Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Burma-Myanmar: Army attacks against Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) soldiers displaces 300 villagers as Suu Kyi tours Karen State

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Fighting between Burma Army and Karen soldiers in northern Karen State forced hundreds of villagers from their home into jungle hideouts while the State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is touring Karen State.

Ceasefire violations by Burma Army had caused tensions with Karen National Liberation Army soldiers in its 5th Brigade area in Mutraw [Papun] district in the northern Karen State. As many as 300 villagers were driven from their homes by Burma Army shelling. A local Karen National Union leader estimated another 2,000 more villagers are on the brink of running to escape the fighting.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Afghanistan: US and Afghan Taliban start partial truce

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A seven-day “reduction in violence” between the US and the Afghan Taliban has begun, officials say.

“This is an important step on a long road to peace,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Burma-Myanmar: At least 19 children hurt by shelling at school in Rakhine state

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At least 19 children were wounded when a primary school was hit by shelling in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, a lawmaker and a military spokesman said on Thursday (Feb 13).

Clashes between government troops and ethnic insurgents have intensified in Rakhine, from where tens of thousands of people have been displaced since clashes began in December 2018, bringing new chaos to the region from which more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled a military crackdown in 2017.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Afghanistan: 172 Taliban militants surrender to Afghan forces in Herat and Ghor

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A group of 172 Taliban militants surrendered to Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in Herat and Ghor provinces.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement, 160 of the militants surrendered in Shahrak district of Ghor.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Philippines: 2 New People’s Army (NPA) rebels surrender in Aurora province

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Two members of the New People’s Army (NPA) voluntarily surrendered to the military troops on Wednesday, citing reasons of lack of mass-based support and resources from their organization.

Lt. Col. Reandrew Rubio, acting commanding officer of Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion (91IB), said the two insurgents who surrendered to his troops at the boundary of Aurora and Nueva Ecija provinces, belonged to the Komiteng Larangang Guerrilla (KLG) Sierra Madre.

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