Civilian resistance fighters and regime forces clashed over the weekend in Chin and Kayah states and Sagaing Region.
Junta soldiers clashed with People’s Defense Force and KIA fighters in Sagaing Region, and with the KNDF and KA in Kayah State.
People’s Defense Force teams claim to have killed at least 26 regime personnel in a series of attacks in four states and regions since Thursday as fighting intensifies.
A series of attacks on regime forces followed the shadow, civilian National Unity Government’s call for civilians to fight to end military rule.
Ethnic armed groups increasingly skeptical about the idea of a federal state and their lack of unity threatens resistance to the military regime.
Ethnic armed groups attacked regime forces in Karen, Kayah and Shan states.
National Unity Government is set to receive six million vaccine doses from the UN’s COVAX program.
The People's Defense Forces in Shan State say it destroyed a power cable supplying the military and left landmines around the site which killed around seven soldiers.
Civilian resistance fighters claim to have successfully attacked regime forces in Sagaing Region and Chin and Shan states.
Beijing is believed to support the northern Shan-based SSPP and to distrust their Shan rivals, the RCSS.
Since the military seized power on Feb. 1, dormant insurgencies have been reactivated, long-simmering wars freshly stoked and a new breed of urban resistance unleashed.
Karenni Nationalities Defense Force spokesman Khu Daniel tells The Irrawaddy that the experienced armed group will stand by the people.
Ousted State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in court for the first time since the coup; four civilians were killed when junta troops shelled a church in Kayah.
The Karenni People's Defense Force and the Karenni Army seized three military security posts in Demoso and Bawlakhe townships.
Fierce clashes have been reported along a highway in Kayah State where the junta forces face civilian resistance fighters and the Karenni Army.