Friday, August 19, 2011

[Mcm2Ada] National Liberation Army, Karen (17 photos)

Democracy in Burma was not destined to last long after the country gained independence from Britain in 1948. The military junta came to power soon, bringing with it the violent suppression of any dissent. 5000 rebel soldiers, calling themselves the National Liberation Army, Karen, have spent almost 60 years to conduct the struggle against the Burmese government.






Poorly armed ethnic minority Karen confront four hundred thousand Burmese government soldiers, who are in possession of AK-47s, tanks and planes. Many of the ethnic rebel armies in the north-eastern Burma have refused to fight diversion. The troops of the National Liberation Army, Karen gradually crowding to the border with Thailand. Still, the rebels continue to fight for the establishment of an autonomous state, Karen. They want to protect about 500,000 people, belong to this ethnic minority, from abuse by government.



1. March 1, 2011. - Mae Sot, Tak, Thailand. - Partizan from the headquarters of Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) demonstrates his arms. He is the head of one of the main organizations that provide arms insurgents Karen.



2. March 13, 2011. - Karen, Burma. -Mortars are used by rebel armies Karen ethnic group.



3. December 8, 2010. - Karen, Myanmar - Soldiers of the rebel fifth brigade of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DBAK) wait in the truck in the camp of militants, near the Thai-Burmese border.



4. December 28, 2010-Karen and Burma. - In recent months, clashes between the military dictatorship and rebel militias have spread across southern Burma. Agreement on the alliance signed between the ethnic rebel armies, has played an important role in the conflict.



5. December 8, 2010-Karen and Burma. - Soldiers of the rebel army and the PLA DBAK prepare for battle in the camp of the rebels near the Thai-Burmese border.



6. December 28, 2010 - Karen and Burma. - Sniper 101-PLA army battalion in position on the front line, under the control of the PLA near the Thai-Burmese border.



7. December 28, 2010. Karen, Burma. - A view through the sight of a rifle.



8. June 2, 2011. - Karen, Burma. - Soldiers of the battalion of partisan special tattoo made at the headquarters of the National Liberation Army, Karen.



9. June 2, 2011. - Karen, Burma. - Children belonging to ethnic minority Karen are in a bamboo hut, while the soldiers of a special battalion of the guerrilla army PLA rest.



10. March 13, 2011. - Karen, Burma. - Teen-101-soldier battalion of the National Liberation Army, Karen at his post on the front line near the Thai-Burma border.



11. June 2, 2011. - Karen, Burma. - Guerrillas special battalion of the headquarters of the National Liberation Army patrol the Karen village, situated within the territory under rebel control in the south of Burma.



12. February 13, 2011. - Mae Sot, Tak, Thailand. - A soldier from the Army in Burma Students' Democratic Front (ABSDF) recovering from injuries. Mine explosion in the jungle has left him blind.



13. June 2, 2011. - Karen, Burma. - A soldier of the National Liberation Army, Karen lost a leg, stepped on a mine, when performed in a jungle patrol.



14. March 13, 2011. - Karen, Burma - In recent months, clashes between the military forces of dictatorship and rebel militias have spread throughout the region.



15. March 13, 2011. - Karen, Burma - Teens soldiers of Battalion 101 of the National Liberation Army, Karen at his post on the front line near the Thai-Burma border.



16. March 13, 2011. - Karen, Burma. - Soldiers of the 101st Battalion of the National Liberation Army of Karen at the front.

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