Myanmar army breaks ceasefire days after agreement, TNLA says

The Ta’ang ethnic armed organisation accuses the junta of taking a post from the group in Kyaukme and firing multiple rounds of artillery in Lashio and Mogok

The military reportedly seized a position held by the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in northern Shan State’s Kyaukme Township over the weekend after agreeing to a ceasefire with the ethnic armed organisation and its allies last week. 

In a statement published on its Telegram channel on Sunday, the TNLA’s information team condemned the junta for breaking the deal on Saturday. 

The group alleged that Myanmar army troops overtook a TNLA post near the entrance to Kyaukme town, located on the highway connecting it to Mogok in Mandalay Region.

After around two hours of fighting with the Kyaukme-based Light Infantry Battalions (LIB) 501 and 502, the TNLA said it abandoned the position. It was not clear at the time of reporting how long they had occupied. . .

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