Fighting has broken out in Kachin State between the KIA and Burmese army forces. DVB speaks to a KIA Major to find out more.
Each side presented differing perspectives on how armed clashes broke out last week, but agreed to consider investigating the causes of the hostilities.
Activists have blamed the latest clashes in northern Burma on a failure by both the government and Kachin rebels to follow up on their peace agreements.
The Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) endured a six-hour clash on Monday morning with the Burmese army in northern Shan state’s Namtu township, a spokesman for the ethnic army told DVB.
Police have named 18 Rohingya refugees as suspects for the deaths of eight Buddhists in an immigration detention centre, and say they will face trial in Indonesia.
The Shan State Army-South and government peace negotiators kicked off another round of informal talks in Thailand yesterday as skirmishes broke out with another armed Shan group