An 8-year-old boy was killed and seven others were wounded in shelling by the Myanmar military in Kutkai Township on Thursday morning, according to the TNLA and Metta Shin.
No clashes occurred but joint forces of the Tatmadaw and Border Guard Force have occupied a New Mon State Party outpost in Mon State’s Kyaikmayaw since Saturday.
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Ministry’s plan to shut shelters without security guarantees violates IDPs’ human rights, advocates say.
The KIA accused the Myanmar military of genocide and human rights abuses including rape and murder on Saturday to mark the seven-year anniversary of fighting in Kachin State.
Event went beyond agreed time and featured unauthorized performance, police say.
The KIO/KIA has reportedly sent extortion letters to 21 schools, asking each to pay hundreds of dollars in "taxes."
The MNHRC has concluded that two Kachin men found dead in March were rebel fighters and killed in battle with the Tatmadaw, contradicting claims they were arrested and executed.
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All armed groups said to use the practice in mined areas but Tatmadaw singled out as worst offender.
More than 1,100 Kachin villagers trapped by fighting now sheltering in churches.
The bill is seen as key to forging lasting peace with separatist rebels and thwarting the rise of Islamist extremism in the nation's poorest and most dangerous region.
Nai Hong Sar, of the New Mon State Party, said the military wants armed groups to promise not to secede before it agrees to a date for the next peace conference.
The Tatmadaw is ready to obey if the president orders a stop to military operations in Kachin State in line with the law, said the permanent secretary of the Defense Ministry.
In what appears to be the final countdown to the signing of the Naga peace accord, there are hopes that the finalization of the accord will bring an end to the longest-running insurgency