Derek Chollet visited a refugee camp and the Mae Tao Clinic; he is discussing US efforts to help restore democracy in Myanmar and provide aid during his SE Asian tour.
Thay Baw Boe in Karen State was used by the military to reinforce frontline troops; the KNLA and allied resistance fighters seized it despite being hit by air strikes.
Can the Chin National Army successfully capitalize on Indian frustration at the cozy ties between the Tatmadaw and anti-New Delhi insurgents?
Her sister, 18, and a man in his 50s were also killed as the regime continued its indiscriminate air and ground attacks in Kayah State.
The Irrawaddy documents the plight of some of the thousands of villagers forced to flee fighting in Karen State to temporary camps on the Moei River on the Thai border.