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”

Fear and uncertainty for Myanmar dissidents in Thailand

Myanmar dissidents who fled army crackdown are living in hiding in Thailand as they try to seek humanitarian protection in third countries. When Myanmar’s military staged a coup on February 1, Kaung Latt’s career as an entertainer came to an abrupt halt. A prominent supporter of the deposed National League for Democracy (NLD) government andContinue reading “Fear and uncertainty for Myanmar dissidents in Thailand”

10 killed in Myanmar clashes between army and anti-junta fighters

At least 10 anti-junta fighters and civilians were killed during clashes with the military in central Myanmar, villagers said Sunday, as locals increasingly take up arms against the regime in the coup-wracked country. Myanmar has been in turmoil since a February coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s government, with 890 people killed in aContinue reading “10 killed in Myanmar clashes between army and anti-junta fighters”

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”

UN stops short of calling for global arms embargo against Myanmar

Special envoy Christine Schraner Burgener warns that ‘the risk of a large-scale civil war is real’ in the country following February 1 military coup. The UN General Assembly has stopped short of calling for a global arms embargo against Myanmar’s military, even as it took the rare step of urging member states to “prevent theContinue reading “UN stops short of calling for global arms embargo against Myanmar”

Karenni resistance fighters open new front against junta

The Karenni People’s Defence Force went on the offensive over the weekend, but now faces an overwhelming show of force As armed resistance to the Myanmar military’s February 1 coup continues to grow around the country, a new front has opened in the struggle between regime forces and civilians fighting back with homemade weapons.  SinceContinue reading “Karenni resistance fighters open new front against junta”

Thousands of Myanmar villagers poised to flee violence to Thailand, group says

Thousands of ethnic Karen villagers in Myanmar are poised to cross into Thailand if, as expected, fighting intensifies between the Myanmar army and Karen insurgents, joining those who have already escaped the turmoil that followed a Feb. 1 coup. The U.N. humanitarian office said on Friday that in all about 56,000 people have been displacedContinue reading “Thousands of Myanmar villagers poised to flee violence to Thailand, group says”

Two Myanmar airbases attacked amid anti-coup protests: Reports

No confirmation of casualties in attacks on bases in Magway and Meiktila towns as anti-coup protests continue in the country. Two Myanmar airbases have come under attack, with blasts reported at one base and rocket fire seen at another, media and a witness said. The attacks, carried out by unidentified attackers on Thursday, come afterContinue reading “Two Myanmar airbases attacked amid anti-coup protests: Reports”

Fighting erupts in eastern Myanmar near Thai border

The clashes are the fiercest fighting between the Tatmadaw and an ethnic armed group since the February 1 coup. Some of the most intense fighting in Myanmar since the country’s military seized power in a coup on February 1 erupted in eastern Myanmar near the Thai border early on Tuesday, as ethnic minority Karen insurgentsContinue reading “Fighting erupts in eastern Myanmar near Thai border”

Myanmar Junta Imported $15M Worth of Russian Radar Equipment in February

Russia has continued to support the Myanmar regime after a military coup ousted Aung San Suu Kyi and brought an end to a decade of civilian rule. The Myanmar military regime imported $14.7 million in radar equipment in February, Russian customs data published on Monday showed. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu agreed to supply Myanmar with Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missileContinue reading “Myanmar Junta Imported $15M Worth of Russian Radar Equipment in February”

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