SHAN STATE-There have been ongoing battles between military junta troops and SSPP. RCSS started firing and attacking SSPP in Mine Naung Township on September 21 at around 7:30 am, according to SSPP report.
The RCSS came and opened fire on the SSPP forces near Nam Taung Bridge, Mine Yae Tract, Mine Naung Township. There were no casualties on each side during the stated 20 minutes-long battle .
“The RCSS troops operating in the east of the Lel Cha – Mine Naung highway entered the west side of the highway where the SSPP is operating, and RCSS started firing from 7:30 to 7:48 a.m. during the clash between near the Nam Taung Bridge. “RCSS troops disengaged from the battlefield to the east of the Lel Cha – Mine Naung highway, then the battle was ceased and there were no casualties during the battle,” SSPP info reported.
Currently, there is military tension with the military junta troops in the areas where the SSPP is active in northern Shan State. On September 17 and 20, there were skirmishes in Moe Meik Township.
In addition, the military junta council said that the SSPP’s three security camps in Mine Shu Township, which are about 20 miles away from the Wanhai headquarters in Kyay Thee Township, Southern Shan State, should be left by June 10, but the SSPP refused to accept it and also said that they are ready for military action.
In Shan State, when the war between the military junta troops and the Shan forces was tense, there were also clashes between the two Shan groups.
In April, SSPP announced that more than 300 soldiers, including Lieutenant Colonel-level Commanding Officer from RCSS, had joined SSPP.