Daily Skirmishes in Muse and Hpakant Townships

A battle took place between KIA’s 36th Battalion troops and about 150 Burmese Army troops from an unknown unit near Hka Lum village in Muse Township on July 9. KIA source said its troops positioned around Hka Lum village encountered Burmese Army troops when came out of Hpai Kawng village.

In Kachin State, KIA’s 6th Battalion troops fought against a combined force of Burmese Army troops from 250th Light Infantry Battalion, 421st and 425th Light Infantry Regiments at Jan Mai Bum and Mung San Hkaraw on July 8 at 6 am. No casualties from either side have been reported in the battle lasted for about half an hour.