BURMA DEMOCRATIC CONCERN : KACHIN CONFLICT-We call for all parties concerned to work..

Kachin Conflict:

In order to achieve genuine national reconciliation in Burma, we must have peace in Burma. Fighting between Burma central government and Kachin armed group have been the major challenge working for democratisation of Burma. We call for all parties concerned to work the utmost achieving peace realities in Burma. Finding peace is two ways communication and we would like to stress here that both KIA and Burmese army must have the sincerity and genuine desire to see peace and prosperity in Kachin state. We are very much concerned that children, women and elderly are paying the price dearly. These disadvantaged people fleeing from the fighting between two armies are facing very difficult hardships. We are very saddened to learn that there is no sign of reaching peace agreement yet between Kachin Independence Army and Burmese Army. Without peace, a nation cannot work fully pulling herself out from poverty. Achieving ever lasting peace, unity in harmony and equality in diversity, should be one of the most important objectives for KIA and Burmese government.

ကြၽန္မတို႕စစ္ရဲ႕တန္စာခံအျပစ္မဲ႕ကခ်င္ျပည္သူေတြကိုငဲ႕ညာေသာအားျဖင့္စစ္ပြဲဆင္ႏြဲေနတဲ႕ KIA နဲ႕ျမန္မာတပ္မေတာ္ကိုအပစ္ရပ္ဖို႕ကြၽန္မတို႕ေတာင္းဆိုပါတယ္။ လက္ေတြ႕ခံစားေနရတာအျပစ္မဲ႕ကခ်င္ခေလးငယ္ေတြ၊သက္ျကီးရြယ္အိုေတြ၊အျပစ္မဲ႕ျပည္သူေတြပါ။ ႏိုင္ငံတကာကဒီျပည္သူေတြကိုကူညီခြင့္ေတာင္းေနေပမဲ႕တိုက္ပြဲဆက္ျဖစ္ေနရင္ဘယ္လိုမွကူညီခြင့္ရမွာမဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ ျကာရင္လုံးပါးပါးပါေတာ႕ပါမယ္။ ကြၽန္မတို႕အားလုံးကခ်င္တိုင္းရင္းသားတေယာက္က်ဆုံးတာဟာျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသားတေယာက္က်ဆုံးတာျဖစ္လို႕ဆုံးရွုံးမႉဟာထပ္တူက်ပါတယ္ရွင္။


BURMA: War Kachin State KIA ABSDF NORTH January 2013 – videos


New Year Day brings no pause in the fierce fighting in Kachinland as Burmese government’s army escalated both ground and air offensives. Burmese army on New Year day launched one of the most ferocious assaults on KIO positions in 18 months after the renewed fighting began on June 9, 2011. The intensity of the airstrikes with the threat of a ground invasion of Kachin administrative capital Laiza further complicated relation between Burmese government and Kachin Independence Organization.

Both the rocket fire from fighter jets and helicopters and the buildup of advanced weaponry in areas close to Laiza have increasingly tested Burma’s quasi-civilian government’s credential among Kachin public and other ethnic nationalities.

A fierce fighting took place between KIA’s Padang Sector troops and Burmese army’s Mogaung-based 74th LIB near border post no. 6 on January 1 at 10 am. KIA source says Burmese army later reinforced its troops with infantry units from 13th LIB, 77th LIB and 301st LIR under 88th LID during the fighting with KIA’s Padang Sector troops. At about 10:30 am, 5 government’s fighter jets fired rockets and machine guns on KIA’s Padang Sector troops.

KIA’s capital security forces fought against Burmese army’s 317th LIR, 415th LIR, 416th LIR under Magway-based 88th LID near Laiza on Jan 1. During the ground battles, 2 Burmese army’s fighter jets fired rockets and dropped bombs on KIA’s positions at Bum-re hill, Laja-yang and Hka-ya villages at 9:30 am.

Two helicopters again fired rockets and dropped bombs on KIA’s positions near Laiza at 1:45 pm, reported KIA frontline source. KIA troops say they captured a number of guns, bullets and artillery shells from government troops in a battle at Bum-re hill.

Burmese government army instructed to ignore orders

KIA officer (photo: Kachin Media)

Fierce battles between Kachin Independence Army and Burmese government army continue to rage in Kachin and Northern Shan State as more Burmese troops are being deployed in KIA’s territory. Burmese government soldiers under Thaton-based44th LID, Hmawbi-based 77th LID, Magway-based 88th LID, and Meiktila-based 99th LID have been continuously transported to Kachin and Shan State despite calls for peace from quasi-civilian government.

A battle took place between a KIA’s mobile column and Burmese army’s 37th LIB at Galang Ja village located between Seng Mai and Ta Law Gyi on Aug 16 at 8 am.

Another battle took place between KIA’s 3rd Battalion under 5th Brigade and Burmese army’s 88thLID at San Pai village on Aug 16.

Another front in Northern Shan State, KIA soldiers from 34th Battalion under 4th Brigade have fought government soldiers under Burmese army’s North Eastern Command based in Lashio on Aug 16.

On Aug 15, KIA’s capital security forces fought against Burmese army’s 390th LIR for four hours beginning 12 noon near Namsan-yang village. Burmese Army’s artillery unit stationed at Dum Bang hill and Lai Lum Awng Ja have reportedly pounded with 81 mm mortar shells onto Namsan-yang village for 15 times and Burmese army’s Gang Dau Yang base fired 105 mm mortar shells for at least 17 times.

Burmese president Thein Sein has ordered twice to halt offensive operations against KIO but Burmese army escalates the Kachin war by sending more troops from lower Burma. An informed source says that Burmese army has also been instructed to ignore all orders and focus on its military operations regardless of changing political situations.