New Burmese army’s trucks being transported from China-Burma border to Mandalay were ambushed by soldiers from KIA’s 4th brigade, 9th battalion on Aug 25. Chinese made army trucks entered Burma through Ruili on the China-Burma border. Two Burmese Army trucks were damaged in the attack near Nam-um village in Muse Township.
Residents who live along Muse-Mandalay road say that Chinese made trucks are covered with tarpaulin and believed to be carrying military equipment and weapons. The trucks are designed to tow artillery and transport military supplies.
While United States and the European Union maintain a tight embargo on the sale of arms, Burmese military acquired weapons from numerous countries, including China, Russia, India, Singapore, Pakistan, North Korea, Ukraine, and Israel.