Losses on both sides mount during ongoing clashes between Myanmar’s military and the Arakan Army in troubled northern Rakhine State.
According to the SSPP, their troops returned fire when RCSS troops launched an attack on a village where they mistakenly thought the SSPP troops were stationed.
Myanmar’s conflict zones have re-emerged as centers of the international drug trade, as meth—unlike opium—doesn’t require cultivation and is not dependent on the weather.
Aid worker confirms reports of fighting near boundary between Chin, Rakhine states; AA soldiers also reported killed
Mar Lut was attempting to flee fighting between RCSS and joint TNLA/SSPP force
The road project, which links a Tatmadaw camp with the Salween River, threatens the safety of nearby IDPs and supports access to the area of the contentious Mong Ton Dam project.
Some 10,000 locals walking down the main road of Namhkam Township demanding the release of Nang Mo Hom, who was abducted by the TNLA last month.
The TNLA last month took a Shan civilian away at gunpoint and put her on trial for obstructing troops. The govt and civil society groups call for her immediate release.
If the group really seeks a Ta’ang state it needs to talk peace, Shan leader says.
Tensions have been ongoing between the two sides, with no resolution in sight.
The fighting has displaced hundreds of villagers in Namtu Township, where two ethnic armed groups accuse a third of encroaching on their territory.
Military tensions in Namtu Township have been running high since last year with displaced locals bearing the brunt of regular clashes.
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Local lawmakers said nearly half the 1,500 villagers displaced by fighting in Namtu Township on Monday were back home or on their way.