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  • Wa, Mongla given another ultimatum to pull out from outlying bases

    The United Wa State Army and its ally National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA) aka Mongla, were informed by the Burma Army yesterday, 28 April, to withdraw from their bases outside designated territories by tomorrow, 30 April, according to informed source...
  • 7 villages in Shan East burnt down by Burma Army soldiers

    Despite a popularly ‘elected’ government, human rights violations in ethnic states carried out by Burma Army soldiers are still coming out. 7 villages in Shan State East’s Mongpiang township, having an estimated 70 households were razed  down t...
  • 7 killed, many injured by storm in Shan State East

    7 villagers living in Mongton township of Shan State East, facing Chiangmai’s  Wiang Haeng and Chiangdao districts, were killed by strong winds which also resulted in a large number of injuries and house damages, according to local sources. “The...
  • Junta army has women porters lead the way in war zone

    Women in Shan State North’s Tangyan township who have been forced to porter for the Burma Army troops in their campaign against the Shan State Progress Party/State State Army (SSPP/SSA), are being threatened by Burma army soldiers that their lives will ...
  • Burma Army pursuing 4 cut aims in former ceasefire territories

    One of the Burma Army’s objectives in the ongoing Zwe Man Hein campaign against the Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’ is to occupy the border areas between it and the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and it has been successful in that respect, according to a...
  • More killing by unidentified cutthroats reported

    One school teacher was killed and two more wounded by unidentified cutthroats in Shan State North’s Tangyan township, one of the battlefields between Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) and the Burma Army, local sources reported. Two w...
  • Junta army follows Aesopean camel’s footsteps

    Having successfully forced the Mongla-based National Democratic Alliance Army’s forward base near Hsop Yawng (the mouth of the Yawng where it joins the Mekong) to withdraw last week, the Burma Army says the NDAA must also withdraw from another base furt...
  • Burma Army soldiers fleeing from battlefields in Shan state

    During these days, a large number of soldiers from Burma Army troops fighting with the Shan State Progress Party/ Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in Shan State South, have reportedly been deserting from the battlefields, local sources reported. So far, the kn...
  • Mongla pulls out some troops on the Mekong

    Owing to pressure by the Burma Army, Mongla-based National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA) has called back its far-flung troops on the Yawng, a tributary of the Mekong, southeast of Mongyawng, on 11 April, according sources close to the leadership. The ...
  • Elections come and go, abuses go on forever

    Ten villagers in Kyaukme, Shan State North, have been detained and tortured over suspicion of collaboration with the Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’, according to local sources. They were detained by troops from Light Infantry Battalions 501 and 502, b...
  • Villagers in war zone killed by unidentified cutthroats

    About ten local villagers residing in Shan State South’s Monghsu township and Shan State North’s Tangyan township, where clashes of Shan State Progress Party/ Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) and Burma Army are taking place almost everyday, were killed by u...
  • Junta holds talk with Shan army while offensive continues

    The new Burma government has sent some facilitators to discuss with Shan State Progress Party /Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA), but going ahead with its offensive, according to sources from the Shan State North. Hsengkeow militia group, one the former sister ...
  • Naypyitaw has “Watch West” policy

    According to an informed source close to Burma’s military based leadership, Naypyitaw fears invasion, or rather infiltration, from the West by Muslim fundamentalists. “The focus has moved away from the southeast (Thailand) in the past few years,” s...
  • Shan godfather releases Chinese abductees

    13 Chinese who were kidnapped by Golden Triangle godfather Naw Kham were released Friday, 8 April, 4 days after they were taken by his men, according to a source close to the King Romans casino in Laos.“The ransom money, 25 million baht ($8.3 million), ...
  • Wa broke through cordon “with Shan help”

    The United Wa State Army (UWSA) contingent that was trapped in the Burma Army encirclement for two days and two nights in Mongyawng made their successful escape yesterday to their Pang Nao base, according to local sources. ...
  • Wanted: Drinking water and zinc sheets for quake victims

    Voluntary relief workers and monks in Tachilek, which was shaken by the 6.8 magnitude convulsions on March 24, say the 18,000 quake victims in more than 100 villages, whose immediate needs have been – to a satisfactory extent – met, are now in need of...
  • Shan rebels on offensive defense

    This morning a Burma Army unit in Wanhsaw in the gemland of Monghsu was attacked by the ceasefire group Shan State Army (SSA) North whose territory was under siege by the Burma Army since early March, according to a source from the Thai-Burma border who h...
  • Burma Army close all boat routes to Shan army areas

    All boats running in the Namtu River (Dutthawaddy) from Burma Army controlled areas to the Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’ territory in Shan State North’s Hsipaw township were closed down by the military junta and some were kept by the authorities as ...
  • Shan parliamentarians choosing to give the new regime the benefit of the doubt

    Shan MPs returning from Naypyitaw, where the National and People’s assemblies met, and Taunggyi, where the Shan State Assembly met, have agreed that it is to early to say things are going to turn out right or wrong a few days after the new government ha...

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