SAGAING DIVISION- The junta column advancing into Upper Wegyi village, Katha Township, on Friday (July 7), was attacked by the Kachin Independence Army(KIA) and People’s Defense Force (PDF) joint forces.
The junta column that left Shwepyithit village and came to the Wegyi village was attacked by the KIA along with Moetar regional PDF, Myoma regional PDF, and the hurricane scout drone team. The drone team started attacking at around 9:00 a.m. on July 7 followed by the attack of ground forces with heavy and small weapons, stated a PDF officer from Katha Town.
“In the attack on military council troops in Upper Wegyi Village, they could not even return fire as they were attacked with both drones and ground forces. They went back to Shwepyithit Village,” the officer added.
The situation and casualties of the junta army in the attack still unknown.
That junta column had previously been attacked by the KIA and alliance forces at Myaynu Village and Moetar Lay Village on June 14.
These days, in Kachin State and Sagaing Region bordering areas including Katha and Tigyaing Towns, PDF warned the public to be prepared for possible clashes as military council columns are exercising and launching offensives again.
Today (On July 8th) at around 4 a.m., a boat carrying about 50 junta soldiers reportedly left Mya Thein Tan Port, Tigyaing Town, and currently arrive at Thapyay Village, Inn District, Katha Town, according to the residents.