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Battle News from TNLA



Reports on military activities in the Taang Region, in brief, are as follows. Due to time constraint, I have
not been able to do the translation of reports sent in by the TNL, for some time.
The strategy of the !amar rmy "Tatmadaw, or !# has been wiping out the ethnic resistance forces,
one at a time, since the beginning of its colonial war, starting with the $aren in %&'&.
The ! has been trying to wipe out the ethnic resistance forces in the northern part of the country, since
()%%, beginning with the $I*+$I. ccording to its plan, the $I*+$I was to be wiped out in two months, but the
war has been going on for more than , years, now.
In contravention to its own strategy, the ! e-tended its war to the ..//+..0North and the
/.L1+TNL areas. pparently, its masters, li2e the Na3is in 44(, are pushing the ! to achieve something
impossible. Thein .ein government seems to be unable to stop the senseless war, in which the ! troops are
perpetrating widespread and gross violations of human rights and crime against humanity, which are verging on
genocide.


BA Conducting Battle of Encirclement against TNLA near Namkham Town
*ctober (', ()%'

5nits of ! Division066 deployed ' military columns in $au2wain, 4alai2, Namtsari and Namtya villages
and attac2ing TNL !attalion0%%(. ! troops in $au2wain village have been shelling TNL mobile camp, starting
from )6,) hours. The civilian populations in the area are terrified by sounds of the shelling. t the time of this
report, the TNL has not returned the fire. !ig battles can occur if the ! troops continue to advance.
fter bringing in more reinforcement on *ctober (%, the ! troops have been trying to bloc2ade and
attac2 the TNL troops.

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TNLA Troops Clashed with Troops from BA Division-77 in Namtsam Area
BA Troops uffered !eav" Losses
*ctober (%, ()%'
This morning, from )7)) to )7,) hours, troops from TNL !attalion0(78 under !rigade0(, clashed head
on with ! troops from LI!0%)8 of Division099, in Nam2ay village area near Namtsan Town. The TNL troops were
on area patrol when the clash too2 place, and it lasted over ,) minutes. Though details had not been received, at
least 7 ! troops were probably 2illed by the R/: round fired by the TNL troops, said a report from the front.

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Battle #etween TNLA and BA Troops near $utkai Town
*ctober (), ()%'
battle too2 place between troops from the TNL !attalion0%)% under !rigade0% and the ! troops, from
%9,) to %6)) hours, at a place between ;aingyu and Ngawngar villages not far from $ut2ai Town. It was an attac2
by ! troops from I!0'7 on the TNL troops, which were active near Ngawngar village.
<asualty on the ! side is not 2nown. There was no casualty on the TNL side. =esterday and in the
morning of today, the ! brought in 8) truc2loads of reinforcement from Lasho to $ut2ai, ;use and Nam2ham.

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TNLA Troops Attack BA Troops of Division-%% in Namtkam-Namtsari &illages
%90%)0()%'
Troops from TNL !attalion0%%( fired on the ! troops from Division066 active in Namt2am0Namtsari
>illages, at ()77 hours. The e-change of fire too2 place until (%7) hours. <asualty on the ! side is not 2nown.
5p to late evening at the time of this report, , fire fights had ta2en place in Namt2am area, as a result of the
e-pansion of activities on the part of Division066 and the bloc2ing of routes and attac2s by it.

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TNLA Troops 'ired on akanthit !ill near Namtkham Town
*ctober %9, ()%'
.ome troops from TNL !attalion0%%( fired on .a2anthit ?ill outside of Namt2ham Town, at %&') hours,
where commander of Division066 set up camp. The e-change of fire went on until ())) hours.
The attac2 on the ?ill was by troops from <ompany0% of !attalion0%%( to prevent the sending of
reinforcement to a place at %,0;ile /ost, on Namt2ham0Namtpet2a motor road, where a battle between !attalion0
'69 troops and troops from Division066 was ta2ing place. ?eated e-change of fire too2 place for about %7 minutes.
It is still not 2nown, whether the divisional commander was at the .a2anthit ?ill at the time of the attac2,
and the casualty on the ! side. There was no casualty on the TNL side.

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Battle #etween TNLA and BA Troops in Namtkham Area
%90%)0()%'
<lashes between troops from TNL !attalion0'96 and ! Division066 too2 place at %,0;ile /ost on
Namt2am0Namtpet2ar motor road in Namt2ham Township. The clashes started at %&%' hours and they were
continuing at the time of this report. ?ead on clashes too2 place, because of e-pansion of activities by troops of
Division066. Reports on battles will be continued.

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BA is Launching 'ierce (ffensive against Com#ined Ethnic 'orces in Northern han tate
*ctober %8, ()%'
Troops from ! Division0&& and Division0%% started fierce offensive against the combined ethnic forces
of the TNL, $I and ;ND at %))) hours in Lwe2an0/anphyet areas in Tamonyeh Township of Northern .han
.tate.
!attles too2 place from %)() to %)7) hours and from %(() to %,)) hours. The battle starting from %,7)
hours was still raging at the time of this report. <asualties on both sides are still not 2nown. They will be made
2nown in later reports. TNL troops involved in the battles are from !attalions &%& and ''9 under Tactical
<ommand0' of the TNL. !attles too2 place in the area also yesterday from %,,) to %9)) hours and beyond.

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Clash #etween TNLA and BA Troops in Namtu Township
*ctober %), ()%'
TNL troops from !attalion099, under !rigade0,, clashed with troops from ! Division099, from )9,) to
)97) hours, at a place near Nantselin village, between ;ansi and /anlon villages in Namtu Township. In the battle,
8 ! troops were seriously wounded. fter the increase again of ! troops in the first wee2 of *ctober in Taang
Region, the probability of more clashes ta2ing place in the region has increased

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BA Increased Military Strength again in Taang Region
*ctober ', ()%'
ccording to information received, the ! sent in on *ctober ', over ,) fully loaded truc2s of troops and
ration to $unlon highway side in $ut2ai Township and over %) fully loaded truc2s to ;use0Namt2ham side, an
estimated increase of ')) troops.
In pril and ;ay of ())', the ! sent in units from Divisions %%, 99 and 66 to Taang Region to beef up
the garrison troops, and the sending in of more troops again on *ctober ', was the second time increment.

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Battle of Tamon"eh Area
*ctober (, ()%'
The ! troops suffered heavy casualty of %9 dead and %) seriously wounded, in the battle ta2ing place
on *ctober %, from %))) to %6,) hours, between troops from the combined ethnic forces of TNL, $I and ;ND,
and troops from ! Division0%%.
Though the battle ended at dus2, there was a probability of more clashes ta2ing place, as the ! troops
had remained in Tamonyeh0panpyet area, according to information from TNL Tactical0' <ommand.

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BA (ffensive against TNLA in Namtkham
*ctober %, ()%'
In the battle ta2ing place from %,,) to ())) hours in Namt2ham area, not less than %) troops from !
!attalion0'7 and Division066 were 2illed. *ne wounded company commander, who was being ta2en to Namt2ham
hospital, died on the way. The ! troops were said to be withdrawing toward Namt2ham.

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BA (ffensive against TNLA near Namtkham Town
*ctober %, ()%'
t %,,) hours, troops from TNL !attalion0%%(, under !rigade0% clashed with ! troops from Division0
66 at 5pper /an2a in Namt2ham Township.
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The ! troops, which were inactive in .eptember, have now started to launch offensive against the TNL
in the month of *ctober. t the same time, troops from the combined ethnic forces of TNL, $I and ;ND are
e-changing fire with ! troops, near /anpyet village in Tamonyeh .ub0Township. ;ore report will be made when
details have come in.

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Clashes #etween TNLA and BA Troops Continue in $"aukme Township
.eptember (6, ()%'
The TNL !attalion09%9 troops battled the ! troops from a column of Division099, which were shelling
and advancing towards their camp, situated at a place between ?oson and ;arnpau2 villages of $yau2me
Township. The clash too2 place on .eptember (6, today, from )6)) to )6,) hours.
.uffering heavy casualty, the attac2ing ! troops fell bac2 at )6,) hours. There was no casualty on the
TNL !attalion09%9 side. The e-act casualty figure on the ! side is not 2nown. TNL officer, who participated
in the battle, assessed the casualty on the ! side to be heavy.
The TNL troops, in defense of their camp, were ready to do battle again with the ! troops, which
were still not very far away and who could launch attac2 on the camp again at any time.

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&iolent Battles #etween TNLA and BA Continue in Ta)ang *egion
.eptember 8, ()%'
On September 6, today, troops from Battalion-367 under TNL Bri!ade-3, "las#ed #ead on
$it# troops from t#e B %i&ision-77, from 144' to 1'1' #ours, near L$emau( &illa!e of )omei(
To$ns#ip in Ta*an! +e!ion, T#ere $as no "asualty on t#e TNL side, -asualty on t#e B side is still
not (no$n, )ore report $ill be issued $#en details "ome in,
On September 6, 2 battles too( pla"e in Ta*an! +e!ion, one in Namtsan To$ns#ip at 14..
#ours, and t#e ot#er in )omei( To$ns#ip at 144' #ours,

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TNLA and BA again Clash
.eptember 8, ()%'
*n .eptember 8, from %')) to %'() hours, troops from TNL !attalion0667 under !rigade0( clashed
head on with troops from ! Division099, near /an2yarot village of ?u2in village tract, Namtsan Township in Taang
Region. T#ere $as no "asualty on TNL side, -asualty on t#e B side is still not (no$n,
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Battle #etween BA Troops and TNLA Troops on 'ield Trip for Anti-drug Education+
.eptember ', ()%'
clash too2 place between TNL troops from !attalion0%)% under !rigade0% and ! troops from I!0'7
on .eptember ', from %')) to %''7 hours, at a place between ;arnmu and Naungsaing villages in $ut2ai
Township, Taang Region. There was no casualty on TNL side. <asualty on ! side is still not 2nown.
The TNL troops were on a drug eradication trip, giving anti0drug education to people in villages, and the
! troops were trac2ing them for attac2. The two groups came face to face at a place between ;arnmu and
Naungsaing villages, where a head on clash too2 place.

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Two Battles in (ne Da" #etween TNLA and BA Troops
ugust (,, ()%'
*n ugust (,, head on battles too2 place, from )&)) to %),), between TNL troops from !attalion09%9
under !rigade0( and ! troops from Division099, and again from %')) to %',) hours, near Namt2hun village in
$yau2me Township, Taang Region. There was no casualty on TNL side, while ' were 2illed on ! side.
?ead on battles too2 place, because the ! troops, coming to Taang Region for offensive, gave chase
for battles and bloc2ed the routes, used for travel by the TNL troops.

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BA Troops from Division-%% hot , &illagers
ugust %6, ()%'
fter head on battle with TNL troops from !attalion0%%( under !rigade0% on ugust %6, at a place
between $aungwain and ;arnsup villages, the ! troops from Division066, shot at two wehlaw villagers, who
were on their way to Namt2ham Town. The villager, Nyi Naing @ar was 2illed and as the other villager =aing Tun
Than was seriously wounded, he had to be sent to ;use ?ospital for treatment.

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Battle #etween TNLA and BA Troops
ugust %6, ()%'
head on battle between troops from TNL !attalion09%9 under !rigade0, and ! troops from Division0
99, too2 place on ugust %9 from ())) to (),) hours, at a place between Lwean and $onsa vullages in $yau2me
Township, Taang Region. There was no casualty on TNL side, while ( were 2illed on the ! side.

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Battle #etween TNLA and BA Troops
ugust %', ()%'
*n ugust %', a head on battle too2 place, from )9)) to )9,) hours, between TNL troops from
!attalion0,89 under !rigade0(, and ! troops from Division099, at a place between =epon and ;olon villages of
=epon village tract in ;omei2 Township, Taang Region. There was no casualty on TNL side. <asualty on !
side is still un2nown.
The head on battle too2 place while the ! troops, coming to Taang Region for offensive, were marching
up from ;arntong to give chase to TNL troops for battle, met the TNL troops on the way.

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Two Battles in (ne Da"
ugust ,, ()%'
*n ugust ,, head on clashes too2 place between TNL troops from !attalion0%)% under !rigade0%, and
! troops from I!0%(,, from %7,) to %8)) hours, near ;ineyu village in $ut2ai Township, Taang Region. There
was no casualty on TNL side. <asualty on the ! side is still not 2nown. ;ore report will be made, when details
come in. Two battles too2 place on the same day of ugust ,.

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Battle #etween TNLA and BA Troops in $"aukme Township
ugust ,, ()%'
*n ugust ,, a head on clash too2 place from )677 to )&%7 hours, between TNL troops from !attalion0
7(9 under !rigade0( and ! troops from Division066, at a place between /an2yawt and ;ingon villages of
/alain village tract in $yau2me Township, Taang Region. There was no casualty on TNL side. <asualty on the
! side is still not 2nown.

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