TAUNGGYI- Over 400 locals from six villages in Mongkaing Township, Loilem District, Southern Shan State fled yesterday from battles between the military and Restoration Council of Shan State/ Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA).
The fighting took place near the eastern part of Hsibaw and Kyaythee Townships in Mongkaing. Kyaythee Township is a place where RCSS/SSA camp was located.
The refugees are now fleeing to Hanngi village along Maingkaing-Kyaythee road.
MPs from Maingkaing and Kyaythee Constituencies of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy inspected incident.
Although RCSS has signed in the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, clashes with military occur frequently and concerning the clashes, the Joint Monitoring Committee-State Level has participated in solving them.
RCSS/SSA also exchanged fire with Ta’ang National Liberation Army in northern Shan State recurrently. No discussion has been organized with leaders from both sides to put an end to those clashes.