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A Kachin woman pass through a KIA's battalion with her moped while they come back to Laiza from the front line, Kachin State, Myanmar on August 8, 2012. Since 1960 Kachin people are in war against Burma Government is the largest war in the world. The KIA formed in 1961 in response to a military coup in Burma led by General Ne Win, who attempted to consolidate Burmese control over regions on the periphery of the state which were home to various ethnic groups. From 1961 until 1994, the KIA fought a grueling and inconclusive war against the Burmese junta. In 2011, general Sumlut Gun Maw confirmed renewed fighting in the state of Kachin for independence. One of the new reasons for the ending of the ceasefire is the creation of the Myitsone Dam which requires the submergence of dozens of villages in Kachin state.
- Arturo Rodríguez
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