Air raids and artillery fires continue unabated as KIA and SAC troops battled on the ground in Salawng Kawng and its surrounding area on May 2.
3 SAC’s fighter jets dropped bombs and fired missiles at KIA positions around Salawng Kawng on May 2 at 4:55 pm.
SAC’s Myo Tit-based 320th LIR, Num Lang-based 438th LIR, Kung Law-based 387th LIR and Ma Hkoi-based 366th Artillery Battalion fired several artillery rounds on Salawng Kawng and its surrounding area beginning May 1 at 8 pm to May 2 at 5 am.
SAC troops based at Alen Kawng fired 2 rounds of 122 mm mortars on KIA’s 25th Battalion’s frontline positions on May 2 at 9:25 am.
In Shwegu township, KIA troops from 8th Brigade attacked two ships carrying SAC soldiers from Katha at Ye Ni on May 2 at 3 pm. One ship was reportedly hit by mortar fire and another ship returned to Katha, said a KIA officer.