Some junta troops withdraw from bases in Kachin State

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Injangyang, 23 November

While the revolutionary forces have launched offensives across the country to topple the military regime, three junta units and the police force in Kachin state have withdrawn from their bases, said the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO).

Among the military outposts that have withdrawn are Infantry Battalion 40, 16th mile military outpost, the Gway Htaung outpost, and a police station, which have been based in Injanyang Township above the confluence in Myitkyina District for a decade.

On November 21, troops from three military bases and a police station retreated to Myitkyina, where the Northern Regional Command is located, and the cause of the incident is still under investigation, the spokesperson of the KIO Colonel Nor Bu told Than Lwin Times.

While fighting is currently taking place throughout the country, the military situation in Injanyang remains tense, and the two groups are keeping an eye on each other along the Myitkyina-Bahmo highway.

Spokesperson General Zaw Min Tun said in a junta-controlled newspaper on November 20 that the retreat from some camps is a reunification of forces to go on the offensive according to the military strategy.

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) occupied the military council’s Nankut camp in Mone Koe town in northern Shan State and Lelon camp in Wynemaw town in the third week of October.

On October 31, joint groups occupied the military council’s Gang Dau Yang, which had been stationed for a decade on the Myitkyina-Bahmo road in Kachin State.

Currently, the KIA is not only taking part in Operation 1027 but also in the clashes in Sagaing along with the PDF joint forces.

News-Than Lwin Times

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