Burmese army artillery units unceasingly pounded KIA’s Ngwa Le outpost in southeastern Kachin State fended by its 3rd Battalion troops under 5th Brigade on January 10, KLN’s frontline source reported.
Beginning at 1:40 p.m. on January 9, Burmese army troops based at Point 1103, Lai Hpawng and Law Hpyu reportedly fired more than 50 rounds of heavy artillery shells towards KIA positions in Nga Gyang and Sama Krung. On the same day at around 12:30 p.m., KIA troops reportedly ambushed a Burmese military truck transporting troops advancing from Ga Ra Yang, according to a frontline source.
Burmese army troops based at Point 1103 fired over 40 rounds of heavy artillery shells towards KIA positions in Nga Gyang, Hpaw Daw and Sama Krung fended by KIA’s 3rd Battalion troops under 5th Brigade on January 8 at 9:45 a.m. Following the artillery shelling, two Burmese fighter jets conducted 8 air raids over KIA’s Law Hpyu and Tang Lai outposts beginning at 10:05 a.m. while its ground troops attacked with smaller firearms beginning at 2:20 in the evening.