66 Myanmar Junta Troops Killed in Two Months in Chin State

By The Irrawaddy 5 July 2022

An estimated 66 Myanmar junta soldiers were killed during clashes with the Chin National Defense Force (CNDF) in May and June, the group claimed.

The CNDF said it and other groups clashed with junta troops 11 times in Falam Township in Chin State and Kale Township in Sagaing Region.

The CNDF said three of its members were killed, one in fighting and two died in mine blasts, and four were injured.

It said the regime continued arson attacks on civilian houses in Falam, torching almost 40 houses in May.

In Bilin Township, Mon State, a junta convoy, which included 10 trucks, was attacked with mines by the armed wing of the Karen National Union, the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA), and allied resistance forces on Sunday.

The parallel National Unity Government’s defense ministry said nine junta soldiers, including a lieutenant colonel, were killed.

The convoy was headed to Kyaukkyi Township in Bago Region where the KNLA seized five regime outposts on a single day.

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