Government troops take strategic hill

A map shows clashes between military columns and Kokang insurgents in  Laukkai region. Myawady
A map shows clashes between military columns and Kokang insurgents in Laukkai region. Myawady

Nay Pyi Taw, 2 March — Government troops conquered Point 1789 hill near border post number 118 after an offensive to stabilize the area and restore peace at Kokang area.
Fighting accelerated as military columns launched all-out offensive with the support of heavy weapon attacks to Kokang insurgents based at the hills near Kywepa village which is 6,000 meters away from border line with China.  Military columns are chasing insurgents who fled to border area.
The Point 1789 hill is strategically important for defensive actions, but government forces defeated insurgents there with harmonious offensives.
The fight left 5 bodies of Kokang insurgents and six small weapons were sized, with three deaths and 11 injured soldiers. Myawady

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