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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Government troops occupy KIA stronghold

Nay Pyi Taw December 18

With reinforcements of air support and artillery power, columns of government troops attacked a KIA stronghold, Gidon Outpost, on Friday morning, but the troops faced fierce resistance from the armed group as they stationed themselves on higher ground.

But government troops managed to take over an outpost at 2:05am on Saturday and the headquarters on Point 1103 Hill at 2:15am.

The columns of government troops were pursuing the retreating armed groups with the assistance of heavy weapons fire.

During the fighting, some officers and other ranks of the government troops suffered casualities and were transported to military hospitals.

The KIA has suffered heavy casualities and lost 41 assorted weapons and ammunition including two 120 mm launchers. The government troops are still carrying out area clearance operation nearby.

The Myawady Daily

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