Con­flict in Shan State

Mizzima Business Weekly - - ETHNIC NEWS ROUNDUPS -

Around 100 vil­lagers from Kyaukse town­ship, Shan State fled their homes on May 21 amid an out­break of re­newed clashes be­tween two eth­nic armed groups, ac­cord­ing to a SHAN re­port.A fresh round of hos­til­i­ties erupted be­tween the Ta’ang Na­tional Lib­er­a­tion Army (TNLA) and the Restora­tion Coun­cil of Shan State (RCSS) ear­lier this month.The dis­placed res­i­dents of Kun Kaw Vil­lage Group and Loi An Vil­lage Group are tak­ing shel­ter in Kyaukme, ac­cord­ing to lo­cals.Kyaukme res­i­dents said the newly dis­placed vil­lagers re­ported heavy fight­ing.

More than 300 civil­ians from eight vil­lages in north­ern Shan State’s Namtu town­ship also fled an out­break of fight­ing be­tween the RCSS and the TNLA ear­lier this month.Fight­ing be­tween the RCSS, a cease­fire sig­na­tory, and the TNLA, a non-sig­na­tory, spo­rad­i­cally erupted in both 2015 and 2015.

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