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Over 100 Myanmar Junta Troops Killed in Clashes

Over 100 Myanmar military soldiers were reportedly killed on Tuesday and Wednesday in clashes with civilian resistance groups in Sagaing, Magwe, Tanintharyi regions and Chin, Mon and Shan states. In all, 104 junta soldiers died. On Wednesday morning, at least 12 junta soldiers were killed and two military vehicles damaged by mine attacks launched byContinue reading “Over 100 Myanmar Junta Troops Killed in Clashes”

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Myanmar army ‘tightens grip’ on multibillion jade trade: Report

Coup leader General Min Aung Hlaing’s son implicated in the importation of dynamite used in open pit jade mines. Myanmar’s military has further tightened its grip on the country’s jade trade, using the industry to finance the February 1 coup that plunged the country into turmoil, a new report released on Tuesday says, naming theContinue reading “Myanmar army ‘tightens grip’ on multibillion jade trade: Report”

Kachin Independence Army Shoots Down Myanmar Military Helicopter

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) shot down a Myanmar military helicopter as it was conducting air strikes in Momauk, Kachin State at around 10 a.m. on Monday, KIA information officer Colonel Naw Bu confirmed to The Irrawaddy. “It happened at around 10:20 a.m. today. The attack on the gunship scared away two fighter jets accompanyingContinue reading “Kachin Independence Army Shoots Down Myanmar Military Helicopter”

Myanmar Military Suffers Heavy Casualties in Attacks by Ethnic Armed Group in Kachin State

The Myanmar military has reportedly suffered heavy casualties following attacks launched by the ethnic armed group the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) on a military base and convoy in Kachin State on Thursday. On the morning of April 15 the KIA attacked a Tatmadaw (Myanmar military) base in the area of Nam Byu in Tanai Township.Continue reading “Myanmar Military Suffers Heavy Casualties in Attacks by Ethnic Armed Group in Kachin State”

Myanmar’s ruling junta issues fresh charges for Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s ruling military squared off against its opponents in the courts, the streets and the countryside Monday, showing no sign of relenting in its crackdown against those opposed to February’s coup. Aung San Suu Kyi, who led the elected government toppled in the military takeover, was accused of a fresh criminal charge when she appearedContinue reading “Myanmar’s ruling junta issues fresh charges for Suu Kyi”

Attack by Myanmar’s Kachin minority signals deepening crisis

Kachin guerrillas attacked a police outpost in northern Myanmar early Wednesday, local media reported, in an indication of the deepening involvement of ethnic minority armed forces in the country’s popular movement seeking to unseat the junta that seized power in February. The action follows conflict in eastern Myanmar, where Karen guerrillas seized an army outpostContinue reading “Attack by Myanmar’s Kachin minority signals deepening crisis”