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Laiza, Kachin state, Burma, 2011....A Kachin soldier at the frontline of Laiza, the headquarters of the KIA (Kachin Independence Army) situated on the Burmese side of the Chinese border. The city has been an important trading point  between the KIO (Kachin Independence Organization) and Chinese and Burmese businesses. ..Now as a seventeen-year cease fire between the KIA and the Burmese military is unraveling fighting between the two groups is expected to halt business operations and force thousands of Kachin civilians to seek refuge in China...
Laiza, Kachin state, Burma, 2011....A Kachin soldier at the frontline of Laiza, the headquarters of the KIA (Kachin Independence Army) situated on the Burmese side of the Chinese border. The city has been an important trading point between the KIO (Kachin Independence Organization) and Chinese and Burmese businesses. ..Now as a seventeen-year cease fire between the KIA and the Burmese military is unraveling fighting between the two groups is expected to halt business operations and force...
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Keywords:
  • KIO
  • KIA
  • SPDC
  • Kachin
  • Myanmar
  • Burma
  • Laiza
  • opium
  • China
  • ethnic
  • cease fire
  • war
  • rebels
  • drugs
  • jade