KIA and allies seize three large Myanmar army bases near Laiza

There were also reports of junta artillery shells fired at the KIA headquarters landing on the Chinese side of the border

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) says it has captured three major army bases and more than 10 smaller camps since the start of a new offensive against Myanmar’s military near the country’s border with China.

The group and its allies have been carrying out coordinated attacks  on junta targets along the road from the Kachin State capital Myitkyina to the town of Bhamo, some 120 miles to the south, since early Thursday morning.

The road lies just west of Laiza, a town on the Myanmar-China border that serves as the KIA’s main base of operations. The Arakan Army (AA), an allied group, is also headquartered there.

The AA and a number of other organisations, including the People’s Defence Force formed by the shadow. . .

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