Burma-Myanmar: Increase of conflict between government army and Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA)
Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA)
It is anticipated that there will be an increase in conflicts in the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) movement area, Northern Shan State, according to TNLA spokesperson Major Tar PhonnKyaw.
“A battle has broken out every day here (Northern Shan State) after five days of relative quiet. The battles are occurring in different parts: today in Pannkapound between Kutkai and Minepaw, and twice yesterday in Pannlong village in Nanshan Township.We will use guerrilla tactics if the government troops try their movement here. Now the government is increasing their battalions and are setting up posts for battle” he said.
At present, the government troops of Infantry Battalion (IB) 130, 144, and 115, as well as the Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 501 have operations in Nanshan Township. In Mantong Township, (LIB) 502, (IB) 23, 71, and 95 are patrolling and currently, there are 16 government battalions patrolling in TNLA area, according to Paloung.