Burma

Resistance Groups Claim to Kill 35 Myanmar Junta Troops 

By The Irrawaddy 9 February 2022

Around 35 Myanmar junta soldiers were reportedly killed in ambushes and attacks by peoples defense forces (PDFs) in Sagaing and Bago regions on Tuesday.

On Tuesday afternoon, 22 soldiers were killed or injured when seven resistance forces ambushed a military convoy with mines on the Pale-Yinmabin highway in Yinmabin Township, Sagaing Region.

The groups claimed they used 41 mines in the attack.

 A video shows explosions near a vehicle. The Irrawaddy could not independently verify any of the reports. 

 Two military vehicles overturned and another vehicle damaged, said Chindwin Galone Yarzar Guerrilla Defense Force, which took part in the attack.

 On Tuesday afternoon, three other PDFs attacked troops attempting to raid Ma Daunggyi village in Khin U Township in Sagaing Region, said the Wolf Guerrilla Revolution Force that took part in the ambush.

 At least six junta soldiers were killed and there were no PDF casualties, the group said. Two villagers, U Hla Tun U and his 15-year-old son Ko Paing Zay Ye Tun, were shot dead by the regime forces, according to the PDFs and Khin-U Real News, a Facebook news page.

On Tuesday morning in Pale Township, Sagaing, seven resistance groups raided Inmahtee village where members of the Pyu Saw Htee militia were based. The militia is trained and armed by the military regime.

 Two Pyu Saw Htee members were killed while a resistance fighter was injured, said the People Revolution Army that joined the raid.

 On Tuesday, five resistance groups based in Shwebo Township, Sagaing, used drones to bomb regime forces five times in Theelone village. 

 The group claimed there were many military casualties.

 On Tuesday night, Gyobingauk PDF said it attacked a Pyu Saw Htee members in Myaypyar village in Gyobingauk Township, Bago Region.

 Five militia members, including three commanders, were killed, claimed Gyobingauk PDF.

 The military regime reportedly faces daily attacks from PDFs and ethnic armed groups across the country.

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