Saturday, December 21, 2013

Burma-Myanmar: Battles continue between army and Kachin People Militia in Kachin and Northern Shan State

A KIA soldier preparing for battle position

A battle took place between Kachin People Militia (Mungshawa Hpyen Hpung in Kachin) troops under KIA’s 38th Battalion and Burmese army troops under 567th Light Infantry Regiment at Banglum Bum in northern Shan State on Dec 16 at 2:30 pm. No casualties on either side have been reported so far.

Another battle took place on the same day between KIA’s 8th Battalion troops and Burmese army’s 505th Light Infantry Regiment troops at 4 pm. The two sides encountered at a location between Prang Tawng village and Bang Lung village in northern Shan State as Burmese army troops currently stationed at Namlek Bum came down from the mountain.

A series of battles between KIA and Burmese government troops have been reported from sources in northern Shan State and Kachin State.

On Dec 13, KIA’s 9th Battalion troops fought against Burmese army’s 45th Light Infantry Battalion troops at Hu Nawng village in northern Shan State at 8:15 am.

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