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Clash with Myanmar Army Troops from Division 77 (June 17, 2014)
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On June 17, 2014, troops from Company-3 of Battalion 376, Ta’ang Army, under Tactical Command-
3, clashed head-on with Myanmar Army troops from Division 77, based at Yebon, at a place between Tonkyi
and Lwemauk villages. The clash took place from 1000 to 1115 hours, and 5 Myanmar Army troops were killed.
There was no casualty on the Ta’ang Army side.
Reported by TNLA/PSLF News & Information Department
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TNLA

Myanmar Army troops lobbed more than 20 rounds of heavy weapons into in Kutkai Lonkan village.
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Previously, on June 15, 2014, without any provocation, the Myanmar Army troops lobbed more than
20 rounds of heavy weapons into Lonkan village in Kutkai Township of Northern Shan State. The shelling
destroyed the house of Lonkan villager, Ta Kun Htay, and all the villagers had to flee from the village, out of
fear. The village has 110 households.

The PSLF/TNLA news with dateline June 15, 2014 said that troops from Ta’ang Army Battalion 101
and Myanmar Army IBs 241 and 242, under MOC-16 and IB 41, clashed at a place between Lonkan and
Tonpan villages in Kutkai Township of Ta’ang Region. Clashes starting earlier died down at 1500 hours and
they resumed from 1630 to 1740 hours. Then the clashes went on sporadically. There was no casualty on the
Ta’ang Army Side and casualty on the Myanmar Army side was not known.

Contrary to earlier report saying that shelling by Myanmar Army troops burnt down a house in Naungsant
village in Ta-mo Nyeh Sub-Township of Kutkai Township, Northern Shan State, further inquiry revealed
that the Myanmar Army troops burnt down 2 houses hit by heavy weapon shells. The houses burnt down
belonged to 2 Kachin ethnic people, U Zaw Mya and U Zaw Taung. The shelling had frightened Naungsant
villagers and made them to flee towards Tamo Nyeh Sub-Township for refuge.

Reported by TNLA/PSLF News & Information Department

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Clashes in Momeik Township (June 14, 2014)
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Troops from Ta’ang Army Battalion 717 and Myanmar Army clashed on June 14, 2014 in Pan Sachay
(Pan Sha-say) village of Momeik Township, from 1545 to 1630 hours. The clash took place, because
the Myanmar Army troops started to fire on the Ta’ang Army Battalion 717 troops, who were patrolling near
Pan Sachay village.

Reported by TNLA/PSLF News & Information Department

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Clash between TNLA-KIA-MNDAA Combined Force and Myanmar Army Troops (June 13, 2014)
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On the morning of June 13, from 0715 to 0820 hours, a head-on clash took place near Man Hong
village of Manpyet Village Tract in Kutkai Township, Northern Shan State. The clash was between the combined
force of troops from the TNLA Battalion 335, KIA Battalion 38 and Myanmar National Alliance Army (MNDAA,
or Kokant Army) Battalion 17 and troops from IB 290 of the Myanmar Army based at Tamo Nyeh.

There wasno casualty on the TNLA, KIA and MNDAA side. One killed and 2 wounded on the Myanmar Army side

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Clash on June 12, 2014
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On June 12, 2014 a clash took place again, from 1020 to 1050 hours, between troops from TNLA
Battalion 487 and Myanmar Army LIB 8 of the 77Division, at a place between Kyankar and Mankaung villages
of Mantong Township in Ta’ang Region.

There was no casualty on the Ta’ang Army side. Casualty on Myanmar Army side is not known.

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Clash on June 11, 2014
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On June 11, 2014 from 1550 to 1630 hours, a head-on clash took place between troops from TNLA
Battalion 478 and Myanmar Army LIB 8 of the 77 Division at a place between Kyankar and Mankaung villages
of Mantong Township, Ta’ang Region. There was no casualty on the Ta’ang Army side. Three were wounded
on the Myanmar Army side.

The wounded were reportedly taken to Mankaung village for medical treatment.

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