Senior leaders of the Karen National Union (KNU) and Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) met to talk peace and war in northern Burma’s Kachin State on Wednesday.
KIA spokesman Col. Naw Bo told DVB that Burmese troops had launched assaults on frontline outposts in Waingmaw Township and a security post near Laiza.
Locals in the Kachin town of Laiza fear renewed clashes between government and ethnic forces, after an artillery shell landed close to a boarding school.
Ethnic armed groups are due to come to a decision on whether to accept the second draft of a nationwide ceasefire.
Burma’s ethnic leaders convened in Laiza, Kachin State, on Thursday for the next round of discussions on a nationwide ceasefire agreement, where they established a leading committee to oversee political aspects of the peace process.
Members of Burma’s Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), a bloc of ethnic leaders undertaking peace negotiations with the central government, convened in Laiza, Kachin State on Thursday to discuss their next steps towards ending the country’s six decades of civil war. The 16-member alliance created a new leading committee of elected representatives to serve as …