The Kaw Moo Ra Karen Youth Group last week raided an island located in the middle of the Moei River and ‘detained’ suspected drug runners and seized illegal substances, ammunition and weapons. The River Moei separates Thailand from Burma.
The Shan Kayah Trust-building for Peace Conference in Lashio, Shan state concluded with discussions by ethnic women leaders about the many roles that women can play in the current peace process in Myanmar.
At least 8 Burma army troops have been killed and several more injured following clashes with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in northern Shan state recently, according to KIA officials based in the area.
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