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Mong Nawng, Mong Naung or Mongnawng is a town in Shan State, Myanmar. It is located a few miles to the west of the Nam Pang river.

History

In British Burma Mong Nawng was the capital of Mongnawng State, one of the large Shan States. The town had a population of 693 in 1901. More recently the area has been ravaged by conflicts between the Shan State Army-South (SSA-S) and the Burmese Army. Beginning on 6 October 2015 a large scale offensive by the Tatmadaw comprising 20 Burma Army battalions has been launched in central Shan State. The aim of the military is to seize Shan ceasefire territories in Kehsi, Mong Hsu and Mong Nawng townships, using heavy artillery and with fighter jet and helicopter gunship air support to indiscriminately shell and bomb civilian areas. These attacks have displaced thousands of Shan, Palaung, Lisu and Lahu people causing a new humanitarian crisis.Attacks in central Shan State
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Burma Army Shelling and Aerial Bombing of 6,000 Civilians in Mong Nawng Town are War CrimesRinderpest in Burma statistics
Category:Populated places in Shan State Category:Township capitals of Myanmar {{Shan-geo-stub