Myanmar helicopter crashes in northern battle zone

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Myanmar helicopter crashes in northern battle zoneJanuary 12, 2013 12:31 AM EST |

YANGON, Myanmar — Kachin ethnic rebels battling the army in northern Myanmar say they have shot down a government helicopter, but the army says it crashed due to engine failure.

An emailed announcement from the Kachin guerrillas says they shot down the helicopter late Friday as heavy fighting raged.

A senior government official citing military sources said Saturday an Mi-35 helicopter crashed in Kachin-controlled territory due to engine failure. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to divulge military information.

The Kachin have long sought greater autonomy from the central government. Intermittent fighting escalated last month when the rebels rejected a government demand that they allow supply convoys to reach an army base.

တပ္မေတာ္ Mi35 စစ္ရဟတ္ယာဥ္တစ္စင္းကို “ဂေရာင္ဂရာဘြမ္ အနီး ဘြမ္ႏြယ္ဘြမ္မွာ ေကအိုုင္ေအဘက္က ပစ္ခ်ခဲ့ ေၾကာင္း” ကခ်င္သတင္းမ်ား ထြက္ေပၚသလို တဖက္မွာလည္း “ပစ္ခ်ႏိုင္ေလာက္တဲ့ heat seeker missile မရွိပဲ single engine failure ျဖစ္သြားခဲ့တာျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း” တပ္မေတာ္ အသိုုင္းအ၀ိုုင္းေတြကေန သတင္းမ်ား ေပၚထြက္ ခဲ့ပါတယ္။

ႏွစ္ဖက္သတင္းအေသးစိတ္ကို အတည္မျပဳႏိုုင္ေသးေပမယ့္ ရဟတ္ယာဥ္နဲ႔ ပါသြားတဲ့ ေလသူရဲ၂ဦး (ဗို္လ္မွဴးျဖိဳးျငိမ္း DSA အပတ္စဥ္ 41 နဲ႔ ဗို္လ္ႀကီးေက်ာ္ထြန္းေနာင္ DSA အပတ္စဥ္ 47) တို႔ကို အဆက္အသြယ္ မရရွိေသးေၾကာင္း ၾကား သိရပါတယ္။

Photo: Mi 35 Wikipedia

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