Friday, January 18, 2013

Burma-Myanmar: 3 Kachin rebel posts lost as fighting rages along frontline


Three Kachin rebel posts fell to Burmese government troops on Friday after a week of continuous government attacks that combined ground forces, artillery fire and airstrikes, Kachin rebels along the frontline said.

Government soldiers however, failed to take the strategic mountaintop post of Hwkya Bhum, which has been the focus of the recent attacks in the mountainous around Laiza, a town located on the Burma-China border where the rebels have their headquarters.

Three rebel positions were reportedly lost in the Lajayang area: a hilltop named Numrock, Banyan Tree outpost located along the Lagat Tu River and Upper Lajayang village. Following the news, dozens of Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldiers were seen moving calmly towards the frontline on Friday afternoon to reinforce rebel units.

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