“The DKBA renegades employed guerrilla tactics,” said a local BGF commander.
“We have only rice for survival,” said Saw Swe Tun, the camp administrator.
DKBA renegades detonated roadside explosives by remote control as the 118th Light Infantry Battalion was on patrol. The Karen rebels then ambushed them.
A human rights group in Karen State is calling for the demilitarisation of former conflict areas to ensure that Burma’s ongoing peace process is “stable and long lasting”.
Saw Kyaw Thet and Saw San Aung’s renegade faction has frequently engaged in armed clashes against Burmese government forces in recent years.
Karen Rivers Watch says recent fighting for control of a road to the site of the controversial Hatgyi hydropower dam is putting a dangerous strain on the ceasefire in Karen…