Hpapun Incident Report: Tatmadaw activities in Lu Thaw Township, January 2018


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Hpapun Incident Report: Tatmadaw activities in Lu Thaw Township, January 2018

Published date:
Thursday, June 21, 2018

This Incident Report describes Tatmadaw military activities that occurred in Lu Thaw Township in January 2018. They include: strengthening army camps, enlarging territory, and sending rations, trucks and backhoes with the stated objective of expanding the military operation road in Lu Thaw Township, Hpapun District.  This occurred without Tatmadaw receiving prior permission from the Karen National Union (KNU) and local civilians.


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