Despite President Thein Sein’s public declared order for the Burma Army to stop fighting the Kachin Army, reinforcements were sent to the battle zones by military helicopters and the offensive continues.
Lan Nan, a senior spokesperson for the KIA said.
“Fighting continues in our Brigade 3 area of Momauk. They [Burma Army] sent three loads of soldiers by helicopter from Bhamo – delivering a total of 90 men.”
The KIA told Karen News that they have not seen any government documents to halt the Burma Army’s offensive in Kachin State, and there is still fighting every day.
Displaced people in temporary camps are living in fear as they see Burma Army aircraft fly over their camp.
A displaced person living in the Maija Yang area, near Momauk Township said.
“We heard bombing almost every minute. Some people fled from the camp when they saw aircraft. Our camp is only two hours by motorbike drive from the fighting. I am now afraid to live here because it is too close.”
According to the KIA brigade (3) source the troops of Burma Army’s 88 and 99 divisions are active in the Momauk area.