The horrific massacre of nine children and six adults at a school in Sagaing Region shows that the junta’s terror campaign will spare no one.
Local PDFs said the military called in air strikes and torched villages during two weeks of clashes; the regime also suffered at least 40 casualties, the groups said.
They were among at least 80 regime forces killed in Chin, Kachin and Karen states and Sagaing and Magwe regions, resistance groups said.
More than 250 civilians have been killed and over 150,000 left homeless as the junta conducts air strikes and torches property amid the clashes, a rights group said.
The village in Sagaing Region’s Kani Township is home to a pro-junta militia and army camp; PDF groups had it surrounded but army helicopters kept them from entering.
The country is Myanmar’s main provider of military aviation hardware and training; the junta has become increasingly reliant on air power in battling resistance groups.
Regime air raids have killed scores of civilians and displaced tens of thousands more.
After suffering heavy casualties in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township, the regime launched indiscriminate air strikes on KIA and civilian targets, the armed group said.
Thwarted by widespread civil disobedience and armed resistance, the military’s bid to illegitimately seize power has failed, bringing only civil war and economic collapse.
The junta’s forces ‘can no longer win on the ground,’ says Burmese-American scholar and former US Army lieutenant colonel Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd.
Nearly half of the town’s residents have fled their homes after the junta launched air strikes on Loikaw.
Junta troops continued to torch homes Tuesday in Nat Chaung, where regime air strikes have killed 20 locals and displaced thousands over the past week.
The humanitarian situation is deteriorating as civilians seek refuge in Thailand amid continued fighting, including junta air strikes, in and around Lay Kay Kaw.
This week, the regime made amateurish attempts to discredit the silent strike and manipulate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and dealt another blow to the devastated health sector.