IDPs in Kachin state flee to Myitkyina

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YANGON, Myanmar – Two hundred internally displaced people from Ingyan Yan area of Kachin state fled to Myikyina, the capital of Kachin state, on March 20 due to military reinforcement of both opposing armed forces after recent clashes.

The Kachin Independent Army conducted an attack on the Myanmar military near Gway Htaung village of Ingyan Yan area, which is not far from the dam project of the Chinese government, on March 16. Both forces exchanged artillery fire until midnight.

In recent years, there has existed a ceasefire between the two groups, but they restarted active operations after the military coup. The Kachin Independent Army is a non-signatory of Nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA).

By Htay Win
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