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This site gets much traffic from all around the world, from people searching for news from Iraq, making it an ideal place to host stories from deployed forces in harm’s way.  In my travels I’ve met many budding writers who are now wearing boots and carrying rifles, and I found their stories so compelling that I want the world to see.

Civilian Killed by Landmine, Teenage Girl Raped and Over 3,600 New IDPs in Kachin State

24 April 2014
Kachin State, Burma

4-211Map of Kachin State, Burma.

Civilian killed by landmine in Bhamo District

At 09:00 on 14 April 2014, a 45-year-old civilian named Mr. Mwihpu La Maw, from Mungding Pa, was killed as a landmine exploded near Tan Tada, Mansi Township, Bhamo District.

17-year-old girl raped by two Burma Army soldiers in Daw Hpum Yang Township, Kachin State

**This is a detailed account following up on the Free Burma Rangers report sent out on 22 April 2014.

On 10 April 2014, 17-year-old Mangie Bawk San, daughter of Mr. Mangje La Nu and Mrs. Marip Ma Wawm of Dawhpum Kagam village, was raped by two Burma Army soldiers from Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 320.

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Burma Army attacks villages in Kachin State; IDPs flee across the border to China.

15 April 2014
Kachin State, Burma

IMG 0742-1000Initially Chinese soldiers prohibited Kachin IDPs from seeking refuge from the fighting, but as fighting grew closer to Hka Hkye Camp, IDPs were permitted to temporarily seek refuge across the Chinese border (Photo credit: Kachin Light (WPN)).

On 10 April 2014, the Burma Army launched infantry attacks, supported with mortar fire, against Kachin Independence Army (KIA) positions in the La Gat Yang and Man Win areas along the Kachin-Shan border southwest of Nam Kham town. The attacks lasted from 10:00 until 20:00 hours.

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