As ceasefire ends, Ta’ang armed group moves to seize northern Shan State towns from Myanmar military

The Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) took over government offices in Nawnghkio, northern Shan State only hours after announcing a resumption of hostilities with junta forces

Battles raged in two northern Shan State townships after a China-brokered truce broke down on Tuesday and an anti-junta armed group resumed offensive operations against the military regime’s forces. 

Fighters of the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and their allies seized government buildings as they drove army troops out of Nawnghkio, northern Shan State, about one hour’s drive from the military garrison town of Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region, locals told Myanmar Now on Wednesday. 

“The Ta’ang army captured almost all administrative offices yesterday.  So, it could be said that the town is largely under the control of the TNLA,” a Nawnghkio resident said.

With assistance from allied fighters of the People’s Defence Forces (PDF)—the armed wing of. . .

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