Hpapun Situation Update: Fighting breaks out between the Tatmadaw and the KNLA in Lu Thaw Township

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Hpapun Situation Update: Fighting breaks out between the Tatmadaw and the KNLA in Lu Thaw Township

Published date:
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

This Short Update covers events that occurred in Lu Thaw Township between the 17th and 19th of January 2019.[1] Tatmadaw soldiers trespassed into KNU-controlled areas to carry out road construction activities, resulting in skirmishes with the KNLA.

Footnotes

[1] The present document is based on information provided by a community member in Hpapun District who has been trained by KHRG to monitor human rights conditions on the ground.

[2] Radio Free Asia (January 2019), “The KNU attacks the Tatmadaw in Hpapun District” (available in Burmese).

[3] Footnote to 18-63-S1.