A former Karen National Liberation Army Captain, who defected to the Burmese Army, was killed in an attack by his former battalion, sources in the KNLA said.

Defector KNLA Captain killed in ambush
by Don Talenywun
Monday, 14 September 2009 14:11

Mae Sot (Mizzima) – A former Karen National Liberation Army Captain, who defected to the Burmese Army, was killed in an attack by his former battalion, sources in the KNLA said.

Captain Ta Baw, who defected to the ruling military junta last year, was killed on September 5, during an ambush by soldiers of KNLA’s 6th Brigade’s Battalion 201.

The former KNLA officer earlier this year was assigned by the military junta, officially known as State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), to work with the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, a splinter group that broke away from the KNLA.

While the Captain retained his rank either side – the KNLA and Burmese Army – did not consider his defection of any great significance.

The Captain, after defecting leaked intelligence to the DKBA and SPDC about Wah Lay Kee’s defences, the former base of the KNLA’s 201 battalion, which earlier this year was overrun by the joint forces of the DKBA and the Burmese Army.

Wah Lay Kee fell on April 28, when the KNLA pulled out after a 14-day siege that left many dead and scores injured.

Ta Baw was killed by landmines – stepping on to a mine and staggering onto another – during an ambush launched by the KNLA, the armed wing of the Karen National Union, which is the longest operating insurgent group in Burma, that has fought the central government for over 60 years. Continue reading “A former Karen National Liberation Army Captain, who defected to the Burmese Army, was killed in an attack by his former battalion, sources in the KNLA said.”

တုိင္းရင္းသားလက္နက္ကုိင္တပ္ဖြဲ႔မ်ား အသုံးျပဳေလ့႐ွိေသာ Apers Mine by Kaowao

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စံခလပူရီ(စက္တင္ဘာ-၁၃)။ ။ KNU တပ္မဟာ ၆ အားထုိးစစ္ဆင္ရန္ ေနာက္ထပ္ဝင္ေရာက္လာသည့္ နအဖစစ္ေၾကာင္းတစ္ေၾကာင္း ယေန႔ညေန ၃ နာရီ ခန္႔၌ ေခ်ာင္းဆုံေလွဂိတ္မေရာက္မီ တစ္မုိင္ခန္႔အလုိ တြင္ မုိင္းေပါက္ကြဲမႈတစ္ရပ္ ျဖစ္ေပၚခဲ့ရာ ေသဆုံး၊ ဒဏ္ရာရ႐ွိမႈ အမ်ားအျပားေတြ႔မိခဲ့ေၾကာင္း အကူအညီ ေပးခဲ့ရသူမ်ား ေျပာျပခ်က္အရ သိရသည္။

အဆုိပါ မုိင္းဒဏ္ေၾကာင့္ နအဖစစ္သား ၄ ဦးပြဲခ်င္း ၿပီး က်ဆုံးခဲ့သည္၊ ဘုရားသုံးဆူၿမဳိ႕ ေဆး႐ုံသုိ႔ သုိ႔ပုိ႔ ေဆာင္လာေသာ ဒဏ္ရာရသူ စစ္သား ၈ ဦးအနက္ ၃ ဦးမွာ ဒဏ္ရာျပင္းထန္သည္ဟု ယင္းဒဏ္ရာရသူ မ်ားအား အကူအညီေပး ထမ္းပုိ႔လာသူမ်ားက ဆုိပါသည္။

အဆုိပါတုိက္ပြဲျဖစ္သည့္ေနရာမွာ ဘုရားသုံးဆူၿမဳိ႕မွ အေနာက္ေျမာက္ဖက္ ၁၁ မုိင္ခန္႔႐ွိၿပီး သံျဖဴဇရပ္ၿမဳိ႕သုိ႔သြားရာ ေမာ္ေတာ္ကားလမ္းျဖစ္သည္။ မုိးတြင္း၌ ေမာ္ေတာ္ကားမ်ား မသြားႏုိင္ေပ။

၄င္းစစ္ေၾကာင္းသည္ တပ္ရင္းမႉးဒုဗုိလ္မႉးႀကီး မုိးမင္းသိမ္းဦးစီးသည့္ ခမရ ၃၅၆ ၊ စစ္ေၾကာင္း ၁ ျဖစ္ၿပီး မုိင္းဒဏ္ မခံရစဥ္တြင္ စစ္သားစုစုေပါင္း အင္အား ၅၀ မျပည့္ဟု အနန္းကြင္းဖက္မွ တက္လာသူ လမ္းျပတစ္ဦးက ေျပာျပ ပါသည္။ Continue reading “တုိင္းရင္းသားလက္နက္ကုိင္တပ္ဖြဲ႔မ်ား အသုံးျပဳေလ့႐ွိေသာ Apers Mine by Kaowao”