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Junta retaliatory air raid kills 6, including children, in Myanmar’s Kachin state

Junta retaliatory air raid kills 6, including children, in Myanmar’s Kachin state

Airstrikes in northern Myanmar killed six civilians and injured 13, as junta troops retaliated against joint resistance forces. The move came in response to an attack conducted by allied forces of the Kachin Independence Army and Arakan Army on a…
Bodies of 7 political prisoners discovered in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

Bodies of 7 political prisoners discovered in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

Junta forces in Rakhine state, western Myanmar, reportedly shot and killed seven people, including a journalist and a prominent social media commentator, who were arrested in the city of Mrauk-U. The bodies were found after the Arakan Army captured the…
Ethnic clashes in Myanmar push more Rohingya out of Bangladesh

Ethnic clashes in Myanmar push more Rohingya out of Bangladesh

Escalation of clashes between military junta forces and rebel groups have displaced many Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, pushing them to escape to Bangladesh in a new wave of forced migration in search of safety, refuge, and food as escalate.…
Myanmar: Ruling junta vows to do “whatever it takes” to crush opposition

Myanmar: Ruling junta vows to do “whatever it takes” to crush opposition

The ruling junta in Myanmar has warned that it will do “whatever it takes” to crush opposition to its rule. Myanmar entered on Thursday its third year since the coup against the government of Aung San Suu Kyi in February…
Internal armed fighting plagues Rohingya minority in Myanmar: UN rights chief

Internal armed fighting plagues Rohingya minority in Myanmar: UN rights chief

The UN human rights chief expressed concern about the severe impact of ongoing armed battles between the ruling junta in Myanmar and the opposition groups on the Rohingya community in Myanmar, particularly in Rakhine State. The military’s actions have resulted…
Myanmar: 10 Rohingyas killed, 17 injured in Junta raid

Myanmar: 10 Rohingyas killed, 17 injured in Junta raid

Ten Rohingyas were killed and another 17 injured in the Buthidaung and Mrauk-U townships in Myanmar’s Rakhine state as a result of airstrikes by the junta on Thursday, RFA reported. At around 9 p.m. on Thursday night, heavy artillery fired…
One-third of Myanmar population in need of humanitarian aid: UN

One-third of Myanmar population in need of humanitarian aid: UN

A UN official on Monday said a 3rd of Myanmar’s population needs humanitarian assistance, calling for action to relieve to the “grim” humanitarian situation in the conflict-ridden Asian country. UN secretary-general’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that 18.6 million people…
Myanmar: Junta fires shell on civilians killing 3, including child, in Mandalay region

Myanmar: Junta fires shell on civilians killing 3, including child, in Mandalay region

Junta troops fired a shell at Mandalay division’s Tha Hpan Kaing village on Wednesday night, killing two women and an 8-year-old child, RFA reported on Thursday, adding two others were also injured. Ten soldiers entered Madaya township from a neighboring…
Junta drops bombs on civilians in northern Myanmar; 5 killed, including child

Junta drops bombs on civilians in northern Myanmar; 5 killed, including child

A heavy aerial attack in northeastern Myanmar on Wednesday night killed five people, including a 5-year-old girl, Radio Free Asia reported on Friday. The junta aircraft dropped 500-pound bombs on unarmed civilians in a village in Namhkan township in northern…
Escalating clashes displaces tens of thousands in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

Escalating clashes displaces tens of thousands in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

An intensification of fighting between ethnic Arakan Army fighters and junta troops in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state has caused tens of thousands of villagers to flee four major townships in anticipation of additional clashes, RFA reported Friday. The fighting follows…
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