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Inteltrends: Burma Report 11-FEB-2011

February 11, 2011

Compiled by Inteltrends.
 

DKBA Changes Tactics, More Civilians at Risk
The Irrawaddy, 11.Feb.2011
According to sources on the border, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) has changed its military tactics to target urban areas where government offices and buildings are located rather than fighting in the jungle. Maj San Aung of DKBA Brigade 5 said the brigade changed tactics because it has fewer fighters than the regime, so urban guerrilla warfare is a more effective way to hurt the junta. [Emphasis added.]

Burma Army deploys more tanks to Shan army’s territory
S.H.A.N., 10.Feb.2011
Burma Army is reinforcing more troops and tanks to military front line areas in Shan State South’s Mongnawng township, opposite Shan State Army (SSA) ‘North’s controlled territory, according to local sources. On 9 February morning, about 6 tanks were sent from Taunggyi and arrived in Mongnawng, southeast of SSA’s First Brigade HQ. And over 20 tanks more are expected to arrive in the next few days, according to local sources. During the same day, 6 military trucks carrying about 200 men and supplies were reportedly heading to Mongnawng as well, an eye witness said. “All soldiers were armed and in full uniforms.”

Two killed in Myawaddy bomb blast
DVB, 10.Feb.2011
A man and a woman have died after several explosions occurred yesterday in the Burmese border town of Myawaddy, close to Thailand.

Myint Aung rejects defense minister job; reportedly under arrest
Mizzima, 10.Feb.2011
Lt-Gen Myint Aung, who was on a list to be appointed defense minister on Friday has reportedly declined the cabinet post and was placed under house arrest in Naypidaw on Thursday.

UWSA supports KIA’s military response to Burmese Army
Kachin, 09.Feb.2011
The United Wa State Army (UWSA), Burma’s strongest ethnic Wa armed group, supports the Kachin Independence Army’s (KIA) military response to an intrusion by the Burmese Army into its controlled area on Monday, Wa sources said. A Wa official said Wa leaders see the KIA’s attack on Burmese troops as an appropriate response and said the Wa Army will help the KIA if the large numbers of Burmese troops take offensive action against the Kachin armed group. [Emphasis added.]

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