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Situation Report by PSLF/TNLA – Offensives and Human Rights Abuse by Burma Army Continue

By Palaung State Liberation Front and Ta'ang National Liberation Army  •  March 29, 2015

face to face battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-223 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Division-11 today, March 29, from 1530 to 1600 hours, at a place between Mon-si and Namt-maw villages in Tamo-nyeh Sub-Township, Kut-kai Township, in the TNLA Tactical Command-5 area. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on Tatmadaw side is still not known.

Tatmadaw has continued to send in more reinforcement into the area and more fierce battles are likely to continue to take place.

In the same area, a fierce battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-335 from 1130 to 1345 hours, and as Myanmar Tatmadaw troops continued to advance, they ran into TNLA Battalion-223 troops and a battle took place for a second time.

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Battle on March 28, 2015

From 1600 to 1630 hours, a battle took place on March 28, at a place between Ta-mo-nyeh and Mawhan villages in Kut-kai Township, Ta’ang Region, between troops from Battalion-335, under TNLA Tactical Command-5, and Myanmar Tatmadaw. There was no casualty on the TNLA side. Casualty on Tatmadaw side isstill not known.

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HR Violations by Myanmar Tatmadaw Troops

March 28, 2015

Myanmar Tatmadaw troops forced villagers of Kyauk-pyu village of Kwin-sa-lin Village Tract in Minengort Sub-Township of Kyauk-me Township, Ta’ang Region – (1) U Aik Law, (2) U Aik Aye, (3) U Tun Tha, (4) U Aik Tu, (5) U Aik Maung, (6) U Aik Pee, (7) U Aik Chit, (8) U Aik Soe, (9) U Aik New, (10) U kun Ahlu, and (11) Mai Hsan Tun – to serve as porters from March 24 to 25, from 1100 hours to 1500 hours the next day.

On the morning of March 24, troops from Myanmar Tatmadaw arrested an subjected to interrogation and beating Kyauk-pyu villagers, who were – (1) Mai Aik Tok, aged 18, (2) U Tar Ahwin, aged 40, (3) U Tar Aik Hsar, aged 47, and (4) Mai Tun Tha, aged 25.

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March 24, 2015

On March 24, at 2000 hours, troops from TNLA Battalion-527 attacked on Myanmar army camp in Khun-kar village, in Mo-meik Township and TNLA Brigade-2 area, Ta’ang Region. The exchange of fire went on until 2330 hours, before it died down. The exchange of fire resumed on March 25, from 0500 to 0630 hours.

On March 24, from 2020 to 2230 hours, troops from TNLA Battalion-256 attacked on Myanmar army camp in Mine-ngort Sub-Township of Kyauk-me Township, Ta’ang Region.

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Entire Populations of Villages Had to Flee

March 25, 2015

Due to a battle between troops from TNLA and Myanmar Tatmadaw in the upper part of Kaung-waing village of Namt-kham Township, Ta’ang Region, the entire populations of Kaung-waing, Marn-kaung and Marnkan villages (nearly 2,000 persons) had to flee to Ho-na village in Namt-kham Township.

All the villagers take refuge in the compound of Ho-na village monastery and so far, no organization has come to assist them.

According to the villagers, battles took place on 22nd and 24th and more government troops had come in. As they thought that there would be more fierce battles, they did not dare to live on in the villages. At the moment, the refugees are being cared for by some sympathetic villagers of the host village.

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March 25, 2015

On March 24, a face to face battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-987 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Division-77, from 0840 to up to the time of this report, at a place between Namt-tway and Lweh-byet villages of Namt-san Township, TNLA Brigade-2 area, Ta’ang Region. Casualty on the two sides is still not known.

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March 24, 2015

A face to face battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-112 and Tatmadaw, near Kaukwaing Village of Namt-kham Township, TNLA Brigade-1 area, Ta’ang Region. Casualty on both side is still not known.

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More Battles between TNLA and Tatmadaw

March 23, 2015

On March 23, at 1545 hours, a face to face battle took place between troops from Battalion-478 under TNLA Brigade-1 and Tatmadaw, near Namt-pat-lin village of Kut-kai Township, Ta’ang Region. There is no casualty on the TNLA side and casualty on Tatmadaw side is still not known.

From 0910 to 0920, a face to face battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-987 and Myanmar Tatmadaw Division-77, near Kyauk-pyu village of Kun-sa-lin Village Tract, Kyauk-me Township, Brigade-2 area. There was no casualty on the TNLA side, while 2 were killed on the Tatmadaw side.

On March 22, 4 battles took place in Ta’ang Region. Today, March 23, 2 battles took place.

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Fierce Battles Continue

On March 22, a face to face battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-571 and Myanmar Tatmadaw from 0830 to 1030 hours, near Ko-mon village in Mu-se Township, Brigade-1 area of Ta’ang Region.

There is no casualty on the TNLA side and casualty on Tatmadaw side is still not known.

Moreover, a battle is taking place between troops from TNLA Battalion-112 and Myanmar Tatmadaw, near Kauk-waing Village of Namt-kham Township and TNLA Brigade-1 area, from 1105 hours until the time of this report.

Currently, the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordinating Team (NCCT) and the government’s Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC) are holding talks for nationwide ceasefire agreement, but as Myanmar Tatmadaw has been launching offensives, fierce battles continue to take place.

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More Fierce Battles

March 20, 2015

On March 20 today, a face to face battle took place between troops from TNLA Battalion-571 and Myanmar Tatmadaw, from 1420 to 1500 hours, at a place between Namt-on and Hsai-kong villages in Mu-se Township and TNLA Tactical Command-1 area. There was no casualty on the TNLA side, while 2 were killed on Tatmadaw side.

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Battles Continue between Tatmadaw and TNLA, MNDAA and AA Combined Forces in Loukai Region

March 18, 2015

On March 18, a face to face battle took place between troops from combined forces of Battalion-818 under TNLA Tactical Command-4, MNDAA and AA and Myanmar Tatmadaw, from 0700 to 1400 hours, at Upper Kon-kyan of Lou-kai Region. Casualty on both side is still not known.

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TNLA Seized Heroin and Amphetamine worth Over 3,500 Million Kyat

March 5, 2015

A combined squad of TNLA Chief of Staff and Ta’ang Special Anti-Drug Bureaus, while performing drug eradication task on March 15, on Namt-kham-Mine-wee-Man-tong motor road, made a surprise check on a gravel truck coming down from Mine-wee, near Ko-mong village where a camp of Myanmar army was situated.

In the search, the squad found and seized 16.5 Kg of heroin worth 90,750,000 Kyat, and amphetamine pills worth 3,480,000,000 Kyat, packed in gunny bags.

The owner of the illegal drugs escaped, but it was learned from the truck driver that the person was a Chinese living in Pauk-nay Quarters in Namt-kham Town. Investigation is still being made about the source of the drugs and the trafficker.

သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္ ျမန္မာဘာသာကို ဤေနရာတြင္ ေဒါင္းလုပ္ရယူႏိုင္ပါသည္။

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