Skirmishes Continue in Western and Southeastern Kachin State, Locals Forced to Serve as Guides For Burmese Army

Skirmishes continue between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burmese army troops in western and southeastern Kachin State. A battle took place between KIA’s 14th Battalion troops and and Burmese army’s 298th Light Infantry Battalion troops led by Lt. Myat Khaing Tun at Nawng Mi village in Hpakant Township on Aug 24 at 2:40 am. According […]

Members of Kachin Aid Convoy Attacked and Abducted by Burmese Police

Members of the Hpakant-based Myusha Zinlum Hpung (MZH), one of the several Kachin humanitarian groups assisting Kachin state’s internally displaced peoples (IDPs), were reportedly stopped and harassed for several hours along Kamaing-Dumbang highway by Burmese authorities on August 17. The KLN has learnt that the MZH volunteers with 8 aid vehicles were heading their way […]