After weeks of preparation, MNDAA says it has entered Laukkai

The group has been planning to make a full-scale bid for control of the key Kokang border town since mid-November

Anti-regime forces in northern Shan State say they have begun their final push for control of Laukkai, the administrative centre of the Kokang Self-Administered Zone on the China-Myanmar border.

Li Kyar Win, the spokesperson for the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), told Myanmar Now on Friday that its troops have already entered the outskirts of the town.

“We have started penetrating Tong Chain,” he said, referring to an area southeast of the centre of Laukkai.

Laukkai at night (Fully Light)

The MNDAA, a member of the Brotherhood Alliance of ethnic armed groups that has seized control of much of Myanmar’s northeastern border region over the past month, has been preparing for an. . .

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