Source: Kachin News Group
The Chinese army secretly transported dozens of Burmese troops inside its border on Friday morning to fight against the Kachin Independence Army, which is resisting an offensive by Burmese troops, said witnesses.
According to eyewitnesses, about 30 Chinese military trucks secretly transported Burmese troops from the Chinese border- trade city of Ruili (Shweli) to Jang Hkawng, another border town close to Loije on the Burmese side.
Only two or three trucks in the military convoy were carrying Chinese troops and the rest carried Burmese troops, added witnesses.
The aim is to recapture two posts which recently fell to the KIA at Jan Mai and Maw Shwi, near Loije, border-based military observers said.
At the same time, over 2,000 Chinese troops have arrived on the Burma border, where KIA strongholds have been positioned since early this month, said people on the border.
Chinese soldiers take military exercises in Jang Hkawng every afternoon from 4 pm to 6 pm, said eyewitnesses.