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Flight Air Algerie AH 5017 Probably Killed “By Mistake” By Armed Groups In Northern Mali
Theft AH 5017, lost in the Malian airspace was probably shot “by mistake” by the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) according to a military source who requested anonymity.

Theft AH 5017 Air Algeria, who disappeared in the night between Ouagadougou in Algiers with 110 passengers on board, was carrying several French nationals, the government said. Secretary of State for Transport Frédéric Cuvillier said that the French were “probably number.” Many Spanish media, including El Pais, reported that 80 passengers were French.

“The most plausible explanation is that it is a mistake” while the rebels have battery of surface-to-air Sam 7-air missiles stolen in Libya weapons stocks.

By cons, even if this information is confirmed, the missile fired from a company controlled by the MNLA area, it is time for the impossible to tell who “pushed the button” and why, the official said, because groups armed in northern Mali are still collaborating with terrorists

This unfortunate incident occurs at the same time or Algeria is involved advantage in solving the crisis in northern Mali while affirming its commitment to the territorial integrity of Mali.

Can t we call this act of armed as a rejection of negotiations groups?

It should be noted that the French army supports unwavering MNLA rebels, is also located in the area or theft AH 5017 Air Algerie has lost contact with ground crews.


KNU Negotiates Holding Political Talks with all Armed Groups this Year

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Yangon, June 16

Vice-chairman of the Union Peacemaking Work Committee U Aung Min, who has announced that an armistice with all armed ethnic minorities will be signed this year, and KNU Chairman General Mutu Say Pho discussed the idea of arranging a political discussion involving all armed ethnic groups in 2013, claims an official from the Myanmar Peace Center.

The meeting between U Aung Min and General Mutu Say Pho took place at the Myanmar Peace Center from July 15th to July 16th.

In the said meeting, U Aung Min and General Mutu Say Pho negotiated the idea of holding political talks with armed ethnic groups promptly in 2013, the case of constitution, and matters concerning possible political conditions in 2015, says an official from the Myanmar Peace Center.

The technology support team of KNU met with some military leaders on June 16th and negotiated ethical disciplines for the upcoming talks.

The Union Peacemaking Work Committee, which signed a 7 point agreement with the KIO/KIA in June, 2013, has announced that a peace discussion involving all armed organizations will be held in July.

Kayin forms Unity Committee for ethnic Kayin armed groups

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Kayin formed the Unity Committee for ethnic Kayin armed groups with the purpose of avoiding skirmishes among them and seeking a peaceful solution in case of conflicts.

The move came from the meeting of ethnic Kayin armed groups held at the headquarters of Karen National Union (KNU) on May 28.

The ethnic Kayin armed groups included the KNU, the KNU, the BGF, the DKBA, the KPF and the Phayagyigone peace organization.

The unity committee was formed with 17 members—three from the KNU led by General Johny, three from the KNU/KNLA (PC) by Brigadier-General Yin Nu, three from the BGF by Colonel Saw Chit, three from the DKBA by Brigadier-General Kyaw Thet, three from the KPF by Major Phartadar and two from the Phayagyigone peace organization by Phado Saw Myint Than.

The committee is aimed at seeking a peaceful solution instead of arm in the face of clashes among the Kayin armed groups and combating nartotic drugs spreading in the Kayin State.

The committee will hold a press conference in the near future.

Thailand to Crack Down on Support for Armed Groups

A high-ranking police official in Thailand warned on Monday that the country would take strong action against those who provide support to ethnic armed groups based along its border with Burma.

“Our government does not have a policy of providing arms to ethnic armed groups on Burma’s side of the border, and we will take drastic actions against anyone supporting or trafficking arms to those groups,” Thailand’s assistant national police chief, Lt-Gen Rapipat Palawong, told reporters in the Thai border town of Mae Sot.

Mae Sot has long been a hotbed of Burmese political dissent, attracting exiles, refugees and armed groups such as the Karen National Union (KNU), an ethnic army that has waged war with the Burmese government for decades.

Sources in Mae Sot said that Rapipat’s warning had sent shock waves through the KNU and other  border-based armed groups that depend on contacts on the Thai side of the border for supplies of food and arms.

“Not just weapons, but even food must now be transported very carefully from Mae Sot to KNU units [inside Burma],” said a local source close to the Karen rebels.

A Thai journalist in Mae Sot said that the police warning came in response to a recent  increase in the number of arms trafficking cases in the town. On Friday, Thai authorities arrested two people in the town on suspicion of trafficking arms and ammunition to the KNU.

Rapipat also instructed local police forces in Mae Sot to clamp down on the smuggling of vehicles into Burma and drug-related issues along the border. source Irrawaddy news