Inteltrends: Burma Report 01-FEB-2011
DKBA Attacks Junta’s Strategic ‘Three Mountain’ Outpost
The Irrawaddy, 01.Feb.2011
Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) Brigade 5, a splinter group of the DKBA, attacked the Burmese army’s strategic “Three Mountain” military outpost in Karen State on Tuesday in an effort to limit support for government troops stationed in Myawaddy. “We attacked the outposts of Infantry Battalions No. 356 and 357, which are controlled by Military Operation Command (MOC) No.9. We don’t know the results our attack yet. I knew that they [the Burmese Army] were not expecting our attacks and we showed that we can beat them anytime and anywhere,” said Maj Saw San Aung, an operational commander for DKBA Brigade 5. He could not confirm the number of dead and injured in the attack.
Civilians responsible for military construction workers’ wages
Local authorities in Kali-sub township in Kunhing township of Shan State South, where the Burma Army’s new regional command headquarters will be based, are forcibly collecting money from local shop owners and vehicles that pass through the area, to support the daily wages of their construction workers, according to local sources.
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