Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Burma-Myanmar: Military junta loses a key base to rebel forces


Myanmar’s rebel forces claimed to have seized a military base near a key town at the Thailand border, in the latest blow to the ruling military regime that has been losing ground to opposition groups for months.

The Karen National Union, Myanmar’s oldest rebel group, said its military wing took control of the army base last weekend in Thin Gan Nyi Naung, a short distance from Myawaddy, a strategic trading town at the Thai border.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Philippines: Rebels killed and residents displaced in southern Philippines ahead of Ramadan


A deadly shootout involving fighters from a splinter rebel group and its storming of a village in a separate incident over the weekend rattled an autonomous Muslim region in the southern Philippines ahead of this week’s start of Ramadan.

Soldiers from the Philippine Army’s 1st Brigade Combat Team clashed with the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters on Saturday in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, a town in Maguindanao del Sur province, killing two suspected BIFF members, said Brig. Gen. Jose Vladimir Cagara, the army commander in the area.

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Burma-Myanmar: Arakan Army (AA) seizes a military junta police station near Rakhine State’s capital Sittwe


The Arakan Army (AA) says it seized Ponnagyun Township police station near Rakhine State’s capital Sittwe on Thursday.

Ponnagyun is on the Yangon-Sittwe road about 30km north of the state capital, where the regime has tightened security.

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Pakistan: Islamic State (IS) claims responsibility for bombings on eve of Pakistan election


Two bomb blasts at the election offices of a political party and an independent candidate in south-west Pakistan have killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens more, a day before parliamentary elections are to be held.

The first blast rocked the election campaign office of an independent candidate in Pishin in the troubled region of Balochistan, killing 18 people and injuring at least 30 people, local authorities said.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Burma-Myanmar: Border guards flee to Bangladesh amid clashes with rebels


At least 95 Myanmar border guards, some of them wounded, have fled to Bangladesh over the last few days as fighting intensifies between rebel forces in Myanmar and the junta regime, officials in Bangladesh said on Monday (Feb 5).

At least two people were killed in Bangladesh on Monday after mortar shells fired from Myanmar during clashes there landed across the border.

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