Frontline humanitarian organization, the Free Burma Ranger report that the Burma Airforce continues to bombard Kachin Independent Army positions using jet fighters. The Free Burma Rangers said in a statement released this week that the Burma military has focused its attacks around Nam Lim Pa village.
“On the 18th and 19th of May alone clashes continued for many hours and on the 20th Burma Airforce jets attacked KIA positions on multiple occasions.”
Free Burma Rangers confirmed that Burma Airforce used K8 Karakorum attack aircraft in its offensives against the KIA.
The website http://www.airforce- … m/projects/hongdu-k8, estimates that that the Burma government had ordered 62 of the K-8 Karakorum “jet trainer and light attack aircraft designed and manufactured jointly by Hongdu Aviation Industry Corporation (HAIC) of China and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC).”