Thousands of civilians remain displaced by the conflict between a DKBA splinter group and the joint Tatmadaw-Border Guard Force contingent in Karen State.
Five civilians were reported injured after DKBA troops allegedly attacked a Border Guard Force in Karen State’s Kawkareik Township on Wednesday.
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.
The ethnic armed group said at a meeting of its new leadership last week that it would “go the way of peace” under the new NLD-led government.
A splinter faction of the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army remains locked in a clash with a Border Guard Force militia in Karen State.
The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) has vowed that ethnic armed groups will not disturb the upcoming November elections.