Locals reported that the fighting between the Military council army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and PDF joint forces in Htee Chai Township, bordering Sagaing Division and Kachin State, is still intense. A local resident near the town of Htee Chai said that the battle to take over the town of Htee Chain, which started on November 7, 2023, continues until today, January 16, 2024.
He said, “This morning, we have been dropping palm trees all morning. The situation has been the same all day long, with airplanes coming and dropping us. I don’t know the details of the situation inside. It is quite serious. As far as I can guess, there are only two options: death and benefit if there are people inside.”
According to Tigyaing Revolution TR’s press release, the Military council forces mainly used the air to attack, and from the 10th to the 14th of last January, they bombarded the areas of Myitkyina, Myitkyina in Kachin State from the 10th to the 14th of last January, using Mi 35 jet fighters.
In addition, he added that there are only a few civilians left in the township due to the intense fighting between the two armies. “There are only a few civilians who are not afraid. People who didn’t run, thieves, etc. About 2 out of 3 pictures of the city have been destroyed,” he said.
Tigyaing Revolution – TR also released a picture of the situation where the military council forces burned down civilian homes in the city of Htee Chain, and according to the findings in the photo, civilian homes and buildings that have been reduced to ashes can be seen.
The battle to take over the town of Hyo Chain took place only two weeks after the revolutionary forces captured Kawlin on October 2023, and now the battle has been going on for more than two months. It is said that during the battle to take over the city of Htee Chai, the Rakhine Army – AA and Student Army – ABSDF, including the joint forces of KIA and PDF, are fighting.