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2007

Wa troops move south by admin — last modified 2007-01-19 03:59
Reports of the arrival of ten 10-wheeled trucks of the United Wa State Army (UWSA) on the border last week have triggered a new red alert among Shan and Thai security services.
Karenni commander: Offensive against Shans in April by admin — last modified 2007-02-27 03:45
According to Maj Gen Bee Htoo, Chief of Staff of the Karenni Army, the military arm of the Karenni National Progressive Party, the Burma Army will be launching a dry season offensive against his army and the Shan State Army (SSA) come April, reported the local Chiangmai News yesterday.
Attack in Karen, diversion in Shan by admin — last modified 2007-03-10 07:32
Unusual troop movements by the Burma Army units were being reported in eastern Shan State prior to the attack on the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) 6th Brigade area opposite Thailand's Tak province on Thursday, 8 March, observed both Thai and Shan sources.
Junta war chief for Shan State in Kengtung by admin — last modified 2007-03-14 08:25
Lt-Gen Kyaw Win, who oversees military operations in Shan and Kayah states, arrived at Kengtung, the Burma Army's Triangle Region Command headquarters on Monday, 12 March, reports Mawk Pao from the border:
Junta war chief for Shan State in Tachilek by admin — last modified 2007-03-15 08:04
Lt-Gen Kyaw Win, who oversees military operations in Shan and Kayah states, has arrived in Tachilek, opposite Maesai today, according to local Thai and Shan security sources:
Border on high alert by admin — last modified 2007-03-22 07:00
Following clashes on the northern border yesterday, both Thai and Burma armies have placed their border units on full alert, according to Thai and Shan sources.
Burma Army has more battalions, less men by admin — last modified 2007-03-27 04:52
Taking stock of Burma's armed forces on its assumed 62nd birthday which falls today, exiled dissident group Network for Democracy and Development (NDD) says burgeoning number of infantry battalions have yet to make the army a stronger and capable military power.
SSA, non-ceasefire Wa cement alliance by admin — last modified 2007-03-27 06:07
Shan State Army (SSA) troops have been shoring up the defense of a non-ceasefire Wa base along the Thai-Burma border, between Maehongson and Homong, according to Thai, Karenni and Shan sources.
Junta army shells Karenni base by admin — last modified 2007-03-27 10:49
A Karenni stronghold overlooking the Maehongson airport was shelled by the Burma Army last evening, according to sources on the border.
Shootout on the border by admin — last modified 2007-03-31 11:43
Night patrols dispatched by the Burma Army and its Shan counterpart bumped into each other last evening resulting in an hour long scuffle, reported Thai and Shan sources this morning.
Obliging officer penalized by admin — last modified 2007-04-04 05:55
A Burmese commander who surrendered his arms to the Shan State Army (SSA) South 3 days earlier is facing court martial, according to border sources.
Massive AWOLs on Armed Forces Day by admin — last modified 2007-04-05 03:44
Hundreds of soldiers who participated in the Armed Forces Day parade at Pyinmana Naypyidaw had deserted, according to an informed border source.
Another border alert by admin — last modified 2007-04-21 06:27
Both Shan and Thai border units have been placed on the alert following reports of the arrival of a Burma Army-United Wa State Army (UWSA) joint force opposite Maehongson's Pang Mapha district on Thursday, 19 April, according to border sources.
Army-SSA swap bullets by admin — last modified 2007-05-03 05:03
A fire base under repairs by the Shan State Army (SSA) South's Kengtung Front, opposite Chiangrai's Mae Fa Luang district, was showered with machine gun fire from the Burma Army's Maemaw base yesterday.
Anti-SSA militia's war chest fattened by admin — last modified 2007-05-17 04:08
The former Shan State Army (SSA) South commander who had grabbed headlines by declaring independence and then surrendering to the Burma Army both within a span of one year has recently received funds from Naypyidaw to rebuild his forces against his erstwhile boss Col Yawdserk, according to ceasefire and civilian sources.
Junta displays tanks on day of peace parley by admin — last modified 2007-05-25 05:34
Three mounted amphibians were seen positioned near Tachilek's Shwe Dagon pagoda replica on Wednesday, 23 May, the day Burma's military authorities were to meet representatives from the Shan State Army (SSA) South, according to sources on the border.
Militia disarmed by admin — last modified 2007-06-13 02:58
A pro-junta militia force in southern Shan State was disarmed and dissolved on Thursday, 7 June, according to news coming to the border.
Junta toadies exact gifts for departing commander by admin — last modified 2007-06-16 03:15
Officers working under Maj Gen Min Aung Hlaing, Commander of Kengtung-based Triangle Region Command, have been busy exhorting businessmen in eastern Shan State to present gifts to him as he would be leaving in July for a "loftier appointment," reports Ten Tai from the border:
SSA unhappy with plan to build road through territory by admin — last modified 2007-07-06 06:02
Reports of a Thai cement firm proposing to open the border for hauling lignite from neighboring Burma through its operating area have deeply upset the Shan State Army (SSA) South of Col Yawdserk, according to sources from the border:
Wa ordered 'to return home' by admin — last modified 2007-07-21 11:49
Units of the United Wa State Army (UWSA) along the Thai-Burma border have been given instructions by the Burma Army to return to their original areas on the Sino-Burma border, according to Shan and Thai sources.
Wa holds council of war by admin — last modified 2007-07-26 07:12
The United Wa State Army (UWSA), despite pressure by the Burma Army to vacate their mountain bases on the Thai-Burma border, has resolved to hang tough, according to sources who were informed of the recent biannual meeting held in Panghsang, 19-22 July.
All noises, no action on Wa front by admin — last modified 2007-07-31 06:13
The United Wa State Army (UWSA) units on the Thai-Burma have been placed on high alert since 17 July, when they were reportedly ordered by the Burma Army to withdraw from their mountain bases, but the Burma Army has on the whole been quiet in contrast, according to Shan and Thai sources.
Junta commander: No attack planned but Wa should move by admin — last modified 2007-08-03 08:49
The area commander of Pongpakhem sub-township, Mongton township, opposite Chiangmai, denied yesterday Burma Army had plans to forcibly dislodge the Wa units stationed along the Thai-Burma border, according to a veteran Thai security source.
Wa wants Thailand to open border by admin — last modified 2007-08-06 04:47
The United Wa State Army (UWSA), currently under pressure from the Burma Army to withdraw from its southern bases adjoining Thailand's northern border, wants it reopened, according to a businessman returning from the Sino-Burma border.
Burma Army goes hi-tech by admin — last modified 2007-08-24 07:30
The Tatmadaw of Burma's ruling generals will be using the Universal Transverse Mercator Geographic Coordinate System, or the UTM projection, in their continuing warfare against the ethnic rebels, according to Thai security sources.
Wa throws cordon round domain by admin — last modified 2007-09-17 08:16
Reports recently received by S.H.A.N. says Wa forces along the Sino-Burma border areas have fanned out along the fringes of their territory following demand by Burma's military rulers to lay down their arms in mid-July.
13 junta soldiers killed in a clash with SSA by admin — last modified 2007-12-15 05:58
13 Burmese soldiers were killed during a clash with SSA (South), according to sources from Mongpan, southern Shan State.