Battles Rage on as TNLA and KIA Troops Fend off Burmese Army Offensives

On February 12 in Man Dung township in northern Shan State, TNLA troops reportedly engaged Burmese army troops in two different locations. Fighting erupted beginning approximately at 4:00 a.m. between Man Bat and Hu Hpyet villages as TNLA’s 999th Battalion troops encountered an unknown Burmese army unit.

Similarly on the same day at around 6:00 a.m. between Sai Ling and Loi Htan villages, clashes reportedly took place between TNLA’s 683rd Battalion troops and another unknown Burmese army unit. Fighting intensifies as Burmese army sends more troops to TNLA’s territory, according to a TNLA news outlet.

Meanwhile in southern Kachin State in KIA’s 3rd Brigade territory on February 11, Burmese army troops positioned north of Mung Hkawng’s quarter 1 reportedly fired several rounds of heavy artillery towards Tin Dan Kawng road beginning at around 10:20 a.m.

Approximately from 1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. on February 10, clashes erupted between KIA troops and Burmese army troops belonging to 44th Light Infantry Battalion as the two opposing troops ran into each other at a paddy field in Sharaw Hkang Pa located between Lahkum Bum and Man Chyam, a frontline KLN source reported.