Heavy fighting continues unabated in areas close to Kachin administrative headquarter Laiza. On April 22, a battle took place between KIA’s 5th Brigade soldiers and Burmese Army’s 388th LIR in Laja Yang, just about 12 miles from Laiza. Local sources reported that at least 2 Burmese soldiers were killed and another two wounded in this battle.
In another front, heavy battles took place between KIA’s mobile battalion and Burmese Army’s 105th LIB and a combined force of about 400 soldiers from 383rd LIR, 386th LIR and 389th LIR near Na Hpaw, KIA’s former headquarter, on April 22 for about 5 hours beginning 3:25 pm. Burmese soldiers were on their way to reinforce Na Hpaw post when they were ambushed by KIA’s mobile battalion. Local sources reported that Burmese Army transported food rations and military equipment to its Na Hpaw post by air for at least 7 times on April 22.