Saturday, November 23, 2013

Burma-Myanmar: Fire fights between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burmese army in Kachin and Shan States


A brief fire fight took place between KIA troops and a Burmese army column near Namlim Pa IDP camp on Nov 20 for about 20 minutes. KIA troops have been ordered by central command not to ambush and fire first. KIA sources say the fire fight started when Burmese army troops began to trespass their territory from Saga Nam Hkum village on Wednesday at around 3 pm.

A local source says about 100 soldiers entered Nam Ngawn Bum village on Nov 20 at about 9 pm.

On the same day, another battle took place in KIA’s 4th Brigade area in northern Shan State between KIA’s 2nd Battalion troops and Burmese army troops from 568th Light Infantry Regiment at 10:30 am.

KIA’s 12th Battalion troops fought against a combined force of Burmese army’s 47th, 56th, and 240th Light Infantry Battalions near Namlim Pa on Nov 21 at 3:20 pm.

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