Category Archives: IDF

Myanmar’s Tatmadaw engages in fresh clashes with ethnic fighters in Shan State

Following clashes in August involving the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) and Myanmar’s military, or Tatmadaw, hostilities between the parties once again erupted on October 6. For several hours, some 300 government soldiers from the Eastern Command in Taunggyi clashed with ethnic … Continue reading

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Sustainable ceasefire uncertain in Myanmar’s Shan State as government monitors rebels amid report of fighting, lingering mistrust

On June 10, the ethnically Han Chinese Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), led by Peng Jiasheng, called for a unilateral ceasefire with the Tatmadaw, Myanmar‘s military and an end to the nearly four-month conflict in the restive Kokang Region of Shan State. … Continue reading

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Ongoing hostilities, new ethnic rebel demands place further strain upon Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement effort in Myanmar

On March 31, a draft agreement of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) was signed by the government’s Union Peace Making Work Committee (UPWC) and the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), a coalition which represents armed ethnic factions. A step forward, … Continue reading

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Pakistan bus attack underscores chronic instability in Karachi, notwithstanding intensified security campaign by police, paramilitary

Despite increased attention towards the state of insecurity in Karachi, emphasized by a now expanding campaign by Pakistani Rangers and police to control the streets, the militant attack on May 13 is just the latest reminder to the city’s chronic instability. … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s Punjab Province on alert for suicide attack

Reports released on May 7 indicated that Pakistani intelligence sounded alarm bells of a possible attack in Punjab Province. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), known as the Pakistani Taliban, has reportedly dispatched two of its militants to the province for an attack, … Continue reading

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Militants target another Pakistani school on May 4

In Dera Ghazi Khan, reports indicate that gunmen attacked Sarwarwali High School, killing a guard on campus. All students and teachers were reported safe, however. This latest assault comes after the large-scale attack on December 16, when gunmen belonging to Tehreek-e-Taliban … Continue reading

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Roadside bomb kills Army Ranger in Thailand’s Deep South on May 4

The blast targeted a military vehicle in Waeng district, Narathiwat Province. The soldiers were transporting equipment to their base in preparation for a celebration on May 5. A day earlier, a similar attack was recorded in the province’s Ru So district. … Continue reading

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