No Relief As The Burma Army Rains Down Attacks Through Monsoon Season In Northern Burma

29 August 2022

Kachin State, Sagaing Division, and Northern Shan State, Burma

The month of July marks the pinnacle of monsoon season in northern Burma and is historically a time of peace and respite from Burma Army attacks. Flooded rivers, washed out roads, and slick mountain trails annually aid in protecting local populations from the Burma Army’s mobility, and thus ability, to conduct unlawful attacks in these ethnic-controlled regions. Since the coup of February 2021, northern Burma has not experienced this lull in fighting, however; on the contrary, invasions, attacks, and human rights abuses perpetrated by the Burma Army have increased. One way the Burma Army is able to bypass monsoon-affected areas is by their use of aircraft.

This July, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) reported that the Burma Army used attack jets and attack helicopters to surveil, strafe, and bomb ethnic-controlled areas on 12 different occasions. On one of the 12 occasions, civilians homes were hit and destroyed by the Burma Army’s airstrikes. Over the last five years, the KIA has reported a total of 201 Burma Army initiated military clashes in northern Burma during the month of July. Of these 201 clashes, 77% of them have occurred in the last two years alone since the recent coup, and July 2022 holds the highest number of clashes in the last five years.

*This information is limited to reports from Free Burma Rangers and the Kachin Independence Army, and it does not represent the totality of military battles or human rights abuses in Burma. The information only serves as a snapshot of the conflict areas.

Burma Army Attack Report:

Mansi Township

On July 2, 2022, at 1224 hrs, KIA militiamen from 12th Battalion attacked around 60 Burma Army soldiers from Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 601 with four remote mines. The Burma Army soldiers were in two big trucks and a small car heading to Tan Tada from Man Ta Village and were resting at Na Mawng (LG 048 412) near Tan Tada Village when they were attacked. There were four Burma Army soldiers killed and six wounded, in Mansi Township.

On July 7, 2022, between 2140-2350 hrs, one Burma Army jet circled over Loi Jawm Bum, Chyaw Sha U Bum, Chyamka-Man Poi, and Pungling in eight rounds in Mansi Township.

On July 8, 2022, at 0900 hrs, a twelve-wheel truck carrying over 50 Burma Army soldiers led by Major Myu Thura from IB (223) arrived at Je Hkam. While continuing to move on foot, the Burma Army soldiers came under two remote mines attacks along Je Hkam and Namlim Pa (LG 048 327) by KIA militiamen from the 12th Battalion in Mansi Township.

On July 11, 2022, at 1300 hrs, KIA soldiers from 27th Battalion attacked Burma Army soldiers with six remote mines at Pat Kwi (LG 199 595). Two large trucks carrying two backhoe loaders, two large trucks carrying more than 10 Burma Army soldiers, and some Burma Army soldiers on foot were attacked while coming from Munghkawng-Pangsak, in Mansi Township. After the detonation, the Burma Army soldiers reacted by auto firing in all directions for 30 minutes. Three Burma Army soldiers were wounded in the attack. 

On July 26, 2022, at 1102 hrs, KIA soldiers from 27th Battalion attacked around 50 Burma Army soldiers from IB (250) operating at Gai Htau Village, Namhka Bum (LG 482 369), from Kawng Hkang Dap (LG 568 369), with a series of four remote mines, in Mansi Township.

On Jul 31, 2022, at 0630 hrs, KIA soldiers from 27th Battalion attacked three trucks carrying around 70 Burma Army soldiers from LIB (601) coming from Manje with three IEDs at (LG 204 645) near Gawng Ding Village.The attack left two Burma Army soldiers killed and three others wounded in Mansi Township.

Hpakant Township

On July 3, 2022, at 1200 hrs, an 81mm mortar shell fired from the Nam Ya Base landed in the yard of Mr. Aung Zaw Oo’s home, at Rawang Kawng, Seng Hpra Village, and destroyed a car. Fortunately, no one was injured in Hpakant Township.

On July 5, 2022, around 25 Burma Army soldiers from IB (40) took away nine CDM and PDFs in two trucks in Hpakant Township.

On July 5, 2022, at 1320 hrs, KIA soldiers from 44th Battalion carried out checks on travelers and vehicles traveling on Gawlu Yang and Kumtsai Zup Road. During checking, seven police personnel traveling in the car of Mr. U Su, heading to Hpakant Township, were apprehended along with the compensation of two G-3 rifles with 300 bullets, 180 MA-rounds, four G-magazines, four MA-magazines, and seven mobile phones, in Hpakant Township.

On July 6, 2022, between 1500-1630 hrs, Burma Army soldiers positioned at Nam Sheng Bum fired three 60mm mortar rounds, one M-79 round, and 80 rounds of small arms to the side of Nam Sheng Hkahku (north of Nam Sheng) and KBC Worship Hill, in Hpakant Township.

On July 7, 2022, at 2200 hrs, one jet coming from Uru Hkanam (southern Uru River) in Homalin Township, flew over Ta Mahkan Village in Hpakant Township and then returned to Uru River.

On July 10, 2022, at 0830 hrs, Burma Army troops, arriving at Miwa Hka Bridge, Lawa Village and Dumbung Village, carried out checks on vehicles going to and from, in Hpakant Township.

On July 18, 2022, at 0637 hrs, the combined forces of KIA 9th Brigade, KIA 6th, 26th, and 31st Battalions, and PDF clashed with Burma Army Infantry Battalion (IB) (42) at coordinates: JJ 991 056 near Sezin, in Hpakant Township. Between 1240-1320 hrs, there was an exchange of firing between the Shanni Nationalities Army(SNA), staying along Shwe Pyi Myit, and KIA soldiers.

On July 19, 2022, at 1635 hrs, fighting erupted when KIA soldiers from 31st Battalion carried out a sneak attack on Burma Army IB (32) Base, in Hpakant Township.

On July 21, 2022, at 2117 hrs, Burma Army LIB (11), stationed at Mada Bum, fired 60mm mortar, small arms, and automatic to the side of Lai Nawng Hka Sin Hkyu Pa, in Hpakant Township.

Myitkyina Township

On July 5, 2022, between 0900-1400 hrs, police forces carried out extensive checks on people and vehicles going to and from Myitkyina PLN No.1 Police Station, in Myitkyina Township.

On July 5, 2022, two of the four local detained PDFs were killed at the Northern Command Interrogation Center in Myitkyina Township. These PDFs had been shot in the legs on April 24, 2022- being wounded and arrested previously by Burma Army soldiers at Rambu Village.

On July 8, 2022, at 0930 hrs, around 50 police personnel from Myitkyina No.1 Police Station surrounded and searched the house of Kachin State Attorney, U Tin Tun Thein, who was listed as a member of the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) and was located in the demarcation between Njang Dung and Rada Kawng (A), on the way to Rada (A) near Njang Dung Market, in Myitkyina Township.

On July 8, 2022, at 1040 hrs, 15 of the 19 suspected PDFs traveling in public trucks coming from Hpakant who were arrested at the Numshang Checkpoint entrance to Myitkyina, near the airfield on July 5, 2022 by the Burma Army soldiers, were released by the Northern Command Interrogation Centre. The four detained were still under interrogation.

On July 12, 2022, at 1220 hrs, eight PDFs fired six grenade launchers at the barrack of Myitkyina IB (21) Base, in Myitkyina Township. Myitkyina PDF also fired two grenade launchers at the barrack of No.37 Northern Command Base.

On July 13, 2022, at 0800 hrs, 5 Burma Army soldiers from Namkoi Hka Outpost carried out extensive checks and took photos of civilians traveling along the road. At 1100 hrs, Burma Army soldiers intercepted all the vehicles and searched them at Mile-21 Checkpoint in Myitkyina Township.

On July 20, 2022, at 0020 hrs, KIA soldiers from 11th Battalion set fire to four huts at the Aung Myintar Police checkpoint, in Myitkyina Township.

On July 23, 2022, at 1700 hrs, Burma Army soldiers arrested two unknown men on the road by the Mali Hka River, which avoids the PLN (1), No.3 Police Checkpoint, in Myitkyina Township.

Monyin Township

On July 5, 2022, at 0315 hrs, a Burma Army aircraft dropped three bombs near Bamawk Village, in Monyin Township.

On July 6, 2022, 19 households of PDF and those actively involved in providing food rations and money support to PDF, were suspended by Burma Army soldiers in Monyin Township.

Mogoung Township

On July 10, 2022, at 0400 hrs, KIA militiamen from 44th Battalion attacked around 10 Burma Army soldiers patrolling at the Mogoung Market by detonating a remote mine. The attack wounded one, in Mogoung Township.

Waimaw Township

On July 10, 2022, the combined forces of LIBs (103, 319, and 385) and Shwe Min P.T.Ts advanced forward towards Nang Zaw front line area (LH 547 989) where KIA soldiers from 3rd Battalion carried out a sneak attack between 1720-1935 hrs, in Waimaw Township.

On July 11, 2022, the combined forces of LIBs (103, 319, and 385) and Shwe Min P.T.Ts clashed twice with KIA’s militiamen from Coy (2) of 3rd Battalion around LH 553 973: once between 1000-1020 hrs and once between 1415-1450 hrs, in Waimaw Township. 

Between 1455-1505 hrs, two helicopters coming from Myitkyina Township strafed on the Nang Zaw front line area (LH 552 985) in three rounds. Between 1750-1808 hrs, two helicopters from Myitkyina attacked the Nang Zaw area in two rounds. Between 1100-1150 hrs, IB (58) Base fired eight 120mm mortar rounds to the Nang Zaw area (LH 560 967). At 1725 hrs, IB (58) Base fired three 120mm mortar rounds to the Nang Zaw front line area. At 2145 hrs, IB (58) fired mortar/artillery rounds to the Nang Zaw Yang front line area.

On July 12, 2022 at 1300 hrs, KIA soldiers from 3rd Battalion defended an advance of the combined forces of LIBs (103, 319, and 385) and Shwe Min P.T.Ts at Wa Shaga Bum Outpost (LJ 594 015), in Waimaw Township.

Between 0950-1000 hrs, Waimaw IB (58) Base fired four 120mm mortar rounds to the Nang Zaw front line area. At 1045 hrs one round was fired again in Waimaw Township.

On July 13, 2022, at 1025 hrs, Burma Army soldiers stepped on two landmines that exploded at Nang Zaw Yang road junction (LJ 546 003) in Waimaw Township, which were planted by KIA soldiers from 3rd Battalion. The Burma Army soldiers reacted with indiscriminate firing in all directions.

On July 18, 2022, at 1000 hrs, Burma Army soldiers fired three 120mm mortar rounds from Sadung Jahpwi road junction (LJ 607 085) to the Nang Zaw Yang front line area, in Waimaw Township.

On July 19, 2022, at 1100 hrs, four KIA soldiers had a chance contact with Burma Army soldiers between Wa Shaga Bum and Bau Gun Bum, in Waimaw Township.

At 1320 hrs, KIA soldiers fired six grenade launchers from LJ 599 027 toward Point. 584 (LJ 599 023) where Burma Army soldiers were stationed.

At 1330 hrs, 27 mortar rounds were fired near Wa Shaga Bum, where fighting took place from Waimaw IB (58) Base and Sadung Jahpwi road junction.

At 1348 hrs, KIA soldiers defended against an advance of Burma Army soldiers to Wa Shaga Bum. Burma Army soldiers advanced in great strength supported by continuous mortar fire in which KIA soldiers decamped the outpost at 1440 hrs.

Between 1500-1535 hrs, KIA soldiers clashed with Burma Army soldiers at coordinates: LJ 563 022. 

At 1800 hrs, KIA soldiers fired one 60mm mortar round into an area of smoke billowing where Burma Army soldiers were present. The Burma Army soldiers returned with five mortar rounds.

At 1818 hrs, combined forces of Burma Army and Dulay (P.T.Ts), taking Wa Shaga Bum, indiscriminately fired six mortar rounds.

On July, 21, 2022, at 0840 hrs, KIA soldiers fired 60mm, rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), grenade launcher, and M-79 from four locations toward Wa Shaga Bum (LJ 593 013), Nang Zaw front line area. This led to clashing until 1030 hrs, in Waimaw Township.

At 0919 hrs, KIA soldiers fired three 90mm mortar rounds to the hill (LJ 607 085) where Burma Army soldiers were positioned. The rounds landed near the gate but did not explode. The Burma Army soldiers returned with six mortar rounds.

At 1150 hrs, Burma Army soldiers, stationed at Sadung-Chihpwi road junction, fired eight mortar rounds to the clash site.

At 1240 hrs, Burma Army troops carried out an offensive toward coordinates: LJ 600 027 (point.569) where KIA soldiers were positioned, which led to clashing.

At 1530 hrs, two jets from Myitkyina dropped two bombs at point.569 where fighting took place. The fighting lasted till 1630 hrs. One KIA soldier was wounded in the head during the bomb attack.

On July 28, 2022, between 0200-0300 hrs, KIA soldiers from 24th Battalion raided in two separate groups at Wu Yan Dulay P.T.T’s outpost, where combined forces of Burma Army and Dulay P.T.Ts were stationed. The attack left two soldiers from LIB (384) and eight P.T.Ts killed and an officer from LIB (103) under LID (88) wounded. There were four casualties on the KIA side: a total of four wounded, one of whom died later from the wounds. KIA soldiers seized one MA-3, two carbines with magazines and bullets, and other magazines and bullets from the Burma Army, in Waimaw Township.

On July 28, 2022, between 2045-2215 hrs, Burma Army Waimaw IB (58) Base fired 25 120mm mortar rounds to the side of Wa Shaga Bum in Waimaw Township.

Tanai Township

On July 10, 2022, at 1220 hrs, Burma Army LIB (381), stationed at Noi Je Bum, fired a 60mm mortar round to the side of Awngba Maw, in Danai Township.

On July 11, 2022 at 1830 hrs,  KIA soldiers from 45th Battalion attacked around 90 Burma Army soldiers coming out of Danai ROC Base with four remote mines at KK 508 424. At 1920 hrs, four remote mines detonated again against the Burma Army soldiers at KK 507 425. The Burma Army soldiers returned with two 60mm mortar rounds from Tarung Base.

On July 18, 2022, at 1630 hrs, KIA soldiers from 45th Battalion detonated two remote mines, attacking around nine Burma Army soldiers from IB (86), from Danai Regional Operations Command (ROC), returning to Danai from Tarung Village. The mines were detonated at KK 690 266, between Tawang Hka Bridge and Makaw Village, in Danai Township.

On July 18, 2022, between 0440-0455 hrs, Burma Army soldiers attacked Kanoi Tu Outpost under KIA 14th Battalion controlled area, in Danai Township.

Shwegu Township

On July 10, 2022, at 1230 hrs, Myo La KPDF fired 278 rounds of small arms at a ship carrying around 40 Burma Army soldiers from LIB (415) coming from Min Jawng Kung, in Shwegu Township.

On July 15, 2022, Ye Le PDF fired at Burma Army soldiers from LIB (601) who were collecting money from gold dredging boats around Ye Le, in Shwegu Township.

On July 20, 2022, at 1630 hrs, KIA soldiers from 5th Battalion attacked around 40 Burma Army soldiers from LIB (415) arriving at Buchyawk Chawng (KG 758 879) near Chayk Talung Village in Shwegu Township.

On July 21, 2022, between 1530-1550 hrs, fighting erupted between Burma Army LIB (601) and K-PDF at Nawng Pin and Shwe Lik (KG 878 853) in Shwegu Township, leaving one K-PDF dead and seven Burma Army soldiers wounded.

On July 21, 2022, at 1630 hrs, KIA soldiers from 5th Battalion carried out a sneak attack on around 40 Burma Army soldiers from LIB (415), operating at Bo Chauk Chawng near Chyauk Talung Village, in Shwegu Township. The attack left eight Burma Army soldiers wounded.

On July 28, 2022, at 1915 hrs, K-PDF fired a RPG round and three M-79 rounds at Burma Army soldiers from LIB (415) stationed at Chyauk Ji, in Shwegu Township.

Sagaing Division, Burma

Indaw Township, Katha District

On July 10, 2022, between 0345-0600 hrs, the combined forces of PDF 2nd Battalion and Indaw PDF fired 1,873 rounds of KA rifles, eight grenade launchers, and 25 rounds of M-79 at Meza Police Station (JG 996 727), Indaw Township, Katha District.

On July 28, 2022, at 1030 hrs, KIA soldiers from 26th Battalion attacked three military truckloads of around 80 Burma Army soldiers with mines coming out of Mawlu Police Station between Hpa Pang (KG 157 989), leaving a truck overturned and 13 Burma Army soldiers wounded, in Indaw Township.

On July 28, 2022, at 1240 hrs, fighting broke out when KIA soldiers from 35th Battalion detonated landmines at a convoy of three truckloads of Burma Army soldiers at coordinates KG 165 874, between Pin Tin Village and Nam Machyeng Village in Indaw Township. In the convoy were five trucks carrying a mix of civilians and Burma Army soldiers coming from Mawlu Hpa Pang (KG 157 989). The attack was targeted only at the three truckloads of Burma Army soldiers. The attack left five Burma Army soldiers killed and ten others wounded. 

On July 28, 2022, at 1430 hrs, local PDF opened fire on Corporal Kyaw Thu Ya and Private Chan Aye Yan from Burma Army LIB (416), under LID (88) as the corporal and private were asking money from the KTV restaurant between Mawlu and Naba. Corporal Kyaw Thu Ya was killed instantly and Private Chan Aye Yan was captured in Indaw Township.

Homalin Township

On July 18, 2022, at 0905 hrs, two jets coming from Mung Ywa circled six times over the clash site in KIA 26th Battalion area, and dropped 29 bombs, strafed, and flew over KIA 26th Battalion Headquarters in Homalin Township. At 1640 hrs, a jet from Myitkyina strafed the fighting site and returned.

On July 19, 2022, at 1530 hrs, one jet coming from Northern Command dropped four bombs: two landed near Uru River, Sezin Block (2) in Homalin Township, resulting in civilians’ houses hit by bomb fragments, and two landed near Shan Ta Aye Village. At 1540 hrs, a jet returned.

At 0500 hrs, two jets from southern division flew over KIA 26th Battalion Headquarters (HQ) and dropped a bomb at the hill nearby.

At 1250 hrs, a jet from Myitkyina strafed at Sezin, where fighting took place the previous day.

At 1918 hrs, a jet coming from Southern Division dropped bombs and strafed near Sezin where the fighting took place.

On July 20, 2022, at 1030 hrs, Burma Army LIB (119), sitting at Sezin Outpost, fired six 60mm mortar rounds at KIA soldiers in Homalin Township.

On July 20 at 1030 hrs, combined forces of KIA 9th Brigade, 31st Battalion, 26th Battalion, militia, and PDF attacked around 150 soldiers from combined forces of P.T.Ts and Burma Army LIB (116), led by Commander Lt. Col. Sein Min Thin, who had left Sezin Village to reinforce around 40 Burma Army soldiers from IB (42), led by second-in-command, Major Hlaing Htek Oo. The combined forces were attacked at coordinates JJ 992 059. 15 Burma Army soldiers were killed and 33 Burma Army soldiers were wounded, including Major Hlaing Htek Oo who was seriously wounded. Around 50 Burma Army soldiers withdrew to Sezin, in Homalin Township. 

On July 22, 2022, at 1600 hrs, PDF attacked the combined forces of Burma Army and Shanni Nationalities Army (SNA) by detonating four IEDs near Homalin City, in Homalin Township.

On July 23, 2022, at 1140 hrs, combined forces of LIB (116, 119 and 389) and SNA arrested three civilians from Sezin Village and took them to Shwi Dwi Village for the alleged reason of supporting and helping the KIA in a village, in Homalin Township. Those arrested were: Mg Htet Naing Win, age 24, Mg Than Tun Aung, age 21, and U Po Thint, age 50.

Northern Shan State, Burma

Mongmit Township

On July 1, 2022, between 1730-1755 hrs, around 60 Burma Army soldiers, under the command of Mungmyit Byuha (Mungmyit Tactical Command), attacked an outpost (KF 709 510) between Mu Bung and Man Um, where around 100 Shan State Progress Party (SSPP) soldiers were stationed. 

On July 2, 2022, between 1830-1850 hrs, a clash broke out when the People’s Defense Force (PDF) fired small arms and grenade launchers at Jang Gang Post (Sin Hkan Tawng, KF 681 608) of the Burma Army unit IB (223), in Mungmyit Township.

On July 4, 2022, between 1410-1420 hrs, Burma Army soldiers from IB (223) fired six 60mm mortar rounds at combined forces of the National Unity Government (NUG), PDF and Kachin People’s Defense Force (KPDF) operating around Jang Gang (Sin Hkan Tawng) Post (KF 681 608), in Mungmyit Township.

On July 10, 2022, between 0500-0545 hrs, the combined forces of KIA 34th Battalion, NUG PDF and KPDF attacked Jang Gang (Sin Kin Tawng) Post (KF 681 604) where around 20 Burma Army soldiers from IB (223) were positioned. The Burma Army soldiers returned with thirty 60mm mortar rounds and different kinds of arms, in Mungmyit Township.

On July 20, 2022, between 2240-2250 hrs, combined forces of National Unity Government (NUG) PDF and K-PDF clashed with Burma Army soldiers from IB (223) near Jang Gang (KF 681 604) in Mungmyit Township. One K-PDF was killed and two K-PDF were wounded.

On July 21, 2022, between 1000-1100 hrs, around 50 Burma Army soldiers, arriving at Te Ni (KF 641 587) Buddist temple, fired 14 40mm mortar rounds to the side of Yet Cho (KF 661 607), leaving a mother wounded and her son killed in Mungmyit Township. The mother was identified as Daw San San Hlaing, age 35, who was wounded in the left shoulder. Her son, Mg Aung Myo Htaik, age 14, was killed by shrapnel entering and exiting through his neck.

On July 25, 2022, at 1430 hrs, around 70 Burma Army soldiers of an unknown unit, arriving at Jang Gang (KF 681 608), fired four 60mm mortar rounds to Bung Mai (KF 808 772) in Mungmyit Township.

Namtu Township

On July 4, 2022, between 0415-0425 hrs, KIA soldiers from 34th Battalion fired at Baw Dwi (LF 261 555) Police Station, leaving one policeman dead, in Namtu Township.

Kuthkai Township

On July 7, 2022, Burma Army soldiers of an unknown unit carried out checks on civilians traveling on motorcycles on the Sinli Kunlung Road, near Na Ti before Hpa Sang. The soldiers intercepted civilian, Mr. Zunwa, and beat him, striking him with rifle butts and looting 27,000 CNY and 1,300,000 MMK. The victim was from Wun Zup Block, Nam Jarap Village, in Kuthkai Township. 

On July 12, 2022, at 1010 hrs, there was a clash between MNDAA soldiers from 504th Battalion and Burma Army soldiers of an unknown unit, at Mankang Juk Hkyet (LG 846 464) in Kuthkai Township.

On July 19, 2022, between 1545-1610 hrs, around 30 Burma Army soldiers from LIB (332) in civilian dress, coming from Kuthkai IB (45) Base by two public trucks, clashed along Namgut Road (LG 896 024), in Kuthkai Township. At the same time, five mortar rounds were fired from Burma Army’s Kutkai Base to where fighting took place, that hit the houses of Deacon Tangbau La Wam, Ms. Mahaw Roi Ji, Ms. Nhkum Nang Din, and U Tun Kyaw.

On July 22, 2022, between 1426-1446 hrs, KIA soldiers from Coy (1) of 8th Battalion clashed with around 20 Burma Army soldiers from IB (290) at Manlung road junction (LG 889 009). The clash left one Burma Army soldier dead, in Kuthkai Township.

On July 25, 2022, between 0700-0720 hrs, KIA soldiers from the 1st Coy of 8th Battalion attacked around 30 Burma Army soldiers from IB (45) coming from Kuthkai, while resting at Hu Et road junction (LF 914 876), in Kuthkai Township.

On July 25, 2022, between 2021-2030 hrs, KIA troops from the 8th Battalion, on 37 motorcycles, attacked an unknown unit of Burma Army troops arriving at the Kuthkai golf grounds in Kuthkai Township.

On July 27, 2022, between 1430-1500 hrs, around 80 Burma Army soldiers from LIB (420) clashed with Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) 504th Battalion at Kawng Woi Laga Hkyet (LG 888 360), in Kuthkai Township. Namhpakka IB (123) Base shelled to the fighting site. MNDAA soldiers retreated to Bang Hkawm.

On July 28, 2022, between 1230-1300 hrs, around 100 Burma Army soldiers of an unknown unit coming from Nam Hpalun Village (LG 831 658) clashed with KIA soldiers from 9th Battalion at (LG 862 058) between Hpahkip (LG 848 066) and Nam Hpalun Bum (LG 863 057). Mortar fire was backed by Kuthkai IB (45) Base, Namhpakka IB (123) Base, and Namhkai Hka Bridge Base (LG 799 067) to the fighting site, in Kuthkai Township.

Muse Township

On July 24, 2022, at 0230 hrs, an unknown group on three motorcycles attacked a place (LG 869 514) where Muse Panse P.T.Ts were stationed, in Muse Township.

On July 31, 2022, at 1330 hrs, around 30 Burma Army soldiers from IB (261) arriving at Mankang (Old Village, LG 850 388) reaching Namti Village (LG 832 911), fired 37 mortar rounds to the side of Namti Bum (LG 829 388) in Muse Township.

Thanks and God bless you,

Free Burma Rangers