Latest Burma Army war crimes in Kachin State highlight urgent need to end military-to-military ties with Burma
On August 11, 2017, hundreds of Burma Army troops entered Kasung village, in Mogaung township of Kachin State, shooting indiscriminately at civilians. One villager was killed, at least two injured, and over 1,000 IDPs were forced to seek shelter in Namti and Lambraw Yang villages.
The attack was part of a new Burma Army operation to drive out Kachin troops from the hills north of Namti. Over 600 troops from three battalions, IB 29, LIB 381 and 384, have been deployed into the area since early August.