By Van Bawi Lian| Myanmar junta continued airstrike in Hakha District, Northern Chin State, attempting to secure the main transport route between Hakha and Thantlang town.
From 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m yesterday, junta army launched a barrage of airstrikes on Lungkhar mountain situated between Hakha and Thantlang. Hakha residents witnessed junta’s MI-35P attack helicopter approaching Lungkhar mountain.
“We saw Myanmar army’s helicopter flying toward Lungkhar mountain. We could even hear the sound of gunship firing,” said a Hakha resident who requested to conceal his identity for security reason.
The combined forces of Chin National Army (CNA) and Chinland Defense Forces (CDF) said they did not suffer any casualty during the airstrike, and claimed they captured some weapons and ammunitions from junta’s soldiers.
CNA and CDF have controlled Hakha-Thantlang road since August 2021, making it impossible for the junta army to dispatch overland reinforcement and military supplies to Thantlang town.