Two explosive devices with chemical gases are being used frequently by the Burmese Army in its ongoing military offensive against Kachin resistance forces in Northern Burma, said eyewitnesses.
The twin explosive devices with poison gases are in use in the current war zones in Hpakawn areas in N’Mawk (Momauk) Township in Manmaw (Bhamo) district in southeastern Kachin State against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), said local people.
The unidentified chemical weapon has been in use by the government troops when it launched an offensive against the KIA around Hpakawn village as of the second week of November, said residents.
Eyewitnesses said the exploding mortar shells loaded with chemical gases are stronger than those without the gas. The first device explodes in the air whereas the second explodes on the ground.
Two different colours of smoke, one blackish and the other dark grey, billows when the explosions occur, said an eyewitness from Hpakawn.
About 90 Burmese Army soldiers have been wounded by their own chemical weapons near Manwin Gyi village located between Namhkam and Bamaw on Nov 10, 2011. One of artillery shells filled with chemical agents exploded immediately after it was fired and caused several Burmese soldiers to suffer from symptoms associated with chemical agents, said a frontline source. Wounded Burmese soldiers were taken to nearby Namhkam Hospital and most soldiers were discharged after getting treatment. At least 3 soldiers are still in serious conditions, said a local source. kachin land news
10 June 2011
The Shan State Army (SSA) North fighter who was paralyzed after a severs dose of the black smoke created by the chemical shells on 3 June recovered in about 6 hours later, confirmed one of his officers from the 36th Brigade. The Burma Army employed chemical shells on the rebels at the 7th Mile Base, between Tangyan and Monghsu, after a 7 hour attack failed to dislodge them. (SHAN)
3 June 2011
The Shan State Army’s strategic base in Tangyan township, 7 miles south of Mong Gao, attacked from 05:30 up to the time of this reporting. The Burma Army attackers are using chemical weapons, which on explosion, cause dizziness and nausea, claim the defenders. (SHAN) The SSA withdrew at noon, according to Col Perng Fa, Head of SSA liaison team – Editor
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