Today I received this email from my friends inside Burma;
New offensive Burmese army against villagers
Burma Army Displaces More Than 300 Villagers in New Attacks in Dooplaya District
Hundreds of villagers are in need of food and medical supplies as new Burma Army and DKBA attacks have displaced more than 300 villagers in eastern Dooplaya District, central Karen State. In addition, at least twenty people have been forced to porter for the attacking troops after being captured. Troops from Burma Army IB 545, along with DKBA battalions 907 and 333, have launched attacks designed to squeeze out pockets of already displaced villagers, expand areas and under Burma Army control, and eliminate all KNLA resistance in the area.
The attacks, which began on 2 January, were launched against villagers and the KNLAin the areas of Oo Kray Kee and Hta Htoo Kyo. The attacks have continued, and villagers are now in great need of food, shelter and medical supplies. According to a relief team with the displaced (IDPs) on the ground now, over 100 villagers are hoping to cross the border to seek safety in Thailand, but have been prevented from doing so. It has been reported that the Burma Army and DKBA have suffered several casualties, including three landmine injuries, during their attacks.