Ceasefire extended in five military command regions

01 May 2019
Ceasefire extended in five military command regions

Myanmar's military announced late Tuesday to extend the suspension period of all its military action against armed groups in five military command regions for two months, Xinhua reported quoting an announcement of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services.

The suspension period was set to extend until June 30 this year, the announcement said.

The move came after the request proposed by three forces -- Kachin Independence Army (KIA), Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), in order to support negotiations with those remaining non-ceasefire signatory armed groups to sign the Nationwide Cease Fire Accord (NCA).

During the period, all military actions will be suspended in the northern, northeastern, eastern, middle-eastern and triangle military command areas.