Fighting in Myanmar erupts near border with Thailand The clashes occurred in an area largely controlled by forces of a Karen ethnic army. Myanmar rebels claim to shoot down junta helicopterRebels in Myanmar's northern Kachin province claimed to have shot down a government helicopter on Monday as violence escalates following a February coup by Burmese armed forces. Suspected parcel bomb kills five critics of Myanmar juntaFive opponents of the Myanmar’s military junta were killed when a parcel bomb exploded, according to local reports, in an apparent escalation of the bloody conflict three months after the country’s Myanmar anti-coup activist faces murder, treason charges: reportsWai Moe Naing was arrested on April 15 when security men rammed him with a car as he led a motorbike protest rally. Myanmar’s war displaces new generation on remote river frontierMyanmar's coup has brought war back to a remote Southeast Asian frontier after 25 years, sending a new generation of villagers in both Myanmar and Thailand running for their lives from bullets and bombs. Ethnic allies of Myanmar resistance capture government baseBANGKOK (AP) — Ethnic Karen guerrillas said they captured a Myanmar army base Tuesday in what represents a morale-boosting action for those opposing the military's takeover of the country's civilian government in February. A spokesman for the Karen Nati Ethnic allies of Myanmar resistance capture government baseEthnic guerrillas say they captured a Myanmar army base in a morale-boosting action for those who oppose the military's takeover of the central government Fighting in Myanmar erupts near Thai borderHeavy fighting erupted at a Myanmar army outpost near the eastern border with Thailand early on Tuesday in an area largely controlled by forces of a Karen ethnic army.