Sunday, October 13, 2013

Burma-Myanmar: For Kachin Independence Army (KIA) rebels life teeters between war and peace


Despite progress in its transition to democracy, Myanmar has struggled to end all the ethnic insurgencies that have long divided the country.

Now the Kachin — the last of the insurgent groups that have been fighting the government — have that could end the conflict.

The agreement falls short of an actual cease-fire, but calls for both sides to work “to end all armed fighting.”

Two years ago, Myanmar’s army broke a cease-fire and launched an offensive against the Kachin Independence Army, or KIA.

The News: … rs-between-war-peace



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