In KIA’s 3rd Brigade territory in areas surrounding Sai Law and Man Wing, approximately 50 Burmese army soldiers belonging to its 93rd Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) were reportedly spotted on April 2 at around 12:30 p.m.
A Burmese army fighter which flew over Dabak and Japu was later seen hovering over Gang Dau Yang and Ja Hta on April 4 at around 10:50 a.m.
Burmese army soldiers from 388th LIB led by their commander reportedly established a base at Dingga village in KIA’s 3rd Brigade territory on April 4 while troops belonging to 384th LIB were stationed at Zai Awng. At around 6:00 a.m.
On April 7, approximately 100 Burmese soldiers wearing arm badges bearing ocean waves in six military trucks were seen heading towards 321st LIB base in Myitkyina. Along with the 321st LIB troops they eventually marched towards Dabak on foot in the morning the following day.
On April 7 at around 6:00 p.m., unknown Burmese army troops numbering approximately 100 crossed the river from Da Law Monastery to Hu Kat village, in areas controlled by KIA’s 255th Tactical Forces.
On April 9 at around 8:30 a.m., KIA scouts spotted approximately 200 Burmese army soldiers belonging to 271st, 63rd and 89th LIBs led by their commander Yin Yin Tun heading to Sut Shang area for troop rotation. So far, they had reached 4 km southwest of of Ban Dawng.
On March 5 at around 9:00 p.m., Burmese army troops belonging to 390th LIB from their Lung Rawk base north of Laja Yang fired two 79 mm rounds towards KIA positions in Lawa Yang.
On March 8 at around 9:00 p.m., Burmese army troops belonging to 382nd LIB from their base at the logging site south of Hka Ya fired one anti-aircraft round towards KIA’s Hkin Du Kawng positions.
Again on March 8 at around 7:00 p.m., Burmese army troops belonging to 383rd LID from their Bum Re Bum base fired one 60 mm round towards KIA’s Lawa Yang positions.
The same Burmese army troops from 383rd LIB fired one 60 mm round towards KIA’s Lawa Rum positions on March 11 at around 9:30 a.m.
The Burmese army troops belonging to 382nd LIB from their base at the logging site again fired two anti-aircraft rounds towards KIA’s Laja Bum outpost on March 12 at around 2:30 p.m.
The entire day on March 21, Burmese army’s 382nd LIB troops reportedly shelled KIA’s Lawa Yang and Mai Sak Pa positions with MG-42 machine guns.
On April 2 at around 8:30 p.m., Burmese army troops from their Lung Rawk base fired three 60 mm and three MG-42 rounds towards KIA’s Lawa Yang positions manned by its 23rd Battalion soldiers. On the same day at around 8:00 p.m., Burmese army troops belonging to 390th LIB from their Lung Rawk, Masen Kawng, Laja Yang bases fired more than 100 MG-42 rounds towards KIA’s Lawa Yang positions.
On April 3 at around 4:20 p.m., Burmese army troops belonging to 390th LIB from their Laja Yang bridge base provoked KIA troops firing more than 20 rounds using light machine guns.
On April 4 near Kaji Hka between Ta Law and Glang Ja Pa in KIA’s 255th Tactical Forces territory, the Ta Law local militia group members were reportedly spotted constructing an outpost.
On April 7 at around 9:00 a.m., Burmese army engineers were seen clearing the path with an excavator along the Gang Gau Yang – Lahkra Yang route. More troops reportedly arrived at Burmese army 121st LIB bases in Sama and Shang Hkawng Bum during the week of April for the road construction.
Burmese army troops belonging to a total of four tactical command forces: two Tactical Commands, the North Western Command, and the South Western Command are operating in areas surrounding KIO/KIA’s Laiza Administrative Headquarters. As of April 8, Burmese army troops belonging to 382nd, 383rd and 390th LIBs form Lawa Yang, Laja Yang, Bum Re Bum and Hka Ya Bum bases had entered KIA-controlled areas about 10 times keeping the KIA troops on highest alert.