Friday, August 28, 2015

Burma-Myanmar: Fighting flares in northeast between army and Ta’ang (Palaung) National Liberation Army (TNLA) rebels

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As peace negotiators continue to insist that a nationwide ceasefire is within reach, clashes reportedly broke out again this week in Shan and Kachin states ahead of a planned meeting between a handful of ethnic armed groups, President Thein Sein and Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing.

The Ta’ang (Palaung) National Liberation Army (TNLA) said fighting with the Burma Army took placein an area of the ethnic armed group’s control in Namhsan Township, Shan State, with the TNLA claiming to have killed two government soldiers after coming under attack at the village of Nang Kay.

Tar Bong Kyaw,TNLA general secretary, told The Irrawaddy on Friday that clashes had occurred almost every day this week amid an increased deployment of Burma Army troops in the area.

The News:
http://www.irrawaddy … e-meeting-nears.html