Over 7,000 villagers were forced to flee, many into the forest, as a column of 200 junta soldiers rampaged through Yinmabin Township leaving a trail of destruction.
Seven junta aircraft dropped cluster bombs on the Cobra Column group, led by a KNU officer, in an effort to seize back control of the Myawaddy-Waw Lay road.
The country’s brutal coup regime is no candidate for political compromise.
Political commentator Naing Khit explains why the junta wants to execute leading activists Jimmy and Phyo Zeya Thaw, and what to expect if the executions proceed.
An ex-news photographer tells The Irrawaddy of his new life fighting for a PDF group, and his belief that with enough arms and ammunition the resistance is sure to win.
Let’s be clear: One side of the conflict is defending itself against a barbaric opponent; we must resist characterizations that equate ‘violence’ committed by the two.
The national uprising unfolding against the military regime offers a unique window to support the emergence of a stable democracy in the country.
Ambassadors from one nation after another took to the podium to urge peace at a rare emergency session of the General Assembly to debate Russia’s attack on its neighbor.
China’s border security and economic interests will benefit from stability in Myanmar; to achieve this, Beijing should support the people’s efforts to end military rule.
The junta assault on Lay Kay Kaw has met fierce resistance from insurgents and armed civilian groups who are outgunned but have morale and public support on their side.