SHAN STATE – According to the locals, there was a battle between a joint force of MNDAA and PDF and the military junta between Loi Lin village and Man Kan village, Min Yaw, Lasho Township, Northern Shan State. The battle happened around 11 a.m. on July 18, 2023. According to the locals, the village head of Man Kan has been arrested together with other civilians by military junta forces, and locals from Man Kan village have had to flee. Military junta forces had been staying in Loi Lin village since last month, and they came to the Man Kan village area. The battle happened for an hour. Two civilians were arrested. Some are still missing, as there is no phone to communicate with them about their whereabouts. Some civilians, who were working in their shifting cultivation area, had been trapped due to the battle. Around 50 juntas were inside the Man Kan village. Until now, there has been a heavy battle between Loi Lin and Man Kan village (18 July). During the battle between MNDAA and military junta forces on June 11, 2023, a 40-year-old woman was killed due to the heavy weapon, and her months-old baby was also affected.