Burma-Myanmar: Battles rage in Kachin and northern Shan State between Kachin Independence Army and Burmese army
Battles rage in Kachin and northern Shan State between Kachin Independence Army and Burmese Army despite ongoing ceasefire talks between Ethnic Armed Organizations’ Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team and officials from Myanmar Peace Center and Union Peace-making Work Committee.
KIA troops have fought a series of battles with Burmese Army troops in Hsenwi Township (Theinni in Burmese), Kut Kai Township, Muse Township, and Nam Hkam Township in northern Shan State on Thursday, Jan 29.
A battle took place between KIA’s 9th Battalion troops led by Maj. Nhku La Ring and an unknown Burmese army column at Man Bang village in Kut Kai Township, northern Shan State at 6 am. A KIA source said 5 Burmese army soldiers were wounded in this battle.
Another battle took place on the same day near Hu Na village between KIA’s 36th Battalion troops and Burmese army’s 504th Light Infantry Regiment (LIR) troops in Kut Kai Township at around 8 am. No casualties have been reported from either side on this battle.