Fierce fighting continues to rage in northern Burma’s Kachin state despite President Thein Sein’s announcement on Sunday that the government has no plan to capture the rebel stronghold in Laiza
Yin Aung lives in Laiza and likes going to school with his siblings. Recently he hasn’t been able to attend his classes because his school has been forced to close due to heavy shelling in the area. As Burmese troops step up their attacks, more schools like Yin Aung’s face closure.
Residents in the Kachin Independence Army (KIA)’s stronghold Laiza are dealing with an increase in food prices as fighting with the government’s army closes in on the rebel base
The Burmese army launched a series of mortar attacks against the Kachin rebel headquarters in Laiza on Sunday, prompting panic and fear among the 15,000 displaced people living in camps nearby, according to local sources
100-strong column reaches village four miles from headquarters of Kachin Independence Army while more are en route
Jan 9, 2009 (DVB), Police in the border town of Laiza in Kachin state have failed to investigate the recent stabbing of a visiting businessman, according to local residents. A local man in Laiza told DVB that a visitor from another township had been stabbed by a local Military Affairs Security informer at around 10pm …