihood.

June 22
Military Captain Extort Money from Rohingyas under Various Pretexts

Robbery with impunity. Six new victims.

June 21
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Burma Army war with the TNLA

TNLA 434 and govt forces LID 77 clashed near Talet village in Namhsan township Shan State on 20 June. Battles broke out around 12:00 noon.

TNLA 987 and LID 77 clashed near Nam Twe village in Namhsan township in on 20 June. Battles broke out around 11:15 am. unknown causality.

June 21
Myanmar fighting spurs mass displacement

Excellent photo essay of ethnic peoples who have been forced to flee for their lives from the Burma Army.

June 20
PREGNANT ROHINGYA WOMAN KILLED IN MAUNGDAW GENERAL HOSPITAL

Horrific story. The Rakhine racists are torturers, just like their Burman masters.

June 19
2 Police Injured by Bomb Blast in Hpakant

Three separate blasts, all apparently targeting the dictatorship's forces.

June 19
Interview: KIA Major speaks about recent conflict in Kachin

Clashes broke out after the BA attacked the KIA.

June 19
Rohingya Man Smashed and Killed by Military Truck

Was this really an accident?

June 18
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BA warfare with TNLA continuing

TNLA 434 and govt forces LID 77 clashed near Homong village in Namhsan township on 17 June. Battles broke out around 8:45 a.m.

June 18
Rohingya Man Shot by BGP as He Tries to Help a Diarrhoea Patient

Shot while protecting the woman from police sexual harassment.

June 17
Battles Rage in Hpakant and Northern Shan State

Six new battles reported. Burma Army launching offensives in the Kachin State jade area and near Muse and Kutkai in Shan State.

June 17
Fresh Fighting in Hpakant Sends 100 Villagers Fleeing

More details about the jade area fighting.

June 17
Roads blocked as battles brake out

Clash between the Burma Army and the Wa.

June 17
Fighting resumes in Kokang

Burma Army aggression in at least five regions right now.

June 17
Armed men break out prisoner in Shan State

The narcotics trade is controlled by pro-regime militias.

June 17
Myanmar's BGP opens fire at BGB, 1 injured

Regime police in a boat fire on Bangladesh police inside Bangladesh waters.

June 17
Police order family of deceased man not to pursue murder case

Regime police deny justice to family of Rohingya man killed by Rakhine racists.

June 17
Three arrested in Naffura

Regime police arrest and extort three Rohingya men.

June 16
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New clash involving the TNLA at the Kokang front

TNLA 101 and govt forces clashed near Lon Kam village in Kutkai township on 15 June. Battles broke out around 1:00 pm. Unknown causality.

June 16
Major Conflict Ongoing in Northern Burma – Reported Military Actions by the Burma Army in Kachin and Northern Shan States April/May 2015

Free Burma Ranger report about recent Kachin State conflict.

June 16
RAKHINE EXTREMISTS KILL YET ANOTHER ROHINGYA IN RATHEDAUNG

Rohingya villagers can be attacked and killed at any time. The dictatorship tacitly supports this, when it is not the murderer party itself!

June 16
RAKHINE EXTREMISTS KILL A ROHINGYA MAN IN RATHEDAUNG

A second brazen murder.

June 16
Buddhist Monk Appropriates Rohingya's Farm Lands

Theft of Rohingya land.

June 16
Police remove Muslim patients from hospital

Two Rohingya denied medical care.

June 16
Police threaten victims of Maungdaw market fire

Regime police extorting victims of arson attack.

June 15
Caught in the crossfire

Human rights consequences of new conflict in Western Burma.

June 15
A Prominent Scholar is brutally tortured by local authorities in Northern Maungdaw

Another regime attack against and robbery of a Rohingya man.

June 15
Three more sold into prostitution

Three Rohingya women sold into sexual slavery in India.

June 14
Military knocks out teeth of Rohingya man

Another senseless attack.

June 13
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Two days after the MNDAA announces a ceasefire, the Burma Army attacks!

Government forces attacked MNDAA near BP 111 in Laukkai township on 12 June.

June 12
Being accused and arrested by Burmese soldiers

BA soldiers arrest and rob three young Shan men.

June 12
Military orders Rohingya to evacuate Buthidaung village

Burma Army confiscates an entire Rohingya village. Villagers starving.

June 11
Burmese Soldiers gang-rape and kill a housewife

Another unspeakable atrocity. When will the International Community and Aung San Suu Kyi get it? The people who rule Burma are monsters!!!

June 11
Kokang Rebels Declare Unilateral Ceasefire

Good move, but don't expect the Burma Army to honor this.

June 11
Indian rebels deny 'significant casualties'

A new propaganda war has started over the recent clashes along India's border with Burma.

June 11
Man killed as police nab alleged jail-breaker

Note: The dictatorship is the only source for this story, so I wouldn't believe any of it, other than the fact that it seems the police have killed another Rohingya man.

June 11
ROHINGYAS INHUMANELY TORTURED IN SITTWE PRISON

Why would any rational person believe that Burma's so-called reform would stop the dictators from their decades old practice of torturing political prisoners! All falsely arrested Rohingya are political prisoners. But, are they counted this way in the numbers put together by Burma NGOs?

June 11
Traffickers took body parts from migrants

Unbelievable. Not only did the Thai traffickers rape and kill Rohingya migrants, they apparently then cut out their organs for sale!

June 10
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Clash today between the TNLA and the Burma Army

TNLA 717 and govt forces clashed near Mansan village in Kyaukme tsp on 10 June. Battles broke out around 6:15 am to 7 am. Unknown causality.

June 10
Everything You Wanted To Know About Indian Army's Operation In Myanmar

Report about India's cross-border raid.

June 10
Innocent Rohingya shot dead by Hlun Tin in Rathedaung

Two Rohingya men murdered in separate incidents.

June 10
BGP arrest two for going to relative's house

Regime police arrest and abuse two Rohingya men, then force them to pay a bribe to gain their release.

June 10
Migrant Crisis: Malaysian Police Exhume 106 Bodies, End Excavations

Clear evidence of crimes against humanity in Malaysia. Will anyone be prosecuted?

June 10
'My sister was sold into prostitution'

Rohingya woman forced to become a sex slave after being trafficked to Malaysia.

June 9
Another rebel attack in India's Northeast

Renewed conflict across the border in NE India.

June 9
Chinese gunrunner and a Myanmar businessman key players in ambush

Parties from Burma implicated in attacks in India.

June 9
Manipur ambush: Army strikes back at northeast militants inside Myanmar, kills 15

Indian military action against groups in NW Burma.

June 9
Mob taking up positions near Akyab village

Rakhine racists preparing to attack Rohingya village.

June 9
Tension in Kaman camp

Regime police assault a woman in a Muslim IDP camp.

June 9
Boy assaulted by Natala

Rohingya boy assaulted by racists, supposedly for grazing his cow on their land.

June 9
Police fire shots, arrest Maulavi in Hansar Bil

Regime police assault and rob Muslim teacher.

June 9
Starvation in Santouli

Rohingvya village denied freedom of movement, with deadly consequences.

June 6
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New fighting between the Burma Army and the TNLA, during the EAO summit!

TNLA 223 and Govt forces LID 11 clashed near Nam Hser village in Kutkai township on 6 June. Battles broke out around 3:20 am to 4 am.

June 6
KIA's 36th Battalion Troops Fought Burmese Army in Northern Shan State

New BA aggression against the Kachin as well.

June 6
A 19-year-old Local Youth Killed by Government's Construction Workers

Unclear what ethnic group the construction workers are, or why they attacked two local Kachin youths in Putao.

June 6
Arson attack in Maungdaw

Another arson attack by Rakhine racists against Rohingya shops.

June 6
Two including a woman arrested for 'drug trafficking'

Two more Rohingya arrested under false pretenses.

June 6
Madrasa students keep vanishing at late night

Even with the recent crackdown, human trafficking continues.

June 5
Fighting for the first time

Burma Army clashes with the UWSA.

June 4
Twenty Indian soldiers killed in ambush near Myanmar border

It's rarely discussed, but the problems in Burma extend across the border into India. It dates back to steps the British took after leaving both countries, in the process denying ethnic minority aspirations.

June 4
INTERNALLY DISPLACED ROHINGYAS FACE ACUTE STARVATION

Hundreds of people are being starved to death. This is genocide!

June 4
Migrant crisis: Dozens of bodies wash ashore in Burma

The Rohingya choice: Stay and die, or leave and die. And the world does nothing!

June 4
Aura of secrecy as second ship brought to Maungdaw

It is certain that the Burma dictatorship would like to kill the 300 Rohinga people on the boat, and, given the opportunity, that is exactly what it will do.

June 4
Maungdaw Muslims forced to give poultry and livestock for feeding rescued migrants

Regime police are stealing food from desperately poor Rphingya villagers, supposedly to feed the people on the boat. Actually, they are stealing it for themselves.

June 4
BGP opens fire on mosque in IDP camp

Regime police attack Rohingya villagers.

June 2
Stalemate as MNDAA and government fighting continues

New Burma Army - Ethnic Resistance clashes at the Kokang front and also with the KIA in Northern Shan State.

June 2
Ship being escorted to Bangladesh waters

No doubt the regime is lying. Also, will Bangladesh take 700 more Rohingya?

June 2
Rohingya woman tells of rape in traffickers' camps

There have been countless incidents of rape against trafficked Rohingya women, at sea and also in Thailand and Malaysia.

June 2
Six Rohingyas Sentenced to Six-Month Arbitrary Imprisonment

Arrested, tried and convicted, but there was no crime! To Burma's dictatorship, it is a crime just to be Rohingya.

June 2
Military night raids drive away Hawar Bil villagers

Burma Army continues its raids of Rohingya villages.

June 2
Natala attack woodcutters once again

Horrific abuse.

June 1
China to Conduct Military Exercises Near Kokang Territory

Apparently, China is growing tired of the Burma Army's "mistaken" attacks on Yunnan Province.

MAY 2015

May 31
Rebel Khaplang under attack from Naga comrades

Rare Naga news.

May 30
Migrants found off Myanmar to be taken to Rakhine: Official

About 50 people died on the boat with over 700 people that was just found. Traffickers had put the victims from three boats on just one of them.

May 30
Three women sexually assaulted, one forced to shave hair

New sex crimes against Rohingya women.

May 30
Four including three children die from diarrhoea in BD

Bangladesh increasing its persecution of the Rohingya. Refugees who have fled from Burma are denied assistance.

May 30
BURMA ARMY TRIES TO FORCE WAR REFUGEES HOME

More repression from Chin State.

May 29
Thousands held prisoners in marine camps

Traffickers shift from jungle camps to cargo ships. The Rohingya slave trade and genocide continues, even while the nations of SE Asia and the Security Council do nothing.

May 29
Burma Navy Finds Boat With 727 Boatpeople off Southern Coast: Govt

Their lives are now more than ever at risk.

May 28
Village tract head shot dead in Hsipaw township

Killer unknown.

May 28
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New clash between the BA and the TNLA

TNLA 661, 885 and gov't forces clashed near Ho Lwe and Phalai village in Theinni township on 28 May. Battles broke out around 2:15 pm.

May 28
Shan Villagers Flee Alleged Forced Recruitment by Ethnic Army

What is the SSA-S up to?

May 28
Boy feared murdered in hospital

Another suspicious hospital death of a Rohingya.

May 28
'Speak to the media and your family will die'

The Burmese dictatorship is not helping the Rohingya boat people! It is organizing their genocide!

May 27
Burma Army shoots at civilian vehicles in two separate incidents in northern Shan State, seriously injuring three and killing one civilian

Burma Army savages continue to commit war crimes against local people with impunity.

May 27
Man, nature destroy Rohingya huts

Regime agents destroy Rohingya houses. Demand money for the right to rebuild. More huts destroyed in an IDP camp during a storm.

May 26
Over Three Weeks, Fighting 'Almost Daily' in Kachin State: KIA

The military dictatorship that rules Burma DOES NOT want peace!

May 26
Namtu villagers return home as TNLA retreat

TNLA withdraws so the villagers can harvest their crops.

May 26
EIGHT MORE PEOPLE ARRESTED FOR ARAKAN ARMY INVOLVEMENT

Regime crackdown in Western Burma still underway.

May 26
Burmese navy 'push back boat'

Countless trafficked Rohingya are still suffering at sea, with nowhere to go.

May 25
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More Burma Army aggression, BA bombs China again

KIA 12 and Govt forces clashed near Nam Lin Par village in Mansi township on 24 May. Battles broke out around 7 a.m. Unknown causality.

MNDAA and govt forces clashed in Donsheng area in Laukkai on 20-24 May. Govt forces used heavy weapons and 2 shells landed china on 24 May.

May 25
Malaysia Finds 139 Graves Around Suspected Trafficking Camps

The United States and Europe have known about the Rohingya genocide for years, and done nothing. Nothing can impede the Burma Gold Rush!!!

May 25
Authorities have hidden Rohingyas from the 'rescued' ship

Regime cover-up. Trafficked Rohingya still at grave risk of death.

May 24
Battles Intensify in Southern Kachin State

Major warfare in Mansi Township continues between the BA and the KIA.

May 24
Mass graves of suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia

Thirty large graves; hundreds of bodies. This is yet more evidence of the crimes against humanity that have been perpetrated against the Rohingya.

May 24
Human Traffickers Demand Ransom for Release of Rohingya Boat Hostages

Twenty kidnap victims also being held on land.

May 23
FBR Ranger Injured By Burma Army Mortar Fire and Airstrikes on Kachin Positions Photographed

Casualty of recent BA heavy artillery strikes.

May 22
Farmer dies after self-immolation land protest

Driven to desperation. Another casualty of Burma's military dictatorship.

May 21
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New clashes between the BA and the MNDAA, the BA and the KIA, and the BA and the TNLA

MNDAA and government forces clashed near BP 112 on 19 May. According to MNDAA sources, about 9 govt soldiers were killed and 10 wounded.

KIA 12 under brigade 3 and govt forces clashed near Nam Lin Par in Mansi township on 19 and 20 May. Unknown causality.

TNLA 773 and govt forces clashed near Nar Hsai village in Namtu township on 21 May. Battles broke out around 5:30 pm to 6:40 pm.

May 21
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Two Burmese Fighter Jets Launched Bombing Raids for the Second Time in a Day

Two Burmese Army fighter jets launched another wave of bombing raids on KIA positions at La Ait Bum and Nam Lim Pa on May 20 at 3:05 pm. This is the second time in a day that Burmese Air Force bombed KIA positions in Nam Lim Pa area.

Meanwhile, battles continue between ground troops from the two sides. KIA troops are from 1st Battalion and 12th Battalion under 3rd Brigade. Local sources said Burmese Army troops involved in this offensives are reported to be from 15th, 56th, 86th and 142nd Light Infantry Battalions and 321st Light Infantry Regiment.

May 21
Nine women held in a house ready to be trafficked

Destined to become sex slaves.

May 21
Arbitrary arrest and assault by security forces

Nine Rohingya villagers arrested. In separate incidents, two boys assaulted.

May 20
TNLA situation reports
Descriptions of latest battles

- Ferocious Battle between TNLA & Myanmar Tatmadaw, May 18, 2015

On May 18, from 1630 hours up to the present, a ferocious face-to-face battle raged between some troops from TNLA Bn 112 and 101, and Myanmar Tatmadaw IB-123, based at Namt-pat-ka, at a place between Namt-pat-ka and Pan-kya-rot villages on Muse-Mandalay Union Highway. Casualty on the two sides is still not known.

The TNLA troops had been on field work at the site of the battle. Starting from 0700 hours, Myanmar Tatmadaw troops were shelling continuously, with heavy weapons, the hills and ridges, where the TNLA troops were likely to be present. The battle took place, because the Myanmar Tatmadaw troops, from 1500 hours, started to advance towards to the place, where TNLA troops had set up a temporary camp.

The battle is likely to become more ferocious as 200 more reinforcement troops are advancing towards the place where the battle is raging.

- TNLA Attacked on LIB-241 Hill, May 15, 2015

On May 14, from 1645 to 1715 hours, the TNLA troops attacked the LIB-241 Hill, where Kut-kai-Town Myanmar Tatmadaw Tactical Command was based. The two sides exchanged heavy weapon and small arm fires.

There was no casualty on the TNLA side and the casualty on Myanmar Tatmadaw side is still not known.

In the current offensive by Myanmar Tatmadaw in Ta'ang Region, as the Hill was used as a base, the TNLA launched attack on it.

- Update, May 12, 2015

In the battle that took place between the TNLA Bn-661 and Myanmar Tatmadaw troops, on May 10 from 2110 to 2220 hours, in TNLA Tactical Command-6 Area, Thein-ni Township, at a place between Nar-tee and North Zee villages, Myanmar Tatmadaw side suffered 20 dead and 17 wounded.

- Fierce Battle between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw Troops, May 12, 2015

Today, May 12, from 0500 hours up to the time of this report, a fierce battle has been raging between Myanmar Tatmadaw and the combined forces of the TNLA, MNDAA and AA, in Loukai-Konchan region.

Myanmar Tatmadaw troops have been shelling constantly with artillery and armored car guns, the hill our combined forces have set up camps.

- More Fierce Battle between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw Troops, May 11, 2015

A battle took place at a place between Nar-tee and North Zee villages, on May 10 from 2110 to 2220 hours, between the TNLA Bn-661 and Myanmar Tatmadaw troops, who were advancing for offensive toward TNLA Tactical Command-6 Area, Thein-ni Township.

In the battle, there was no casualty on the TNLA side. Myanmar Tatmadaw's four military trucks carrying troops were destroyed by the RPG grenades fired by the TNLA troops.

After the battle, of the more than 70 military trucks carrying troops and artilleries, 20 continued to advance on Kunlong motor road, while 40 turned around and went back toward Thein-ni.

- Clashes in Kutkai Area (May 1, 2015)

At about 1230 hours, on May 1st, , troops under TNLA Bde-1 clashed with troops of a Myanmar military column, near Pane-huay village in Kut-kai Township, Ta'ang Region.

On the same day, from 1200 to 0130 hours, a clash took place near Man-pan village, between troops from TNLA Bn. 223 and Myanmar Tatmadaw troops based in Kut-kai Town.

Moreover, a face to face clash took place between troops from TNLA Bn. 661 under the Tactical Command-6 and Myanmar troops on duty for Kunlong highway security, at a place between Na-tee and Kaung-kam villages, from 0100 to 0200 hours.

- Clashes on April 29 and 30, May 1, 2015

On April 29, from 0900 to 1200 hours, troops from TNLA Bn. 335 under Tactical Command-5 clashed with Myanmar Tatmadaw troops, based in Namt Phet-ka Village Tract, near Namt khaing Bridge in Kut-kai Township, Ta'ang Region. At least about 5 were wounded on Myanmar Tatmadaw side.

On the same day, from 1100 to 1200 hours, troops from TNLA Bn. 571 under Brigade-1, clashed with a Myanmar Tatmadaw military column, at a place between Kut-kai and Mu-se.

On April 30, from 1000 to 1200 hours, troops from TNLA Bn. 335, under Tactical Command-5, clashed with Myanmar Tatmadaw troops based near Asia World Gate, on the entrance to Kut-kai Town. Information was received that one officer and others were wounded on Tatmadaw side.

On the same day, from 1200 to 1330 hours, troops from TNLA Bn. 223 under Tactical Command-5 clashed with a Myanmar military column in Kut-kai Township, killing 5 and wounding seriously at least 6, on Tatmadaw side.

In April, though the Ta'ang Army had reduced its activities, clashes occurred like this, after Myanmar Tatmadaw attack on TNLA camp on April 27.

- Clashed Continue to Occur near Muse Town, April 28, 2015

Today, at about 0600 hours, a clash took place near Mu-se Town, in the vicinities of Lweh-mauk village, between troops from TNLA Bn. 101 and a Myanmar military unit.

- Breaking News

Today, April 27, a clash took place between the TNLA and Tatmadaw troops near Namt-kat village in Muse Township, Ta'ang Region, once from 0430 to 0530 hours, and a second time from 0630 to 0740 hours.

The clashes took place, because Myanmar Tatmadaw troops came into the area, where the TNLA troops had set up camp. Casualty situation is still not known.

May 20
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A Burmese Army Fighter Jet Bombs KIA Positions in Mansi Township

A Burmese Army fighter jet on Wednesday bombed KIA positions at La Ait Bum (Point 245) at around 11:55 am. La Ait Bum is located between Nam Lim Pa and Magyeng in Mansi Township.

KIA's 1st and 12th Battalions troops have been engaged in fighting with a combined force of Burmese Army's 15th LIB, 142nd LIB, and 321st LIR since around 8 am on May 20. The fighter jet came to assist ground troops by bombing KIA positions at La Aik Bum and Bum Mai Bum for about 20 minutes.

A KIA source said Burmese Army troops launched offensives under the pretext of area clearing operation around Nam Lim Pa area.

May 20
"Villagers being deliberately starved, regularly beaten, raped or murdered"; Situation Report on western Burma; January – April 2015

Regime crimes against humanity in Western Burma, and the International Community does nothing.

May 20
'Mother and kids killed over food' on overcrowded boat of Rohingya migrants

"His story is just one of dozens."

May 20
Clashes with Rakhine miscreants, seven Muslims arrested from Godusera

Rohingya villagers arrested after defending themselves from an attack by local racists.

May 20
A LIST OF HUMAN TRAFFICKERS: TRAFFICKING ROHINGYAS BY BOATS 1

Identities of traffickers in Western Burma.

May 20
A LIST OF HUMAN TRAFFICKERS: TRAFFICKING ROHINGYAS BY BOATS 2

Identities of some of the regime, Thai, Bangladeshi and Rohingya traffickers.

May 19
Kachinland News reports
Major battles in Kachin and Shan States

- Battle Rages Between KIA Troops and Burmese Army in Southern Kachin State

A fierce battle rages between a combined force of KIA's 1st and 12th Battalion troops and a combined force of Burmese Army's 56th LIB, 86th LIB, 143nd LIB, and 321st LIR in Mansi Township in southern Kachin State on May 18 at 3 pm. The battle lasted for about 5 hours. Neither side has released any casualty figures.

- TNLA Troops Fought Burmese Army Near Nampaka

TNLA's 112nd and 101st Battalion troops on Monday fought against Burmese army's Nampaka-based 123rd Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) on Muse-Mandalay road between Nampaka and Pan Jarop village in northern Shan State at 6:30 pm. TNLA source said about 200 Burmese troops from Kut Kai came to reinforce 123rd LIB troops as the two sides engaged in fighting. No casualty information is available from either side.

May 19
Migrants thrown overboard by traffickers in Merulla

Mass murder of Rohingya. Twenty thrown overboard, eleven rescued.

May 19
Entire family missing after Malaysia pushes out boat

Rohingya are dying because of the inhuman policy of Malaysia.

May 19
Two fined almost 3 million kyats for going to Kyauktaw

Latest example of the fact that Rohingya people are not allowed to travel freely in Western Burma.

May 18
Both sides dig in heels over Laogai

Update on the Kokang conflict.

May 18
PNA PEOPLE'S MILITIA CONFISCATES FARMERS' LAND

Pro-regime militia steals land in Karenni State.

May 18
'THEY HIT US, WITH HAMMERS, BY KNIFE': ROHINGYA MIGRANTS TELL OF HORROR AT SEA

Life for a trafficked Rohingya.

May 18
BROKERS THREATEN TO KILL 52 TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

Human traffickers are savages, the lowest of the low.

May 18
19 dead on trafficking ship

Report of another crime against humanity against the Rohingya. Casualties include two women who were raped to death.

May 18
Ship returns to Akyab, migrants contact family for ransom

Another shipload of Rohingya now in severe peril.

May 18
BGP roasts man in boiling water

Burma's military regime is simply medieval in its brutality. How can the West possible support them!?

May 18
Dead bodies floating in the sea near Maungdaw South

Many crimes against the Rohingya go unreported.

May 18
Miscreants on the prowl in Kiladong

Ongoing abuse against this Rohingya community.

May 17
Border Guard Police Arrest Three Rohingyas for Ransom

The Rohingya are not being treated as people, just something from which to profit.

May 17
Six kidnapped Shaplapur Rohingyas still in Bangladesh

Kidnappers demanding ransom.

May 17
Women sexually abused during night raid

Regime police assault a Rohingya woman. The village men were beaten.

May 17
Rohingya Accused and Charged in Relation to Recent Shop-Burning in Maungdaw

False arrest, based on witness coercion and abuse.

May 16
Arrest of Chinese teachers highlights Kokang refugees' concerns

Burma Army detains three teachers rom China.

May 16
Rathedaung IDPs without food

260 households starving. This is genocide.

May 16
Three including two boys arrested in Naffura

Boys beaten for no reason. Families had to pay bribes for their release.

May 16
Trafficker threatens to kill 55 hostages

Slave traders preying on the Rohingya have been committing crimes against humanity, and no one is doing anything about it!

May 16
Prostitution on the high seas

More crimes of the slave traders, forcing trafficked women to have sex with the crews of fishing boats.

May 15
Burma Army Tortures and Murders Injured Civilian and shoots woman as Kachin Refugees are Forced to Flee

Why do the U.S., Europe and Suu Kyi support Burma's terrorists!?

May 15
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More combat between the BA and the TNLA

TNLA forces attacked Myanmar army IB 241 in Kutkai township on 14 May. Battles broke out around 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm. Unknown causality.

May 15
Shells fired from Myanmar injure five civilians in China's Yunnan province

The Burma Army bombs China again.

May 15
No civilian porters with military since 2013

This is regime propaganda, but even so the dictatorship admits to killing more than 7,800 forced porters. Also, there is manifold evidence that such porters are still used, most recently in Western Burma involving clashes with the Arakan Army

May 15
WEAPONS SEIZED IN SERIES OF RAIDS IN RAKHINE VILLAGES AND MONASTERIES

Chronology of notable events in the regime's crackdown on the civilian population in Western Burma following the new clashes with the Arakan Army.

May 15
Rakhine house burns down, Rohingyas accused

Local Buddhist racists create an excuse to launch another pogrom against the Rohingya.

May 15
Rakhine trader killed for doing business with Kamans

Another aspect of genocide: punishment of individuals who interact with the targeted group.

May 15
Torture continues on arrested Kiladong man

Horrific abuse of falsely-accused Rohingya man still ongoing.

May 15
Rohingyas Arbitrarily Arrested by Myanmar's Armed Forces during Raids

New regime raids against Rohingya villages. Many individuals arrested.

May 15
Trafficked girls return to Boli Bazar

Rohingya girls threatened with death if their parents didn't pay extortion.

May 14
Battle Rages in KIA's 36th Battalion Area

New fighting in Northern Shan State near Muse.

May 14
Kachin Civilians Held a Demonstration Against Attempted Rape and Murder

Protests against recent Burma Army atrocities.

May 14
Woman raped and killed in Laikha township

Area in Southern Shan State controlled by pro-regime militia.

May 14
A sixteen years old boy shot nearly dead by brigade-88

Shan boy shot by BA soldiers.

May 14
Military burn Rakhine village in Mrauk U

Related to the regime crackdown on the Arakan Army.

May 14
Malaysia turns away 2 boats with more than 800 migrants

Malaysia is heartless. Now where are they supposed to go?

May 14
8 feared dead from starvation as ship stranded off Langkawi

The blood of these victims is on the Malaysian government's hands.

May 14
Border Guard Police Use Rohingyas as Forced Labours

Building new police camp.

May 14
Details of Rohingya Shops Destroyed by Fire in Maungdaw

More information about the massive arson reported yesterday. Police blocked firefighters and then looted the shops along with local Buddhist racists.

May 13
Kokang conflict intensifies north of Laogai

Report on the renewed regime offensive (which - by the way - was completely expected following the decision of the EAOs to stay firm to their demands at the Pangsang meeting).

May 13
MALAYSIA TO PUSH BACK ROHINGYA UNLESS BOATS ARE SINKING

The Malays took the Rohingya for years as cheap labor. Now, with the spotlight, on, their real nature shows through. Malay officials are heartless bastards.

May 13
Malaysia official: Boat with more than 500 refugees located off Penang

The Malaysian policy is the same as Thailand's: It's not our problem - let them die!

May 13
13 refugees kidnapped from Bangladesh

Forced out of Burma, the Rohingya are preyed on in Bangladesh, Malaysia and Thailand.

May 13
Man sells house and moves to BD following BGP torture

The Rohingya people are under literally unbearable pressure.

May 13
Starving fisherman robbed by Natala

The Buddhist racists objective for the Rohingya is to cause them a slow death by starvation

May 13
BREAKING NEWS: ROHINGYA SHOPS IN DOWNTOWN OF MAUNGDAW SET ABLAZE

Major arson attack against Rohingya businesses. The fire department refuses to put them out, and is only protecting nearby Rakhine businesses.

May 13
Breaking News: Rohingya Shops in Maungdaw on Heavy Fire

More coverage of the arson attack.

May 12
Kachinland News reports

- Locals Say One Burmese Fighter Jet Shot Down

One Burmese Air Force jet was shot down today by Kokang troops as two fighter jets and two helicopters launched a new wave of bombing raids on Kokang positions at Nan Ten Manshang mountain range, reported a local Kokang source. He said the four aircraft bombed simultaneously on Kokang troops. "About 40 Burmese soldiers died and 70 wounded as they tried to climb the mountain, we haven't heard Kokang casualties," said the source.

Meanwhile, KIA troops under 9th, 38th and 39th Battalions are engaging in a series of battles with Burmese Army troops at locations between Mungpaw and Bang Satai in Muse Township on May 12 beginning 3:30 pm.

- Chinese Fighters Scrambled To Chase Two Burmese Fighter Jets

Four Chinese fighter jets chased away two Burmese Air Force's fighter jets today near Namting Mangshang mountain range in China-Burma border. A local source said Burmese Army troops fired several artillery rounds on Kokang's MNDAA positions on Namting Mangshang mountain range beginning 5 am. But Kokang troops successfully deterred Burmese Army troops from reaching to the mountain.

Two Burmese Air Force's fighter jets came to assist ground troops in the afternoon. A bomb from the Burmese fighter jets fell into Chinese territory, reported the local source. Four Chinese fighter jets were then scrambled to chase away Burmese fighter jets. No casualties have been reported by either side.

May 12
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Renewed conflict at the Kokang front

MNDAA, TNLA and AA clashed with government forces in Laoukkai - Kongyn area on 12 May. Battles broke out around 5:00 am.

Myanmar army uses tanks and heavy weapons when they attack MNDAA in Kokang region.

May 12
Battles Continue Unabated in Kachin and Nothern Shan State

Six clashes between the BA and the KIA. New clash with the TNLA as well, 20 BA soldiers killed.

May 12
Human Traffickers Ship threw the People in the Bay and ran off

Mass atrocity - 100 trafficked Rohingya thrown into the ocean. Many women and children drown.

May 12
Mass killing on board: 30 thrown into the sea, 26 dead

Another mass atrocity. Would someone from the International Community who has real power please stop this genocide!!!

May 12
Activist: Rohingya stranded at sea without food, water beg for rescue

Yet another mass atrocity now in progress.

May 12
Raid on Godusera

Related to the regime crackdown on Kiladong.

May 12
Night raid on Maungdaw South village

Another Rohingya village attacked by the police.

May 11
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Latest clashes between the BA and the KIA and the BA and the TNLA

KIA 12 under brigade 3 and government forces clashed near Nam Lin Par and Ma Kyan village in Mansi township on 10 May.

TNLA 661 under strategic command 6 and government forces clashed near Nar Tee and Myaukze village in Theinni (Senwi) township on 10 May.

TNLA 717 under brigade 2 and government forces LID 99 clashed near Kaw Paung and Panglon village in Kyaukme township on 10 May.

May 11
Killing, beheading and disappearance of villagers instill fear of return among Kokang refugees

Update on Burma Army aggression and the Kokang crisis. Reports of five villagers murdered and three "disappeared" by regime troops.

May 11
TALKS ON CHIN CEASEFIRE VIOLATIONS

Regime breaking ceasefire in Western Burma just as it is in the east.

May 11
Myanmar's Military Target Rakhines for Possible Links with Arakan Army

Continuing regime aggression in Western Burma against perceived supporters of Arakan Army.

May 11
74 Burmese migrants found lost, starving in Thai forest

Group of Rohingya abandoned by their traffickers following Thai crackdown.

May 11
HUMAN TRAFFICKING: SIX BOATS WITH ROHINGYAS ON BOARD PREPARE FOR THAILAND

Many Rohingya villagers still fleeing regime abuse in Burma, even with the dangers and the new crackdown in Thailand.

May 11
Trafficker refuses to free hostages after getting ransom money

The risks of the Rohingya slave trade include being kidnapped, sold, raped, murdered, starved and robbed.

May 11
Rohingyas face regular attacks near Dabang bazar

Attackers are local racists.

May 11
Trader assaulted and robbed by BGP

In this case the attackers are regime police. This level of abuse shows why the Rohingya people are willing to bear the risks of being trafficked.

May 11
Trafficking camps go beyond Songkhla

Report of additional mass deaths (over 100 individuals), and new operational details, about the Burma to Thailand Rohingya slave trade.

May 10
500 Myanmar Rohingya wash ashore in Indonesia

Thousands (estimated 7-8,000) fleeing genocide in Burma right now!

May 10
Arrest and torture in Maungdaw South village

New example of the abuse the Rohingya people suffer in Burma.

May 10
Man assaulted and fined for using smart phone

Another example. The police use any excuse to attack Rohingya villagers and townspeople.

May 9
Two brothers killed many Rohingyas in Thailand

More details about the trafficking mafia.

May 9
Kiladong man arrested and tortured

Regime police still abusing Rohingya Kiladong villagers.

May 9
Mob attacks Muslim man in Akyab

The type of spontaneous violence the Rohingya face every day.

May 9
Arrests made in connection with Arakan Army

Regime agents in Western Burma still using the AA as an excuse for abuse.

May 8
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New intensive fighting in Kachin State

KIA 12 and govt forces IB 142 clashed near Nam Linpar village in Mansi tsp in Kachin state on 7 May. Battles broke out around 5 am to 1 p.m.

May 8
Myanmar Air Force Fighters Bomb KIA's 12th Battalion Positions near Nam Lim Pa

Burma Army moving its troops aggressively, and attacking with jets again. Two clashes.

May 8
Armed Karenni troops cause stir in Loikaw

Excellent. The KNPP demonstrates that Karenni State is its state, not the dictatorship's.

May 8
Shan State road shut down after gunshots ring out

Parties to the clash unknown.

May 8
17 PEOPLE ON TRIAL FOR ARAKAN ARMY CONNECTIONS

Regime crackdown in Western Burma.

May 8
VILLAGE HEADMAN AND TWO OTHERS ARRESTED IN MINBYA

More regime arrests in Western Burma.

May 7
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New clashes between the BA and the KIA

Multi-clashes occurred between KIA (brigade 3 and 4) and govt forces in northern Shan state and Mansi township in Kachin state on 6 May.

May 7
Thirty more graves unearthed in Thailand

Another Rohingya mass grave found. How many are there?

May 7
Details of slave camps in southern Thailand revealed

How the Rohingya slave trade, an integral part of the genocide, really works.

May 7
5 ships full of starving migrants head back to BD

Follow-up from yesterday's report on this situation. Will the trafficked Rohingya be thrown into the sea? Even if this doesn't happen, without food, certainly many will die.

May 7
BGP CONFISCATE LANDS, MAKE ROHINGYAS AS FORCED LABOURS

New land theft.

May 7
Tabbe on extortion spree in Maungdaw North

Regime collaborator engaged in massive robbery of Rohingya villagers.

May 7
Larngkhur police chief beats innocent man

Police abuse in Shan State.

May 7
Military to take action against trigger-happy soldier

One man killed in Shan State, but don't believe the title. Burma Army murderers are never punished!

May 6
Kap Maw Villagers Shelled by Burmese Army Troops

Kachin village in the jade region attacked. Two clashes between the TNLA and the Burma Army.

May 6
Burma Army base attacked by unknown armed group

Resistance commando operation. Base in Northern Shan State. One BA soldier killed.

May 6
Members of the KNU/KNLA Peace Council kill revered monk

The "Peace Council" is a band of Karen traitors that allied with the military dictatorship.

May 6
Seven Rakhine Buddhist Monks Arrested with Weapons

Unclear who the monks really are, local racists or supporters of the Arakan Army.

May 6
Brother killed trying to protect sisters from rape

Occurred on a trafficker boat from Western Burma to Thailand.

May 6
Ships floating off the Thai coast with starving refugees

Humanitarian crisis right now - on 5 boats. Traffickers waiting until "for show" crackdown by Thai authorities ends. How many people will starve to death by then?

May 6
Ransom paid, freedom not given

35 Rohingya still enslaved by traffickers. Apparently sold between two different gangs.

May 6
Biker assaulted by police

Rohingya man located and beaten after first escaping from police attempting to steal his motorbike.

May 6
False allegations of cow theft, man assaulted and fined

Another Rohingya man abused by the police.

May 5
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Yet more clashes between the BA and the TNLA

TNLA 527 and government forces clashed near Mong Lon in Kyaukme Tsp on 4 May. Battles broke out around 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Unknown causality.

TNLA 717 and government forces clashed near Oum Khom and Sabai village in Moegok Tsp on 4 May. Battles broke out around 9:40 am to 10:15 am.

May 5
Two Civilians Killed and Another Seriously Injured by Burma Army in Three Separate Incidents; Large Drug Haul Recovered From Burma Army Position

More news of the Burma Army's murderous rampage.

May 5
Burma tests out Russian jets in KNLA territory

Additional coverage of this incident. The regime is attempting to intimidate the KNU.

May 5
100 ROHINGYAS TAKEN TO PORTER AT MYANMAR'S MILITARY-ARAKAN ARMY BATTLEFIELD

Arrests last Friday. Included children.

May 5
Police raid Godusera and Dhang Hali

Third day of mass repression in this Rohingya area.

May 5
Accident victim dies as 'hospital refuses treatment'

Another example of the life and death consequences of the regime denying medical care to the Rohingya.

May 5
SURVIVOR SAYS 500 TRAFFICKING VICTIMS KILLED IN THAI JUNGLE CAMPS

Massive crime against humanity against the Rohingya people in Southern Thailand.

May 5
Second grave site uncovered in southern Thailand

More Rohingya graves.

May 5
Refugees sold like cattle in Thai jungle market

More coverage of the crimes against the Rohingya from Southern Thailand.

May 4
PNO attacked by Fake Shan soldier

BA soldiers dress as SSA-S, attack Pa-O.

May 4
Myanmar based Naga rebels suspected of attack on Assam Rifles

Following WWII, Nagaland was split between India and Burma. The Naga people don't like it!

May 4
Seven women arrested in Kiladong

The Rohingya village's men fled, so now the regime arrests its women!

May 4
Two Kyauktaw men killed by traffickers

Brutal human trafficking criminals, preying on the Rohingya.

May 4
Extortion ring formed by soldiers and Rakhines

Regime police and local racists acting as a mafia against the Rohingya.

May 3
Songkhla trafficking camp held more than 800

More coverage of the new human rights atrocity against Burmese trafficking victims in southern Thailand

May 3
Kiladong tabbe killed

Government collaborator who helped the regime attack the Rohingya and who abused women is killed.

May 3
A ROHINGYA, VILLAGE IN-CHARGE OF DUCHIRADAN, KILLED BY UNKNOWN ASSAILANTS

More information about the killing of the collaborator.

May 3
Kiladong killing: Rohingyas flee as police start crackdown

Regime goes crazy. Rohingya men forced to flee.

May 3
Fisherman extorted by tabbe

Rohingya man robbed by another regime collaborator.

May 2
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Very aggressive move - a threat - against the KNU, just as the EAO meeting gets underway.

Myanmar airforce conducted a military training near KNU brigade 2, dropped a bomb.

May 1
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New BA-TNLA clashes

TNLA and govt forces had a series of clashes in Kutkai township on 29 and 30 April.

May 1
BURMA ARMY TORTURES VILLAGERS SUSPECTED OF SUPPORTING ARAKAN ARMY

More coverage of the new regime atrocities against villagers in Western Burma.

May 1
Mass grave of migrants found in southern Thailand

Up to 50 people dead. Life for the Rohingya: Mass murder in Burma, or mass murder in Thailand. Thank you world, and Thailand, for working so hard to end these crimes against humanity!

APRIL 2015

April 30
KIA's 38th Battalion Fought Burmese Army's 503rd LIR

New clash for the KIA yesterday. New clashes between the BA and the TNLA as well.

April 30
Rights Groups and Activists Commemorate 100th Days of Rape and Murder of Two Teachers

This is "democratic" Burma. (Thank you Europe, the U.S., and Suu Kyi!) It's known that the rapists were Burma Army soldiers. Yet there have been no arrests, or even real investigation. Rapes of ethnic nationality women are encouraged by the regime's top officials!!! They use rape as a weapon of war!!!

April 30
Assaulted for home improvement

Human rights abuse of a Rohingya man.

April 29
Starvation and forced labour in Muslim village

Rohingya village. Starvation is a tactic of genocide. Even worse, the villagers are required to do forced labor.

April 29
Sick teenager assaulted by army

Abuse of a Rohingya boy.

April 28
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Yesterday's BA-TNLA clash continues

TNLA 101 and got forces LID77 clashed near Loi Mauk village in Muse township on 28 April. Battles broke out around 6 a.m. Unknown causality.

April 28
Burmese Army Soldiers Shot Two Kachin Civilians in a Week

The murderous rampage is never-ending.

April 28
BURMA AIR FORCE DESTROYS TIMBER TRUCKS IN ORDER TO GAIN TIMBER MONOPOLY IN KACHIN STATE

Two things underlie Burma's civil war: the regime's racism; and its greed - the fact that the country also suffers the "resource curse."

April 28
Burma Army Officer Punishes and Warns Villagers over Protesting Against Gold Mining Polluting Their Water Sources

More regime resource exploitation, this time in Karen State.

April 28
MORE WAR REFUGEES FLEE TO SAPAR SEIK IN ARAKAN STATE

The new refugee crisis in Western Burma continues to grow.

April 28
Assault in Kyauktaw

Rohingya man beaten by Burma Army soldiers and robbed.

April 28
Security forces rob house in Maungdaw village

Rohingya family robbed by regime police.

April 28
Myanmar soldiers 'intrude on Indian territory'

Burma Army invading India, just as it has attacked China to the east.

April 28
Myanmar-based militants pose new threat to northeast India

The civil war in Burma is connected to ethnic conflict in India as well.

April 27
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New BA-TNLA clash

TNLA 101 and govt forces clashed near Nam Kart village in Muse township on 27 April. Battles broke out around 4:30 - 5:30 and 6:30 - 7:40 am.

April 27
Bank attacked by 'insurgents' in Muse

Regime bank attacked.

April 27
Karen Soldiers and Gov't's Troops Fight In Northern Karen State…Again!

Renewal of clashes between the KNLA and the BA and its BGF allies.

April 27
Army detains civilians for links to AA

65 interrogated, 15 arrested. All this abuse will do is make it easy for the Arakan Army to get new recruits.

April 27
Villagers fleeing conflicts in need of humanitarian aid

The related IDP crisis in Western Burma will increase recruits for the ethnic resistance forces as well.

April 27
Burma among world's highest spenders on military

The financial consequences of the appeasement from the West are enabling the Burma Army to rearm, with new jet fighters, helicopters and tanks, all of which will be used against the ethnic population!

April 27
Rohingya Muslim woman raped by trafficker disappears

Rohingya woman kidnapped and subjected to repeated rape.

April 27
Unrest in Kyauktaw

Reports that the clashes in Western Burma are ongoing.

April 27
Man in coma after assault

Rohingya man beaten by Rakhine racists.

April 27
Harassment in Maungdaw

Busloads of police and local racists accosting Rohingya men - some arrested, others robbed.

April 27
Traders arrested and fined

Rohingya trader robbed.

April 25
Kokang Rebels Claim Dozens of Govt Soldiers Killed, Arms Seized

Way to go MNDAA! Protect your people! Defeat the invaders!

April 25
Burmese army using chemical weapons, say Kokang rebels

BA fires 1,500 artillery shells on the MNDAA. Five were chemical weapons. Any comments, international press? Regime using attack jets and helicopters as well. How many air wars are there in the world right now. Isn't this worth some media coverage?

April 25
Police rape two Muslim girls in front of their father

This is monstrous. More gang rapes of Rohingya girls. Burma's dictatorship is an organized pedophilia gang!!!!!

April 25
Day labourer missing

When Rohingya workers are missing, this usually means they have been murdered by Rakhine racists and/or the regime police.

April 25
Kyauktaw clashes continue

More clashes involving the Arakan Army in Western Burma. A whole new front seems to be opening up in the country's civil war.

April 24
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Titles of Burmese language posts

KNU and govt forces engaged in gun firefight

Kokang army accused govt forces used a chemical weapon

KIA attacked govt army's convey on 23 April

April 24
Two policemen rape Chin girl in Tonzang Township

15 year old girl. The culture of rape with impunity by regime soldiers and police never ends!!!

April 24
Loilem authorities reject complaint against Burma Army soldier for attempted rape

14 year old girl victim of attempted rape in Shan State. The "authorities" will do nothing!

April 24
Report on Murder of 103-year Old Mother and Son by Burma Army Soldiers

Two more murders - war crimes - this time in Northern Shan State.

April 24
Kokang Rebels Claim Dozens of Govt Soldiers Killed, Arms Seized

New large BA attack against the MNDAA.

April 24
Trader forced to pay 3 million kyats

Large theft from Rohingya man.

April 23
TNLA sitrep

- Update from PSLF/TNLA (April 19)

After the TNLA attacked and captured the militia camp at the 12th Mile on Namtpat- Namkham hill road, together with 35 million Kyat worth of narcotic drugs and some small arms, on April 17, the militia force led by parliament member U Kyaw Myint of the USDP party, banned the local Ta'ang people from crossing the road.

The said road links Kutkai-Namtpat car road junction and Ta'ang hill villages of Pa-den, Murn-aung, Has-lu, Lwe-launt and Namt-hsari Village Tract.

The market at the 12th Mile village, or Kolon Lishaw village, controlled by Pansay militia is a place where heroin, opium, amphetamine and ice narcotic drugs can be abundantly and freely bought and used.

- TNLA Captured Narcotic Drugs and Small Arms (April 18)

In its constant drive for eradication of narcotic drugs in Ta'ang region, on April 17, at 0230 hours, the combined force of TNLA troops from Brigade-1 and Battalion-571, on tip off, went to check Lwelan local militia group under Pan-hsay militia, said to be selling narcotic drugs at a place between the 12 and 13 Mile posts, on the Namtkham-Namtpat motor road in Namtkham Township.

As the militia troops started to shoot, there was an exchange of fire between sides. At 0430 hours, the militia troops withdrew from the camp.

When the TNLA troops searched the camp, they found 16 Kg of opium, 142,000 amphetamine pills and heroin in a soapbox, which together worth a total of 36,850,000/ Kyat, one radio telephone, one M-22 and one M-16 rifles. In the exchange of fire, 4 militia troops were killed and not less 6 were wounded.

- Fierce Battle in Ta'ang Region (April 10)

On April 10, from 0915 to 1000 hours, a fierce battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-717 and Tatmadaw Division-77, near Hsa-paing village, on Mogoke-Pyin-oolwin road, and in the periphery between Mogoke and Naung-cho Townships, in Brigade-2 area, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on TNLA side, but one was wounded on Myanmar Tatmadaw side.

The battle took place, because Myanmar Tatmadaw came and attacked the TNLA troops, who were conducting area control operation in the TNLA Brigade-2 area.

- Battle near Pan-law Village (April 9)

On April 9, at 1200 hours, a face to face battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-434 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Division-77, near Pan-law village, which was about 2miles from Namt-kham Town, on Namt-hsan-Man-tong motor highway.

There was no casualty on TNLA side, and casualty on Tatmadaw side is still not known. The battle took place, because Myanmar Tatmadaw came and attacked the TNLA troops, who were conducting area control operation in the TNLA Brigade-2 area.

- Battle Tactical Command-5 Area (April 8)

Today, April 5, from 1530 to 1730 hours, a face to face battle took place between troops from Battalion-335, under TNLA Tactical Command-5 and Myanmar Tatmadaw, near Na-wee village in Ta-mo-nyeh Sub-township of Kut-kai Township, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on TNLA side, and casualty on Tatmadaw side is still not known.

Myanmar Tatmadaw fired 80 rounds of 60 mm and 81 mm mortars on to the hill, where TNLA troops had taken position. There was a lull, but the two sides were warily watching each other.

The battle took place, because Myanmar Tatmadaw sent in a reinforcement of 600 troops into the TNLA Tac-5 area and launched an offensive.

- Recurrence of Battle between TNLA and Tatmadaw (April 7)

Today, April 7, at 0645 hours, a face to face battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-987 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Division-77, at a place between Pan-hsan and Hu-kwet villages in Kyauk-me Township, TNLA Brigade-2 area, Ta'ang Region.

There was no casualty on TNLA side, and casualty on Tatmadaw side is still not known. The face to face battle took place, because Myanmar Tatmadaw troops, in offensive, marched towards the hill where the TNLA was active.

April 23
SUMMARY REPORT OF BURMA ARMY ACTIVITIES IN NORTHERN BURMA 19/3 – 31/3/2015

Free Burma Rangers sitrep.

April 23
Military truck plunges over cliff: 18 die

Truck from the dictatorship's invading Burma Army. Good riddance!

April 23
ARAKAN ARMY DECLARED ARMED CLASHES IN KYAUKTAW TOWNSHIP

Statement about the conflict in Western Burma.

April 23
Torture and fine for 'drug dealing'

Rohingya man abused and robbed.

April 23
Two fishermen assaulted and taken hostage

Two Rohingya men kidnapped by local racists.

April 22
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Continuation of yesterday's clashes involving the KIA, and news from Western Burma

KIA 14 and Myanmar army IB 238 clashed near Nam Kham village in Tanine township on 21 April. Battles broke out around 7:00 a.m to 10:30 a.m.

Arakan army and Myanmar forces continue finghting in Pletwa towship on 21 April.

About 500 IDPs fled due to the fighting between AA and govt forces.

April 22
Burma Army Blocked Aid to Fleeing Arakan Villagers: Relief Group

BA burned their village.

April 22
Rohingyas caught between militant military clash

Will the Arakan Army attack Rohingya villagers?

April 22
Pregnant woman forced to take abortion pills dies

Rohingya woman was forced by husband, a regime collaborator, who she had earlier been forced to marry.

April 22
Man assaulted, house destroyed for organising religious sermon

Muslims denied religious freedom.

April 22
'Malaysia boat' missing

Humanitarian catastrophe. Passengers were Muslim women. Sold into slavery in Thailand or drowned at sea.

April 21
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Full day battle between the BA and the KIA

KIA 14 and Myanmar army IB 238 near Nam Kham village in Tanine township in Kachin state on 20 April. Battles broke out around 9 am to 4 pm.

April 21
Kachinland News report
423rd LIR Troops Attacked KIA's Anam Camp Post

A battle took place between KIA's 6th Battalion troops and Burmese Army's 423rd Light Infantry Regiment (LIR) troops near KIA's Anam Camp post in Hpakant Township on April 18.

A frontline source said the battle started at around 5 pm after Burmese troops stepped on 2 land mines near KIA post. "423rd LIR troops, reinforced by over 100 soldiers, launched attack from three sides after they stepped on land mines. They fired 120 mm mortar shells on KIO positions for at least 10 times," said the source. No casualties have been reported from either side.

April 21
Kachinland News report
A Local Hunter Killed by Burmese Army Troops

Ta Kyaw, a local hunter, of Namhpyek village was killed by Burmese army troops under Tanai-based Regional Operation Command near Namhpyek creek on April 20 at 12 pm. A local source said he was hiding inside a drainage pipe as fighting raged between KIA's 14th Battalion troops and Burmese Army troops. "Burmese soldiers saw him hiding inside the drainage pipe and they ordered him to come out. When Ta Kyaw came out of his hiding, the soldiers shot him dead," said a villager.

The fighting began Monday morning as Burmese Army troops launched attack on KIA 14th Battalion's Maisak Post in Tanai Township. The two sides engaged in a firefight again in the afternoon near Namhpyek creek on the way between Kawng Ra and Nambyu. A KIA officer said Burmese Army troops suffered high casualties in Monday's battle but no exact number is available from either side.

The battle continued into Tuesday morning, and Burmese troops crossed Namhpyek creek into KIA 14th Battalion's territory, said the officer.

April 21
At least two killed in TNLA gunfight

Fight between the TNLA and a pro-regime drug dealing militia. Four militia killed; narcotics seized.

April 21
Kokang Border Conflict Intensifies, Myanmar Shells Fall in China: Residents

Burma Army bombing China again.

April 21
A Rohingya Killed, Innocent People Injured by BGP's Random Firing

One Rohingya man killed by Rakhine racists; others shot and arrested by regime police.

April 21
Two brothers thrown into the sea

The Rohingya choice: stay at home, starve, and suffer the ever present risk of arrest, abuse and murder; or flee, quite possible into slavery, and with the risk of being murdered by the traffickers. Some choice.

April 20
Thingyan Brings No Respite in Burma's Ethnic Conflicts

Coverage of the latest clashes, both in Northeast and Western Burma.

April 20
BGP tortures man for 'conspiring with BD agents'

Police arbitrarily arrest and abuse another Rohingya man.

April 20
Forced labour fears in Kyauktaw village

A result of the renewed conflict in Western Burma. When the dictatorship attacks in a particular region, it kidnaps local villagers to serve as porters and human mine sweepers.

April 19
Sixteen Myanmar Army Soldiers Die in Battle with Kokang Insurgents

Good description of the Burma Army offensive (although bullshit labeling the freedom fighters as insurgents!). Forty civilians injured. Regime demands refugees return - to a war zone! - or be considered the enemy.

April 19
Landmine Kills Kachin Boy

A side of the civil war that is rarely publicized.

April 19
One killed in crackdown, another injured

Another Rohingya murder by regime police.

April 19
10 Buthidaung women missing after boarding boat

Told going to Malaysia, but trafficked to Thailand to become sex slaves.

April 18
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Burma's civil war is again in full swing.

TNLA 571 and Pansay PMF clashed near Nam Phetkar village in Nam Kham township on 17 April. Battles broke out around 2:30 a.m to 4:30 a.m.

KIA 6 and Myanmar army MOC 7 clashed near Ginse Hsengra village in Hpa-kant township on 18 April. Battles broke out around 3 p.m.

Arakan Army (AA) and Myanmar forces clashed near Sapar Seik and Aung Lan Chaung village in Kyauk Taw township in Rakhine state on 18 April.

April 17
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Arakan army and Myanmar LIB 539 under MOC 9 clashed in Kyauk Taw township in Arakan state on 17 April. Battles broke out around 9 a.m.

Clashes in Western Burma now becoming regular.

April 17
Pregnant woman assaulted by police loses baby

For the Rohingya, this is not simply a murder. It is an act of genocide.

April 17
Midnight murder

Regime collaborator found murdered. Twenty Rohingya men arrested.

April 17
Ditch diggers arrested

Twelve Rohingya men arrested. More denial of livelihood by the dictatorship. Forced to pay extortion to be released.

April 17
Rohingyas Arrested, Looted and Made Forced Labour by Myanmar's Military

Two Rohingya men arrested and then robbed.

April 16
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New clashes involving the KIA and the MNDAA

KIA attacked govt army's convey two times near Bang Kham and Maili village in Theinni tsp on 14 April. 5 govt soldiers killed, 10 wounded.

Two clashes between MNDAA and Myanmar forces near Shin Khouk Htan area in Laukkai on 13 and 14 April. Myanmar army used tanks when attacking.

April 16
Battles Rage in Northern Shan State

Many more clashes reported.

April 16
Border Guard Police and Rakhine Youths Clash in Maungdaw

Odd clash between regime police and allied racist youths in Western Burma.

April 14
700 army casualties in resurgent Kokang hostilities, says MNDAA

Figure for last week only, following the launching of a major BA offensive.

April 14
Villagers worried as Arakan-Burma armies clash continues

Details about the clashes that have begun in Western Burma.

April 14
Two boys assaulted for collecting wood

Buddhist racists attacking Rohingya children!

April 13
Bomb kills two police in northeast Myanmar near China border

Regime police killed. Unknown attackers.

April 13
Six houses burn down in Kyauktaw

More Rohingay homes are burned.

April 13
Night guards assaulted by BGP

Many Rohingya villages have to have guards, to protect them when everyone sleeps. The dictatorship's genocidal police don't like this. It is a block to more pogoms.

April 13
Assault on fishermen continue

Two more Rohingya fishermen attacked.

April 12
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Another clash in Western Burma.

Arakan army and Myanmar army LIB 374 clashed near Myanmar - Bangladesh border on 10 April. Unknown causality.

April 12
Police target Muslim shops

Rohingya muslims are being starved out of Burma. They can't fish, farm, or collect firewood. Now their shops are being targeted.

April 11
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New clash between the Burma Army and the TNLA

TNLA 717 and Myanmar army LID 77 clashed near Hser Pai village in Naung Khio township on 10 April. Battles broke out around 9:15 to 10:00 am.

April 11
Fisherman injured in deadly attack

Rohingya man beaten by Rakhine racists for going fishing.

April 10
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New BA clashes against the TNLA and the MNDAA

MNDAA and Myanmar forces clashed near Shin Khouk Htan village in Laukkai region on 8 April. It's still unknown causality in both sides.

TNLA 434 and Myanmar army LID 77 clashed near Panlaw village in Nam Hsan township on 9 April. Battles around 12:00 noon. unknown causality.

Myanmar forces attacked MNDAA in near Shin Khouk Htan village in Laukkai region on 8-9 April. The Whole day fighting.

April 10
Human trafficking victims thrown overboard

Report of a possible mass murder by the Burma Navy!

April 10
Fishermen assaulted as they wanted to go fishing

More police abuse and denial of livelihood for the Rohingya.

April 10
Man shot by BGP receives prison sentence

There is no from of abuse that is not committed against the Rohingya. And no international or for that matter domestic condemnation.

April 9
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New BA-TNLA clash on April 8

TNLA 335 and Myanmar army clashed near Narwee village in Tarmoenye sub-township on 8 April. Battles broke out around 3:30 pm to 5:30 p.m.

April 9
Two Burma Army troops killed, two injured in fighting with Ta'ang Army

Clash on April 7

April 9
Burmese Brigade' self-bombing, but pretend to suspect villagers

Report of "fake" BA attack on Shan village. Very odd.

April 9
Boy hacked as he collects wood

Rakhine racists attack Muslim boy. Friends afraid to take him to the hospital for fear he will be murdered.

April 9
Police robs man in Maungdaw North village

Lawlessness in Western Burma. Regime police commit crimes against the Rohingya with complete immunity.

April 8
Fighting on 3 Fronts in Wake of Ceasefire Deal: Ethnic Armies

Major battles with Kokang. BA suffers at least 35 casualties. Regime's aggressive posture continues against the TNLA and the KIA.

NCA draft summary: Dictatorship gives up nothing, gets huge propaganda victory. Basic negotiation principle: No peace, no ceasefire. Furthermore, peace requires regime sincerity. Since no sincerity, no ceasefire.

April 8
Military beats woman for protesting looting

Rohingya villagers forced to passively accept being robbed.

April 7
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Resumption of clashes after a couple of days respite

TNLA 987 under brigade 2 and Myanmar army LID 77 clashed near Pansan village in Kyaukme township on 7 April. Battles broke out 6:45 am.

KIA and Myanmar army clashed in Moe Nyin and Moe Gaung township in Kachin state on 5 April.

KIA and Myanmar army clashed near Namtee in Moe Gaung township on 5 April.

April 7
Mob surrounds Kyauktaw village

This looks like the preparation for another Rohingya pogrom.

April 7
Fire burns down houses in Buthidaung village

Three more Rohingya homes burn; reason for the fire unclear.

April 7
Woman assaulted after returning from BD hospital

Rohingya people are not allowed to get medical care, and are also at risk of being killed if they even try. Some have no choice but to sneak into Bangladesh to get such care, and then to sneak back home.

April 6
Muslim village starved after false allegations of murder

Rohingya village blockaded by the regime, denied food.

April 6
Father and son tortured in Rathedaung village

Rohingya villagers arrested for no reason at all.

April 6
Sexually abused for listening to Muslim religious sermon

Sexual abuse and rape of Rohingya women is Standard Operating Practice by the regime in Burma.

April 5
Boy severely beaten by Rakhines in Pauktaw

Muslims are denied freedom of movement. After beating, boy taken to the police, and only released after parents pay extortion.

April 5
Man tortured by BGP, female relatives assaulted

Police abuse a Rohingya family.

April 5
Natala rob shepherds

Another example of the Rohingya being denied freedom of movement.

April 4
Man and wife tortured by military

Daily occurrence: Rohingya people being arrested, beaten, and then forced to pay extortion to be released.

April 4
Seven Muslims tortured for fishing

Another example of denial of livelihood.

April 3
Authority Arrest and Torture Innocent Rohingyas in Rathedaung Daily

Seven more Rohingya men arrested, supposedly for helping others escape similar false arrests.

April 2
Another attempt to starve Muslims

This is a technique of genocide: make it so that a group cannot survive.

April 2
Police extort women in Maungdaw

Rohingya woman extorted because the police learned that she has relatives working in the Gulf states, who presumably can send her money.

April 2
KNU-KNLA Peace Council members arrested for armed robbery

Karen traitors show their true colors.

April 1
CIVILIANS MURDERED AND WIDESPREAD USE OF AIR STRIKES DESPITE HIGH-LEVEL MEETINGS

Three villagers murdered by Burma Army soldiers in Northern Shan State.

April 1
Situation Report by PSLF/TNLA
18 battles; 2,000 new IDPs; regime using forced porters, committing abuses, and arresting villagers; major narcotics seizure

- March 29, 2015

A face to face battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-223 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Division-11 today, March 29, from 1530 to 1600 hours, at a place between Mon-si and Namt-maw villages in Tamo- nyeh Sub-Township, Kut-kai Township, in the TNLA Tactical Command-5 area. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on Tatmadaw side is still not known.

Tatmadaw has continued to send in more reinforcement into the area and more fierce battles are likely to continue to take place.

In the same area, a fierce battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-335 from 1130 to 1345 hours, and as Myanmar Tatmadaw troops continued to advance, they ran into TNLA Battalion-223 troops and a battle took place for a second time.

- March 28, 2015

From 1600 to 1630 hours, a battle took place on March 28, at a place between Ta-mo-nyeh and Mawhan villages in Kut-kai Township, Ta'ang Region, between troops from Battalion-335, under TNLA Tactical Command-5, and Myanmar Tatmadaw. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on Tatmadaw side is still not known.

- HR Violations by Myanmar Tatmadaw Troops (March 28)

Myanmar Tatmadaw troops forced villagers of Kyauk-pyu village of Kwin-sa-lin Village Tract in Minengort Sub-Township of Kyauk-me Township, Ta'ang Region – (1) U Aik Law, (2) U Aik Aye, (3) U Tun Tha, (4) U Aik Tu, (5) U Aik Maung, (6) U Aik Pee, (7) U Aik Chit, (8) U Aik Soe, (9) U Aik New, (10) U kun Ahlu, and (11) Mai Hsan Tun – to serve as porters from March 24 to 25, from 1100 hours to 1500 hours the next day.

On the morning of March 24, troops from Myanmar Tatmadaw arrested an subjected to interrogation and beating Kyauk-pyu villagers, who were – (1) Mai Aik Tok, aged 18, (2) U Tar Ahwin, aged 40, (3) U Tar Aik Hsar, aged 47, and (4) Mai Tun Tha, aged 25.

- March 24, 2015

On March 24, at 2000 hours, troops from TNLA Battalion-527 attacked on Myanmar army camp in Khun-kar village, in Mo-meik Township and TNLA Brigade-2 area, Ta'ang Region. The exchange of fire went on until 2330 hours, before it died down. The exchange of fire resumed on March 25, from 0500 to 0630 hours.

On March 24, from 2020 to 2230 hours, troops from TNLA Battalion-256 attacked on Myanmar army camp in Mine-ngort Sub-Township of Kyauk-me Township, Ta'ang Region.

- Entire Populations of Villages Had to Flee (March 25)

Due to a battle between troops from TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw in the upper part of Kaung-waing village of Namt-kham Township, Ta'ang Region, the entire populations of Kaung-waing, Marn-kaung and Marnkan villages (nearly 2,000 persons) had to flee to Ho-na village in Namt-kham Township.

All the villagers take refuge in the compound of Ho-na village monastery and so far, no organization has come to assist them.

According to the villagers, battles took place on 22nd and 24th and more government troops had come in. As they thought that there would be more fierce battles, they did not dare to live on in the villages. At the moment, the refugees are being cared for by some sympathetic villagers of the host village.

- March 25, 2015

On March 24, a face to face battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-987 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Division-77, from 0840 to up to the time of this report, at a place between Namt-tway and Lweh-byet villages of Namt-san Township, TNLA Brigade-2 area, Ta'ang Region. Casualty on the two sides is still not known.

- March 24, 2015

A face to face battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-112 and Tatmadaw, near Kaukwaing Village of Namt-kham Township, TNLA Brigade-1 area, Ta'ang Region. Casualty on both side is still not known.

- More Battles between TNLA and Tatmadaw (March 23)

On March 23, at 1545 hours, a face to face battle took place between troops from Battalion-478 under TNLA Brigade-1 and Tatmadaw, near Namt-pat-lin village of Kut-kai Township, Ta'ang Region. There is no casualty on the TNLA side and casualty on Tatmadaw side is still not known.

From 0910 to 0920, a face to face battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-987 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Division-77, near Kyauk-pyu village of Kun-sa-lin Village Tract, Kyauk-me Township, Brigade-2 area. There was no casualty on the TNLA side, while 2 were killed on the Tatmadaw side.

On March 22, 4 battles took place in Ta'ang Region. Today, March 23, 2 battles took place.

- Fierce Battles Continue

On March 22, a face to face battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-571 and Myanmar Tatmadaw from 0830 to 1030 hours, near Ko-mon village in Mu-se Township, Brigade-1 area of Ta'ang Region. There is no casualty on the TNLA side and casualty on Tatmadaw side is still not known.

Moreover, a battle is taking place between troops from TNLA Battalion-112 and Myanmar Tatmadaw, near Kauk-waing Village of Namt-kham Township and TNLA Brigade-1 area, from 1105 hours until the time of this report.

Currently, the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordinating Team (NCCT) and the government's Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) are holding talks for nationwide ceasefire agreement, but as Myanmar Tatmadaw has been launching offensives, fierce battles continue to take place.

- More Fierce Battles (March 20)

On March 20 today, a face to face battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-571 and Myanmar Tatmadaw, from 1420 to 1500 hours, at a place between Namt-on and Hsai-kong villages in Mu-se Township and TNLA Tactical Command-1 area. There was no casualty on the TNLA side, while 2 were killed on Tatmadaw side.

- Battles Continue between Tatmadaw and TNLA, MNDAA and AA Combined Forces in Loukai Region (March 18)

- On March 18, a face to face battle took place between troops from combined forces of Battalion-818 under TNLA Tactical Command-4, MNDAA and AA and Myanmar Tatmadaw, from 0700 to 1400 hours, at Upper Kon-kyan of Lou-kai Region. Casualty on both side is still not known.

- TNLA Seized Heroin and Amphetamine worth Over 3,500 Million Kyat (March 5)

A combined squad of TNLA Chief of Staff and Ta'ang Special Anti-Drug Bureaus, while performing drug eradication task on March 15, on Namt-kham-Mine-wee-Man-tong motor road, made a surprise check on a gravel truck coming down from Mine-wee, near Ko-mong village where a camp of Myanmar army was situated. In the search, the squad found and seized 16.5 Kg of heroin worth 90,750,000 Kyat, and amphetamine pills worth 3,480,000,000 Kyat, packed in gunny bags.

The owner of the illegal drugs escaped, but it was learned from the truck driver that the person was a Chinese living in Pauk-nay Quarters in Namt-kham Town. Investigation is still being made about the source of the drugs and the trafficker.

April 1
Villagers flee clash between Arakan and Burma armies in Chin State

Humanitarian outcome of new conflict in Western Burma.

April 1
Fire burns down house

Another arson attack against the Rohingya

April 1
White cards cannot be photocopied

Rohingya shopkeeper arrested and abused for copying Rohingya ID card.

MARCH 2015

March 31
THOUSANDS FLEE HOMES DUE TO TROOP MOVEMENTS

Seven Palaung villages flee Burma Army soldiers.

March 31
Muslim women sexually abused in Kiladong after relative escapes police

Two women attacked by regime police and collaborator.

March 30
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Clash in Western Burma

Arakan army (Kachin) under strategic command 5 and Myanmar army LIB 289 clashed near Paletwa in Chin state and Kyauk Taw township on 29 Mar.

March 30
Arakan Army claims capture of Tatmadaw captain in fighting

Government troops to blame. Two armed clashes.

March 30
Fighting Reported Between Govt and Arakan Army

More coverage. Two BA soldiers killed.

March 30
Muslim man beaten to death for fishing

One of six IDP men who ignored a new ban on fishing and who needed to feed their families. The others escaped.

March 30
Rakhine Terrorists Brutally Kill Innocent Rohingya Man in Sittwe

More coverage of the murder, by regime police and local racists.

March 30
Doctor and his wife arrested by military

Rohingya couple arrested. Reasons unknown.

March 29
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Ongoing clashes

TNLA 335 and Myanmar army clashed near Mongse village in Tarmoenye sub-township on 29 Mar. Battles broke out around 11:30 a.m to 1:45 p.m.

Myanmar army attacked MNDAA near ShengKhaukHtan village in Laukkai area on 28 Mar. Battles broke out 8 am to 6 pm. 4 MNDAA soldiers wounded.

March 28
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New battles

TNLA 223 and Myanmar army clashed near Nam Hser - Nam Mao village in Tarmoenye sub-township on 28 Mar. Battles broke out around 3 pm to 4 pm

TNLA 335 and Myanmar army clashed near Maw Han village in Tarmoenye sub-township township on 28 Mar. Battles broke out around 4 pm to 4 pm

Myanmar army attacked MNDAA near ShengKhaukHtan village in Laukkai area on 28 Mar. Battles broke out 8 am to 6 pm. 4 MNDAA soldiers wounded

March 28
Gunmen attempt to destroy helicopters, aircraft in Lashio

A resistance commando attack against a Burma Army command center.

March 28
Twin Blasts Rock Burma Army Compound in Lashio

More coverage of the resistance commando attack. This article implies that it had some success, since the second explosion was so loud.

March 28
Human trafficking victims wait for boat in Maungdaw South village

This is monstrous. 40 Rohingya girls are being trafficked to Thailand to become sex slaves!

March 28
Fire in Maungdaw North village

Ten Rohingya homes burned by Buddhist racists.

March 28
Lumberjack left to die in the hills

Rohingya man attacked. He survived, but is not allowed by regime authorities to go to the hospital!

March 27
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New BA-KIA clash

KIA 1 under brigade 3 and Myanmar army clashed near Lon Ja Bum in Mansi tsp on 26 Mar. Myanmar army launched airstrike on KIA around 2:30 pm

March 27
Kokang conflict: Red Cross volunteer succumbs to wound

Red Cross convoy attacked earlier by BA soldiers.

March 27
Police breaks man's skull after finding Bangladesh phone

The police are trying to limit the flow of information about the crimes against humanity being perpetrated against the Rohingya people.

March 27
Another fire, house burns down in Buthidaung

Another arson attack against the Rohingya.

March 27
Father and son accused of murder

Rohingyas abused by local racists. They had reported a body floating in a river.

March 27
Rohingyas forced to pay 100 times more in Buthidaung market

Example of the extortion to which Rohingya people are subject on a daily basis.

March 26
Burmese Army Continues Bombing Raids in Kachin

BA using air attacks and artillery. Many new clashes, both with the KIA and the TNLA. BA casualties high.

March 26
GOVERNMENT JETS FLY NEAR SSPP/SSA HEADQUARTERS

A warning for the SSA-N not to get more involved. Rumor that the BA will launch a new offensive.

March 26
Myanmar Army Commits Rapes, Beatings, Killings of Kokang People: Refugees

Reign of terror, from the International Community-supported military dictatorship!!!

March 26
China Says Probing if More Burmese Bombs Strayed Over Border

Burma Army still bombing China. The irony is that it is using China-made jets!!!

March 26
Army Helped Firm Grab Land From Shan State Minorities, Investigation Finds

Dictatorship-assisted massive land theft from villagers. The future of Burma.

March 25
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New BA-TNLA clashes

There are multi-clashes between TNLA and Myanmar army on 24 Mar. Clashes broke out in Nam Kham tsp, Mong Ngao sub-tsp in Kyaukme, Mong Meik.

March 25
Myanmar Air Force Launches 3 Rounds of Airstrikes in Southern Kachin State

Five Burma Army attacks against the KIA; three against the TNLA.

March 25
Kokang Rebels Recruiting Chinese Nationals as Mercenaries in Yunnan: Sources

Good update of the situation at the Kokang Front.

March 25
Are Slaves From Burma Catching the Fish You Buy?

Report about the disgusting and widespread use by Thai fishing boats of trafficked Burma migrants as slaves.

March 25
Woman raped for passing information, husband files for divorce

Rohingya woman who provided information about human rights abuses raped as punishment.

March 25
Relatives of missing Rathidaung men tortured

Four relatives of six Rohingya men presumed to have been killed by the police arrested and abused.

March 25
Military arrests farmer in Rathidaung village

Rohingya farmer arrested and beaten.

March 24
Kachin offensive expands, despite peace talks

Burma Army offensive against the Kachin accelerates.

March 24
Buddhist abbot recovering after being shot four times

Monk shot for operating a school.

March 24
13 year boy viciously beaten by villagers

This is how bad it is for the Rohingya. Racists villagers attack their children.

March 23
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Today's BA-TNLA clashes

TNLA 478 and Myanmar army clashed near Nam Hpat Linn village in Kutkai tsp on 23 Mar. Battles broke out around 3:45 p.m. Unknown causality.

TNLA 987 and Myanmar army LID 77 clashed near Kyauk Phyu village in in Kyaukme township on 23 Mar. Battles broke out around 9:10 a.m.

March 23
Burma Army Launches Airstrike on Kachin Base, Rebel Officer Says

BA attacks KIA outpost. Several BA soldiers killed. (This is how the dictatorship rewards the so-called ceasefire progress!!!)

March 23
Burmese fighter jets bomb Kachin outposts: KIA

More coverage. Five airstrikes. BA retaliation for losses in ground battles.

March 23
Police assault man during census, refuse to register children

The police are using the U.N. census - thank you U.N.! - as an opportunity to abuse the Rohingya.

March 23
Military rob crops

Burma Army steals Rohingya villager food in Maungdaw South.

March 22
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Today's BA-TNLA clashes

TNLA 571 and Myanmar army clashed near Kho Mong village in Muse township on 22 Mar. Battles broke out around 8:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m.

TNLA 112 and Myanmar army clashed near Kaung Waing village in Nam Kham township on 22 Mar. Battles broke out around 11:05 a.m.

March 22
Fresh Cross-Border Bombs Reported in China-Myanmar Border War

Burma jets bomb China again; Kokang refugee camp attacked with hand grenades.

March 21
Battles Rage as NCCT Meets UPWC in Yangon

New Burma Army attacks against KIA, MNDAA, TNLA and AA. KIA loses some outposts.

March 21
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Report of one BA attack against the TNLA

TNLA 571 and Myanmar army clashed near Nam Aom village in Muse township on 20 Mar. Battles broke out around 2:20 pm to 3:00 pm.

March 21
Burmese Army's 88th LID Troops Attack KIA Post

Report of one BA attack against the KIA.

March 21
Kayah villagers ask KNPP for help

Rare news from Karenni State. BA sets up quarry in sacred mountains.

March 21
Rubber plantations set on fire

New arson against Rohingya livelihoods.

March 21
Another fire: police arrest victim again

Yet another Rohingya home burned. Police blame the homeowner.

March 21
Police raid Maungdaw village

Police enter a Rohingya village at night and fire on the fleeing villagers. One man caught, arrested and beaten.

March 20
More Than 100 Myanmar Soldiers Dead in Assault on Rebel Position

Intense fighting on three fronts around Laukkai.

March 20
Air Force Back in Kokang Action Amid Chinese Ire Over Border Bombing

In response to battlefield losses (see above post), the Burma Army is again using air attacks against the ethnic resistance, this time with four jets and two helicopters.

March 20
Families Still Denied Access to Detained Students

Ninety-eight student protestors still in prison.

March 20
Police in hot pursuit of student leaders

Dictatorship wants to arrest at least six more students.

March 19
FOUR CHINESE CIVILIANS DIE IN BURMA ARMY AIRSTRIKE ACROSS CHINA BORDER

Detailed reports of recent clashes and Burma Army movements and resupply.

March 19
16 Killed, 28 Injured in Fresh Kokang Clashes

Of note, Irrawaddy publishes the dictatorship's casualty reports. Resistance forces put the regime's losses at a much higher number (see other recent posts). I believe the resistance!

March 19
Three Hakha youths hospitalized after attack

Rare report from Chin State. Chin men attacked by Burman racists.

March 19
Police severely Torture the Suspects of Murders

Police abuse five Mon "suspects."

March 19
Intimidation and demands of extortion by an armed group creates instability in Thanbyuzayat villages

Rogue Mon militia extorting villagers.

March 19
Three Border Guard Police Die as They Exchange Fire

Good news! Regime police kill each other after getting drunk!

March 19
Six 'missing' from custody

Rohingya villagers believed to have been murdered by the police.

March 19
Kiladong fire: victims on the run

Rakhine racists have now burned dozens of Rohingya homes, in the last two weeks. The police then blame the homeowners, forcing them to flee.

March 18
TNLA statement that describes the massive Burma Army offensive that is now underway.

The BA has seven infantry divisions and a regional and two local operations commands involved in its attacks.

March 18
Amid Peace Talks, Ethnic Armed Groups Decry Kokang War

The article describes the major fighting that took place yesterday. Dozens of BA soldiers Killed.

March 18
Fire at 2014 massacre site

Six more Rohingya homes burned.

March 18
Police break men's teeth

Police attack six Rohingya workers.

March 18
Extortion in Maungdaw North

New thefts from Rohingya villagers.

March 18
Fire at Kula Bil, villagers lose everything

Rohingya village leader's home burned.

March 18
BGP shoots man in Maungdaw North

Police open fire on a Rohingya boat.

March 17
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Three new clashes at the Kokang Front

MNDAA forces and Myanmar army clashed at point-1219 east of Laukkai on 15 Mar. Battles broke out in the evening time. Unknown causality.

MNDAA and Myanmar army clashed near Par Sin Kyaw village (near point-1468) in Laukkai region on 16 Mar. Battles broke out around 10 am.

Myanmar army convey was attacked near Nam Taung village in Kutkai tsp on 16 Mar. The ambush occurred around 7:30 p.m. Two vehicles damaged.

March 17
Urgent update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation

Two children killed, one injured, by Burma Army artillery. Elderly woman attacked and stabbed by BA soldiers.

March 16
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TNLA narcotics suppression action

TNLA forces captured heroin 16.5 Kg and methaphetamine 2.3 million pills in Manton township on 15 March 2015.

March 16
700 Kachin civilians flee from home after clashes in Shan state last month

New refugee crisis distinct from what has been happening in the Kokang area.

March 16
Journalist Detained, Beaten by Red Armband Thugs: Report

Journalist tricked into the attack.

March 16
Students Say Mandatory Pregnancy Tests Administered to Detainees

Burma's dictatorship is abominable! There is no abuse it is not willing to commit!

March 16
Rohingya lands set on fire

Racist arson campaign now extends to farmlands.

March 16
Military arrest shepherds

8 Rohingya children among the arrested.

March 15
PSLF Statement
Update on Politics and War in Burma/Myanmar

1. The students' march for educational reform, to be in line with democratic norms and standard, was violently crushed unexpectedly on March 10, by Myanmar government police and thugs.

2. The international community and the NLD expressed concern for victims of the barbaric onslaught on the peaceful demonstration, while the main ethnic nationality alliance, the UNFC, and its member organizations, the PSLF and KIO, strongly condemned the crackdown.

3. According to news release by MNDAA, Myanmar government army (Tatmadaw) attacked, on March 7, its frontline camps in Ton-shan-hto and Nan-ting-mahn-shan areas, with massive artillery bombardment and bombing and strafing by fighter-bombers, MIG 29 jet planes. In the several assaults, Myanmar Tatmadaw troops suffered 80 dead (wounded still unknown), while the MNDAA side suffered 10 wounded.

4. Again on March 8, Myanmar government Tatmadaw attacked the MNDAA camps near Ta-ho-mulin and Shan-hto-kyaing villages with heavy artillery bombardment, bombing and strafing by MIG 21 and A5 jet fighter-bombers and helicopter gunships MI-35. After several assaults, Tatmadaw troops retreated, suffering about 85 dead and wounded. The MNDAA suffered 20 wounded.

5. On March 9, Myanmar Tatmadaw used MIG 29 and MI-35 helicopter gunships to attack the several MNDAA camps, wounding one MNDAA soldier. In searching the battle fields, the MNDAA troops captured one Tatmadaw soldier and some ammunition, and found evidence that Tatmadaw troops had used chemical (Poison chemical?) bombs. The MNDAA is gathering pieces of evidence regarding this matter for inspection by the international community. In the bombardment from 1700 to 2400 hours by Tatmadaw on Nan-ting-mahn-shan camp, the MNDAA side suffered one dead and two wounded.

March 15
Mysterious fires strike again

Since February, dozens of Rohingya families have been burned out of their homes. They are then not allowed to rebuild.

March 14
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Two more clashes between the BA and the TNLA

TNLA 101 under brigade 1 and Myanmar army LID 88 clashed near Ngao Ngar village in Kutkai township on 14 March.

TNLA 527 under brigade 2 and Myanmar army LID 77 clashed near Parlai village in Mong Ngao sub-township in Kyaukme township on 14 Mar.

March 14
Kokang violence spreads to Yunnan, escalates Burma-China tensions

Details of Burma Army air attacks inside China; 4 farmers killed by one of the bombs.

March 14
Four Shells Fell in Chinese Soil on Wednesday

Specific locations of the attacks.

March 14
China sends fighter jets to Burma border after bomb kills four

China's first response.

March 14
Police beat and interrogate students in custody

Ongoing violence against student protestors at Letpadan following the initial crackdown.

March 14
Journalists beaten in Letpadan clash

The police attacked students, monks and journalists.

March 14
Woodcutters robbed by Natala miscreants

Daily attacks by Buddhist racists against Rohingya people in Southwest Burma.

March 13
Myanmar Government Bombs Fall in China's Yunnan, Sparking Forest Fires

Many casualties. Burma Army killing people in China!

March 13
Government soldiers killed in Laukkai fighting

Dictatorship admits some casualties at the Kokang Front.

March 13
BOMB DESTROYS MINING COMPANY TRUCK

Blast in Northern Shan State. Local villagers oppose the mine.

March 12
Burmese Army Attacks Precede Scheduled Peace Talks

BA attacks three different KIA outposts.

March 12
Battles Rage in Tarmonye and Manton Township

Clashes between the BA and the TNLA.

March 12
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Kokang Front clash, and attack on the KIA. BA again using air attacks.

MNDAA, FUA and Myanmar army clashed near Lon Htan between Laukkai and Chin Shwe Haw in Laukkai on 9 March. Used Airstrike.

KIA and Myanmar armed forces clashed near Nan Zau Yan village in Winemaw township on 10 Mar. Myanmar army captured KIA's outposts.

March 12
DKBA and Burma Army Fighting Forces Kawkareik Traffic to a Standstill

Karen State clash, in the area of a new BA base.

March 12
Myanmar Army Conscripts Civilians For Work as Porters, Human Shields

At least 14 civilian hostages.

March 12
MEN DARE NOT SLEEP AT HOME IN CASE ARMY TAKES THEM AS PORTERS

More coverage of this story.

March 12
Racist Attack on Rohingya Man by a Gang of Rakhine Extremists

Another in the now daily attacks, rapes and murders.

March 11
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A new clash in Karen State

DKBA and Myanmar army clashed in Kawkareik township on 11 Mar 2015

March 11
VDO: 127 students arrested in Letpadan chaos

More video of the crackdown. Also, police used agent provocateurs.

March 11
Armed men beat 10 year old boy to death

Rohingya child murdered.

March 11
Fire in Kyaukpaw

Two more Rohingya homes burned.

March 10
MDNAA attacks Burmese Army at Namting

Two new battles. 40 BA soldiers killed in one of them.

March 10
Army Says 8 Soldiers Dead, 51 Injured Fighting Kokang Rebels

Article based on dictatorship reports about the latest fighting over hill-top bases.

March 10
Businessman linked to Kokang rebel leader dies in custody

Another regime murder

March 10
Scenes of Indiscriminate Violence in Letpadan as Police Attack Ambulance Workers, Students, Reporter

Violent crackdown at Letpadan.

March 10
Police lash out at students in Letpadan

More coverage and video of the Letpadan crackdown.

March 10
Rangoon Student Protest Quashed Within Minutes

Also a violent crackdown, on the same day, of a protest in Rangoon.

March 10
Sudden police arrival, renewed tensions in 2014 massacre site

40 police raid Rohingya village. Villagers afraid to sleep in their houses.

March 10
Armed men in the jungles of Buthidaung

400 strong genocide army training near Rohingya village.

March 9
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Another TNLA clash with the BA

TNLA 571 and Myanmar army clashed near Nam Mao village in Tamoenye sub-tsp in Kutkai tsp on 8 Mar. Battles broke out around 1:15 p.m.

March 9
Rohingya Man Shot By Rakhine Group In Duchiradan, Maungdaw

Man and his son attacked while collecting firewood.

March 8
Rohingya virgins bodily assaulted by Burmese police force

Two Rohingya girls attacked during a house raid.

March 8
Police assault bikers

Police attack motorbike taxi.

March 7
Rape and arrests for refusing census

Two more rapes at the hand of Burma's police. Rohingya women are suffering rapes every week now.

March 7
Bangladesh border guards clash with Muslim migrants from Myanmar

Rohingya people are still trying to flee their genocide, this time to Bangladesh.

March 6
Over 130 Encounters between KIA and Burmese Army Troops in Two Months

Documentation of the scale of the conflict at the Kachin Front. 60 BA soldiers killed in two of the battles.

March 6
Protesters attacked, beaten and arrested in Yangon

Police abuse and arrest student activists in Rangoon for a second day.

March 6
Police Crack Down on Student Protests, Harass Irrawaddy Photographer

Police crackdown of student activists also underway in Letpadan.

March 6
VDO: Students arrested in Letpadan

Video of the crackdown in Letpadan.

March 6
Rakhine Extremists Carry Out Militant Trainings amidst Jungles of Buthidaung

Secret Buddhist militant group training for the Rohingya genocide.

March 6
Rohingyas abandon village

Villagers flee the dictatorship's census.

March 6
A Myanmar Policeman Shoot his Senior Police Officer to Death

Good riddance! The argued over splitting money stolen from Rohingya villagers.

March 5
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Latest TNLA clash with BA

TNLA and Myanmar army clashed in Kutkai township on 5 March 2015. battle broke out around 10 a.m. Unknown causality in both sides.

March 5
GOVERNMENT FORCES ATTACK RCSS TRAINING SCHOOL

Details of the last week's Burma Army attack against the SSA-S.

March 5
BURMA ARMY COMMANDER WANTS TO ATTACK UWSA, NDAA AND RCSS/SSA

While not a report of a conflict or abuse event, this describes the military dictatorship's real mindset, and it has nothing to do with democracy and peace!

March 5
VDO: Students, activists beaten as police put down Rangoon protest

Video of the police attack.

March 5
Plainclothes Vigilantes Make a Comeback in Rangoon

Dictatorship also again using paid thugs to attack protestors. The regime's Swan Ah Shin rises again.

March 5
Human Rights Group Accuse Burma Army of Targeting Civilians

Documentation of Burma Army war crimes at the Kokang Front.

March 5
Burma Army Shot, Tortured Kokang Civilians During Conflict: Rights Group

More coverage of the new war crime documentation.

March 4
BGP kills girl during census

The slaughter of Rohingya children!!! Does no-one in the International Community who could actually help care about this?!!!

March 4
Shepherd found unconscious after mob beating

More racist Buddhist terrorism.

March 3
BURMA ARMY ATTACKED THREE TIMES IN A DAY

Report of three EAO ambushes against the BA at the Kokang front.

March 3
Fighting Between Burma Army and Karen Continues To Spread Statewide

More fighting in Karen State, this time in the KNLA 5th Brigade area.

March 3
Tatmadaw artillery fire directed at villagers working on hill field farms in Hpapun District, February 2015

Burma Army fires artillery at Karen villagers.

March 3
First time battle of RCSS/SSA and Government army after signing for reaffirming the Union-level peace talks

Burma Army attacks the SSA-S. So much for Yawd Serk signing the Deed of Commitment!

March 3
Fight breaks out between police and boycott students

Police try to stop student protestors.

March 3
A Rohingya Minor Girl Shot by BGP in Rathedaung Believed to Be Dead

Police shoot a Rohingya girl.

March 2
Myanmar's Military Harass and Torture Rohingya Woman for Ransom

All Rohingya people are subject to arbitrary abuse at any time!

March 2
Child dies, others suffering following BD eviction

The casualties of the dictatorship, in this case among the Rohingya, extend beyond Burma's borders.

March 1
Karen Soldiers and Gov't Militia Fight – One Killed and Two Wounded

More information about recent Karen State clashes.

March 1
Police official assault fisherman

"Terror": Living in fear. Rohingya people can be attacked, arrested, tortured and killed at any time. Think of what it would be like to live like that!!!

March 1
Model villagers rob fishermen

The dictatorship has built villages for racist Rakhines to attack Rohingya communities.

FEBRUARY 2015

February 28
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15 BA soldiers killed yesterday.

- Update on Situation

On February 27, battle taking place in Panhsay area of Namtkham Township, Ta'ang Region, started at 0815 hours and ceased at 0900 hours. The shooting started again at 1100 hours and died down slightly at 1430 hours, but at 1530 hours, the fighting spread to a place near Manlon village. The battle finally ceased at 1820 hours. In today's clashes, not less than 15 were killed on Myanmar Tatmadaw side.

The troops involved were those from Battalions 101/434/683 under the TNLA Brigade-1 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Divisions 88/66 and Panhsay Militia troops.

Battles took place once on February 15 and twice on the 16. These series of face-to-face battles started when Myanmar Tatmadaw and Panhsay Militia troops attacked on the TNLA troops, who were destroying the opium (poppy) fields.

February 28
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Karen area clash

KNU and Karen BGF clashed in Karen state on 27 Feb

February 28
Fake fighting damages Senwi's locals

Burma Army attacks two Shan villages and villagers. One clash reported although EAO involved is unknown.

February 28
Human Rights group Allege Burma Army Soldiers Looting Shan and Ta'ang(Palaung) Villages, Burning Sugar Cane Plantations

Burma Army looting Kokang area villages.

February 28
Kokang rebels strike in jungle ambushes

Four BA soldiers killed in a clash yesterday.

February 28
Two beaten to death in Thailand

The Rohingya choice: Stay at home and risk being killed, or flee and risk being killed!

February 28
More mysterious fires

Continuing arson attacks. Three more Rohingya homes burned.

February 28
Man arrested as he went to fetch midwife

Rohingya villagers have been arrested for no reason every day this month!

February 27
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Full on war still underway

TNLA and Myanmar army clashed many times in Nam Kham tsp on 26-27 Feb after TNLA kicked off anti-narcotic campaign in northern Shan state.

February 27
Kokang boy, 10, dies from landmine blast

Another young victim of the dictatorship's armed colonization of ethnic nationality homelands!

February 26
TNLA sitrep
More battle reports; daily clashes.

- Ferocious Battle Continues in Loukai-Konkyan Area (February 25)

A battle took place in Loukai-Konkyan area of Northern Shan State, between troops from Battalion-447 under TNLA Tactical Command-4 and Myanmar Tatmadaw, from 1630 hours until the time of this report. Casualty on both sides is still not known. Face-to-face clashes are taking place daily in the area.

- Battle between TNLA Troops Engaged in Destroying Opium Fields and Myanmar Tatmadaw (February 24)

A face-to-face battle took place from 1515 hours, until the time of this report, between troops from Battalion-765 under TNLA Brigade-3 and Myanmar Tatmadaw, together with Pan-hsay Militia group, near Pan-hsay village, Pan-hsay area, in Namtkham Township, Ta'ang Region. Casualty on both sides is still no known.

Every year, at the time of opium harvest, the TNLA troops launch a campaign of destroying opium (poppy) fields, in Ta'ang Region. In this year 2015, the campaign was started in the 2nd week of January, but because of Myanmar Tatmadaw's offensives in the 3rd Week of January, the destruction of opium fields had to be halted on January 26. The campaign was resumed on January 20, but when the TNLA troops reached Panhsay area, as Myanmar Tatmadaw and Panhsay Militia troops started attack on the TNLA troops engaged in destruction of opium fields, face-to-face battles have broken out.

- Ferocious Battles still Taking Place between TNLA and Tatmadaw (February 24)

Today, February 24, a face-to-face battle took place, from 1000 to 1100 hours, between Battalion-447, under TNLA Tactical Command-5, and Myanmar Tatmadaw, near Tar-shwe-htan in Kon-kyan-Loukai area, in Northern Shan State, where TNLA is active. The casualty on both sides is still not known.

A battle took place once more from 1245 to 1330 hours, between Battalion- 571, under TNLA Tactical Command-4, and Myanmar Tatmadaw, at a place between Tar-mo-nyeh Sub-Township and Monsi. Three were killed on Myanmar Tatmadaw side. There was no casualty on the TNLA side.

From 1500 to 1545 hours, a battle took place for the third time between Battalion-571, under TNLA Tactical Command-4, and Myanmar Tatmadaw, at a place between Man-hsa and Namt-wan villages in the Tar-mo-nyeh Sub-Township. Casualty on both sides is still not known.

February 26
Attack on pro-govt leader in Laogai

Conflict still underway at the Kokang Front. More confirmation of the Burma Army's execution of large numbers of civilians.

February 26
Kachin IDPs from Kutkai RCM Camp Arrested

Six Kachin, including children, detained by the Burma Army.

February 26
Army 'kidnaps under-age conscript in Yangon'

Another report of the renewed Burma Army press-ganging of boys.

February 26
Two raped as relatives missing from census

Report that two of the eighteen Rohingya women who were arrested earlier this week have been raped.

February 25
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New clashes between the Burma Army and the TNLA

TNLA 765 and Pansay PMF clashed near Pansay village in Nam Kham township on 25 Feb. The battles broke out around 3:15 p.m. Unknown causality

TNLA 447 and Myanmar army clashed in Kongyn township in Laukkai region on 25 Feb. The two forces exchanged gunfire fight around 4:30 p.m.

TNLA 517 and Myanmar army clashed between Mann Sar and Nam Wan village in Tamoe Nye sub-township on 24 Feb.

TNLA 571 under strategic command 4 and Myanmar army clashed near Mongse village in Tamoe Nye sub-township on 24 Feb.

TNLA 447 under strategic command 5 and Myanmar army clashed near Tashwe Htan village in Kongyn township in Laukkai region on 24 Feb.

February 25
Fighting Spreads Through Northern Shan State, Displacing Hundreds of Civilians

Overview of the ongoing conflict. Hundreds of new refugees.

February 25
TWO VILLAGERS INJURED WHEN BURMA ARMY AMBUSHED

Report of two ethnic nationality ambushes against the dictatorship. Two civilians caught in the crossfire.

February 25
Grenade attacks on fruit trucks near Muse

Unknown militia responsible. Increased lawlessness is resulting from the renewed conflict.

February 25
Spanish tourist in Pegu sword attack

More of the lawlessness that is so common now in the "democratically-reformed" Burma!

February 25
ARMY KIDNAPS AND CONSCRIPTS UNDER AGE YOUTH

Dictatorship again press-ganging boys into military service.

February 25
Panic as army press gang rumours spread in capital

Reports of press-ganging in many locations.

February 25
Mysterious fires continue

Four more Rohingya homes burned.

February 25
Rohingya Women Arrested as Family Members absent for Prejudicial Census

At least 18 Rohingya women arrested, because their families refused to participate in the census (and be labeled as foreigners!).

February 25
Police seize 1.7 million from shopkeeper

Regime police rob Rohingya businessman.

February 25
Police seize white card

Police take a Rohingya family's ID.

February 23
OVER ONE HUNDRED KOKANG CIVILIANS KILLED IN FIGHTING

More evidence of the regime's appalling war crimes. Children executed by Burma Army soldiers.

February 23
Govt forces capture strategic Kokang positions

Update on the conflict. Regime again using airstrikes. Report that the Burma Army has suffered huge casualties.

February 23
Woman robbed and raped

Rohingya woman gang raped by regime police officers.

February 23
Model villager attempts to rape nine year girl

Burman villager attempts to rape Rohingya girl.

February 23
BGP assaults children

One Rohingya man and four children attacked by regime police.

February 23
Elephants, Rohingyas flee military

Seven Rohingya villagers arrested. Others flee.

February 22
TNLA sitrep
Widespread conflict now underway. 11 BA soldiers killed in one of the clashes.

- TNLA Battle News (February 22)

On February 21, from 1500 to 1600 hours, troops from TNLA Battalion-527 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Div-77 met in face-to-face battle at a place between Pannin and Tawlwee villages of Pannin Village Tract, in Namtsan Township, TNLA Brigade-2 Area. Casualty on both sides is still not known.

- In One Day, 6 Battles between TNLA & Myanmar Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) (February 21)

On February 21, a battle took place near Manlon village, in Namkham Township, in the area of TNLA Brigade-1, Ta'ang Region, between troops from TNLA Battalion-112 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Div- 88, at 0630 hours.

There was no casualty on TNLA side. Myanmar Tatmadaw side suffered 11 dead and 5 wounded.

From 1030 to 1100 hours, a battle took place near Nartee village in Theinni Township between troops from TNLA Battalion-885/661 and Myanmar Tatmadaw. There is still no information on casualty.

At 1450 hours, a battle took place at a place between Kyauk-pyu-lay and Nar-lweh villages of Mine-ngawt Township, in TNLA Brigade-2 area, between troops from TNLA Battalion-256/527 and Myanmar Tatmadaw. Casualty on both sides is still not known.

Additionally face-to-face battles took place in Loukai-Konkyan area, at 0600 hours, between the combined troops from TNLA Battalion-447, MNDAA and AA, and Myanmar Tatmadaw; at 0845 hours, between the combined troops from TNLA Battalion-818, MNDAA and AA, and Myanmar Tatmadaw; and at 1200 hours, between the combined troops from TNLA Battalion-919, MNDAA and AA, and Myanmar Tatmadaw. Casualty on both sides is still no known.

Increase in the number of battles resulted from the bringing in of more reinforcements and launching of mores offensives by Myanmar Tatmadaw. There is a likeliness that ever more clashes will take place in the near future.

- Battle between Combined Forces of TNLA, MNDAA and AA (February 20)

Today, February 20, a battle took place between the combined troops from TNLA Battalion-447, MNDAA and AA, and Myanmar Tatmadaw in Ta-shwe-tan side in Loukai Township.

From 1500 hours to the time of this report, a battle was taking place in Namkham Township of Ta'ang Region, between troops from TNLA Battalion-101 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Div-88.

Acronyms: TNLA = Ta'ang National Liberation Army; MNDAA = Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army; AA = Arakan Army

February 22
Attack on second Red Cross convoy in Kokang

Only the Burma Army would do such a thing!

February 21
Burmese Army Killed Over 100 Civilians in Rampage in Laukai

Burma Army Light Infantry Division 33, a recent arrival to the Kokang Front, is now committing genocide!!! Where is the international outrage!?

February 21
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Many new clashes between the Burma Army and the MNDAA and its allies

Six clashes occurred between Govt army and ethnic armed groups in Myanmar on 21 Feb alone. Military activities intensified in Laukkai region

MNDAA, TNLA 919, and AA clashed with Myanmar army near Peng Chuay Sheng village in Laukkai region on 21 Feb. Battles began around 12 noon.

MNDAA, TNLA 818, and AA clashed with Myanmar army near Ta Shwe Htan town in Kongyn tsp in Laukkai on 21 Feb. Battles began around 8:45 am

MNDAA, TNLA 447, and AA clashed with Myanmar army in Kongyn township in Laukkai region on 21 Feb 2015. The battles broke out around 6:00 a.m

TNLA 256 and 527 under brigade 2 clashed with Myanmar army near Narlwee village in Mong Ngao sub-tsp on 21 Feb. Battles began around 2:50 pm

TNLA 885 and 661 clashed with Myanmar army near Nartee village in Theinni (Senwi) township on 21 Feb. The battles began around 10:30 a.m.

TNLA 112 under brigade 1 and Myanmar army LID 88 clashed near Mann Lon village in Nam Kham township on 21 Feb. Battles began around 6:30 a.m

MNDAA, TNLA 447, AA and Myanmar army clashed near Ta Shwe Htan in Kongyn township in Laukkai region on 20 Feb. It's still unknown causality.

TNLA 101 and Myanmar army LID 88 clashed in Nam Kham township in northern Shan state on 20 Feb. The battles broke out around 3:00 pm.

February 21
More houses burn down in Maungdaw

Three more Rohingya homes burned.

February 21
Five Rohingyas on BD list tortured

Men detained and then assaulted.

February 21
Police break up striking garment workers in Shwepyithar

Police assault protesting workers.

February 20
BGP breaks leg of Muslim driver

Police assault Rohingya man involved in minor traffic accident.

February 20
More houses burn down

Eight Rohingya houses burned. Racist Buddhists blamed.

February 19
TNLA sitrep
Burma Army killing civilians

Myanmar Tatmadaw (Burma Army) Murdering Ta'ang (Palaung) Civilians (February 19)

On February 17, troops from Myanmar Tatmadaw came to Mant-hsaing (Narhsaing) village of Htin-pa-kyaing Village Tract in Lou-kai Township and ransacked the villagers' houses, looting the properties of the villagers. On February 18, the troops started to arrest the Ta'ang (Palaung) villagers, and subjected them to interrogation and beating. Without reason, they also shot and killed innocent villagers found.

Battles in Kon-kyan Township (February 19)

Today, February 19, battles took place, in Konkyan Township of Loukai Region, between the combined forces of Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA, or Kokang Army) and Arakan Army (AA), and Myanmar Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) troops, once at 0800 hours and another time at 0830 hours.

Myanmar Tatmadaw (Burmese/Myanmar Army) is Targeting Civilians (February 16)

We have learned that yesterday February 15, the Myanmar Tatmadaw troops from Div-33 targeted civilians in Lou-kai Town, killing a large number of civilians, in their attack. The Div-33 troops, saying that it was order from above, killed any civilians found.

Battles between TNLA & Myanmar Tatmadaw in Thein-ni Township (February 15)

On February 15, three battles took place between troops from TNLA Battalions 661 and 885, and Myanmar troops, at a place between Namt-hsa-lat and Nam-tee villages, in Theinni Township of Ta'ang Region. Myanmar troops suffered heavy losses. The first took place from 1000 to 1020 hours, the second from 1200 to 1230 hours and the third at about 1645 hours. The battles resulted from head-on collisions between troops of the two sides, on patrol. Six Myanmar troops were killed, and one truck and 2 motorcycles were burnt.

February 19
Murky Picture Emerges of Kokang Conflict's Actors

Broad article. Mentions that there were two clashes on Tuesday between the BA and the KIA, separate from the Kokang Front, one in Kachin State near Myitkyina and one in Northern Shan State.

February 19
2 Dead, Several Injured During Battle in Kokang Village

News of another major clash at the Kokang Front, this time not in Laukkai but in another village.

February 19
Kokang rebels refute convoy attack allegations

The attack on the Red Cross had to be by the Burma Army.

February 19
Kiladong man dies

Rohingya man tortured to death in regime prison. Two others close to death.

February 19
Multiple Robberies by Armed Robbers and Casualties in Rohingya Villages

A number of Rohingya villages attacked by large armed gangs. Two boys killed. Arakan Liberation Army and regime police suspected.

February 19
Myanmar's BGP Harass and Torture Innocent Rohingyas in Rathedaung

Group of regime police terrorizing Rohingya villagers.

February 18
Tens of thousands flee Myanmar conflict as aid curbed

Kokang humanitarian crisis grows to 90,000 people!!!

February 18
YOUTHS FEARING RCSS/SSA CONSCRIPTION FLEE THEIR HOMES

How much local support does the SSA-S really have?

February 18
A Rohingya Killed in Buthidaung after Being Hit by Gov't Owned Lorry

An accident?

February 18
From the Frontline: Street Warfare in Laukkai

Sitrep from the battle zone. There is also intel that the Burma Army brought in two divisions as reinforcements, including war criminals Division 33.

February 18
State Broadcaster Staff Kidnapped in Muse, Still Missing

Kidnappers and their rationale unknown.

February 18
Burma Red Cross Condemns Convoy Attack, Rebels Deny Responsibility

Refugees and aid organization attacked. In their first article about this, Irrawaddy published the regime lie that the ethnic pro-democracy rebels were responsible.

February 18
Martial law declared in Kokang; Red Cross convoy attacked

First hand account of the attack. BA LIB 128 was in the surrounding hills.

February 17
Tens of thousands of Burmese refugees flee to China

Confirmation of the massive scale of the latest regime-generated humanitarian crisis. There are also reports that the Burma Army has killed 100 Kokang civilians in Laukkai.

February 17
ARAKAN ARMY FIGHTS IN LAUKKAI BATTLES

It's good to see some ethnic unity against the dictatorship.

February 16
Fighting Creates Chaos, Danger for Civilians in Kokang Town

Burma Army kills as many as 50 Laukkai civilians!!!

February 15
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Warfare in Northern Shan State continues - new clash

TNLA 661 and 885 clashed with Myanmar army between Nam Salap and Nar Tee villages in Thenni township in northern Shan state on 15 Feb 2015.

February 15
Two assaulted on terror charges

Fishermen accused by Burma's real terrorists, the military dictatorship, of being "terrorists."

February 15
Don't move

Entire Rohingya villages are being "detained" The regime is trying to starve the villagers out - this is a technique of genocide.

February 14
Burmese Army Shells KIA Positions on Union Day

Burma Army uses artillery against KIO HQ Laiza again. Clashes continue to the south in Laukai.

February 14
Myanmar in fresh airstrikes against northern rebels

Dictatorship attacks pro-democracy rebels with two jets and two helicopters.

February 14
Woman disappears in custody

Rohingya woman now at grave risk.

February 13
Woman raped as she went to visit brother in custody

Rohingya woman raped by a regime policeman; two other Rohingya men arrested.

February 12
Tens of thousands flee war, airstrikes in Kokang region

40,000 to 50,000 villagers flee latest Burma Army aggression. In their defense, the ethnic armed resistance organizations have killed more than 100 Burma Army soldiers. Escalation of the offensive from the dictatorship is expected.

February 12
Myanmar's Soldier Hack Army Physician to Death in Pauktaw

Burma Army soldier murders a physician who treats the Rohingya.

February 12
Military assaults man

The dictatorship is abusing and killing Rohingya people at random. Western Burma is a "black zone" for the Rohingya people.

February 12
Rohingya assaulted and fined for building house

It is now a crime for Rohingya people to build shelter. This is genocide!

February 11
Fighting Rages As Ethnic Allied Forces Enter Laukai

Ethnic nationality rebels achieve some success. Dictatorship now using three attack helicopters and two attack jets.

February 11
Thousands Reportedly Cross Into China to Flee Fighting, Airstrikes in Shan State

Up to 10,000 people have fled to China due to the latest clashes.

February 11
Latpadaung: slingshot fight leaves 9 villagers injured

Police attack protestors at Chinese mine.

February 11
Tension at Godusera

Update on the situation in the Rohingya village that the dictatorship and aligned Buddhist racists attacked yesterday.

February 11
'Rapist' tabbes extort man

Rapists of Rohingya women commit robbery.

February 11
Model villagers assault Rohingyas

Local Buddhists steal the cows of a Rohingya shepherd; return them after money is extorted.

February 10
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Many new clashes, involving the MNDAA and its allies

MNDAA 17, TNLA 447, and a column from AA-kachin clashed with Myanmar army near Naungkaw village in Lao Kai area on 10 feb.

MNDAA battalion no. 2, TNLA 919 and a column from AA-kachin clashed with Myanmar army near Chin Marlin village in Loi Kai area on 10 Feb.

TNLA 367 and Myanmar army LID 77 clashed near Kho Mong village in Mann Ton township in northern Shan state on 9 Feb

MNDAA, KIA, TNLA and AA-kachin forces attacked Myanmar army IB 215 bases in Kongyn on 9 Feb.

February 10
Battles Rage Between Allied Ethnic Forces and Burmese Army in Lau Kai

Burma Army uses three helicopters; fires missiles air to ground at least 24 times.

February 10
Kokang enlist allies' help in fight against Burma army

Background on the regime's new battles with the MNDAA and its allies.

February 10
Reports of fighting in Kokang region

Map showing the new conflict area.

February 10
Fighting Flares Between Burma Army, Kokang Rebels in Shan State

More coverage of the new front.

February 10
BURMA ARMY CUT YOUTH WITH KNIFE DURING INTERROGATION

More unspeakable regime brutality, this time against a 16 year old village boy.

February 10
Breaking News: Rohingya Village in Maungdaw under Heavy Assault by Armed Forces

Regime openly shooting Rohingya people near a village that had already been subjected to ethnic cleansing!!!

February 10
Tabbes rape woman

Two regime collaborators rape a Rohingya woman.

February 10
Military and 969 robs villagers

Armed robbery and assault by the dictatorship and its racist allies against another Rohingya village.

February 10
Cop killing 'drama' staged

A Rohingya man tortured to confess to a crime.

February 10
Military duo assault Rohingyas, seize motorbike

Assault of and theft from two Rohingya men.

February 10
BGP assault Rohingyas after losing target

Six Rohingya men assaulted.

February 10
Rakhine mob attack Hindus

Buddhist racists extend their pogrom to include Hindus, not only Muslims!

February 19
More census arrests

At least six Rohingya villagers arrested.

February 9
Fishermen assaulted again

Five Rohingya fishermen attacked by regime police.

February 8
State cracks down on wood collectors

"It looks like a deliberate plan to starve out the Rohingyas from the country."

February 7
Rohingyas assaulted for protesting chicken theft

Six Rohingyas assaulted. The Rohingya people of Burma have absolutely no human rights. Tell that to Obama and Suu Kyi!!!

February 6
Two dead, children injured in Palaung clashes, say NGOs

Burma Army air strikes kill villagers, including a pregnant woman. Two children and another villager injured.

February 6
Two dead in Tangup clashes

Rakhines fights Rakhines. One group blames another for using it to kill Rohingyas, and then leaving them alone to suffer the consequences. (The racists should all kill each other, and leave the Rohingya people in peace!)

February 6
Man arrested and tortured for aiding fighters

Rohingya man arrested for cooking food at night.

February 5
Ta'ang Groups: 2,000 Villagers Flee to the Jungle as Burma Army Employs Jetfighters

2,000 new IDPs. Conformation that the Burma Army is now using two combat helicopters and also one jet fighter in the recent attacks.

February 5
Border Guard Police Beat Up and Rob Rohingya Firewood Gatherers

Three Rohingya boys abused and robbed.

February 5
Man arrested for 'conspiring with BD based activists'

Another Rohingya man detained. He will almost certainly be tortured.

February 4
KIA and TNLA Troops Battled Burmese Army in Kachin and Shan State

Full on warfare. Many new battles. Burma Army again using attack helicopters.

February 4
At Least 10 Dead After Army, TNLA Clash in Mongmit

Additional coverage of recent clashes.

February 4
Villagers Held Hostage, Homes Ransacked in Maw Han Village

Burma Army using ten hostages as human shields.

February 4
Seven Villagers Tortured and Killed by Burma Army

New report about another Burma Army war crime from late 2013.

February 4
Prisoner forced to confess killing of regime man

Rohingya man tortured.

February 4
Innocent Rohingyas Arrested during Census Re-Enumeration

Two more Rohingya men arrested and then robbed.

February 3
RCSS and 758th People's Militia Forces Clash

SSA-S clash with regime-supported drug dealer militia.

February 3
Three Rohingyas Arbitrarily Arrested, One Suspected to be Killed

More regime terrorism against the Rohingya people.

February 3
Myanmar's Military Attempt to Rape Rohingya Minor Girl in Buthidaung

Another rape attempt. When will it stop? Not soon, as long as Suu Kyi and Obama support the rapists!

February 2
Badly Burned Bodies of Four Kachin Villagers Uncovered

More coverage of the atrocity first described in the next item. Also, news of the Burma Army murder of two more villagers, and the attempted rape by a Burma Army soldier of another Kachin woman.

February 2
502nd LIR Troops Killed and Burned 4 Ban Hkan Villager

Burma Army soldiers murder and then burn four Kachin coal miners. Unbelievable. These terrorists need to be stopped!

February 2
Burmese Army Attacked KIA's 9th Battalion Headquarters

Details of one of the new Burma Army attacks.

February 2
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Clashes every day

TNLA 717 under brigade 2 and Myanmar forces base in Mong Meik township clashed near Shwe Nyaung Pin village in Mongkok township on 2 Feb.

February 1
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Clash today

TNLA 773 under brigade 3 and Myanmar army LID 77 clashed near Yay-O village in Chaung Hser village tract in Namtu township on 1 Feb.

February 1
Battles Rage in Kachin and Northern Shan State

At least 11 clashes in the last couple of days of January. Burma Army also bringing in reinforcements.

JANUARY 2015

January 31
Burma army killing of Kachin teachers a war crime says ethnic armed alliance

The Burma Army is a terrorist army! More aggression, and war crimes, are inevitable.

January 31
KIA loses Shan post following Burma army attack

Setback for KIA. Daily clashes taking place.

January 31
Humanitarian worker first casualty of murder crackdown

Fears of another massacre of Rohingya!

January 30
Burma army sends reinforcements to Kachin state's Hpakant

2,000 villagers trapped by the BA, not allowed to flee. Being used as human shields.

January 30
Another torture in Du Char Yar Taan

Yet another Rohingya villager detained and abused.

January 30
Security forces on extortion spree in Maungdaw South

Widespread theft from Rohingya villagers by regime police.

January 29
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1. Battle between the TNLA and Myanmar Army (20 January)

The head-on fighting occurred from 08:45 to 09:30 today between Kyang Htaut and Yangpan Villages in Moemeik Township, Ta'ang Region.

No casualties were reported from the TNLA - Ta'ang National Liberation Army side. Casualties from the Myanmar army side were still unknown. Detailed information will be released later.

The fighting happened as an offensive operation of the Myanmar Army into the Brigade 3 area of the TNLA.

2. Fight between the TNLA and Pansay Peoples' Militia (26 January)

The clash occurred between regiment 478 under TNLA Brigade 1 and Pansay Peoples' Militia troops near Manpan Village in Namkhan Township on 27 January from 06:10 to 07:00 hours.

No casualties were reported from the TNLA side. Casualties from the Pansay side were still unknown. Detailed information will be released later.

The troops from the Peoples' Militia started to fire on the TNLA troops that destroyed opium poppy plantation near a temporary camp of Pansay Peoples' Militia troops where the poppy plants were growing. After an hour of exchanging fire, the Militia retreated. The TNLA troops were able to destroy about 50 acres of poppy field at the campsite.

3. Fierce fighting between the TNLA and Myanmar Army in Pansay Region (25 January)

From 19:00 hours on 25 January, fighting continued between the TNLA and Myanmar Army. Division 88 of the Myanmar Army fought TNLA troops under Brigade 1 after the TNLA troops destroyed the opium plantations of Pansay as part of drug eradication plans. At about five locations near the Pansay region, the Myanmar Army fought the TNLA troops who were destroying the opium plantations.

Brigadier-General That Tun Oo, commander of the Myanmar Army's Brigade 88, met the villagers and informed them that their houses would be burnt down if the villagers grew opium and the villagers would face severe action, but the army did not do this in practice. The army opened offensive operations against the TNLA troops that were destroying the opium fields.

In three days of destroying opium fields, the TNLA troops have already destroyed about 100 acres of opium plantations. The Peoples' Militia troops of Pansay Chinese Kyaw Myint grew over 1,000 acres of opium in this year, fewer than the previous year.

Lieutenant-General Aung Than Htut hiself commanded the Myanmar Army to attack the TNLA troops who were destroying the opium fields, because of Pansay Kyaw Myint's demand.

The fighting was continuing, and update information would be released later.

4. Artillery shelling of TNLA regiment 112 (26 January)

The artillery shellings started against the camp of regiment 112 of TNLA troops between Tarkunt and Pansay villages on 26 January at about 10:30 hours.

The fighting took place until midnight last night. Casualties from Myanmar Army division 88 were high, and they were trying to get more troops.

The Myanmar Army opened attacks on the TNLA troops that were eradicating drugs in the Pansay regions. More fighting is expected to continue.

News and Information Department PSLF/TNLA

January 29
Kachin Trio Missing After Burma Army Encounter

Burma Army terror in Kachinland.

January 29
A Rohingya Village in Maungdaw under Assault by the Border Guard Police

Entire Rohingya village now being attacked.

January 29
'RSO' arrests made in Rathidaung

Regime arrests two Rohingya men.

January 28
Community leader killed

Another Rohingya man murdered. A second is in critical condition.

January 28
Four Du Char Yar Taan men forced to walk on nails

Details of torture of Rohingya men.

January 28
Security forces rob man in Maungdaw

Such thefts are a daily occurrence.

January 28
Armed Rakhine Miscreants Rob Rohingya Fishermen in Kyauktaw

Another robbery, this time on a river.

January 28
Farmers clash with troops near Pyin Oo Lwin military school

Incident in Central Burma where farmers are fighting a regime land theft

January 27
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New clash between BA and TNLA

TNLA 478 under brigade 1 and Myanmar forces LID 88 clashed near Mann Pan village in Pansay area in Nam Kham township on 27 Jan.

January 27
Explosion Injures Two in Hpakant

Bomb goes off near Burma Army base. News of BA using local men as forced labor. Also news of recent clashes involving the TNLA, including one where the BA attacked as the TNLA was trying to destroy a poppy plantation run by a pro-regime militia.

January 26
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New clashes reported

KIA and Myanmar army clashed in Hpa-kant area on 23-24 Jan. TNLA and Myanmar army clashed in Nam Kham township on 25-26 Jan.

January 26
68th LIB Troops Killed Lasham Tu Nan

Burma Army unit identified that murdered a Kachin man and kidnapped a teenager last week.

January 26
ANOTHER WOMAN GANG RAPED BY BGP MEN IN MAUNGDAW SOUTH

Family forced to pay ransom to get her back from the police. Incident part of an underreported regime campaign of terror and rape in Arakan State.

January 26
Police assault and extort man in Northern Maungdaw

Rohingya man robbed by regime police.

January 26
Tortured to confess cop killing

Fate of Rohingya villagers arrested at site of previous regime pogrom.

January 25
Rape and Murder of Teachers: Chronology of Events

Step-by-step description of the crime against humanity. How the military dictatorship's terrorism really works in Burma.

January 25
One Hostage Body Found Dead With Marks of Tortures

Two young Kachin captured by Burma Army soldiers. One killed, the other is still missing.

January 25
Two Kachin Elders Injured by Shrapnel in Mung Baw Win Seng

Two victims of Burma Army artillery attack.

January 24
Clashes between KIO and Burma army continue after police released

Fighting in the jade area is still underway.

January 23
Four arrested from Du Char Yar Taan

Follow-up to yesterday's story. How long before they are murdered, if they are still even alive?

January 23
Border Guard Police Push Rohingya Children into the Hands of Human Traffickers

Very disturbing report. This too is an element of genocide.

January 22
The Burma Army and Sexual Violence in Ethnic Areas

Good article. There is incontrovertible evidence that Burma Army soldiers committed the rape and murders of the two Kachin teachers.

January 22
Army Officer Shoots District Administrator over Girl

Burma Army soldier shoots a regime official in Southern Shan State.

January 22
Four Rohingya Corpses Found in Mountain Valleys of Southern Maungdaw

This is slow-burning genocide.

January 22
Security forces renew hunt for Du Char Yar Taan survivors

Regime agents searching for survivors of one of the earlier Rohingya pogroms.

January 22
Increasing Money Extortions from Rohingyas by Myanmar's Border Guard Police

When the regime isn't arresting, torturing and killing Rohingya people, it's robbing them.

January 21
77th LIB Soldiers Attempted to Rape 30-year-old Woman

The Burma Army is an army of rapists. And this is who the United States and Europe want to work with, and who Suu Kyi praises!

January 20
Burmese Soldiers Raped and Killed Two KBC Teachers

Burmese monsters! Of note, Suu Kyi never - ever - criticizes the Burma Army. She's for the rapists!!!

January 20
2 Kachin Teachers Found Dead in Shan State

More coverage of this atrocity.

January 20
One Rohingya Woman killed in police custody

The Rohingya genocide continues. There are new cases of murder by regime agents every week.

January 20
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TNLA fighting the Burma Army again

TNLA and Myanmar forces clashes near Nyaung Htauk village in Mong Mit (MoeMeik) tsp on 20 Jan. Battles broke out around 8:45 a.m to 9:30 a.m

January 19
Residents Trapped in Kachin State as Fighting Intensifies

Wide ranging Burma Army aggression and clashes, from Northern Shan State all the way to Putao.

January 16
Fighting resumes between KIO and Burma Army in Kachin and Shan states

Major renewal of Burma Army offensives in both Kachin and Northern Shan States.

January 16
Ethnic Allied Forces Fought Burmese Army's 1st and 16 th MOC Troops

Battle report from Northern Shan State.

January 16
77th LID Troops Killed 80-year-old Civilian in Hu Sa Village

Battle report from Northern Shan State. Villager killed by Burma Army artillery.

January 16
Four injured in Hpakant grenade attack

Regime police station attacked in Kachin State.

January 16
Decreased fighting, increased tension: RCSS/SSA

21 clashes between the Burma Army and the SSA-S in Southern Shan State in 1994; 47 BA soldiers killed. Regime building roads and camps and bringing in reinforcements and arms.

January 15
Clashes in Hpakant after KIA arrests state minister

Burma Army using artillery again.

January 15
Civilians Flee Fresh Fighting Between KIA, Govt Troops

Up to 1,000 people forced to flee.

January 15
Two Arbitrarily Jailed Rohingyas Die in Buthidaung Prison

Many Rohingya are murdered by regime agents in public, but others are arrested, and then killed while in custody.

January 14
Myanmar's military and KIA exchange brief gunfire

Burma Army trying to take KIA positions.

January 14
Unknown Karen armed groups extort taxes from Mon farmers

Rogue Karen militia in a Mon area. Not much info on its identity.

January 13
Myanmar's Border Guard Police Shot An 8-Year-Old Rohingya Boy In Maungdaw

Unbelievable. Regime agents target children.

January 12
Child dies as snow blankets Kachin refugee border camps: NGO

This a crime of the dictatorship, and its international community collaborators.

January 12
Rohingya dies of suffocation in Thai smuggling truck

Some choice. Die at home, or die when fleeing.

January 12
4 Rohingya died duirng 4-month wait

These individuals perished on the boats on which they fled from genocide in Burma.

January 11
Myanmar Military Gang-Raped A 10-Year-Old Rohingya Girl In Maungdaw Township

The Burma Army is a gang of monsters!!! (And this is who Suu Kyi loves!)

January 10
Man disappears in BGP custody

Rohingya man's relatives believe he has been murdered by the regime police.

January 9
UWSA Forcibly Relocate Mountain Dwelling Ethnic Wa to the Plains

Why are they moving people? Let's not forget, the UWSA are the leading drug dealers and close allies to the dictatorship.

January 8
Villagers Protest Army Use of Farmland for Artillery Target Practice

Is the regime prepping for renewed attacks against the Karenni/KNPP?

January 8
A Pregnant Rohingya Woman Killed in Sittwe General Hospital

Another extremely suspicious incident. The husband was forced to leave the hospital, and the baby died as well. Looks like genocide to me!!!

January 7
Shan Human Rights Foundation Urgent update

Report of the Burma Army murdering a villager on December 12th.

January 7
Troops of government use electricity to inspect the villagers until they lose consciousness and injection them with anesthetic

Burma Army abuses villagers in Shan State.

January 7
Villagers from Murngpan Township were captured by government troops and one has not been released until now

Burma Army detains Shan villagers; one still held.

January 6
Wa Rebels Defy Govt Order, Reopen Drug-Linked Trade Hub in Shan State

Report that the UWSA killed a local resident to steal his land in December.

January 6
Innocent Rohingya Believed to Be Killed by Border Guard Police

Report of another Rohingya man murdered by regime police.

January 5
Government army troops based in Murngpan Township and Lankhur Township fight for about one hour

Burma Army troops fight each other!

January 5
602nd LIR Troops Parade a Captured Kachin Volunteer

Kachin soldier captured.

January 4
Dooplaya Field Report: January to December 2013

Report of regime abuses against the Karen in Dooplaya district.

January 4
Asia World checkpoint attacked in Naungcho

Shootout involving an unknown party in Shan State.

DECEMBER 2014

December 31
Letter from SSPP to U.S. Ambassador

102 battles between the Burma Army and the SSPP in the last eleven months. Letter describes how the U.S. is ignoring the suffering and the political role of Burma's ethnic nationalities, and requests more pressure on the dictatorship.

December 31
Border Guard Police Brutally Torture Two Innocent Rohingyas for Ransom

New regime abuses and theft.

December 31
Myanmar's SaYaPha Extort Money from Innocent Rohingyas in Buthidaung

Regime extortion is present in all areas where Rohingya people are still able to live.

December 31
Innocent Rohingya Brutally Tortured over the Allegation of Militant Connection

Arrested on false pretenses and then beaten.

December 30
Burma army seizes KIO post in Hpakant

Renewed regime aggression in the jade mining area.

December 30
Four forestry officers slain in Shan State

There is a dispute over what happened and who is responsible.

December 29
Rakhine Terrorists kill an Innocent Rohingya in Rathedaung

A never-ending series of murders!

December 28
18 Innocent Rohingyas From Buthidaung Arrested Without Any Reason

Regime police raid two Rohingya villages.

December 27
Burma army attack kills 2 KIA soldiers

Raw aggression by the military dictatorship.

December 26
Officer and troops of government army step on their own landmine

Brilliant!

December 25
Injured villager dies after the battle between commandos of government army and RCSS/SSA

This sounds like a Burma Army execution in the "Black Zone."

December 25
Arrested Villager Not Allowed to See Family for over Two Months

The Burma Army does whatever it wants, with complete impunity.

December 25
Malwha Mountain Bandits Flee to Thai-Burma Border

Killers of KNLA soldiers identified.

December 25
More on Money Extortions from Rohingyas by Myanmar's Authority

Regime extortion in downtown Maungdaw.

December 23
More Villagers Injured in Letpadaung Mine Protests

Land theft for Chinese mining company continues. Police switch to rubber bullets against the protestors. Where is Suu Kyi on the murder of Daw Khin Win and the latest assaults? More silence in the face of regime atrocities. Last year she praised the Chinese deal!

December 22
Police Kill Villager in Copper Mine Standoff

Regime police fire on a crowd of protestors at a disputed copper mine, murdering one. Many others injured.

December 21
Rohingyas Arrested On False Accusations of Browsing Internet with Bangladesh Mobile Phone

Regime police arrest and then rob seven Rohingya men. Three are still in custody and being abused.

December 21
Myanmar Military Shot a 72-Year-Old Rohingya Man In Maungdaw Without Any Reason

Burma Army soldier murders an elderly Rohingya man.

December 20
Officers of government army kill their two former-officers' sons

Desertion from the Burma Army punished by the murder of the deserters' family members!

December 19
A Rohingya Fisherman Shot Dead By Myanmar's Border Guard Police

Another case of regime murder with impunity.

December 16
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Burma Army now fighting SSA-S as well

RCSS/ssa and Myanmar army clashed in Mong Pan township on 14 Dec and another clashe in Kyaukme township on 13 Dec.

December 15
7 govt troops killed in N. Shan State clash

This is a regime report. The TNLA says there was a clash, not an ambush, and that the Burma Army is continuing an artillery attack.

December 15
Fierce Battles Rage Between Allied Ethnic Troops and Burmese Army

Detailed report from the ethnic armed resistance. Many new battles described. At least 21 BA soldiers killed. BA sending in hundreds of reinforcements.

December 15
32 Rohingyas Arrested And Tortured By Arakan Army, To Be Sold as Slaves In Thailand

Rohingyas kidnapped from fishing boats.

December 15
Border Guard Police Arrest Innocent Rohingyas on Different Pretexts

Two more Rohingya villagers arrested, abused and extorted.

December 12
Kachin, Palaung, Kokang forces clash with govt units in Muse

More details about the clashes reported by Twitter yesterday.

December 12
2 KNLA Members Killed in Highway Bus Robbery

There are multiple accounts of this incident. This one says that an unidentified military unit robbed a bus and that the KNLA soldiers were killed when they intervened.

December 12
#MYANMAR #Two #troops of #RCSS/SSA #die #during the #battle of #anti #narcotic #drugs

Burma Army attacks SSA-S. Two Shan soldiers killed.

December 12
Breaking News: One Rohingya Private Teacher Arrested

Another example of the dictatorship falsely claiming that the Rohingya are members of a supposedly revolutionary Rohingya Solidarity Organization, as an excuse to arrest and abuse.

December 12
Myanmar's Armed Forces Plunder Rohingya Fishermen in Sittwe

Abuse and robbery incidents against the Rohingya are now being perpetrated on a daily basis.

December 11
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New series of clashes

TNLA367 and Myanmar forces clashed near NamParKyain village in Mann Ton tsp in Shan state on 10 Dec. Battles broke out around 4:05 to 4:45pm

FUA (TNLA 919, KIA and MNDAA) forces and Myanmar armed forces clashed near Hsai Hkaung in Tamoenye township in northern Shan state on 10 Dec

December 11
Two Relief Team Members Killed By the Burma Army

Free Burma Rangers among those killed by the Burma Army Laiza artillery attack

December 10
Border Guard Police Rape Four Rohingya Women in Duchiradan

Report of a new Crime Against Humanity against the Rohingya. Where is the international outrage!?

December 10
Border Guard Police Arrest More Innocent Rohingyas

More detentions and extortion.

December 9
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Battles today and yesterday

TNLA and Myanmar forces clashes near Ohn Tat village in Nam Hsan tsp in northern Shan state on 9 Dec.The battles broke out around 12:30 noon.

TNLA 527 and Myanmar army LID 77 clashed near Loi Sa village in Kyaukme township in Shan state on 8 Dec. The battles broke out around 6 pm.

December 9
Two Year Old Rohingya Boy Died At Sittwe Hospital After Doctor's Injection

Not the first case. Are racist doctors murdering Rohingya children?

December 9
Myanmar Authority Continue to Extort Money from Innocent Rohingyas

Four separate cases. At least ten victims.

December 8
New Report Critiques "Peace Support" Amidst Militarization in Karenni State

One more example of the regime taking advantage of a ceasefire.

December 6
Burmese Army Troops Fired Artillery Shells on Bhamo-Myitkyina Road

More regime aggression, no one hurt.

December 4
Eight Rohingyas Sentenced To Two Years For Refusing To Participate BGP Census

Prison, for refusing to accept regime oppression!

December 4
Beaten up by Rakhine Extremists, Innocent Rohingya Man Critical

It is important to remember that the dictatorship, local Rakhine racists, and also racist Buddhist monks, are working together to commit the Rohingya genocide.

December 3
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More detail about recent clashes, at least 5 BA soldiers killed

More Clashes between Ta'ang and Burma Army

A clash took place at 0800 hours on November 26, 2014 between troops from TNLA Battalion-478 and BA Division-88, near Paden village in Namkham Township, Ta'ang Region. There was no casualty on TNLA side. Two killed and 2 wounded on BA side.

The clash took place, because the BA troops gave chase and attacked the TNLA troops, who were on field trips for drug eradication and area control.

Two Clashes in Namtsan Township, Ta'ang Region

Clashes took place in Namtsan Township, Ta'ang Region, on November 22 at 0900 hours at a place between Pansari and Lwelan villages, and at 1510 hours at a place between Holat and Honamt villages.

According to the message from TNLA Brigade-2, the clash took place between troops from BA LIB-106 under Division-77, who were setting out from Myothit in the morning for Pansari ran into the TNLA troops from Battalion-256, who were in position near Pansari and Lwelant villages and firefight took place from 0900 to 0920 hours. In the clash, at least 3 dead and 4 seriously wounded, on the BA side.

Again, at 1510 hours, when the BA troops from LIB-106 arrived at a place between Holat and Honamt villages, they ran into troops from TNLA Battalion-256, who were patrolling, and a head on clash took place. As the BA LIB-106 military column remained at the place between Holat and Honamt villages, where the clash took place, and as the troops did not allow villagers to pass through the clash area, a front-line TNLA officer speculated that the BA side suffered seriously in the battle.

December 3
Border Guard Police Torture Two Innocent Rohingyas for Ransom

Regime police are arresting, abusing and extorting Rohingya villagers on a daily basis now.

December 2
Rangoon death sparks allegations of police brutality

Regime police kill a man in Rangoon.

December 2
Bomb explodes during Shan NY

One Burma Army soldier killed.

December 1
More on the Mass Arrests of Innocent Rohingyas in Maungdaw

Identities of the 11 Rohingya men arrested on November 27th.

December 1
Border Guard Police Shackle Seven Innocent Rohingya Women

This is how Rohingya people are treated. Seven women were accused of stealing "one" chicken, handcuffed for a day, and then forced to pay extortion!

NOVEMBER 2014

November 30
Joint Operation Plunder 'Duchiradan' and Arrest Innocent Rohingyas

300 regime agents raid a village that was targeted in an earlier pogrom.

November 28
Increasing Harassment against Rohingyas by Military and Police for Ransom

Four Rohingya men beaten and robbed by regime police.

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.

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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
Kachinland news update
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
Kachinland news updates
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
PSLF battle news
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.

News and Information Department PSLF/TNLA

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
PSLF battle news
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