Burma

Over 60 Myanmar Junta Troops Killed in Last Three Days 

By The Irrawaddy 11 May 2022

Around 65 junta soldiers have been killed in the last three days during intense firefights with resistance forces in Chin and Kayah states and Sagaing Region.

On Monday, the Chin Defense Force-Mindat (CDF-Mindat) said it attacked a junta convoy returning from Matupi in Chin State inflicting heavy casualties.

A CDF-Mindat commander told The Irrawaddy that the group ambushed the convoy at close range, killing around 10 junta soldiers and another 20 in a mine attack.

He added that there might be more casualties as the front of the convoy was also attacked with mines. CDF-Mindat has repeatedly ambushed the convoy of over 70 vehicles, including two tanks, while it has been traveling on the Mindat-Matupi Road.

In Yay Shin village in Sagaing Region’s Kale Township, 14 junta soldiers were also reportedly killed in clashes with a coalition of resistance groups from May 8 to 10. Two resistance fighters also died in the fighting and resistance forces had to withdraw from the village on Tuesday as they were outgunned, according to a local resistance group. 

On May 8 and May 9 ten junta soldiers were killed by People’s Defense Forces (PDF) in Sagaing’s Mingin Township, according to the National Unity Government’s (NUG) defense ministry.

Fierce fighting has also been taking place in Kayah State’s Demoso Township over the last three days. 

The NUG’s defense ministry reported that five junta soldiers were killed and several injured during clashes with the Karenni Revolution Union (KRU) on May 8.

On May 10, the group also launched an attack on junta forces together with allied resistance groups, killing two military regime soldiers. Four resistance fighters, two from the KRU and two from the Demoso PDF, were injured, one critically. 

Demoso PDF also launched a separate attack on junta forces on Monday in Demoso Township. The group reported killing five junta soldiers in the clash. 

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