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Myanmar’s Karen insurgents burn another government military outpost

By AP and published by Channel NewsAsia GUERRILLA soldiers from Myanmar’s Karen ethnic minority burned down a government military outpost on Friday (May 7) after capturing it without a fight when its garrison fled, a senior Karen officer said. The position is about 15km from a larger camp that the Karen National Liberation Army stormed

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Karens: Fighting still raging despite Myanmar junta extending ceasefire

WHILE Myanmar’s military government has extended its unilateral monthlong ceasefire by another another month till May 31, 2011, the Karen insurgents said today (May 2) that fighting between the two sides is still continuing, TV Channel 7 said On Friday Myanmar’s Supreme Command announced the extension of the ceasefire so that the State Administration Council

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New round of air strikes against Karens as more refugees cross over

MYANMAR Air Force again bombed a Karen National Union (KNU) base within its zone of control yesterday afternoon (March 28) after the first aerial assault the previous day leading to more refugees fleeing across the border to Thailand’s Mae Hong Son province, Sanook.com reported this morning (March 29). At around 4.15 p.m. yesterday Myanmar Air

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