Burma

Burmese Government Announces Ceasefire with Ethnic Independence Group

Unilateral

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Myanmar government Friday announced unilateral ceasefire with the ethnic Kachin Independence Army (KIA) , saying that the government troops will stop military offensive against the area of Lakyayan starting Jan. 19 at 06:00 a.m., according to a press release of the government aired by the state TV at night.

The unilateral ceasefire was offered as security with the government force members as well as with the Myitgyina-Bahmo highway have been in place, said the release.