Battles continue unabated between Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and Burmese Army in southern and western Kachin state, and northern Shan state in the past week.
In southern Kachin state, a Burmese army’s Infantry unit launched attacks against KIA 27th Battalion’s Nam Hka Bum Post in Mansi Township on Jan 13 at 2:20 pm. KIA sources said Kai Htik-based Burmese army troops fired 3 rounds of 105 mm mortars on Nam Hka Bum and Gawk Ngu Yang-based troops fired 10 rounds of 81 mm mortars on KIA positions during the battle.
On the same day, Kachin civilian forces under KIA’s 27th Battalion launched attacks against Burmese army troops on the road between Gawk Ngu Yang and Nam Hka village in Mansi Township around 1:40 pm, and at Hka Ya Hkaraw around 1 pm.
On Jan 14, Kachin civilian forces under KIA’s 27th Battalion fought a battle against a Burmese army unit at a hill between Pung Ling Dingsa and Pung Ling Prang Daw in Mansi Township at 10:20 am.