Battle Report in Ta’ang Region in July, 2016

Battle Report in Ta’ang Region in July, 2016

 

Clash between TNLA and RCSS Forces

 July 22, 2016 On July 21, from 1600 to 1700 hours, a head-on battle took place between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA forces at the lower side of Man-E village of Manton Township, Brigade-3 Area, Ta’ang Region. On clearing the area after the battle, in a yard of Man-main village, one M-21 rifle and some rounds of it were found. The battle happened as the RCSS/SSA troops came for offensive to the place where TNLA was located.

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Clashes Continue between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) No Less Than Two Killed on Tatmadaw Side

July 21, 2016

 Today, from 1405 to 1430 hours, troops from TNLA Bn-434 and MT troops under MOC-1 (Kyaukme), clashed at a place between Namt Kay and Ho Chaung villages of Namtsan Township, Brigade-2 Area, Ta’ang Region. In the battle, no less than 2 were killed on the MT side. After the battle, the MT troops continued to fire small arms and heavy weapons continuously until 1600 hours, on the environs of Namt Kay and Ho Chaung villages. It is still not known if people and animals were killed by the firing. Due to the firing by MT targeting area near the villages, the villagers had to flee from their work places, and the students had to flee back home. On July 20 also, MT troops coming to Ho-lat village of Namtsan Township, broke into and ransacked the houses, looting mobile phones, chickens and clothes. Then they called the villagers for interrogation and beat up 3 villagers, who could not speak Burmese.

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Clashes between TNLA and RCSS/SSA Continue

July 12, 2016

Today, from 0500 to 1000 hours, a battle took place between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA troops in Man-lweh village of Man-ton Township, Ta’ang Region. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. There was casualty on the RCSS/SSA side, but details are still not known. The fierce battle took place, because the RCSS/SSA troops came in three columns and attacked the TNLA troops taking rest in Man-lweh village, and the battle ended when the RCSS/SSA troops withdrew.

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 July 10, 2016 Today, July 10, from 1300 to 1330 hours, a battle took place between TNLA Battalions-777/335 and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) troops at a place between Man-naung and Man-nyo villages of Kutkai Township, Brigade-5 Area, Ta’ang Region. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. It is still not known if there was casualty on the MT side. The head-on battle took place, because the MT troops in an offensive move came into the area, where the TNLA operated. In this month of July, the MT has sent in more troops and been launching offensive.

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July 6, 2016 A battle between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA troops lasted from 0500 to 0800 hours, near Boom-sam village of Manton Township, Brigade-3 Area, Ta’ang Region. The TNLA side had no casualty and casualty the other side is not known. In the area, 6 battles occurred between the sides, from July 4 to 6, as a result of the RCSS/SSA’s attempt to re-enter into the Ta’ang Region in its aggression.

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July 4, 2016 Today, July 4, battles took place from 1800 to 2000 hours, between the TNLA and RCSS/SSA troops near Man-mai village of Manton Township and again, from 1600 to 1830 hours, at a place between Man-E and Ho-na villages. Also from 0930 to 1330 hours, a fierce battle took place between TNLA Battalion-987 and RCSS/SSA troops near Kain-kain village of Mine-ngorc sub-township in Kyaukme Township, where the TNLA troops captured the RCSS force’s aggression camp. There is likely to be fiercer clashes in the area and on this day of July 4, three battles had taken place.

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Battle between TNLA and MT Fierce 8 Killed on MT Side

June 30, 2016 Today, June 30, from 1200 to 1230 hours, a battle took place between TNLA Battalion-256 troops and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) troops under MOC-1 (Kyaukme) near Taung Thone-hseh village of Namtsan Township, Brigade-2 Area, Ta’ang Region. In the clash, 8 were killed and one wounded on the MT side. Up to the time of this report, the MT troops are shelling repeatedly from Namtsan Town Camp with 105 mm howitzers on the place, where the battle took place and the environ of the village. It is still not known if people and animals were hit. Contacts and clashes between the two sides have become more frequent currently, as the MT troops have come to the place, where the TNLA is positioned for pursuit and offensive.

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 June 29, 2016

Today, June 29, a head-on battle took place, from 0955 to 1100 hours, between troops of TNLA Battalions-593/987 and MT LIB-505, at a place between Panlaw and Pa-hlaing villages of Kyaukme Township, Brigade-2 Area, Ta’ang Region. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. There was casualty on the MT side, but details of it are still not known. In the area, the MT troops have been tracking down in a relentless offensive against the TNLA and there is likely to be more violent battles.

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Three Battles Took Place between TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) Forces

June 28, 2016

 Three battles took place in one day, on June 27, in Brigade-2 Area, Ta’ang Region. The Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) troops fought head-on battles against TNLA Battalions-666/593 troops, from 1145 to 1830 hours, at a place between Pa-Lain and Nuaung Maung villages – against TNLA Battalion-666 troops at Mine-lon village, from 2115 to 2240 hours and against TNLA Battalion-717 troops, from 2215 to 2335 hours, near Pan-san village. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. There was casualty on the MT side, but details on it are still not known. The MT continues to send in more reinforcement and battles can become more intense. Battles have taken place, because of offensive by the MT.

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 June 27, 2016

On June 27, today, a ferocious head-on battle took place from 1145 to 1830 hours, between some troops from TNLA Bn-666/593 and Tatmadaw troops at a place between Pa-hlaing and Nyaung-maung villages of Kyaukme Township, Bde-2 Area, Ta’ang Region. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. There was casualty on the Tatmadaw side, but details are still not known. The two sides are still keeping watch on each other and there is the possibility of clashes breaking out again. The battle took place, because the Tatmadaw troops had come for offensive action to the area where the TNLA was positioned.

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Clashes Recurred between TNLA and RCSS/SSA Troops

May 31, 2016

Today, from 0900 to 1800 hours, a head-on battle took place between some troops of TNLA Bn (189/876), at the upper side of Konmon/Kon-nyaung village of Namtu Township, Bde-1 Area, Ta’ang Region. There was no casualty on TNLA side. Casualty on RCSS/SSA side is still not known. The RCSS/SSA troops have set up camps in that area and near Maw-no village, on Nam-tu-Namt-hine highway and collect protection money from travelers, dragoon villagers from nearby villages for hauling their food supplies and also drinking water.

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Three Battles Took Place today between TNLA and MT Troops

May 28, 2016

Today, May 28, TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) troops clashed again, for 3 times. Head-on battles took place between TNLA Bn-223 and MT Div-99 troops, from 0830 to 0900 hours and again from 1200 to 1600 hours near Pan-lon village of Kutkai Township, Bde-5 Area – and between TNLA Bn-666 and MT troops under MOC-1, from 1250 to 1330 hours at a place between Lweh-hsa and Pan-kham villages of Kyauk-me Township, Bde-2 Area. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty detail on the MT side is still not known. After the battles, the MT troops were shelling with heavy weapons into the villages and the vicinities, up to the time of writing this report, and it was not known whether buildings and domestic animals were hit. Head-on battles took place, because the MT troops came for offensive to places, where TNLA troops were situated.

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