The regime leader’s claim about the number of townships under his junta’s control is overstated, as The Irrawaddy’s infographic shows.
A Demoso Township high school, hosting a volunteer medical clinic, was attacked by regime fighters on Thursday.
The fighting was fierce and the regime conducted airstrikes, causing resistance casualties.
The notorious junta detachment has been reinforced after suffering heavy casualties and has returned to raiding villages in Sagaing Region.
At least eight civilians are believed to have died in an unprovoked junta air raid on a village outside Thantlang Town on Thursday.
Four residents of the commercial capital gave The Irrawaddy glimpses of how their daily lives have been upended since the 2021 military coup.
Many were shot, set on fire or tortured to death shortly after being detained, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.
Min Aung Hlaing orchestrates show of support on Armed Forces Day as morale among troops and regime threatened by relentless resistance attacks.
Three explosions rock the city in resistance stronghold of Sagaing Region.
Resistance fighters forced to hold off attack after villagers used as human shields.
Air strikes come after more than 90 regime troops killed in coordinated attack by PDF and resistance groups in Demoso Township.
Heavy fighting is ongoing in northern Sagaing Region as resistance groups and regime forces clash.
The Armed Forces Day comments highlight the growing threat posed by the National Unity Govt, People’s Defense Force and allied ethnic groups to Min Aung Hlaing’s regime.
At least 13 regime soldiers killed in two days of ambushes on resupply trucks that had already lost a dozen men in previous attacks.
Chinese envoy asks for collaboration between police forces to crack down on telecom fraud, gambling, and cross-border crime.