Burma—KIA Downs Helicopter Near Chinese Border

Irrawaddy | 05/03/2021

A Burmese rebel group says it has shot down a military helicopter in the northern Kachin state, reports the Irrawaddy (Burma). On Monday, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) shot down a military helicopter conducting airstrikes in Momauk, said a KIA spokesman. A witness said that the aircraft was brought down after being hit in the tail rotor. Clashes between the KIA and Burmese troops in Momauk have been increasing since April 11. The fighting has focused on control of the Alaw Bum...

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