Armed men stopped traffic on a highway in Shan state
late Tuesday, robbing drivers and setting fire to their vehicles amid a new surge of fighting between the national military and soldiers of the Northern Alliance of ethnic armed groups, RFA reported.
Following Burma Army offensives against them in northern Shan State
and Rakhine State, the three Northern Alliance members launched coordinated attacks on five sites including military and police tollgates in Nawng Khio, Shan State
, and the Defense Services Technological Academy in Pyin Oo Lwin.
The rescue workers were about 20 kilometres from Lashio, the largest town in Shan State
, where armed groups have been fighting for greater autonomy from the central government when their convoy came under attack on Saturday, Al Jazeera reported.
Myanmar is under increasingly intense pressure from its neighbors to close down the meth labs festooning lawless parts of Shan State
, the heart of the notorious "Golden Triangle".
MANDALAY, MYANMAR Catholic clergy and lay-people have been expelled from Myanmar's northern Shan state
by a China-backed ethnic minority army.
UNICEF added in addition to the army there are seven other "persistent perpetrators" that recruit child soldiers including the Kachin Independence Army and the Shan State
Army South -- both ethnic groups that continue to engage in skirmishes with the Myanmar military.
The drugs came from Shan State
in northeast Myanmar, in an area under the control of an ethnic Wa militia force, police said.
Myanmar 1st Vineyard Estate started growing grapes near Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State
, in the year 2000.
Amman, May 12 (Petra)-- At least 19 people have been killed in fresh clashes between Myanmar's military and an armed group in the remote northern Shan state
, as fighting in the country's borderlands intensifies.
In their statement on 23 April, the Kachin Community warned of an escalation in Burma Army military offensives against the country's ethnic groups: "The Burma military is escalating attacks against ethnic groups in the country, including in Rakhine state, Kachin state, Shan state
and most recently breaking the ceasefire in Karen state."
She visited several conflict-torn ethnic areas of Myanmar including Western Rakhine State, Northern Kachin State and Northeastern Shan State
, Anadolu Agency reported.