KACHIN STATE – A member of Myohla Kachin People’s Defence Force (KPDF) said that they attacked the junta camps and battalions in Shwegu on Friday (January 19) around 5:30 a.m.
Junta light infantry battalion (LIB) 602 base in Shwegu, the Tower hill camp on the road between Shwegu and Ngarbatgyi Village and the intersection at the entrance of Shwegu were reportedly attacked with 40 mm mortars.
“Our team fired six mortars into LIB 602 base. Other teams fired three mortars each,” said the KPDF member.
He added that the attack intended to draw out the junta forces and that they have plans to carry out bigger operations to seize the city.
Ngarbatgyi Tower hill camp was previously attacked by the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) joint forces on October 18, 2023 and the revolutionary forces had successfully captured the weapons and ammunition of the junta forces in that battle.