3 minutes battle of RCSS/SSA and Government army

Troops of RCSS/SSA and government army troops met with each other accidentally in the area of Gundo Loung, Mawkmai Township, Southern Shan State.

On 20 August 2015, troops of government went in the area of Gundo Loung for tidying up the area as the reasons and met with troops of RCSS/SSA, then 3 minutes battle happened and no troops were injuried on both sides; Gundo Loung was the area of RCSS/SSA.

“According to the information department of government (Myawady) claim that troops of government confiscated one gun, 6 bullets from RCSS/SSA troops and one troop of RCSS/SSA died in the battle, that wasn’t the real news,” one officer of RCSS/SSA said to our reporters.

The officer continued, “our RCSS/SSA officers understood that battle had happened due to both sides designating the territories unclearly, but we don’t mind and we will continue on the peace process that we had agreed with the government.”

On 17 August 2015, RCSS/SSA and other two ethnic groups issued the statement that they will sign the NCA (Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement).

 

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