Last week, 30 military vehicles, including armoured ones, were spotted leaving Kalay town for Chin State. Resistance groups claim that the regime soldiers are travelling to Hakha Township.
An earlier convoy leaving the Sagaing Region capital on foot arrived at Thaing Ngin Junction, said a Zoland People’s Defence Force officer (PDF). It was joined by a convoy of vehicles carrying about 100 soldiers.
With the arrival of fresh soldiers deployed in the state, the PDF expects more fighting.
The officer said the two columns were on their way to Falam and Hakha together and the convoy grew larger after they hijacked civilian vehicles on the way to transport their supplies.
“They use these civilian trucks as porters and human shields when they travel through Chin State. They’re cowards…they have no dignity.”
The next village where the soldiers stayed was Bekan, located between Thaing Ngin and Zawng Kawng.