The committee noted that a 22-year-old man was killed on 11 April and his father wounded when Burmese military aircraft attacked the area.
DVB sat down with Khon Ja to reflect on the year gone by and what the outlook for 2018 looks like in Kachin State.
“Despite the fact that intense hostilities are continuing between the two sides, I believe that this informal meeting could pave the way for a shift from armed conflict to political…
The capture comes after several days of armed clashes in a strategic area that is home to several gold and amber mines under KIA control.
The KIO spokesman said, “They ransacked the compound under the pretext that they were searching for drugs. But this is not how one conducts a drug investigation.”
Church leaders in Tanai estimate that about a thousand people have sought sanctuary at churches in the town.