Imphal, Nov 5
Around 300 armed cadres of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Issak Muivah) (NSCN-IM) which have been camping at a forest under the Lesi Township in Myanmar have been driven out by a large number of Myanmar Army on Monday evening. A source from inside Myanmar said that there were no gun fight between the Myanmar troops and the armed NSCN-IM cadres, but the cadres left their camp along with their arms and ammunitions before the Myanmar army invaded their camp.“Location of the camp is reported to be in a forest lying between Hengkot and Ngachan village which falls under the jurisdiction of Lesi township of Naga Autonomous Region, Sagaing Division, Myanmar near Indo-Myanmar border pillar number 124 and 125. This area is popularly known as Somra Track. The camp is reported to have been run under the command of a Retired Lt. Gen. of the NSCN-IM identified as Hangshi Ramsom and one Brigadier of the NSCN-IM Nganingkhui. Some of the top leaders of the NSCN-IM including Col. Mahongam and Col. Yurho were also staying in the said camp which they abandoned yesterday evening. “The source further said when the Myanmar troops reached the NSCN-IM camp there were no cadres. It added that the IM cadres cross towards Indian Territory along with their arms and ammunitions and are presently taking shelter at Khayang Village in Ukhrul district of Manipur in India located near border pillar number 123. Reason behind why the Myanmar troopers take up the sudden step to drive out the NSCN-IM cadres from their soil is not known as of now as no gun fighting took place between the two.
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