The government extended an invitation to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang to join next month’s Union Peace Conference.
According to the Burmese military chief’s office, the base in Mansi had been a major hub for smuggling timber and cattle to “a neighbouring country”.
Tatmadaw reinforcements, who had been airlifted into the area, launched a counterattack and successfully took control of Mongko on Sunday afternoon, according to the military report.
A liaison officer for the Karen National Union denied that the armed group had sent the team, which provided free eye treatment to 73 local people.
DVB speaks to Gen Saw Kyaw Thet, the chief-of-staff of a breakaway faction of the ceasefire DKBA, about the group’s stance on the peace process.
Burma’s new leader is vague about her plans to end decades of conflict, but some see new opportunities for peace under a democratically elected government.