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Anti-junta fighters seize three junta bases near Kachin State capital

While casualty figures for the fighting forces are still unknown, heavy artillery shelling over two days of clashes in Waingmaw Township resulted in at least two civilian deaths

Fighting is ongoing in Waingmaw Township, Kachin State after the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and its allies seized three junta bases on Tuesday, according to local sources and a KIA spokesperson. 

The KIA-led alliance of forces initiated simultaneous assaults on the 13-Mile Gate camp, Bum Taung camp, and Sadung Junction camps near the Waingmaw-Sadung-Kan Paik Ti road at around 5am on Tuesday morning, according to the KIA’s spokesperson. 

They succeeded in capturing all three bases within a few hours, but some exchanges of fire with junta forces have continued nearby, he added. 

“Currently, we have control of three camps. We attacked them this morning. The fighting has continued around the captured camps," KIA information officer Col. Bu told Myanmar Now on Tuesday afternoon.

The numbers of junta troops manning the camps, as well as the casualties among both the junta and KIA. . .

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